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Sadlier Oxford H

WCHS Unit 9-H

beatitude (n) a state of perfect happiness or blessedness; a blessing
bete noire (n) someone or something that one especially dislikes, dreads, or avoids
bode (v) to be an omen of; to indicate by signs
dank (adj) unpleasantly damp or wet
ecu;menical (adj) worldwide or universal in influence or application
fevid (adj) burnign with enthusiasm or zeal; extremely heated
fetid (adj) having an unpleasant or offensive odor
gargantuan (adj) of immense size, volume, or capacity; enormous, prodigious
heyday (n) the period of greatest power, vigor, success, or influence; the prime years
incubus (n) a demon or evil spirit supposed to haunt human beings in their bedrooms at night; anything that oppresses or weighs upon one, like a nightmare
infrastructure (n) a basic foundation or framework; a system of public works; the resources and facilities required for an activity; permanent military installations
inveigle (v) to entice, lure, or snare by flattery or artful inducements; to obtain or acquire by artifice
kudos (n) the acclaim, prestige, or renown that comes as a result of some action or achievement
lagniappe (n) an extra or unexpected gift or gratuity
prolix (adj) long-winded and wordy; tending to speak or write in such a way
protege (n) someone whose welfare, training, or career is under the patronage of an influential perosn; someone under the jurisdiction of a foreign country or government
prototype (n) an original pattern or model; a primitive or ancestral form
sycophant (n) someone who attempts to win favors or advance him-or herself by flattery or sevile berhavior; a landerer, defamer
tautology (n) needless repetition of an idea by using different by equivalent words; a redundancy
truckle (v) to yield or submit tamely or submissively
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