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Sadlier Oxford H

WCHS Unit 13-H

WordDefinition
accolade (n) praise or approval; a ceremonial embrace or greeting
acerbity (n) sourness or bitterness of taste; harshness or severity of manner or expression
attrition (n) the process of wearing down by friction or gradual impairment
bromide (n) a trite or commonplace remake; a tiresome or boring person; a sedative
chauvinist (adj) extravagantly patriotic; blindly devoted to a cause; (n) such a person
chronic (adj) continuing over a long period of time or recurring often
expound (v) to explain in detail
factionalism (n) party strife and intrigue
immacutate (adj) spotless; without blemish or fault
imprecation (n) a curse; the act of cursing
ineluctable (adj) not able to be avoided, changed or overcome
mercurial (adj) characterized by rapid and unpredictable changes of mood; fickle or inconstant
palliate (v) to make less serious or severe by glossing over; to relieve without actually curing, mitigate
protocol (n) customs and regulations dealing with official behavior and etiquette, as in a court or among diplomats; a type of international agreement; a memorandum, offical account, or record
resplendent (adj) shining or gleaming brilliantly; splendid or magnificent
stigmatize (v) to brand or mark as in some way idiscreditable, disgraceful, or ignominious
sub rosa (adv) in secret; confidentially; privately; (adj) secretive
vainglory (n) excessive pride in and boastfulness about one's own accomplishments or qualities; a vain show or sisplay
vestige (n) a trace or visible evidence of something that once existed but now is lost or vanished
volition (n) the power to choose, will or decide; the act of choosing, willng or deciding
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