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Vocab. Lev. H

Unit 6

WordDefinition
abortive failing to accomplish, only partially
bruit to spread news, rumors
contumelious rude in speech or behavior
dictum a short saying, authoritative statement
ensconce put or hide in a safe place
iconoclastic attacking popular beliefs, ideas, or institutions
inmediasres in or in the middle of a plot
internecine mutually distructive
maladroit lacking in skill or dexterity
maudlin excessively or effusively sentimental
modulate change or vary the intensity or pitch
portentous foreshadowing an event to come
prescience knowledge of events before they happen
quid pro quo something given in exchange or return for something else
salubrious conductive to health or well-being
saturnalian characterized by unrestrained revelry
touchstone a means of testing worth or genuineness
traumatic shocking the emotions causing lasting psychological damage
vitiate to weaken, to impair the quality or value of
waggish fond of making jokes
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