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Vocab. - Level H

Unit 9

Vocab. - Level HUnit 9
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
ecumenical (adj.) worldwide or universal in influence or application
fervid (adj.) burning with enthusiasm or zeal; extremely heated
fetid (adj.) haviing 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 articice
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 such a way
protege (n.) someone whose welfare, training, or career is under the patronage of an influential person; 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 servile behavior; a slanderer, defamer
tautology (n.) needless repetition of an idea by using different but equivalent words; a redundancy
truckle (v.) to yield or submit tamely or submissively
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