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Level H Unit 2

Literature and Word Studies

TermDefinition
aegis protection; patronage; sponsorship
apprise to inform of; to make aware of by giving oral or written notice
biblious fond of or inclined to drink
claque a group of people hired to applaud a performer or performance
deracinate to pull up by the roots; to eliminate all traces of
eleemosynary charitable; dependent upon or supported by charity
indigenous originating in the country or region where found
lachrymose given to tears or weeping; causing to shed tears
lexicon the dictionary of a language; the special vocabulary of a person, group or subject
melee a confused struggle, a violent free for all
microcosm a miniature world or universe
minuscule very small, tiny
obfuscate to darken; to confuse or bewilder
paternalism the plicy or practice in treating or governing people in the manner of a father dealing with his children
polarize to cause to concentrate around two conflicting or contrasting positions
purview the range. extent or scope of something
sanguine having a ruddy complexion; naturally cheerful
solecism a substandard or ungrammatical usage
vassal a person under the protection of a feudal lord; a servant
versimiltude the quality of appearing to be true, real, likely
Created by: lmyhre
 

 



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