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Level H Unit 3

Literature and Word Studies

ancillary subordinate or supplementary
bowdlerize to remove material considered offfensive
condescend to come down or stoop voluntarily to a lower level
cozen to trick; to cheat or swindle
enclave an enclosed district, region or area inhibited by a particular group of people or having a special characteristic
forte a person's strong point; what a person does best
gratis free; without charge
icon a representation or image of a sacred personage; an image or picture
interstice a small narrow space between things or parts of things
macrocosm the universe considered as a whole
mountebank a trickster or swindler
paean a song of praise, joy or triumph
persiflage lighthearted joking, talking or writing
plethora over fullness; superabundance
pragmatic concerned with practical considerations or values
quizzical puzzled, mocking; odd
rapacity inordinate greed
schism any division or separation of a group or organization into hostile factions
therapeutic having the power to heal or cure; beneficial
virtuoso a brilliant performer; a person with masterly skill or technique
Created by: lmyhre