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Vocab Lev. H

Unit 2

aegis (n.) protection; patronage; sponsorship
apprise (v.)to inform of; to make aware of by giving oral or written notice
bibulous (adj.) fornd of or inclined to drink; absorbent
claque (n.) a group of people hired to applaud a performer of performance; enthusiastic or fawning admirers; an opera hat
deracinate (v.) to pull up by the roots; to root out, uproot,or dislocate; to eliminate all traces of
eleemosynary (adj.) charitable; dependent upon or supported by charity; derived from or provided by charity
indigenous (adj.) originating in the country or region where found, native; inborn or inherent
lachrymose (adj.) given to tears or weeping; causing to shed tears; mournful, lugubrious
lexicon (n.) a dictionary of a language; the special bocabulary of a perosn, group, or subject; a compendium
melee (n.)a confused struggle; a violent free-for-all; a tumultuous mingling
microcosm (n.) a miniature world or universe; a gourp or system viewed as the model of a larger group or system
obfuscate (v.) to darken or obscure; to confuse or bewilder
paternalism (n.)the policy or practice of treating or governing people in the manner of a father dealing with his children
polarize (v.)to cause to concentrate around two conflicting or contrastingpositions; to cause light to vibrate in a pattern
purview (n.) the range, extent, or scope of of something; in law, the scope or limit of what is provided in a statute
sanguine (adj.) having a ruddy complexion; of a naturally cheerful, confident, or optimistic outlook
solecism (n.) a substandard or ungrammatical usage; a breach of etiquette; any impropriety or mistake
vassal (n.) a person under the protection of a fuedal lord to whom he or she owes allegiance; a subordinate or dependent; a servant (adj.) subservient
verisimilitude (n.) the quality of appearing to be true, real, likely, or probable
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