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Vocab. Lev. H

Unit 5

Aficionado (n.) an enthusiastic and usually expert follower or fan
browbeat (v.) to intimidate by a stern or overbearing manner; to bully
commensurate (adj.) equal in size, extent, duration, or importance; proportionate; measurable by the same standards
diaphanous (adj.) very sheer and light; almost completely transparent
emolument (n.) profit derived from an office or position or from employment; a fee or salary
foray (n.) a quick raid, especially for plunder; a venture into some field of endeavor; (v.) to make such a raid
genre (n.) a type, class or variety, especially a distinctive category of literary composition; a style of painting in which everyday scenes are realistically depicted
homily (n.) a sermon stressing moral principles; a tedious moralizing lecture or discourse
immure (v.) to enclose or confine within walls; to imprision; to seclude or isolate
insouciant (adj.) blithely indifferent or unconcerned; carefree; happy-go-lucky
matrix (n.)a mold; the surrounding situation or environment
obsequies (n.) funeral rites or ceremonies
panache (n.) a confident and stylish manner, dash; a strikingly elaborate or colorful display
persona (n.) a character in a novel or play; the outward character or role that a person assumes
philippic (n) a bitter verbal attack
prurient (adj.) having lustful desires or interests; tending to arouse sexual desires
sacrosanct (adj.) very sacred or holy; inviolabel; set apart or immune from questioning or attack
systemic (adj.) of or pertaining to the entire body; relating to a system or systems
tendentious (adj.)intended to promote a particular point of view, doctrine, cause; biased or partisan
vicissitude (n.) a change, variation, or alteration; (pl.) successive or changing phases or conditions
tendentious (adj.)intended to promote a particular point of view, doctrine, cause; biased or partisan
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