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Unit 4 lvl H

Affinity a natural attraction to a person, thing, or activity; a relationship/connection inclination, penchant distaste, aversion
Bilious peevish/irritable; sickeningly unpleasant choleric, irascible, peevish, splenetic sweet-tempered, genial, pleasant delightful
Cognate (adj) closely related in origin, essential nature or function; (n) such a person/thing (adj) allied, afflicted; (n) relative (adj) dissimilar, unrelated
Corollary a proposition that follows one already proven; a natural result/consequence; (adj) a resultant/consequent (n) deduction, conclusion (n) axiom, postulate, premise
Cul-de-sac a blind alley/dead-end st; any situation in which further progress is impossible; an impasse
Derring-do valor/heroism; daring deeds/exploits (often used to poke fun a false heroics) audacity, bravado, pyrotechnics cowardice, timidity, poltroonery
Divination the art/act of predicting the future or discovering hidden knowledge prophecy, augury
Elixir a potion once though capable of curing all ills & maintaining life indefinitely; a panacea; a sweet liquid used as a vehicle in medicines cure-all, nostrum, tonic
Folderol foolish talk/ideas/procedures; nonsense; a trifle hoopla, gibberish sense, significance
Gamut an entire range/series scope, compass, sweep
Hoi polloi the common ppl the masses rank & file aristocracy, elite, upper class
Ineffable not expressible in words; too great or too sacred to be uttered inexpressible, indescribable
Lucubration laborious study/though esp @ night; the result of such work burning the midnight oil, deep thought
Mnemonic relating to or designed to assist the memory; (n) a device to aid the memory (n) reminder, cue
Obloquy public abuse indicating strong disapproval/censure; the disgrace resulting from such treatment discredit, opprobrium, ignominy, dishonor praise, acclaim, approbation
Parameter a determining or characteristic element; a factor that shapes the total outcome; a limit/boundary
Pundit a learned person; one who gives authoritative opinions expert, authority, savant layman, amateur, dilettante
Risible pertaining to laughter; able or inclined to laugh; laughable droll, ludicrous depressing, poignant, heartrending
Symptomatic typical or characteristic; being or concerned w/ a symptom of a disease indicative
Volte-face an about face; a complete reversal turnabout
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