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Word Study #18

TermDefinition
raison d’être reason for being; justification, purpose
pièce de résistance main dish of meal; the chief piece of a collection
avant garde ahead of one’s time, in the forefront
tête-à-tête adv. face to face; n. private conversation
contempt the feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn
precocious having developed certain abilities at an earlier age than usual
procession a number of people or vehicles moving forward in an orderly fashion
sage a profoundly wise man
shrewd having or showing sharp powers of judgment
slipshod characterized by a lack of care, thought, or organization
stupefy astonish and shock
credible able to be believed; convincing
susceptible likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing
uncanny strange or mysterious, especially in an unsettling way
Created by: cgeyer