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Word Study #21

TermDefinition
illuminati (Ital.) (those) possessing enlightenment and wisdom
lingua franca (Ital.) lit: frankish tongue; common language used by people from different countries
prima donna (Ital.) leading female in an opera; may be used to signify a proud, vain, or selfish person
virtuoso (Ital.) one who excels in the technique of an art, esp. music;
consternation feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected
culpable deserving blame
deride express contempt for; ridicule
noxious harmful, poisonous, or very unpleasant
reproach address (someone) in such a way as to express disapproval or disappointment
tirade a long, angry speech of criticism or accusation
tout attempt to sell (something), typically by pestering people in an aggressive or bold manner
chagrin distress or embarrassment at having failed or been humiliated
hubris excessive pride or self-confidence
unabashed not embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed
Created by: cgeyer
 

 



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