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ITT Visual Vocab

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defenestrate verb: [lit.] to throw (someone/something) out of a window; [fig.] to suddenly remove someone from a position of power; [ety.] de- + "fenestra" Latin for window
cold snap noun: a sudden, brief spell of cold weather; [ex.] We had a ~ about a week and a half ago.
silver lining noun: a consoling or hopeful prospect; [exp.] "every cloud has a ~"
corona noun: something suggesting a crown; [rel.] ~tion ceremony: when a new king is crowned
quarantine noun/verb: a state of enforced isolation, often to stop the spread of diseases or pests; [ety.] Venetian word for "forty days"
very adverb/adjective: to a high degree; truly; factually; [rel.] ~ifiable: able to be checked for truth; ~isimilar: appearing true or probable
sign noun/verb: something that incites an action; [rel.] ~ature: a person's name written in his/her own hand; ~ificant: important; de~: "to mark out" (Latin)
mark noun/verb: (to make) a boundary; [rel.] re~: to say as a comment; Den~ the "Dane" borderland; ~gin: a page border; ~ginalize: to treat someone as insignificant or peripheral
folk noun/adjective: people in general; [rel.] ~ music; "the people's car" (German)
England noun: the land of the Angles (a Germanic tribe from southern Denmark/northern Germany)
Created by: syncretism
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