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Vocab. Lev. H

Unit 11

apostate (n) one forsakes his of her religion, party, or cause
bravado (n) a display of false or assumed courage
consensus (n) a collective or general agreement of opiniopn, feeling, or thinking
constrict (v) to make smaller or narrower, draw together, squeeze; to stop or cause to falter
dichotomy (n) a division into two contradictory or mutally exclusive parts; a branching or forking in an ancestral line
effusive (adj) highly demonstrative; unrestrained
euphoria (n) a feeling of great happiness or well-being, often with no objective basis
gothic (adj) charactrerized vy or emphasizing a gloomy setting and grotesque or violent events; such a literary or artistic style; a type of medieval architecture
impasse (n) a dead end; a postion from which there is no escape; a problem to which there is no solution
lugubrious (adj) sad, mournful, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree
metamorphosis (n) a complete transformation, as if by magic
mystique (n) an aura or attitude of mystery or veneration surronding something or someone
non sequitur (n) an interence or conclusion that does not follow logically from the facts or premises
parlous (adj) full of danger or risk, perilous
punctilio (n) a minute of conduct or procedure; an instant of time
quagmire (n) soft, soggy mud or slush; a diificult or entrapping situation
quixotic (adj) extravagantly or romantically idealistic; visionary without regard to practical considerations
raconteur (n) a person who tells stories and anecdotes with great skill
sin qua non (n) an essential or indispensable element or condition
vendetta (n) a prolonged feud, often between two familiesm characterized by realiatory acts of revenge; any act motivated by vengeance
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