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Vocabulary

Vocabulary Words (Oct 26 - 30)

acrid = sharp; pungent (used of smells and tastes)

boorish = ill-mannered

cynical = believing that people act only out of selfish motives

epistle = a letter (form of communication)

heresy = against orthodox opinion

lance = spear; spike; javelin

obscure = difficult to understand; partially hidden

poignant = deeply moving; strongly affecting the emotions

respite = a break; intermission

terse = concise; to the point

Vocabulary Words (Nov 2 - 6)

acrophobia = fear of heights

bourgeois = middle class

debility = weakness; incapacity

epistolary = concerned with letters; through correspondence

haitus = interruption; pause

languid = tired; slow

obscured = hidden; covered; buried

poised = calm; collected; self-possessed

resplendent = shining; glowing

therapeutic = medicinal; curative

Vocabulary Words (Nov 9-13)

acuity = sharpness (mental or visual)

braggart = someone who boasts

debunking = exposing false claims or myths

epitomized = typified; characterized; personified

hidehound = rigid in opinions

languish = decay; fade away; get weaker

obsequious = servile; submissive

polemical = causing debate or argument

restorative = a tonic

thwart = prevent; frustrate

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