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Doula \DOO-luh\
1. A woman who assists
during childbirth labor and
provides support to the mother, her child and the family after childbirth.
Affray \uh-FRAY\
1. A brawl.
2. A tumultuous assault or
quarrel
Seriatim \sir-ee-AY-tim; -AT-im\
1. In a series; one after
another.
Unguent \UNG-gwuhnt\
1. A salve for sores, burns,
or the like.
2. an ointment.
1.Reticent \RET-ih-suhnt\
1. Uncommunicative.
2. Reluctant; unwilling
Vapid \VAP-id or VAY-pid\
1. Lacking liveliness.
2. Tang.
3. Briskness, or force.
4. Flat, dull
Philter \FIL-tur\
1. A potion or charm supposed
to cause the person taking
it to fall in love.
Potable \POE-tuh-buhl\
1. Fit to drink.
2. suitable for drinking.
3. drinkable.
Facsimile \fak-SIH-muh-lee\
1. An exact copy
Yokel * \YOH-kul\
1. a naive or gullible
inhabitant of a rural area
or small town
Furbelow \FUR-buh-low\
1. Something showy or
superfluous.
2. A ruffle.
Wherewithal \WHAIR-with-awl\
1. Means.
2. Resources.
3. Specifically : money
Aspersion \uh-SPUR-zhuhn; -shuhn\
1. The act of defaming or
slandering.
2. A damaging or derogatory
remark; slander.
Redoubtable \rih-DOW-tuh-buhl\
1. Arousing fear or alarm;
formidable.
2. Illustrious; eminent;
worthy of respect or honor.
voluble \VOL-yuh-buhl\
1. Characterized by a ready
flow of speech.
Virtuoso \ver-choo-OH-so or ver-choo-OH-zoh\
1. A person who has great skill at some endeavor.
Arrogate \AIR-uh-gayt\
1. To claim or seize
without right or
justification.
2. To claim on behalf of
another.
3. To ascribe
volte-face \vawlt-FAHS; vawl-tuh-\
1. A reversal.

Eg:
as in policy or opinion.
Pronunciamento \pro-nun-see-uh-MEN-toe\
1. A proclamation.
2. Declaration.
Pantheon \PAN-thee-on; -uhn\
1. A temple dedicated to all
the gods.
2. A public building
commemorating and
dedicated to the famous
dead of a nation.
3. A group of highly esteemed
persons.
Incontrovertible \in-kon-truh-VUR-tuh-buhl\
1. Indisputable.
2. Unquestionable.
Ragged
1. Not aligned along a margin.

Opp:
1. Flush.
2. Justified
Flotsam \FLAHT-sum\
1. Floating wreckage of a
ship or its cargo.
Puerile \PYOO-uhr-uhl; PYOOR-uhl\
1. Displaying or
suggesting a lack of
maturity.
2. juvenile.
3. childish.
Erudite \AIR-yuh-dyt; -uh-dyt\
1. Learned.
2. Characterized by extensive
reading or knowledge;
Maudlin \MAWD-lin\
1. Excessively sentimental.
Celerity \suh-LAIR-uh-tee\
1. Rapidity of motion or
action.
2. Quickness.
3. Swiftness.
Paean \PEE-uhn\
1. A joyous song of praise,
triumph, or thanksgiving.
2. An expression of praise or
joy.
Casbah \KAZ-bah or KAHZ-bah\
1. A North African castle or
fortress.
Prink \PRINGK\
1. To dress up.
2. to deck for show.
Extol \ik-STOHL\
1. To praise highly.
2. To glorify.
3. To exalt
Predilection \preh-d'l-EK-shun; pree-\
1. A predisposition to choose
or like.
2. an established preference.
Extricate \EK-struh-kayt\
1. To free or release from
a difficulty or
entanglement.
2. Disengage.
Logy \LOH-ghee\
1. Marked by sluggishness
and lack of vitality.
2. Groggy
Comport \kum-PORT\
1. To conduct or behave
(oneself) in a particular
manner.
Lalapalooza \lah-luh-puh-LOO-zuh\
1. Something superior or
unusual
Conversant \kun-VER-sunt\
1. Having knowledge or
experience.
Pusillanimous \pyoo-suh-LAN-uh-muhs\
1. Lacking in courage and
resolution.
2. contemptibly fearful.
3. cowardly.
Roister \ROY-stur\
1. To engage in boisterous
merrymaking.
2. To bluster; to swagger.
Logomachy \loh-GAH-muh-kee\
1. A controversy marked by
verbiage.
Nimiety \nih-MY-uh-tee\
1. Excess.
2. Redundancy
Punctilious \punk-TIL-ee-us\
1. Precise
2. Exact in the smallest
particulars.
Immutable \im-MYOO-tuh-bul\
1. Not capable of or
susceptible to change.
Lubricious \loo-BRISH-us\
1. Stimulating or appealing
to sexual desire or
imagination.
2. Having a slippery or
smooth quality.
Detoxify \dee-TAHK-suh-fye\
1. To remove a poison or
toxin.
2. Neutralize
Redound \rih-DOWND\
1. To return; to rebound; to
reflect.
2. To become added or
transferred; to accrue
Deglutition * \dee-gloo-TIH-shun\
1. The act or process of
swallowing.
Anent \uh-NENT\
1. About.
2. Concerning.
Desideratum \dih-sid-uh-RAY-tum; -RAH-\
1. Something desired or
considered necessary.
Agitprop \AJ-it-prop\
1. Propaganda
Temerarious \tem-uh-RAIR-ee-us\
1. Rash.
Pleonasm \PLEE-uh-naz-uhm\
1. The use of more words
than are necessary to
express an idea.
2. A superfluous word or
expression.
Detritus \dih-TRY-tuhs\
1. Loose material that is
worn away from rocks.
Autochthonous \aw-TOCK-thuh-nuhs\
1. Aboriginal.
2. Indigenous.
3. Native
Flexuous \FLEK-shuh-wus\
1. Having curves, turns, or
windings.
2. Lithe or fluid in action
or movement.
Abed \uh-BED\
1. In bed
Gravitas \GRAV-uh-tahs\
1. High seriousness.
Pecuniary\pih-KYOO-nee-air-ee\
1. Relating to money.
2. Monetary.
Friable \FRY-uh-buhl\
1. Easily crumbled.
2. Pulverized or reduced to
powder.
Penchant \PEN-chunt\
1. a strong and continued
inclination.
2. Liking
Scintillate \SIN-tul-ayt\
1. To emit sparks : spark
Perforce \pur-FORS\
1. By necessity.
2. by force of circumstance.
Loquacious \loh-KWAY-shuhs\
1. Very talkative.
2. Wordy.
Anathematize \uh-NATH-uh-muh-tyze\
1. To denounce as accursed
Frisson \free-SOHN\
1. A moment of intense
excitement.
2. a shudder.
3. An emotional thrill.
Raillery \RAY-luh-ree\
1. Jest
2. Good-natured ridicule :
banter
Forlorn \fur-LORN\
1. Sad and lonely because
deserted.
2. Bereft; forsaken.
Philomath \FIL-uh-math\
1. A lover of learning.
2. a scholar.
Esplanade \ESS-pluh-nahd\
1. a level open stretch of
paved or grassy ground;
especially : one designed
for walking or driving
along a shore.
Postprandial \post-PRAN-dee-uhl\
1. Happening or done after a
meal.
Expatiate \ek-SPAY-shee-ayt\
1. To speak or write at
length or in considerable
detail.
2. To move about freely; to
wander.
Rosetta stone \roh-ZEH-tuh-stohn\
1. one that gives a clue to
understanding.

Impetuous \im-PECH-wuss\
1. Marked by force and
violence of movement or
action.
Prototype \PROH-tuh-type\
1. an original model on which
something is patterned :
archetype
Erumpent \ih-RUM-punt\
1. Bursting forth
Acuity \uh-KYOO-uh-tee\
1. Sharpness
Kindred \KIN-drud\
1. Of a similar nature or
character : like.
2 Of the same ancestry
Remunerate \rih-MYOO-nuh-rate\
1. To compensate for; to make
payment for.
2. To pay an equivalent to
for any service, loss, or
expense.
Farrago \fuh-RAH-go\
1. A confused mixture.
2. an assortment
3. a medley.
Potable \POE-tuh-buhl\
1. Fit to drink.
2. suitable for drinking.
3. drinkable.
Contravene \kon-truh-VEEN\
1. To oppose in argument.
2. To contradict.
3. To violate.
Renege \rih-NIG; -NEG\
1. To go back on a promise or
commitment.
Exemplary \ig-ZEM-pluh-ree\
1. Serving as an example,
instance, or illustration.
2. Deserving imitation :
commendable.
Rodomontade \rod-uh-muhn-TADE; roh-duh-; -TAHD\
1. Vain boasting.
2. Pretentious.
3. Rant.
Ascetic \uh-SEH-tik\
1. Austere in appearance,
manner, or attitude
Arcanum \ar-KAY-nuhm\
1. A Secret.
2. A mystery.
Repletion \rih-PLEE-shun\
1. Excessive fullness, as
from overeating.
2. The condition of being
completely filled or
supplied.
Repine \rih-PINE\
1. To long for something.
2. To feel or express
discontent.

Asseverate \uh-SEV-uh-rayt\
1. To affirm.
2. Declare positively.
3. Earnestly.