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acumen
n, keenness of mind
atone
v, make amends
bucolic
adj, pastoral=of the countryside
codicil
n, addition to a will (this is a legal term)
dissension
n, quarreling
egress
n, way out,exit
emolument
n, salary
equity
n, fairness, equality
exegesis
n, critical interpretation. exegetical-critical (as in an analysis)
fetish
n, object believed to have magical properties. object of excessive devotion
incursion
n, sudden invasion
itinerant
adj, traveling
libation
n, animal sacrifcation or any drink-cocktail
nuptial
adj, wedding
patrimony
n, estate inherite from one's father (patr=father)
precedent
n, act used to justify a later one. earlier, prior, previous.
sobriquet
n, assumed name (or an alias, name)
yaw
v, swing off course
apocryphal
adj, of doubtful authenticity. n, apocrypha= all books of the Bible-not considered authentic
bludgeon
n, short club
cacophony
n, harsh, jarring soun (of birds) usually negative
deposition
n, written testimony given under oath. removal from power (depos=to depose)
divine
adj, coming from G-d. v, figure out. n, member of the clergy
Elan
n, great enthusiasm
enjoin
v, command
eulogy
n, speech of praise (usually @ a funeral)
extruded
v, forced out
gigolo
n, man financially supported by a woman. euphemism-prostitute
inhibit(ed)
v, to stop, to thwart. adj, supprssed-repressed
jacose
adj, jesting, joking
machete
n, heavy knife
palpable
adj, that can be touched (tangible), obvious (a palpable lie)
peccadillo
n, minor fault
progeny
n, offspring (this is a biological term)
stentorian
adj, loud (usually very negative)
zephyr
n, gentle breeze