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20 Cards in this Set

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protection; patronage; sponsership
aegis - ae' gis
to inform of; to make aware of by giving oral or written notice
apprise - ap prise'
fond of or inclined to drink; absorbent
bibulous - bib' u lous
a group of people hired to applaud a performer or performance; enthusiastic or fawning admirers; an opera hat
claque - clague'
to pull up by the roots; to root out, uproot, or dislocate; to eliminate all traces of
deracinate - de rac' i nate
charitable; dependent on or supported by charity; derived from or provided by charity
eleemosynary - el ee mos' y nar y
originating in the country or region where found, native; inborn; inherent
indigenous - in dig' e nous
given to tears or weeping; causing to shed tears; mournful, lugubrious
lachrymose - lach' ry mose
a dictionary of a language; the special vocabulary of a person, group, or subject; a compendium
lexicon - lex' i con
a confused struggle; a violent free for all; a tumultuous mingling
melee - me' lee
a miniature world or universe; a group or system viewed as the model of a larger group or system
microcosm - mi' cro co sm
very small, tiny; a lowercase letter
minuscule - min' u scule
to darken or obscure; to confuse or bewilder
obfuscate - ob' fus cate
the policy or practice of treating or governing people in the manner of a father dealing with his children
paternalism - pa tern' a li sm
to cause to concentrate around two conflicting or contrasting positions; to cause light to vibrate in a pattern
polarize - pol' a rize
the range, extent, or scope of something; in law, the scope or limit of what is provided in a statute
purview - pur' view
having a ruddy complexion; of a naturally cheerful, confident, or optimistic outlook
sanguine - san' guine
a substandard or ungrammatical usage; a breach of etiquette; any impropriety or mistake
solecism - sol' e ci sm
a person under the protection of a feudal lord to whom he or she owes allegiance; a subordinate or dependant; a servant; subservient
vassal - vas' sal
the quality of appearing to be true, real, likely, or probable
verisimilitude - ver a si mil' i tude