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aardvark
Marsupial that eats ants
acculturation
Become accustomed to a new culture
Achilles
Immortal Greek Warrior during the Trojan War
Acquiescence
Consent or agreement silently
albatross
a web footed sea bird
Andersonville
Confederate Prison in Andersonville, Georgia
apophyge
outward curve where the top and bottom meet the column
astraphobia
Fear of lightning
avuncular
Like a benevolent uncle
Beelzebub
Hebrew for Satan
beguile
Delude with guile; deceive
Big Ben
Clock tower in London
Big Bertha
Giant artillery cannon used by the Germans during WWI
Big Brother
Opressive government in George Orwell's 1984
Blarney
Wheedling talk; cajolery
Blarney Stone
Stone that if kissed makes one an expert in the use of blarney
Bohemian
Pertaining to Bohemians
Bonsai
Art of growing dwarfed trees
burgeon
Sprout buds
carmine
Purplish red color
chortle
Gleeful chuckle
Confucianism
Pertaining to the teachings of Confucius i.e self control, adherence to social heierarchy, fiel piety
Darwinism
Belief in Darwin's theory of natural selection and survival of the fittest
decumbent
PLants that lie along the ground but have a tip growing upward
disrepute
Loss of reputation; of low character
Dunkirk
Site of the great British evacuation for Northern France during WWII
elephantitis
disease that causes enlargement of body parts
Eteocles
Son Oedipus
Excalibur
King Arthur's sword that was pulled from a stone
Fetid
Having an offensive stench
Fungo
Act of hitting a fly ball to the outfielder for practice
Grapnel
A hook with several prongs
grimace
A twisting of the face toe xpress pain, disgust, etc
gruel
Thin porridge
harakirir
Form of suicide by ripping open your abdomen
hurlburly
Tumultuous; confusing
imbrication
Overlapping of like tiles
Isis
Wife of Osiris
Islam
Mohammedean religion and its followers
Janus
Two faced Roman God
Kibbutz
Communally owned, operated, organized collective farm
Koala
Small Australian marsupial that resembles a bear
Indignnation
Anger aroused by an injustice
Kitty Hawk
Site of the launch of the first airplane by the Wright Brothers
Knickerbocker
Descendent of Dutch settlers in New York
krypton
inert gaseous element, no. 36
kyphosis
abnormal curvature of the spine
lachrymose
Tending to shed or induce tears
leptosome
Slender or frail body
Lethe
Styx
Acaran
River of forgetfullness
River of dead souls
River of woe
Logos
Cosmic reason according to ancient Greeks
lyonnaise
of potatoes cooked with butter, parseley, and onions
macerate
Soften by soaking in a liquid
maleficience
Evil affect or intent
matzo
Bread with no yeast in it
misoneism
Hatred of novelty or innovation
mordacious
Violent in action; caustic/biting
mystique
Semimystical beliefs surrounding a person, endowing him with a special aura/significance
nonfeasance
Failure to do something that shave been done
octennial
Every 8 years
Oculist
A doctor who specializes in treatment of the eyes
orology
study of mountains
oxymoron
Two contradictory words placed right next to each other
Ozymandius
King of Kings