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yammer
to ramble
"stop yammering"
zaftig
a woman whose body is plump/juicy/voluptuous
ululate
yell/howl
dinkum
truly;honestly;authentic
torpor
lethargy
virago
a woman who is over-bearing/strong-willed or courageous
wittol
a man who is aware of infidelities of wife, but ignores it
xenophile
love of foreigners
yaw
to vacillate/flip back and forth
zip
zero/nothing
uxorious
hen-pecked/man is whipped/controlled by wife
epicene
androgynous;unisex
brachylogy
a brief, concise statement
br- brief
jettison
to discard
jet away with, throw away
calumny
slander, language spoken against someone/something
calum- like cum baaad stuff a curse
facinorous
escessively wicked or evil
cin-sin
aleatoric
random occurence
alea tore..that's sooooo random
flippant
you do not really care about something
flipper, moving around it,not sticking to it, thus not important to you
jingoism
nationalist/chauvinistic speech characterized by nationalism
jingle-speech
fey
other-wordly (connotation some sort of negative upcoming event)
fairy- from another world wicked things
glabrous
bald
hubris
excessive pride
Oedipus Rex
irascible
short-tempered
erasable- temper is too quick to be fixed, bad, short..
juxtaposition
set two this close; relationship; compariosn; side-by-side
impugn
to doubt the truth/honesty of something
inundate
to be flooded;overflowing;overwhelmed
matriculate
to be admitted to
matrimony-matri-become married, admitted as husband and wife
moxie
strength, courage, bravery
Austin Powers
litote
opposite of hyperbole; an understatement that expresses an affirmative thought negatively
Briana Fisler and her tote bag and her question!
kitsch
cheesy
k for another country where cheeses typically come from
lugubrious
sorrowful/mournful
lugie-booger when you cry
mimesis
imitation
mimicry- like nemesis the thing
mimetic
imitative
like kinetic, adjective
nascent
introduction into the world/birth
like natality
occident
the western world
new word not occidental
occidental
western
what you said in class
mnemonic
memory aid
what you did in Mrs. Berry's class for that one review sheet
nystagmus
involuntary oscillation/twitching of the eye
what Kristen said
ochlocracy
mobocracy;mob rule
what Kristen said
kismet
fate
kiss me "we were meant to be together"
mercurial
unpredictable changing of mood; whimsical with mood
mercury
prolix
excessive;verbose;wordy
lix-like lips
pithy
directly to the point
pissy- impatient so to the point
quixotic
unpredictable changing of mood
c far from q so confusion and huge change in mood
phlegmatic
severly calm; slow/slowed temperment
phlegm-like sick so slow and calm
queue
waiting in line
like on napster
pulchritude
physical beauty
prostrate
lying down
like a medical term so lie down
querulous
whining/complaining
quarreling..
sycophant
someone who flatters in order to win favor
suck up
tarry
to waste time
arry is like air like floating around what i did last week
profligate
excessively extravagant to a fault
quintessesence
representative example/ideal
quintessential!
raze
to demolish
like a raid and what it does
sesquicentennial
150 years
tenable
readily grasped/comprehended
rodomontade
bragging speech
turgid
swelling of language;grandiloquent words
potatoes in water
turpitude
vile, wicked or evil
verisimilitude
very similar to
wyrd
anglo-saxon word for fate
vitriol
horrible/abusive
vituperate
hateful/abusive language
verboten
forbidden
ubiquitous
omnipresent;all over
xenophobia
fear of foreigners
vacillate
to waver;debate back and forth between something
winnow
separate/sort/divide into categories
apercu
a brief sketch/drawing/presentation of something
cu-small, per like paracer small appear..ance sketch
didactic
intended to teach
did..hw
discrete
separate;different;distinguished
dis=apart
callipygian
the condition/shape of having a beautiful buttocks
california babes in bikinis, their butts...
epistemology
study of knowledge and how we know what we know
ology= study of- stem-steam and thinking
episteme
theory of knowledge
think epistemology, but noun version
enjambment
the continuation of a sound sent from one line to another (in poetry); no common break added for effect
jamb- like beat of music, or pause, breaking point
aver
to confirm as authentic; to agree something is authentic
a-authentic and ver- to see, so to see as a, authentic
ennui
boredom
is there anything else to do?!
effete
feminine; lacking strength
like a crumpet
aubade
poem welcoming coming of morning/dawn; poem about morning
autumn- sun so morning
bellicose
belligerent/hostile, agressive
bell-for belligerent
cajole
to persuade; to egg on
jole-jest
dilettante
someone who thinks they are better than you because they know a lot about art and culture
ett-french, mean french
exegesis
interpretation
like the bible- interpreters
chthonic
the object/person dwells in the underworld
christ
diffident
shy
dif-defiant of society
blithe
merry;happy;joyous
puck
egalitarian
everyone should be treated equally
egal-equal