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abase
verb: humble, bring down
anathema
noun or adj: a person cast out and detested & curses (formal church ban)
brindled
adj: tawny in color with dark streaks
cite
verb: quote from (cited= picked or called out)
citation
noun: summons (to appear in court), ticket, cited 4 something illegal
cited
verb: mentioned honorably (cited 4 something good)
debacle
total collapse, complete mess
deleterious
adj: harmful
diva
noun: female opera star
estranged
verb: no longer on friendly terms (separated, no longer speaking/ no longer on good terms)
idyllic
adj: wonderfully pleasant
lambent
softly radiant (literally), light and brilliant (personality or wit, metaphorically)
moiety
half, portion, share
reactionary
adj, noun: faving outmoded policies, reacting a/g change, extreme conservative to go back to old ways.
tenure
the right to hold a position; ownership
tenure
term of office, fegal time frame or limit
tutelage
instruction
apprise
verb: inform
checkered
(metaphorically, not literal) marked by changes of fortune (w/ shady side)
deviltry
wicked or mischievous acts
egregious
flagrantly bad
emetic
substance that induces vomiting
entente
understanding, agreement
execrable
detestable, really bad
fauna
animals, having to do w/ animal life
immanent
present within
insensate
lacking awareness of sensation
lachrymose
tearful (overally)
neophyte
beginner, new comer (freshman)
paradigm
pattern, overall pattern (often a way of looking @ the world)
penumbra
(literal) partial shadow surrounding (of the moon- when an eclipse ocurrs). (metaphoricaly)= undefined, not quite dark/ not quite light)
quondam
adj: former
tenet
principle, creed, doctrine