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 WORDS FOR THIS WEEK 

Relating to or inhabiting the underworld.

Relating to or inhabiting the underworld.

Together they are portrayed as chthonic ringmasters, the Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé of contemptuous partisanship and thoroughgoing bad faith.

Show of skill or deceitful cleverness considered magical by observers

Show of skill or deceitful cleverness considered magical by observers

With a conjurer’s legerdemain, Swift slides Jack into the shadows and pushes Ronnie into the spotlight.

Something that occurs daily

Something that occurs daily

So far, so fairy tale, but the story drifts back into the quotidian details of village life.

Devoid of intelligence

Devoid of intelligence

The choice for Howland thus becomes one between the vulnerability of the inmate and the brusque, fatuous bullying of the keeper.

A commotion or fuss caused by conflicting views

A commotion or fuss caused by conflicting views

When conspiracy theorists claimed online that Obama planned to use a military training operation to declare martial law in Texas, Fox covered the kerfuffle mostly to dismiss or even mock it.

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 DAILY VOCABULARY COLLECTION

12 Feb 2021

Week 01

VOCAB01

Adminicle

an aid

Jocular

given to, characterized by, intended for, or suited to joking

Effulgent

shining forth brilliantly

Abecedarian

arranged in alphabetical order

Haimish

homey; cozy and unpretentious

Vernal

of or relating to spring

Abstruse

difficult to understand; obscure

Obstinate

stubborn

Quip

witticism

Theonomus

Ruled, governed by, or subject to the authority of God

Cupidity

greed

Passe-Partout

something that passes everywhere or provides a universal means of passage

Concatenation

a series of interconnected or interdependent things or events

Emulous

desirous of equaling or excelling

Lickety-split

at great speed; rapidly

Behoof

benefit or advantage

Hackneyed

having been overused; unoriginal and trite

Stupendous

extremely impressive

Honcho

a leader, especially an assertive leader

Thirstry

Showing a strong desire for attention, approval, or publicity.

Megillah

a lengthy, detailed explanation or account

Brabble

to argue stubbornly about trifles

Craven

cowardly

Peduncle

a flower stalk, supporting either a cluster or a solitary flower

Gasconade

extravagant boasting; boastful talk

Embargo

an official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country

Quintessence

the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class

Huff

to treat with arrogance

Pleonasm

the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; redundancy

Topophilia

Love of, or emotional connection to, a particular place or physical environment

Cackleberry

a hen's egg used for food

Campestral

of or relating to fields or open country

Fustigate

to criticize harshly; castigate

Foozle

to bungle; play clumsily

Nescience

lack of knowledge; ignorance

Styloid

resembling a stylus or pen

Huff

express one's feeling of petty annoyance.

Knave

dishonest person

Waesucks

alas

Anglosphere

English-speaking countries considered collectively (the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Ireland)