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Flashcards in CDQ's Week 5 Deck (35):
1

oratory

the art or practice of formal speaking in public

2

sonority

loudness of sound

3

aperture

an opening, gap or hole

4

devolve

transfer / pass to

5

osmosis

the process of gradual assimilation of ideas, knowledge, etc

6

lamented

deeply missed (sb. who has died)

7

ripple

a small wave on the surface of water

8

reverberation

the repetition of the sound resulting from reflection

9

savor

a pleasant taste

10

mundane

ordinary / relating of the world

11

wreak

cause (harm)

12

nosedive

a steep downward plunge by an aircraft

13

bogus

not true, fake

14

monolithic

very large

15

smite

strike heavily / defeat

16

curtail

reduce

17

scam

a dishonest scheme

18

phishing

try to obtain financial or confidential information from internet users

19

jot down

write briefly or hurriedly

20

havoc

widespread destruction

21

myopic

unable to see distant objects clearly

22

valedictory

serving as farewell

23

feel under the weather

to feel ill

24

blink

shut and open eyes quickly

25

pew

a long bench / seat. ex: take a pew

26

strut

walk with a stiff, erect, and apparently arrogant or conceited gait.

27

self-esteem

a feeling of pride in yourself

28

arduous

difficult and tiring.

29

hooey

nonsense. ex: That's just a bunch of hooey.

30

attenuate

reduce, weaken

31

trip somebody up

to cause somebody to make a mistake

32

no sweat

no difficulty; do not worry

33

butter somebody up

to flatter somebody; to treat someone especially nicely in hopes of receiving special favors.

34

stink

(have) a strong unpleasant smell

35

on a roll

in the midst of a series of successes