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Flashcards in CDQ's Week 9 Deck (30):
1

diglossia

the widespread existence within a society of sharply divergent formal and informal varieties of a language.

2

sward

the grassy surface of the land; turf

3

spelunk

v. to explore caves, especially as a hobby.

4

municipal

Of or relating to a city or town or its governing body

5

elicitation

stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors; "the elicitation of his testimony was not..

6

supplant

Supersede and replace.

7

lame

(of a person or animal) Unable to walk normally because of an injury or illness affecting the leg or foot: "his horse went lame".

8

franchise

An authorization granted by a government or company to an individual or group enabling them to carry out specified commercial activities...

9

scrunch

Make a loud crunching noise

10

get up the courage to do sth.

= nerve oneself to do sth. / be on one's mettle to do sth. / take heart of grace to do sth.

11

blow one's mind

to overwhelm someone; to excite someone.

12

grief

Deep sorrow, esp. that caused by someone's death.

13

rip up

to tear into small pieces

14

suds

Froth made from soap and water.

15

brutal

Punishingly hard or uncomfortable.

16

belch

Emit gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth

17

gang up on

to unite as a group against

18

odontologist

One who studies teeth.

19

weep

Shed tears.

20

predicament

A difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation.

21

consummate

Verb Make (a marriage or relationship) complete by having sexual intercourse. Adjective Showing a high degree of skill and flair; complete or perfect.

22

nod off

fall asleep: change from a waking to a sleeping state; "he always falls asleep during lectures".

23

shatter

Break or cause to break suddenly and violently into pieces. EX. having a dream shattered

24

temptation

A desire to do something, esp. something wrong or unwise.

25

genre

A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.

26

confucianism

A system of philosophical and ethical teachings founded by Confucius and developed by Mencius.

27

propaganda

Information, esp. of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

28

peasant

A poor farmer of low social status who owns or rents a small piece of land for cultivation (chiefly in historical use or with reference... An ignorant, rude, or unsophisticated person; a person of low social status.

29

obedience

Compliance with someone's wishes or orders or acknowledgment of their authority.

30

daunting

Seeming difficult to deal with in anticipation; intimidating: "a daunting task".