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Flashcards in Lesson 14 Deck (15)
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bombast (n)

impressive but meaningless language

2

orthography (n)

correct spelling

3

paleontology (n)

a science dealing with prehistoric life through the studies of fossils

4

recoil (v)

to retreat

5

panache (n)

self-confidence

6

saturnine (adj)

gloomy; sluggish

7

endemic (adj)

confined to a particular country or area

8

mendacious (adj)

lying; false

9

obviate (v)

to prevent

10

paroxysm (n)

a sudden outburst

11

aggrandize (v)

to increase range of; to expand

12

deign (v)

to lower oneself before an inferior

13

flaunt (v)

to show off

14

shibboleth (n)

a word or pronunciation that distinguishes someone as of a particular group

15

elicit (v)

to call forth