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acoustics

(uh-KOOS-tiks)

n. the quality of sound, pertaining to how it is heard based on the quality and structure of the room

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cacophony

(ka-KAH-fuh-nee)

n. lack of harmony; loud and unpleasant noise; a racket

  • -phon relates to sound
  • kako- means bad

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clamor

(KLA-mur)

n. unpleasant sound; noise

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din

(DIN)

n. ongoing loud sound; noise

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discordant

(dis-KOR-dnt)

adj. lack of harmony or agreement

  • dis-cord: not connected

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euphony

(YOO-fuh-nee)

n. pleasing sound

  • -phon pertains to sound
  • eu- means good

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mellifluous

(meh-LIH-fluh-wus)

adj. sweet and smooth sounding

  • fluid

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raucous

(RAW-kus)

adj. coarse-sounding; loud and unruly

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strident

(STRY-dnt)

adj. shrill; high-pitched

  • a stride is a large foot step

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vociferous

(voh-SIH-frus)

adj. loud and noisy regarding one's own voice; demandingly clamorous

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acclaim

(uh-KLAME)

v. to express strong approval or praose

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accolade

(A-kuh-lade)

n. an award given as a sing of appreciation or respect

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adulate

(A-juh-late)

v. to praise or flatter too greatly

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esteem

(ih-STEEM)

v. to value highly

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eulogize

(YOO-luh-jize)

v. to praise; to say good things about

  • eu- means good

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exalt

(ig-ZAWLT)

v. to praise or glorify; to lift up in status, dignity, or power

  • to exel

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extol

(ik-STOLE)

v. to praise highly

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laud

(LAWD)

v. to praise

  • laudare in latin means to praise

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Panegyrize

(PA-nuh-jih-rize)

v. to praise a person or event in a formal speech or in writing

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revere

(rih-VEER)

v. to regard highly with love and respect

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venerate

(VEH-nuh-rate)

v. to feel or show deep respect for, espectally due to age or tradition

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ample

(AM-pul)

adj. abundant; plentiful; enough or more than enough

  • to amplify the amount

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copious

(KOH-pee-us)

adj. abundant; much; plentiful

  • copia; many copies

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lavish

(LA-vish)

adj. abundant; in excess

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myraid

(MIR-ee-ud)

adj. or n. countless; a very large number

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plethora

(PLEH-thuh-ruh)

n. excess; abundance

  • plenty

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prolific

(pruh-LI-fik)

adj. abundant; producing a great deal

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superfluous

(soo-PUR-floo-us)

adj. overabundant; more than is needed; unnecessary

  • super- means extra

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surfelt

(SUR-fut)

n. an oversupply

  • surplus

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abstemious

(ab-STEE-mee-us)

adj. holding back from eating or drinking too much

  • a stem is thin

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alimentary

(a-luh-MEN-tree)

adj. relating to food and nourishment

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culinary

(KUH-luh-ner-ee)

adj. having to do with cooking, preparing meals

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delectable

(dih-LEK-tuh-bul)

adj. delicious

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emaciated

(ih-MAY-shee-ay-tid)

adj. very, very thin due to lack of adequate food

  • emergency

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epicurean

(eh-pih-kyoo-REE-un)

adj. having to do with relishing the pleasure of eating and drinking

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glutton

(GLUH-tn)

n. one who overindulges in food and drink

  • connotation of glutton sounds thick and sticky

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palatable

(PA-luh-tuh-bul)

adj. pleasing to the taste buds

  • "pleasing to the palate"

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savory

(SAY-vuh-ree)

adj. tasty or good smelling

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voracious

(vuh-RAY-shus)

adj. greedy; gluttonous; ravenous; insatiable