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Flashcards in Vocab 1,061 - 1,080 Deck (20):
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Ubiquitous

-- adjective

1) existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent: ubiquitous fog.

2

Helix

-- noun

1) a spiral.

3

Cachinnate

-- verb

1) to laugh loudly or immoderately.

4

Criticaster

-- noun

1) an incompetent critic.

5

Persiflage

-- noun

1) a frivolous or flippant style of speaking/writing on a subject.

6

Olio

-- noun

1) a mixture of heterogeneous elements; hodgepodge.

7

Saurian

-- noun / adjective

1) a or resembling a lizard.

8

Argonaut

-- noun

1) a person in quest of something dangerous but rewarding; adventurer.

9

Twitterpated

-- adjective

1) excited or overcome by romantic feelings; smitten.

10

Diction

-- noun

1) style of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of words: good diction.

11

Polysemy

-- noun

1) diversity of meanings.

12

Atrabilious

-- adjective

1) gloomy/morose/melancholy/morbid OR irritable/bad-tempered/splenetic.

13

Ambisinistrous

-- adjective

1) clumsy or unskillful with both hands.

14

Burble

-- verb

1) to speak in an excited manner; babble.

15

Heliolatry

-- noun

1) worship of the sun.

16

Festinate

-- verb

1) to hurry; hasten.

17

Eleemosynary

-- adjective

1) relating to or dependent on charitable donations: an eleemosynary educational institution.

18

Beatify

-- verb

1) to make blissfully happy.

19

Mnemonic

-- noun / adjective

1) something intended to assist the memory.

20

Quiddity

-- noun

1) the inherent nature, distinctive feature, peculiarity or essence of someone/something: I love his quirks and quiddities.

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