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Flashcards in Vocab 1,201 - 1,220 Deck (20):
1

Bibliotaph

-- noun

1) a person who caches or hoards books.

2

Nocturne

-- noun

1) a musical piece appropriate to the night or evening.

3

Pandiculation

-- noun

1) the act of stretching and yawning.

4

Oniomania

-- noun

1) an uncontrollable desire to buy things.

Related forms
-- oniomaniac, noun

5

Gormandize

-- verb

1) to eat greedily or ravenously.

Related forms
-- gormandizer, noun

6

Coiffure

-- noun

1) a style of arranging or combing the hair.

7

Eleemosynary

-- adjective

1) dependent on or supported by charity: an eleemosynary educational institution.

8

Cardinal

-- adjective

1) of prime importance: of cardinal significance.

9

Congenital

-- adjective

1) having by nature a specified character: a congenital fool.

10

Metastasize

-- verb

1) to spread injuriously: Street gangs have metastasized in our city.

11

Tribune

-- noun

1) a person who upholds or defends the rights of the people.

12

Vis-à-vis

-- adverb / adjective / preposition

1) face to face or compared to:
-- They sat vis-à-vis at the table.
-- a vis-à-vis encounter.
-- income vis-à-vis expenditures.

13

Furrow

-- verb

1) to make wrinkles in the face: to furrow one's brow.

14

Amity

-- noun

1) friendship; peaceful harmony.

15

Fantabulous

-- adjective

1) extremely fine or desirable; excellent; wonderful.

16

Sine qua non (sahy-nee qua non)

-- noun

1) something indispensable or essential: Her presence was the sine qua non of every social event.

17

Tepid

-- adjective

1) lukewarm: tepid water.

18

Austerity

-- noun

1) sternness or strict economy.

19

Rigamarole

-- noun

1) an elaborate or complicated procedure: to go through the rigmarole of a formal dinner.

20

Valorize

-- verb

1) maintaining of the value or price of a commodity via government purchasing of the commodity at the fixed price.

Related forms
-- valorization, noun

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