Flashcards in Vocab 1,241 - 1,260 Deck (20):
1) enlist or enroll: several of her friends have been impaneled to help.
1) referring to something that has been done or repeated so often that it has become annoying or tiresome: the inherent risks of nuclear power have been debated ad nauseam.
1) having the best quality or rating.
1) like an like an eagle.
2) hooked / curved like an eagle's beak.
1) a difficult situation / state of perplexity: Kate is in a quandary.
1) disreputable or sordid in an appealing way: the louche world of the theater.
1) a preference or bias in favor of something: a predilection for Asian food.
1) a confusing/difficult problem/question: they found themselves in yet another conundrum.
Locus classicus (loh-koos klahs-si-koos)
-- noun | (pl) loci classici (ˈklæsɪˌsaɪ)
1) an authoritative and often quoted passage from a standard work.
1) to break up or to separate something into its component parts: We need to disaggregate those figures & find out which accidents were at private crossings.
1) having / displaying a dashing/confident/slightly disreputable quality/appearance: he had a rakish, debonair look.
1) confident, stylish & charming (man).
1) a very bad defeat: the team took a real shellacking last game.
1) enjoy oneself in a luxurious way: she was luxuriating in a long bath.
1) policy / attitude of letting things take their own course, without interfering: laissez-faire capitalism.
1) an action that saves money at first, but results in more money being lost than saved over time.
1) unusual and startling: before it was considered outré, today it's common.
1) strictly conforming to what is generally/traditionally accepted: they avoided orthodox jazz venues.
-- Unorthodox, adjective
1) need not.