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Flashcards in Vocab 821 - 840 Deck (20):
1

Famulus

-- noun

1) a servant or attendant, especially of a scholar or a magician.

2

Skulk

-- verb

1) to move in a stealthy manner: The panther skulked through the bush.

3

Asinine

-- adjective

1) silly or stupid: It is surprising that supposedly intelligent people can make such asinine statements.

4

Derision

-- noun

1) ridicule: The inept performance elicited derision from the audience.

-- Related forms
derisory, adjective

5

Contemporaneous

-- adjective

1) living or occurring during the same period of time; contemporary.

-- Related forms
contemporaneity (Show IPA),
contemporaneousness, noun
contemporaneously, adverb
noncontemporaneous, adjective
noncontemporaneously, adverb
noncontemporaneousness, noun

6

Indemnify

-- verb

1) to compensate for damage or loss.

-- Related forms
indemnifier, noun
preindemnify, verb
preindemnified,
preindemnifying,
unindemnified, adjective

7

Abberation

-- noun

1) the departing from the right, normal or usual course.

-- Related forms
aberrational, adjective

8

Perfective

-- adjective

1) tending to make perfect or conducive to perfection.

-- Related forms
perfectivize, verb

9

Philosophaster

-- noun

1) one who has only a superficial knowledge of philosophy or who feigns a knowledge he or she does not possess.

10

Verbigeration

-- noun

1) the constant or obsessive repetition of meaningless words or phrases.

11

Weltanschauung

-- noun

1) a comprehensive conception or image of the universe and of humanity's relation to it.

12

Thalassic

-- adjective

1) of or pertaining to seas and oceans.

13

Subfuscous

-- adjective

1) slightly dark, dusky, or somber.

14

Mysophobia

-- noun

1) a dread of dirt or filth.

15

Screed

-- noun

1) a long discourse or essay, especially a diatribe.

16

Bucolic

-- adjective

1) relating to an idyllic rural life.

Related forms

bucolically, adverb

17

Vinous

-- adjective

1) relating to wine: a vinous fragrance.

18

Moosemilk

-- noun

1) bootleg whiskey.

19

Consanguinity

-- noun

1) a close relationship or connection.

20

Viridescent

-- adjective

1) greenish.

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