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Flashcards in Vocab Level H Unit 2 Deck (20):
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Aegis

(n.) protection, patronage

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Apprise

(v.) to inform, make aware by verbal notice

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Bibulous

(adj.) fond of drinking

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Claque

(n.) a group of people hired to applaud a preformer; enthusiastic admirers, an opera hat

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Deracinate

(v.) to pull up by the roots; uproot; remove all traces of

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Eleemosynary

(adj.) charitable; dependent on charity

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Indigenous

(adj.) originating in one nation; native

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Lachrymose

(adj.) causing to shed tears; mournful

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Lexicon

(n.) a dictionary or language; special vocabulary to a person

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Melee

(n.) a confused struggle; a violent free-for-all

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Microcosm

(n.) a miniature world or universe; a group viewed as a model for a larger group

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Minuscule

(adj.) very small; tiny (n.) a lowercase letter

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Obfuscate

(v.) to darken, obscure, or confuse

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Paternalism

(n.) the policy of treating government or its people in the manner of a father to his children

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Polarize

(v.) to cause concentration around two opposing positions; to split, divide

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Purview

(n.) the range or scope of something; in law, the extent of what is provided in a statute

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Sanguine

(adj.) having a naturally cheerful, optimistic outlook

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Solecism

(n.) blunder in grammer; misuse of words

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Vassal

(n.) person under the protection of a feudal lord; a servant

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Verisimilitude

(n.) the quality of appearing to be true