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Vocabulary Unit 4. Level H. affinity. Noun : a natural attraction to a person, thing, o r activity; a relationship, connection. bilious. Adjective : peevish or irritable; s ickeningly unpleasant. cognate. Adjective: closely related in origin, essential nature, or function

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Vocabulary unit 4

Vocabulary Unit 4

Level H


Affinity

affinity

Noun: a natural attraction to a person, thing,

or activity; a relationship, connection


Bilious

bilious

Adjective: peevish or irritable;

sickeningly unpleasant


Cognate

cognate

Adjective: closely related in origin, essential nature, or function

Noun: such a person or thing


Corollary

corollary

Noun: a proposition that follows from

one already proven; a natural

consequence or result

Adjective: resultant or consequent


C ul de sac

cul-de-sac

Noun: a blind alley or dead-end street; any situation in which

further progress is impossible; an impasse


D erring do

derring-do

Noun: valor or heroism; daring deeds or exploits

(often used to poke fun at false heroics)


Divination

divination

Noun: the art or act of predicting the future

or discovering hidden knowledge


Elixir

elixir

Noun: a potion once thought capable of curing all ills and maintaining

life indefinitely; a panacea; a sweet liquid used as a

vehicle for medicines


Folderol

folderol

Noun: foolish talk, ideas, or procedures;

nonsense; a trifle


Gamut

gamut

Noun: an entire range or series


H oi polloi

hoi polloi

Noun: the common people;

the masses


Ineffable

ineffable

Adjective: not expressible in words; too great

or too sacred to be uttered


Lucubration

lucubration

Noun: laborious study or thought, especially at night;

the result of such work


Mnemonic

mnemonic

Adjective: relating to or designed to assist

the memory

Noun: a device to aid the memory


Obloquy

obloquy

Noun: public abuse indicating strong disapproval

or censure; the disgrace resulting from

such treatment


Parameter

parameter

Noun: a determining or characteristic element;

a factor that shapes the total outcome;

a limit; a boundary


Pundit

pundit

Noun: a learned person;

one who gives authoritative opinions


Risible

risible

Adjective: pertaining to laughter;

able or inclined to laugh; laughable


Symptomatic

symptomatic

Adjective: typical or characteristic; being or concerned with

a symptom of a disease


Volte face

volte-face

Noun: an about-face;

a complete reversal


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