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Unit 14. . Beatific. Adj. Blissful; rendering or making blessed. behomoth. n. A creature of enormous size, power, apearance. blandishment. n. Anything designed to flatter or coax; sweet talk. cacophonous. Adj. Harsh-sounding; raucous. chicanery. n.

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beatific

Beatific

Adj.

Blissful; rendering or making blessed

behomoth

behomoth

n.

A creature of enormous size, power, apearance

blandishment

blandishment

n.

Anything designed to flatter or coax; sweet talk

cacophonous

cacophonous

Adj.

Harsh-sounding; raucous

chicanery

chicanery

n.

Trickery, deceptive practices or tactics, double-dealing

consign

consign

v.

To give over to another’s care; to entrust; to set apart for a special use

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coup

n.

A highly successful stroke, stratagem, a sudden takeover of power

euphemism

euphemism

n.

Mild or inoffensive expression used in place of a harsh one

febrile

febrile

Adj.

Feverish; pertaining to or marked by fever; frenetic

gainsay

gainsay

v.

To deny, contradict, dispute, oppose

imminent

imminent

Adj.

About to happen

innate

innate

Adj.

Natural, inborn, inherent, built-in

loath

loath

Adj.

Unwilling, reluctant, disinclined

manifest

manifest

Adj, v, n

Clear, evident, to show plainly, a list of cargo/passengers

minutiae

minutiae

Pl. n

Small or trivial details

moratorium

moratorium

n.

A suspension of activity; an official waiting period

nostrum

nostrum

n.

An alleged cure-all; a scheme of questionable effectiveness

pariah

pariah

n.

One who is rejected my a social group or an organization

visionary

visionary

Adj, n

Not practical, lacking in realism; one to gives far-fetched ideas; a dreamer

wizened

wizened

Adj. part.

Dry, shrunken, and wrinkled