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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Page 16, Goodness Gracious, How Audacious

Page 16, suckas. I play this straight-up.

Sfumato: definition or form without hasty outline by mild gradation from light to shadow
Lineaments: pl. the distinguishing or characteristic features of something immaterial
Denouement: final resolution or clarification of a dramatic or narrative plot
Piquant: aromatic, appetizing, appealingly provocative
Isinglass: thin sheet of translucent mica
Chamois: goatlike antelope, type of cloth for cleaning
Mere: being nothing more nor better than, small, lowly
Bellwether: leader or indicator of future trends, trendsetter
Tercet: group of three lines of verse, often rhyming together or with another triple
Aqueous: of, relating to, or resembling water, made from, with, or by water
Saline: salty, pertaining to salt
Elysium: section of the underworld, resting place of heroes and the virtuous
Lucent: shining, gleaming, brilliantly
Shrivel: wither due to lack of moisture, cause to contract, lose momentum
Gale: a harsh gust of wind, a strong current of wind
Tryst: an agreement, as between lovers, to meet at a certain time and place, a date
Solemn: serious, dignified, formal, stern
Whisper: soft speech produced without full voice, something uttered very softly
Dulcinea: sweetheart, lovely person, one whom a person loves or cares about
Sussurous: pertaining to whispering, whispering
Intaglio: an engraving or incised figure in stone or other hard material
Effulgent: marked by as if by brightly shining light, coruscating, shimmering
Cellulite: fatty deposit causing a dimpled appearance, as around the thighs or buttocks
Opacity: opaqueness, obscurity, impenetrability
Smolder: burn without flame, to undergo slow and compressed combustion
Paucity: scarcity, lack of presence, fewness, a small number
Ameliorate: to make better, improve, enhance
Epileptic: pertaining to epilepsy, flickering rapidly, seizing
Cloister: monastatic establishment, convent of living
Parvenu: noveau-riche, person risen to new status, but lacks the social skills necessary
Bloviate: to make pompous or arrogant discourse
Inundate: deluge, to fill quickly beyond capacity, to cover with water, drench, overwhelm
Lavish: expended, bestowed, or occurring in profusion, using or giving in great amounts
Precocious: manifesting or characterized by unusually early development or maturity
Epitaph: inscription on a tombstone
Allegretto: music term, moderately fast tempo
Scepter: rod or wand, usually adorned in regalia
Braggadocio: arrogant person, braggart, arrogant or boastful behavior
Cellular: pertaining to cells or their structure, containing cells
Simulacrum: image or representation, false, unreal, or vague simulation or semblance
Purlicue: space between the thumb and forefinger
L’esprit de l’escalier: “staircase wit” usage of a witty retort after the moment has passed
Cartesian: of or relating to the philosophy of Descartes 
Sigil: seal, signet, glyph, sign or image considered magical
Aileron: small moveable platforms on the back of plane wings that alter air movements

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