Linkage Activiation

Monday, March 21, 2011

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If you want a good vocabulary, read often. Also, remember often.

Succor: to aid or assist in a time of need, assistance
Macabre: gruesome, disturbing or horrifying due to concern with death and/or injury
Terminus: destination, ultimate point, final point in space or time, an end or extremity
Camouflage: actions or devices intended to disguise or mislead, usually natural
Abacus: frame with rows of grooves along which beads are slid, used for calculating
Tristiloquy: speech characterized by sadness or gloominess
Immolate: to kill, sacrifice, or destroy, almost always with fire
Cynegetics: the art or arts related to hunting of animals, people, or things
Mammon: pelf, greed, wealth as a device of evil or false object of worship and devotion
Silhouette: picture as an outline, often a human profile, filled in by a solid color
Anthropomorphic: described or thought of as having a human form or human attributes
Cosmonaut: Russian or Soviet astronaut
Burnish: to polish, the shine of a polished surface
Kitsch: something of tawdry design or content created to have popular appeal, camp
Zweihander: large sword designated to be used with two hands
Dichotomy: division into two usually contrary parts or opinions, division into two sects
Elision: omission of a vowel, consonant, or syllable in pronunciation
Seraphim: pl. six-winged angels
Vigesimal: based on, pertaining to or related to 20
Incunabulum: book printed before 1501
Conflagration: large destructive fire, holocaust, inferno
Blatherskite: babbling, foolish person, person given to voluble, senseless talk
Ragnarok: “Twilight of the Gods”, destruction of the world, great devastation
Crambazzle: worn-out old man, curmudgeon, rabblerousing old-timer
Bivouac: temporary military or squad encampment
Homoeuteleuton: rhetoric in which alike words or phrases are used like rhymes
Amaranth: deep-hued purple, flower, metaphor for immortality 
Nepotism: bias shown to relatives(e.g. hiring them based on connection instead of merits)
Fysigunkus: person devoid of curiosity, insouciant person
Clinquant: glittering as gold, glittering with tinsel, showily ornate
Prurient: having, relating to, or typified by lascivious or lustful thoughts or desires
Excelsior: fine, curled wood shavings
Amphora: ceramic, two-handled vase with a narrow neck, usually contains alcohol
Morceau: a small literary or musical composition
Phlox: genus of American herbs
Repudiate: to reject the validity or authority of, refuse to accept or be associated with 
Marasmus: protein deficiency, state of emaciation
Vavasor: superior vassal with other vassals beneath
Litterateur: literary-minded person, one devoted to the study or writing of literature 
Eidetic: of, relating to, or marked by extremely detailed and vivid recall of visual images 
Saccade: any of the rapid jumps the eyes make from fixed points to others, as in reading 
Dilettante: one who dabbles in an occupation or hobby without serious intent
Aeneous: brassy, golden-green
Subjugate: enslave, vanquish, bring under domination or control, usually by conquest 
Otiose: indolent, lazy, serving no useful purpose, futile, being a leisure

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