Vocab Unit 6

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Section 1

Question Answer
abasementthe action or fact of being humiliated or degraded
antithesisa person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else
christento give a Christian name at baptism as a sign of admission to a christian church
collateraladditional but subordinate; secondary
compunctiona feeling of guilt or moral scruple that follows the doing of something bad
crinolinea stiff fabric made of horsehair and cotton or linen thread, typically used for stiffening petticoats or as a lining
deprecatingexpressing disproval of
discursivedigressing from subject to subject
dyspepticof or having indigestion or consequent irritability or depression

Section 2

Question Answer
exasperatingintensely irritating; infuriating
forbearancepatient self control; restraint and tolerance
genialfriendly and cheerful
magnanimous/magnanimityvery generous and forgiving, especially towards a rival or someone less powerful than onself
palean area within determined bounds, or subject to a particular jurisdiction
perpetual/ perpetuitynever ending or changing
reiteration (reiterate)the act of saying or doing repeatedly
Scylla and Charybdisfrom Homer’s The Odyssey, Scylla is a 6-headed sea monster and Charybdis is a deadly whirlpool. Used metaphorically, “to be between Scylla and Charybdis” means to be caught between two equally unpleasant alternatives. (“a rock and a hard place”)

Section 3

Question Answer
Spartanshowing the indifference to comfort or luxury traditionally associated with ancient Sparta.: "spartan but adequate rooms"
Sprightlinessthe quality or state of having abundant or intense activity
subterfugedeceit used in order to achieve one's goal
subterranean existing, occurring, or done under the earth's surface
succumbfail to resist (pressure, temptation, or some other negative force)
swathing- a band of linen or the like in which something is wrapped; wrapping
tersesparing in the use of words; abrupt.: "a terse statement”
underminedamage or weaken (someone or something), especially gradually or insidiously

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