Vocab 3/13/12

  1. sanctimonious
  2. mutuality
    1: the quality or state of being mutual 2: a sharing of sentiments : intimacy
  3. sovereignty
    2 a: supreme power especially over a body politic b: freedom from external control : autonomy c: controlling influence
  4. heteroclite
    Abnormal or irregular.
  5. moratorium
    A temporary prohibition of an activity.
  6. trope
    A figurative or metaphorical use of a word or expression
    A strong verbal or written attack on someone or something.
    Destroy or damage (metal, stone, or other materials) slowly by chemical action.
    Exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical: "a vast and quixotic project".
    Very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail.
  11. zeitgeist
    The defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time.
  12. posit
    Assume as a fact; put forward as a basis of argument.
    of a price or amount charged) Unreasonably high
  14. archipelago
    A group of islands.
  15. Temerities
    Excessive confidence or boldness; audacity: "no one had the temerity to question his conclusions".
  16. anticlerical
    Opposed to the power or influence of the clergy, esp. in politics.
  17. Cadence
    A modulation or inflection of the voice.Such a modulation in reading aloud as implied by the structure and ordering of words and phrases in written text.
  18. decadence
    1: the process of becoming decadent : the quality or state of being decadent 2: a period of decline
  19. raiment
    : clothing, garments
  20. mercantile
    of or pertaining to merchants or trade; commercial.2.engaged in trade or commerce: a mercantile nation.3.Economics . of or pertaining to the
  21. peremptory
    adjective1.leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative: aperemptory command.2.imperious or dictatorial.3.positive or assertive in speech, tone, manner, etc.
  22. precipitate
    Cause (an event or situation, typically a bad one) to happen suddenly, unexpectedly, or prematurely.
  23. honorarium
    A payment given for professional services that are rendered nominally without charge.
  24. sagacity
    sa·gac·i·ty/səˈgasitē/Noun:The quality of being sagacious: "a man of great political sagacity".Synonyms:wisdom - acumen - shrewdness - perspicacity - cleverness
  25. topogaphy
    The arrangement of the natural and artificial physical features of an area.
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Vocab 3/13/12