Cyrano Vocab Part 2

  1. theorbos
    an obsolete bass lute with two sets of strings attached to separate peg boxes, one above the other, on the neck.
  2. virtuosi
    a person who has a cultivated appreciation of artistic excellence, as a connoisseur or collector of objects of art, antiques, etc...
  3. reverie
    a state of abstracted musing; daydreaming.
  4. rhapsodize
    to express oneself in an immoderately enthusiastic manner.
  5. besiege
    to surround with hostile forces.
  6. tracery
    any delicate, interlacing work of lines, threads, etc..., as in carving or embroidery
  7. jasmine
    any of several plants or shrubs having fragnant flowers.
  8. forlorn
    lonely and sad; forsaken.
  9. martydom
    extreme suffering of any kind.
  10. doublet
    a close-fitting jacket, with or without sleeves, worn by European men between the 15th and 17th centuries.
  11. volubility
    marked by a ready flow of speech; fluent.
  12. rarefy
    to make thin, less compact, or less dense.
  13. icosahedron
    a polyhedron having 20 faces.
  14. saltpeter
    potassium nitrate; niter; a white crystalline substance.
  15. grandiloquent
    speaking or exressed in a lofty style, often to the point of being pompous or bombastic.
  16. rampart
    a fortification consisting of an embankment, often with a parapet built on top.
  17. parapet
    a low protective wall or railing along the edge of a raised structure such as a roof or balcony.
  18. coronet
    a small crown worn by princes and princesses and by other nobles below the rank of sovereign.
  19. gudgeon
    a metal pivot or journal at the end of a shaft or an axle, around which a wheel or other device turns. the socket of a hinge into which a pin fits.
  20. casque
    a helmet, expecially an ornate visorless headpiece of the 16th century.
  21. corselet
    body armor, expecially a brestplate.
  22. hidalgo
    a member of minor nobility in Spain.
  23. mountebank
    any boastful or false pretender; a charlatan; a quack.
  24. eviscerated
    to move the entrails of; disembowel.
  25. burlesque
    a ludicrous or mocking imitation; a travesty.
  26. frivolous
    unworth of serious attention; trivial.
  27. tumult
    the din and commotion of a great crowd.
  28. simpering
    to smile in a silly, slef-concious, often coy manner.
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Cyrano Vocab Part 2
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