Vocab Words 1

  1. addendum (uh-den-duh m)
    • (n.) a thing to be added, an addition
    • an appendix to a book

    *also a machinery term
  2. serried (ser-ried)
    (adj.) pressed together in rows
  3. soporiferous (sop-uh-rif-er-uhs)
    (adj.) bringing sleep, soporific
  4. schlockmeister (shlok-mahy-ster)
    (n. slang) a person who deals in or sells inferior or worthless goods; junk dealer
  5. albatross
  6. acrid
  7. agent provocateur
    (n.) a secret agent hired to incite suspected persons to some illegal action that will make them liable to punishment
  8. amaurosis (am-aw-roh-sis)
    (n.) a partial or total loss of sight, esp. in the absence of a gross lesion or injury
  9. anadiplosis (an-uh-di-ploh-sis)
    (n. rhetoric) repetition in the first part of clause or sentence of a pronounced work from the latter part of the preceding clause or sentence, usu. with a change or extension of meaning

    ex: the general who became a slave, the slave who became a gladiator, the gladiator who defied an emperor
  10. absolution (ab-suh-loo-shuh n)
    (n.) act of absolving, freeing from blame or guilt; release from consequences, obligations, or penalties
  11. anticatalyst
  12. singleton (sing- guh l- tuh n)
    • (n.) a person or thing occurring singly, esp.ly an individual set apart from others
    • a child or animal that is the only one born at one birth
    • (chiefly British) an unmarried person
    • (cards) a card that is the only one of a suit in a hand
    • (math) a set consisting of one given element
  13. sapsago (sap-sey-goh, sap-suh-guh)
    (n.) a strong, hard, unusually green cheese of Swiss origin, made up with sour skim milk and sweet clover
  14. sextodecimo (sek-stoh-des-uh-moh)
    • (n. printing) a book size (about 4x6 inches, 10x15 centimeters) determined by printing on sheets folded to form 16 leaves or 32 pages 
    • a book of this size
  15. speiss (spahys)
    (n. metallurgy) a product obtained in smelting certain ores, consisting of 1 or more metallic arsenides, as of iron or nickel
  16. spatchcock (spach-kok)
    • (n.) a fowl that has been dressed and split open for grilling 
    • (v. used with obj.) to prepare and roast (a fowl) in this manner
    • to insert or interpolate, esp. in a forced or incongruous manner
  17. aficionado (uh-fish-yuh-nah-doh)
    (n.) an ardent devotee; fan, enthusiast
  18. apparition
  19. Anglo-Saxon
    • (adj.) relating to or denoting the Germanic inhabitants of England from their arrival in the 5th century up to the Norman Conquest 
    • (n.) another term for Old England
    • Germanic inhabitant of England between the 5th century and the Norman Conquest
  20. ankh (angh)
    (n. Egyptian art) a tau cross with a loop at the top, used as a symbol of generation or enduring life
  21. amalgamation (uh-mal-guh-mey-shuh n)
    • (n.) the act or process of amalgamating/ state or result of being amalgamated*
    • (n. commerce) consolidation of 2 or more corporations
    • (n. metallurgy) extraction of precious metals from their ores by treatment with mercury

    *amalgamate: to mix or merge so as to make a combination; blend, unite, combine, coalesce
  22. Sinai Penisula
  23. splenectomy (spli-nek-tuh-mee)
    (n. surgery) excusion or removal of the spleen
  24. salmonellosis (sal-muh-nl-o-sis)
    (n. pathology) food poisoning caused by consumption of food contaminated with bacteria of the genus Salmonella characterized by the sudden onset of abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever
  25. Andalusia (an-dl-oo-zhuh)
    (n. Spanish) a region in southern Spain, bordering on the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea
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Vocab Words 1
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