Vocab Words 2

  1. saveloy (sav-uh-loi)
    (n. chiefly British) a highly seasoned, dried sausage
  2. speculum (spec-u-lum)
    • (n.) a mirror used in optical instruments
    • an instrument for dilating a body cavity for medical examination
  3. signorina (seen-yaw-ree-nuh)
    (n.) a conventional Italian term of address or title of respect for a girl or unmarried woman
  4. apiculture (ey-pi-kuhl-cher)
    (n.) beekeeping, esp. on a commercial scale for the sale of honey
  5. Anschluss (ahn-shloo s)
    (n.) union, esp. the political union of Austria with Germany in 1938
  6. skipjack (skip-jak)
    • (n.) any of various fishes that leap above the surface of the water, as a tuna or the bonito
    • (n. entomology) click beetle
    • (n. nautical) an American one-masted sailing vessel
  7. ab initio
  8. Seabee (see-bee)
    (n.) a member of the construction battalions of the US Navy, established in December 1914, to build landing facilities, airfields, etc., in combat areas

    *origin of Seabee: spelling form of the letters "CB" for construction Battalion
  9. Sinn Fein
    • (n.) a political organization in Ireland, founded about 1905, advocating the complete political separation from Great Britain of a unified Ireland
    • a member of this organization
  10. senectitude (si-nek-ti-tood)
    (n.) the last stage of life; old age
  11. shareholder
  12. amicable
  13. spinocerebellar
    (adj.) of or relating to the spinal cord and cerebellum
  14. adventitious (ad-vuh n-tish- uh s)
    • (adj.) associated with something by chance rather than as an integral part; not essential or inherent (extrinsic)
    • (adj. botany, zoology) appearing in an abnormal or unusual position or place, as a root
  15. adipose tissue
    (n.) loose connective tissue in which fat cells accumulate
  16. ad interim (ad in-tuh-rim)
    (adv. adj.) in the meantime
  17. Sephardi (se-phar-di)
    (n.) a descendant of the Jews who lived in Spain and Portugal during the Middle Ages
  18. anonymity
  19. appurtenance (uh-pur-tn-uh-ns)
    • (n.) something subordinate to another, more important thing; adjunct; accessory
    • (n. law) a right, privilege, or improvement belonging to and passing with a principal property
  20. statuary
    (n.) statues collectively
  21. selah (see-luh, sel-uh)
    (n. an expression occurring frequently in the Psalms thought to be a liturgical or musical direction, probably a direction by the leader to raise the voice or perhaps an indication of a pause
  22. scarab
    • (n.) a large black beetle regarded as sacred by the ancient Egyptians
    • a representation of this beetle
  23. Serbo-Croatian
    (n. adj.) the closely related Slavic languages of Croatia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Serbia when considered a single language
  24. aerialist (air-ee-uh-list)
    • (n.) a trapeze artist
    • (n. slang) burglar who gains entrance to a building or apartment by leaping from rooftop to rooftop, sliding down ropes, or the like
  25. al dente (al den-tey)
    (adj. adv., esp. of pasta) cooked so as not to be too soft; firm to the bite
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Vocab Words 2
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