Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Vocab #7

Next 10 New Words of the Day

1. exculpatory- tending to clear from a charge of fault or guilt.
2. sward- turf, grass; sod.
3. macabre- gruesome, horrifying; pertaining to the uglier aspects of death.
4. alidade- a surveying tool consisting of a straightedge with a telescopic sight.
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5. panoplied- equipped with armor; arrayed in ceremonial attire.
6. chthonic- having to do with the underworld; subterranean.
7. insensate- without human feeling or compassion (also: insentient).
8. kohl- Middle Eastern eye makeup, made to darken the edges of eyelids.
9. sluice- an artificial water channel with a gate or valve; a floodgate.
10. effluent- liquid waste; wastewater

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