13 March 2014

Vocab 3/13/14

anamnesis (n) -- a recalling to memory; recollection

parlance (n) --  a particular manner of speaking; idiom

parley (n/v) --  a discussion or conference, especially one between enemies over terms of truce or other matters; to take part in this

auxiliary (adj.) -- giving assistance or support; helping

autochthonous  (adj.) -- originating where found; indigenous: autochthonous flamingos of the lower Saharan river valley

convoluted (adj.) -- having numerous overlapping coils or folds; intricate or complicated

recumbent (adj.) -- lying down, especially in a position of comfort or rest; reclining

congeal (v) --  to solidify by or as if by freezing; coagulate

alible (adj.) -- having nutrients; nourishing

albescent (adj.) -- becoming white or moderately white; whitish

rubicund (adj.) -- inclined to a healthy rosiness; ruddy

desiccate (v) -- to dry out thoroughly; the desiccated coagulation of Martha's scabbing scars

commensurate (adj.) -- of the same size, extent, or duration as another

chakra (n) -- one of the seven centers of spiritual energy in the human body according to yoga philosophy

subaltern (adj.) -- lower in position or rank; secondary

askew (adj.) -- to one side; awry: the askew cuckoo-clock, whose bird leaps out lopsidedly

obsequious (adj.) -- full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning

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