16 March 2014

Vocab 3/16/14

portend (v) -- to serve as an omen or a warning of; presage

laissez faire (adj./n) -- noninterference in the affairs of others

oration (n) -- a formal speech, especially one given on a ceremonial occasion 

erudition (adj./n) -- deep, extensive learning; erudite

incursion (n) -- an aggressive entrance into foreign territory; a raid or invasion

appropriate (v) -- to set apart for a specific use

antipodal (adj.) -- diametrically opposed; exactly opposite: the antipodally pleasant sound of the the water crashing down on him with the strength of a Cross River gorilla

diametrically (adj.) -- of, relating to, or along a diameter

pesage (n) -- an indication or warning of a future occurrence; an omen

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