14 March 2014

Vocab 3/14/14

profundity (n) -- great depth (as of intellect, feeling, or meaning)

abstruse (adj.) -- difficult to understand; recondite

recondite (adj.) -- not easily understood

kowtow (v) -- to kneel and touch the forehead to the ground in expression of deep respect, worship, or submission, as formerly done in China

replete (adj.) -- abundantly supplied; abounding

magnanimous (adj.) -- courageously noble in mind and heart

rhapsody (n) -- exalted or excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling in speech or writing

formicary (n) -- a nest of ants; an anthill

oblong (adj.) -- deviating from a square, circular, or spherical form by being elongated in one direction

lillipution (adj./n) -- very small--diminutive; one who exudes this quality

diminutive (adj.) -- extremely small in size; tiny

isomorphic (adj.) -- having a similar structure or appearance but being of different ancestry

cloy (v) -- to cause distaste or disgust by supplying with too much of something originally pleasant, especially something rich or sweet; surfeit

surfeit (v) -- to feed or supply to excess, satiety, or disgust

satiety (n) -- the condition of being full or gratified beyond the point of satisfaction

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