04 April 2014

Vocab 4/4/14

expurgate (v) - to remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication

innocuous (adj.) - having no adverse effect; harmless

adverse (adj.) - acting or serving to oppose; antagonistic

connote (v) - to suggest or imply in addition to literal meaning

denote (v) - to mark; indicate: the grimace, which--all could see--denoted pain-endurance of the most intrepid kind.

intrepid (v) - resolutely courageous; fearless

astringent (adj.) - medicine tending to draw together or constrict tissues; styptic

stypic (adj.) - contracting the tissues or blood vessels

mnemonic (adj.) - relating to, assisting, or intended to assist the memory

gustatory (adj.) - of or relating to the sense of taste: the gustatory pleasure elicited by not only the malt milkshake's chocolate layers but the licorice-flavored straw Martha drank it with as well

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