13 June 2014

Vocab 6/13/14

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

paucity (n) --smallness of number; fewness

freegan (n) -- a person who, through opposition to capitalism and consumerism, attempts to live without buying consumer goods, recycling discarded goods instead

stoic (n/adj.) -- one who is seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain; of or relating to this indifference; impassive

gloze (v) -- to minimize or underplay; gloss

funambulist (n) -- an acrobat who performs on a tightrope or slack rope

acumen (n) -- shrewdness shown by keen insight

fabrifuge (n/adj.) -- any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever; acting to reduce fever; antipyretic

antipyretic (adj./n) -- reducing or tending to reduce fever; something that does this

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