09 July 2014

Vocab 7/9/14

ebullient (adj.) -- zestfully enthusiastic

zest (n) -- flavor or interest; piquancy.

piquancy (n) -- pleasantly pungent or tart in taste; spicy

tart (adj.) -- having a sharp pungent taste; sour

tantamount (adj.) -- equivalent in effect or value

laud (v) -- to give praise to; glorify
        (n) -- praise; glorification

homophone (n) -- one of two or more words, such as night and knight, that are pronounced the same but differ in meaning, origin, and sometimes spelling

cataleptic (adj.) -- of or relating to catalepsy 

catalepsy (n) -- a condition characterized by lack of response to external stimuli and by muscular rigidity, so that the limbs remain in whatever position they are placed; it is known to occur in a variety of physical and psychological disorders, such as epilepsy and schizophrenia, and can be induced by hypnosis

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