15 October 2015

Vocab 10/15/15

cogent (adj.) -- appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning; convincing

stein (n) -- a beer mug, especially one that is large or decorated

carb (n) -- a carburetor 

carburetor (n) -- 1. a device used in internal-combustion engines to produce an explosive mixture of vaporized fuel and air 2. a small hole in the side of a bong or water pipe that is stopped with a finger and then quickly unstopped as a person is inhaling to force smoke out of the drawing end of the pipe

plangent (adj.) -- loud and resounding

hypocapnia (n) -- a state in which the level of carbon dioxide in the blood is lower than normal; can result from deep or rapid breathing

parlous (adj.) -- fraught with danger

lilliputian (adj.) -- very small
                  (n) -- a very small person or being


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