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Word: disquisition

Definition: formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report


More Vocab Words

::: credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
::: brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish
::: astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
::: reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
::: prologue - introduction (to a poem or play)
::: nutrition - process of nourishing or being nourished; CF. malnutrition
::: aviary - enclosure for birds; large cage
::: decomposition - decay; V. decompose: decay; break and separate into simple parts
::: iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
::: melee - fight