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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

::: hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
::: pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
::: panegyric - formal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
::: arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
::: rancid - having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank
::: hegemony - dominance especially of one nation over others
::: linguistic - pertaining to language
::: ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
::: spawn - lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals
::: scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict