More Vocab Wordshermetic - sealed by fusion so as to be airtight; airtight
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
erudite - (of a person or book) learned; full of learning; scholarly; N. erudition
monastic - related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
cower - shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
ultimatum - last demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica