The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: English-Wang Vocab Semester 1 Flashcards


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The diving bell and the butterfly vocab
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Amulet

an ornament or small piece of jewelry thought to give protection against evil, danger, or disease.

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Ascetic

characterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons.

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debridden

confined to bed by sickness or old age

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beguiling

charming or enchanting, often in a deceptive way.

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connotation

an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning

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coup

a sudden, violent, and unlawful seizure of power from a government

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Downy

covered with fine, soft hair or feathers.

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emissary

a person sent on a special mission, usually as a diplomatic representative.

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esplande

a long, open, level area, typically beside the sea, along which people may walk for pleasure

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furtively

in a way that attempts to avoid notice or attention; secretively.

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Garish

showy; flashy; tacky.

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grotto

a small, pretty cave, usually man-made in parks or gardens

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gurney

a wheeled stretcher used for transporting hospital patients

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homage

special honor or respect shown publicly

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inane

silly,stupid