12th Grade Words for Dehcho, NT, Canada

Words for 12th Grade students of Dehcho Divisional Education Council.
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 12th Grade Words for Dehcho Divisional Education Council
acquiescence
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n. acceptance without protest
antediluvian
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a. antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times
antipyretic
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a. preventing or alleviating fever
avoirdupois
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n. a system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains)
banausic
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a. (formal) ordinary and not refined
boudoir
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n. small room, especially in which a lady may retire to be alone, or to receive intimate friends; a lady's private room
bourgeoisie
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n. the social class between the lower and upper classes
consanguineous
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a. of the same lineage or origin; having common ancestor
eleemosynary
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a. generous in assistance to the poor
faience
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n. glazed earthenware decorated with opaque colors
idiosyncratic
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a. peculiar to the individual
infinitesimal
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a. very small; immeasurably or incalculably minute
jodhpurs
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n. flared trousers ending at the calves; worn with riding boots
lavaliere
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n. jeweled pendant worn on a chain around the neck
miasma
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n. swamp gas; heavy, vaporous atmosphere, often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence
mountebank
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n. a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes
multitudinous
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a. too numerous to be counted
narcissistic
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a. characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
neologism
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n. new or newly invented word or phrase
paraphernalia
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n. personal ornaments or accessories, as of attire; articles used in particular activity
perspicuous
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a. (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
pulchritude
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n. great physical beauty and appeal; attractive moral excellence; moral beauty
raconteur
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n. storyteller; one who tells stories and anecdotes with skill and wit
raillery
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n. pleasantry or slight satire; banter; jesting language; satirical merriment
truculence
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n. aggressiveness; ferocity; ferociously cruel actions or behavior
unctuous
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a. oily; composed of oil or fat; characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness