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Week 2: Vocabulary

Will Post Tomorrow Feb. 5 2010 to bolanobolano.com

acolytes one who attends or assists
aide mémoire an aid to the memory
basalt a dark gray to black dense to fine-grained igneous rock that consists of basic plagioclase, augite, and usually magnetite
captious calculated to confuse, entrap, or entangle in argument
concatenation to link together in a series or chain
doublet a man’s close-fitting jacket worn in Europe especially during the Renaissance
fait accompli a thing accomplished and presumably irreversible
grappa a dry colorless brandy distilled from fermented grape pomace
imbroglio an intricate or complicated situation
interregnum a period during which the normal functions of government or control are suspended
languor listless indolence or inertia
Lilliputian small, miniature
lyceé a French public secondary school that prepares students for the university
misanthropic marked by a hatred or contempt for humankind
misogynistic a hatred of women
osseous bony
salient standing out conspicuously : prominent; especially : of notable significance
symbiosis a cooperative relationship (as between two persons or groups)
trattoria restaurant; specifically : a usually small Italian restaurant
xenophobic one unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially of people of foreign origin

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