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2666 Week 7 Vocabulary, p. 353 to 404

abated to decrease in force or intensity
anarchic lacking order, regularity, or definiteness
antagonism opposition of a conflicting force, tendency, or principle
aversion a feeling of repugnance toward something with a desire to avoid or turn from it
berserk frenzied, crazed
cassocks a close-fitting ankle-length garment worn especially in Roman Catholic and Anglican churches by the clergy and by laypersons assisting in services
chilango Mexico, slang) from Mexico City. Often used derogatorily by those living outside the capital
colonia neighborhoods in Mexican cities, which have no jurisdictional autonomy or representation
compadre a close friend
craniocrebral involving both cranium and brain
guaco vine-like Central and South American, and West Indian climbing plants, reputed to have curative powers
hyoid a U-shaped bone or complex of bones that is situated between the base of the tongue and the larynx and that supports the tongue, the larynx, and their muscles
insolent insultingly contemptuous in speech or conduct
lamentable that is to be regretted
litany a resonant or repetitive chant
macabre having death as a subject
parochial of or relating to a church parish
reprisals a retaliatory act
sacristy a room in a church where sacred vessels and vestments are kept and where the clergy vests
scourge a cause of wide or great affliction
tumefaction an action or process of swelling or becoming tumorous

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