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Week 2 Vocab

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FC: Week 2 Vocab | Thomas Propest

1: Argot | (n) the special vocabulary and idiom of a particular profession or social group. | Sounds like ARGH-ot . "Argh" is a term associated especially with pirates, and isn't used by many others.

2: Zeitgeist | (n)the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era. | From German Zeit, time and Geist, Spirit.

3: Rapacious | (adj) inordinately greedy; predatory; extortionate. | Sounds like"rap vicious". Think of a rapper who is very mean and greedy. Everyone knows it because he tells about how he feels in his vicious rap lyrics.

4: Anachronism | (n) an error in chronology; a chronological misplace of persons, events, objects, or customs in regard to each other. | From Greek ana-, against and chron, time.

5: Moribund | (adj) being in the state of dying. | From Latin mori-, to die

6: Furor | (n) an angry or maniacal fit. | Sounds like "fury". I believe from this point it's self-explanatory.

7: Exegetics | (n) the science of exegesis (critical explanation or interpretation of a text or portion of a text, especially of the Bible). | Sounds like ex-GENETICS. Genetics critical making up who we are, and can explain a lot about us.

8: Diminution | (n) the act, fact, or process of diminishing; lessening; reduction. | From Latin de-, down from, minus, lessen and -ion, state of.

9: Paradigm | (n) a set of forms all of which contain a particular element. | Sounds like "pair a' dime". With a set of dimes, although they may have different years and various states of wear- they're all still dimes.

10: Colloquialism | (n) A word or phrase that is not formal or literary, typically one used in ordinary or familiar conversation. | Sounds like co-LOCAL-ism. Locally in the south, we have many words and phrases like "ain't" and "two peas in a pod" that are considered quite informal.

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