Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bear Island Vocabulary

Bear Island by Alistair MacLean

Threnody: a poem, speech, or song of lamentation, especially for the dead;dirge; funeral song.

Postprandial: after a meal, especially after dinner:

Apposite: suitable; well-adapted; pertinent; relevant; apt:

Sybaritic: 1.pertaining to or characteristic of a sybarite; characterized by or loving luxury or sensuous pleasure: to wallow in sybaritic splendor.
2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Sybaris or its inhabitants.

(Sybarite: a person devoted to luxury and pleasure.)

Cosset: to treat as a pet; pamper; coddle.

Plenary: 1.full; complete; entire; absolute; unqualified: plenary powers.
2. attended by all qualified members; fully constituted:

Peripatetic: 1.walking or traveling about; itinerant.
2. ( initial capital letter ) of or pertaining to Aristotle, who taught philosophy while walking in the Lyceum of ancient Athens.
3. ( initial capital letter ) of or pertaining to the Aristotelian school of philosophy.

Volte-face: a turnabout, especially a reversal of opinion or policy.

Concomitant: existing or occurring with something else, often in a lesser way; accompanying; concurrent:

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