PALE FIRE VOCABULARY QUIZ - 2. An execution of such...

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PALE FIRE VOCABULARY QUIZ #1   par·he·li·on A bright spot sometimes appearing on either side of the sun, often on a luminous ring or halo. Sometimes called a sundog   tour de force A feat requiring great virtuosity or strength, often deliberately undertaken for its difficulty: “In an extraordinary structural tour de force the novel maintains a dual focus” (Julian Moynahan).   lim·pid Characterized by transparent clearness; pellucid. See Synonyms at clear . 1. Easily intelligible; clear: writes in a limpid style. 2. Calm and untroubled; serene.   auto-da-fe 1. A judgment of the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal condemning or acquitting persons accused of religious offenses.
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Unformatted text preview: 2. An execution of such sentence, by the civil power, esp. the burning of a heretic. It was usually held on Sunday, and was made a great public solemnity by impressive forms and ceremonies. dross Waste or impure matter: discarded the dross after recycling the wood pulp. forelay 1. To lay down beforehand. farrago An assortment or a medley; a conglomeration: their special farrago of resentments interlocutor Someone who takes part in a conversation, often formally or officially. Cedarn Of or pertaining to the cedar or its wood. [R.] occlude To cause to become closed; obstruct: occlude an artery....
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course ENGL 030 taught by Professor Wright,elizabeth during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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