Words

scapular (adj.) — relating to the shoulder or shoulder blade

disparate (adj.) — essentially different in kind

proscenium (n.) — the part of a theater stage in front of the curtain

dipsomaniac (n.) — alcoholic, specifically in a form characterized by intermittent bouts of craving for alcohol

efficacy (n.) — the ability to produce a desired or intended result

votive (adj.) — offered or consecrated in fulfillment of a vow

wan (adj.) — pale and giving the impression of illness or exhaustion

pooka (n.) — a hobgoblin

elucidate (v.) — make clear; explain

flambĂ© (adj.) — covered with liquor and set alight briefly

mottle (v.) — mark with spots or smears of color

ingenue (n.) — an innocent or unsophisticated young woman

spanakopita (n.) — a phyllo pastry stuffed with spinach and feta cheese

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