Vocab Quiz 2/1/13

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bedlam

noun a scene of uproar and confusion

bequest

• the action of bequeathing something

bombastic

noun high-sounding language with little meaning, used to impress people

brouhaha

noisy and overexcited critical response, display of interest, or trail of publicity

crony

a close friend or companion

fiasco

a thing that is a complete failure, esp. in a ludicrous or humiliating way

forte

a thing at which someone excels

prehensile

(chiefly of an animal's limb or tail) capable of grasping.

sublime

of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe

taut

stretched or pulled tight; not slack