New Atlantis Glossary

New Atlantis Glossary

Apparel

Clothing

Axioms

A widely-acknowledged fact or truth

Bastons

A cane-like weapon of the Filipino martial arts

Besought

To appeal or plead with urgency

Cambric

A sheet of fine, white fabric

Cherubim

Meaning a beautiful and innocent person, usually a child

Cloistered

Sheltered and protected from the outside world

Concupiscence

Meaning desire or want, usually in a sexual context

Confiture

Fruit jam or paste

Enameled

An object having a protective and/or decorative covering

Hitherto

Meaning 'Until now'

Ignominy

Dishonor; Disgrace

Insinuate

To subtly suggest or imply

Inundate

To overwhelm; to saturate

Lanthorn

Lantern

Libertine

A deviant who is immoral or sexually unrestrained

Meretricious

False; Gaudy

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