Surfacing Glossary

Surfacing Glossary

accumulation

the acquisition or gradual gathering of something

ambassador

an accredited diplomat sent by a country as its official representative to a foreign country

amorphous

without a clearly defined shape or form

auburn

a reddish-brown color

churn

a machine or container in which butter is made by agitating milk or cream

emblem

a heraldic device or symbolic object as a distinctive badge of a nation, organization, or family

evolve

develop gradually

exemplify

illustrate by giving an example

immune

not affected or influenced by something

intrude

put oneself deliberately into a place or situation where one is unwelcome or uninvited

justify

show or prove to be right or reasonable

leech

a person who extorts profit from others

lucid

easy to understand

machete

a broad, heavy knife used as an implement or weapon

marginal

of secondary importance

mongrel

a dog of no definable type or breed

nifty

particularly good, skillful, or effective

ooze

slowly trickle or seep out of something

redemption

the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil

reliquary

a container for holy relics

replica

an exact copy or model of something, esp. one on a smaller scale

ruse

a trick

sanctuary

a place of refuge or safety

stubby

short and thick

surly

bad-tempered and unfriendly

token

a thing given to or done for someone as an expression of one's feelings

translucent

allowing light to pass through

vague

uncertain, indefinite, or unclear

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