Wislawa Szymborska - Vocabulary

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Teeming

Be full of or swarming with something

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Muse

In Greek and Roman mythology Zeus’ nine daughters of art and science, source of inspiration for an artist

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Daimon

In Greek mythology a deity or spirit that watches over someone, synonym for demon

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Inferno

A large and out-of-control fire, a place or state resembling hell

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Anathema

Something or someone one really dislikes, a curse made by a pope or a church’s council to exclude someone or something from church

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Fugue

A musical composition in which a short melody or phrase is introduced by one part and then taken up by others and developed by putting the parts together, a state of loss of awareness of one’s identity often followed by hysteria and epilepsy

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Rotund

(A person) large and plump, (a speech) deep, rich, intended to impresss

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Aureole

A circle of light or brightness surrounding something, especially in art around someone’s head or person’s person

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Consolation

Comfort received after a loss of disappointment

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Fidelity

Faithfulness to someone or something shown by continuing loyalty and support

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Daunted

Someone intimidated or apprehensive

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Deft

Skilful and showing neatness and swiftness in one’s movements

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Oneiric

Relating to dreaming or dreams

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Mire

Swampy ground, a situation or state of difficulty, distress, or embarrassment that is hard to escape from

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Photogenic

Something or someone looking attractive in photos or videos, organism producing light

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Magnanimous

Generous or forgiving especially toward a less powerful person, with a big heart

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Cunning

Showing skill in achieving one’s goals by deceit, crafty in the use of special resources

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Thicket

A dense group of bushes or trees

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Cipher

A secret or hidden way of writing a code, the number 0

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Arbitrate

To reach an authoritative judgement or settlement

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Moulder

To slowly decay into particles

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Flayed

Peeled off (referring to skin)

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Accord

To give someone power or recognition, to agree or be consistent with, an official agreement or treaty

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Plumage

A bird’s feathers

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Omnipotent

(A deity) having unlimited power, able to do anything

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Omni

All

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Nuptials

A wedding

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