Here is this week’s vocabulary list.
don² -(noun) 1. a Spanish nobleman or gentleman —used as a title prefixed to the Christian name; 2. a head, tutor, or fellow in a college of Oxford or Cambridge University; broadly : a college or university professor; 3. a powerful Mafia leader.
focus¹ – (noun) 1a. a point at which rays (as of light, heat, or sound) converge or from which they diverge or appear to diverge;specifically : the point where the geometrical lines or their prolongations conforming to the rays diverging from or converging toward another point intersect and give rise to an image after reflection by a mirror or refraction by a lens or optical system, 1b. a point of convergence of a beam of particles (as electrons); 2a. adjustment for distinct vision; also : the area that may be seen distinctly or resolved into a clear image, 2b. a state or condition permitting clear perception or understanding, 2c. direction; 3. one of the fixed points that with the corresponding directrix defines a conic section; 4. a localized area of disease or the chief site of a generalized disease or infection; 5a. a center of activity, attraction, or attention, 5b. a point of concentration; 6. the place of origin of an earthquake or moonquake; 7. directed attention : emphasis.
furl¹ – (verb) 1. to wrap or roll (as a sail or a flag) close to or around something; 2. to curl or fold as in being furled.
interest² – (verb) 1. to induce or persuade to participate or engage; 2. to engage the attention or arouse the interest of.
usurp – (verb) 1a. to seize and hold (as office, place, or powers) in possession by force or without right, 1b. to take or make use of without right; 2. to take the place of by or as if by force : supplant; 3. to seize or exercise authority or possession wrongfully.
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