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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Vo-Cab list #3

  1.  encomium-A speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly.
  2.  coherent-(of an argument, theory, or policy) Logical and consistent
  3.  belabor-Argue or elaborate (a subject) in excessive detail
  4.  eschew-Deliberately avoid using; abstain from
  5.  acquisitive-Excessively interested in acquiring money or material things.
  6.  emulate-Match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation
  7.  arrogate-Take or claim (something) for oneself without justification.
  8.  banal-So lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring
  9.  excoriation-abrasion: an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off.
  10.  congeal-Solidify or coagulate, esp. by cooling
  11.  carping-Difficult to please; critical
  12.  substantiate-Provide evidence to support or prove the truth of
  13.  temporize-Avoid making a decision or committing oneself in order to gain time
  14.  largesse-Generosity in bestowing money or gifts upon others
  15.  tenable-Able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection
  16.  insatiable-(of an appetite or desire) Impossible to satisfy
  17.  reconnaissance-Military observation of a region to locate an enemy or ascertain strategic features
  18.  germane-Relevant to a subject under consideration
  19.  ramify-Form branches or offshoots; spread or branch out
  20.  intransigent-Unwilling or refusing to change one's views or to agree about something.
  21.  taciturn-(of a person) Reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little.
  22.  invidious- (of an action or situation) Likely to arouse or incur resentment or anger in others 
  1. The article was a encomium of the writer.
  2. He is very coherent to all the rules.
  3. There argument was belabor with many smart remarks
  4. He always tried to eschew from drugs.
  5. He was more acquisitive with his huge raise.
  6. He wanted to emulate the movie stars achievements.
  7. The newcomers tried to arrogate land for themselves.
  8. His class is very boring and banal.
  9. There was a excoriation in his skin from the blade.
  10. The water congealed in the freezer into ice.
  11. The judge was very carping with every contestant
  12. He tried to substantiate the whole situation with her.
  13. The boss tried to temporize the deal to give him some time.
  14. She was largesse when it came to taking toys to children.
  15. The house was tenable for him to manage.
  16. He was insatiable when he sat down at the dinner table and could eat endlessly 
  17. They were sent on a reconnaissance mission.
  18. His comment was very germane to the conversation.
  19. They planned to ramify into many chain fast food places.
  20. The mother was intransigent when  it came to him getting a tattoo.
  21. He was very taciturn and quiet.
  22. Seeing him with her made him invidious.

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