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Monday, September 17, 2012

Vo-cab List #5

  1.  allude-Suggest or call attention to indirectly; hint at. The author tried to allude the reader with something interesting.
  2.  clairvoyant-A person who claims to have a supernatural ability to perceive events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact. The man claimed to have a clairvoyant look at the world.
  3.  conclusive-(of evidence or argument) Serving to prove a case; convincing. The results were conclusive, they caught the suspect.
  4.  disreputable-Not considered to be respectable in character or appearance. He had earned a a disreputable reputation.
  5.  endemic-(of a disease or condition) Regularly found among particular people or in a certain area. The disease was only endemic to one valley.
  6.  exemplary-Serving as a desirable model; representing the best of its kind. Her essay was so good the teacher used it for an exemplary for other students.
  7.  fathom-Understand (a difficult problem or an enigmatic person) after much thought. He had to fathom through each lesson
  8. Guile-Sly or cunning intelligence. The man was very guile when it came to tuning cars.
  9.  integrity-The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. She showed integrity through her actions.
  10.  itinerary-A planned route or journey; schedule. He got his itinerary when he bought the ticket,
  11.  misconstrue-Interpret (something, esp. a person's words or actions) wrongly. The students always misconstrue the math because of the difficulty.
  12.  obnoxious- extremely unpleasant. The baby was obnoxious when it cried.
  13.  placate-Make (someone) less angry or hostile. He tried to placate the angry mom,
  14.  placid- calm unmoving. The lake was always placid at night.
  15.  plagiarism-Taking someone elses writing and passing it as your own. The girl got caught for plagiarism in class.
  16.  potent- Having great power or effect. The smell was potent in the room
  17.  pretext-A reason given in justification of a course of action that is not the real reason. He made up a pretext that solved nothing but calmed down everyone.
  18.  protrude-Extend beyond or above a surface. The gutter protruded from the house.
  19.  stark-Severe or bare in appearance or outline. The tattoo was very stark with bad outline.
  20.  superficial-Existing or occurring at or on the surface. He was always superficial when he talked.

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