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Monday, October 29, 2012

Vocabulary #9

1.) Advert-An advertisement, Refer to in speaking or writing. He would always advert to his favorite authors quotes.
2.)stripling-a young man. He was but a stripling to him
3.)reverie-A state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream. He always tended to reverie in class.
4.)spectre-apparition: a ghostly appearing figure. In the movie the child saw a spectre and was scared.
5.)behooved-It is a duty or responsibility for someone to do something; it is incumbent on. he was behooved with the job and couldn't leave early.
6.)tarried-Stay longer than intended; delay leaving a place. They were tarried into a haggard hotel.
7.)cognomen-A name; a nickname. His cognomen was given to him from his cabin members.
8.)onerous-(of a task, duty, or responsibility) Involving a burdensome amount of effort and difficulty. he had an onerous task at that.
9.)propensity-An inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way. It was his propensity to act that way.

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