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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

mid-term vocabulary

Vocabulary list #10

Pedagogue- a teacher.
Cavernous- like a cavern in size, shape, and atmosphere. 
Coquettish- a flirt. 
Tête-à-tête- a private conversation between two persons.
Suffice- to be enough or adequate. 
Amorous- showing feeling to sexual desire.

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.

Vocabulary #8

  1.  flout-Openly disregard (a rule, law or convention). The still flout the correct way to do it.
  2.  caveat-A warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations. The teacher had given him a caveat but he didnt listen and got in trouble.
  3.  blazon-Display prominently or vividly. The painting had a blazon effect.
  4.  filch-Pilfer or steal (something, esp. a thing of small value) in a casual way. He filched from the corner market a lot.
  5.  fractious-Easily irritated; bad-tempered. They fought like fractious children.
  6.  equitable-Fair and impartial. they had come to an equitable agreement.
  7.  autonomy-(of a country or region) The right or condition of self-government, esp. in a particular sphere. The country had now became a autonomy.
  8.  addendum-An item of additional material, typically omissions, added at the end of a book or other publication. The story had an addendum at the beginning to explain it better.
  9.  amnesty-An official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offenses. the president gave the criminal amnesty.
  10.  axiomatic-Self-evident or unquestionable. His answers were always axiomatic with evidence to back them up.
  11.  extricate-Free (someone or something) from a constraint or difficulty. Lincoln helped to extricate the slaves.
  12.  soporific-Tending to induce drowsiness or sleep. the long play was very soporific.




  13.  scathing-Witheringly scornful; severely critical. The judge was very scathing with his decisions.
  14.  unwieldy-Difficult to carry or move because of its size, shape, or weight. The old cell phone was very unwieldy and bulky.
  15.  vapid-Insipid, flat, tasteless, dull. It was a very dry and vapid story line.
  16.  prognosticate-Foretell or prophesy (an event in the future). He tried to prognosticate the situation.
  17.  sepulchral-Of or relating to a tomb or interment. Egyptians always used sepulchral statues.
  18.  salutary- producing good affects; beneficial. The event turned out to be a salutary one.
  19.  straitlaced-priggish: exaggeratedly proper. She was very straitlaced and proper.
  20.  scourge-A whip used as an instrument of punishment. The gaurd would scourge him everytime he stopped working.
  21.  precept-A general rule intended to regulate behavior or thought. The teacher set up precepts for the projects.
  22.  transient-Lasting only for a short time; impermanent. The job was only transient for her.
Vocabulary #7
  1. ad infinitum-Again and again in the same way; forever. His life had turned into a ad infinitum routine.
  2.  apportion-Divide and allocate: voting power will be apportioned according to contribution
  3.  bona fide-Genuine; real. The victims statement seemed to be bona fide.
  4.  buoyant-Able or apt to keep afloat or rise to the top of a liquid or gas. The boat was very buoyant and hard to sink.
  5.  clique-A small group of people with shared interests, who spend time together and exclude others. He always stayed with his clique at school.
  6.  concede-Admit that something is true or valid after first denying or resisting it. He had conceded the fact that he would not win.
  7.  congenial-(of a person) Pleasant because of a personality, qualities, or interests that are similar to one's own. She had a very congenial personality.
  8.  lofty-Of imposing height. He put himself in a lofty position
  9.  migration-the movement of persons from one country or locality to another. The migration was always this time of year.
  10.  perceive-Become aware or conscious of (something); come to realize or understand. He had perceived that situation.
  11.  perverse-(of a person or their actions) Showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable, often. He started to act in a perverse attitude towards him.
  12.  prelude-An action or event serving as an introduction to something more important. This was only the prelude to the story.
  13.  rancid-(of foods containing fat or oil) Smelling or tasting unpleasant as a result of being old and stale. His room had a rancid odor.
  14.  rustic-Having a simplicity and charm that is considered typical of the countryside. The town had a rustic theme to it.
  15.  sever-Divide by cutting or slicing, esp. suddenly and forcibly. His arm had been severed.
  16.  sordid-Involving ignoble actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt. He had very sordid actions.
  17.  untenable- Not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection. The police station had become untenable.
  18.  versatile-Able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities.He was very versatile.
  19.  vindicate-Clear (someone) of blame or suspicion. The president vindicated him of the accusations.
  20.  wane- (of the moon) Have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface illuminated, so that it appears to decrease in size. The sunlight started to wane.
 

Vocabulary List 2

1.) intercede-Intervene on behalf of another
2.) hackneyed-Lacking significance through having been overused.
3.) approbation- Approval or praise.
4.) innuendo-An allusive or oblique remark or hint, typically a suggestive or disparaging one coalition.
5.) elicit-Evoke or draw out (a response or fact) from someone by actions or questions.
6.) hiatus-A pause or gap in a sequence, series, or process.
7.) assuage- Make a unpleasant feeling less intense.
8.) decadence-Moral or cultural decline, esp. after a peak of achievement.
9.) expostulate- Express strong disapproval or disagreement.




10.) simulate-Imitate the appearance or character of.
11.) jaded-Tired, bored, lacking enthusiasim, after having to much of something.

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12.) umbrage- Offense or annoyance.
13.) prerogative- A right or privelage to a certain class.
14.) lurid- Very vivid in color as to create a unpleasently harsh way.
15.) transcend- Be or go beyond the limit of something.
16.) provincial-Of or concerning the province of a country.
17.) petulant- Sulky or bad-tempered.
18.) unctuous-(of a person) Excessively or ingratiatingly flattering; oily.
19.) meritorious-deserving thanks or praise.
20.) coalition-An alliance for combined action, especially a temporary alliance of political parties forming a government or of states.

1.) The lawyer interceded for his client.
2.) The lawn mower was hackeneyed from so much use.
3.) He was looking for approbation for what he did.
4.) The quote was an innuendo to him.
5.) The detective tried to elicit answers from the victim.
6.) There was a large hiatus during the play.
7.) Food helped to assuage his stress.
8.) There was a decadence in manners from the neighbors.
9.) Her parents expostulated her idea of staying at her friends.
10.) The game helped simulate the real thing.
11.) He was jaded from the same two movies.
12.) His remark was an umbrage to the mayor.
13.) The campsite was a prerogative to the soldier.
14.) The painting was very lurid with color.
15.) He hoped to transcend to success.
16.) The tax was provincial to both countries.
17.) She has a petulant attitude.
18.) The steak had an unctuous look to it.
19.) She always earned grades that were meritorious to her parents.
20.) The U.S. has a coalition with Russia.

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. 
Vocab list #4
  1. melancholy-A deep, pensive, and long-lasting sadness.
  2. exemplary-Serving as a desirable model; representing the best of its kind. Characteristic of its kind or illustrating a general rule.
  3. peculiar-Strange or odd; unusual
  4. dread-Anticipate with great apprehension or fear
  5. bough-A main branch of a tree.
  6. pious-Devoutly religious. Making a hypocritical display of virtue.
  7. communion-The sharing or exchanging of intimate thoughts and feelings, esp. when the exchange is on a mental or spiritual level.
  8. auditor-A person who conducts an audit
  9. multitude-A large number.
  10. eloquence-Fluent or persuasive speaking or writing.
  11. despair-The complete loss or absence of hope.
  12. hoary- Grayish-white.
  1. He was full of melancholy and greif.
  2. The project was an exemplary for the students to have an idea.
  3. The girl didn't talk very much and was peculiar.
  4. The students always dread tests.
  5. The bough of the tree broke which caused it to die.
  6. He was very pious about his decisions.
  7. The boy had his first holy communion.
  8. The auditor went to collect his money.
  9. The starving children were in despair.
  10. His skin was very hoary from being inside. 
 

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.
 

Vo-Cab list #6

  1.  adroit-Clever or skillful in using the hands or mind. He was very adroit so it didn't matter what hand he used.
  2.  amicable-(of relations between people) Having a spirit of friendliness; without serious disagreement or rancor. There will be a amicable settlement of the dispute.
  3.  averse-Having a strong dislike of or opposition to something. Are teacher is not averce to late homework.
  4.  belligerent-Hostile and aggressive. He was belligerent with his actions.
  5.  benevolent-Well meaning and kindly. The girl showed a benevolent smile.
  6.  cursory-Hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed. The detective was cursory with his investigation.
  7.  duplicity-Deceitfulness; double-dealing. The agent had always shown duplicity.
  8.  extol-Praise enthusiastically. He extolled his sons accomplishment.
  9.  feasible-Possible to do easily or conveniently. The task seemed very feasible.
  10.  grimace-An ugly, twisted expression on a person's face, typically expressing disgust, pain, or wry amusement. She had a grimace expression.
  11.  holocaust-Destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, esp. caused by fire or nuclear war. It was a nuclear holocaust.
  12.  impervious-Unable to be affected by. He was impervious to pain.
  13.  impetus-The force or energy with which a body moves. He had lost his impetus from injury.
  14.  jeopardy-Danger of loss, harm, or failure. His job was in jeopardy.
  15.  meticulous-Showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise. He was very meticulous with his colors.
  16.  nostalgia-A sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. I was overcome with nostalgia for my ex-love.
  17.  quintessence-A sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. He was the quintessence of kings.
  18.  retrogress-Go back to an earlier state, typically a worse one. Her grades started to retrogress back to how they were.
  19.  scrutinize-Examine or inspect closely and thoroughly. He wanted to scrutinize every part of the car.
  20.  tepid-Showing little enthusiasm; lukewarm. He was tepid about the long trip.

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