Monday, September 16, 2013

Vocab. #5 9/16

adroitclever or skillful in using the hands or mind

sentence: The handy man was an adroit when it came to his job.

 amicable having a spirit of friendliness; without serious disagreement or rancor.

sentence: The hippies acted amicable when I met them.

 aversehaving a strong dislike of or opposition to something.

sentence: Hitler was a prime example of an averse person.

 belligerenthostile and aggressive.

sentence: The woman on the bus seemed belligerent.

 benevolentwell meaning and kindly.

sentence: Her new husband was benevolent.

 cursoryhasty and therefore not thorough or detailed.

sentence: The instructions to the house seemed cursory like.

 duplicitydeceitfulness; double-dealing.

sentence: The sheep went through a series of tests to have a duplicity of herself.

 extolpraise enthusiastically.

sentence: The toddler was extoled by her parents after saying her first words.

 feasiblepossible to do easily or conveniently.

sentence: The task seemed feasible to me.

 grimacean ugly, twisted expression on a person's face, typically expressing disgust, pain, or wry amusement.

sentence: Her face went grimace after seeing the prime scene photos.

 holocaustdestruction or slaughter on a mass scale, esp. caused by fire or nuclear war.

sentence: Unfortunately their happened to be a holocaust of the animals in the area.

 imperviousnot allowing fluid to pass through.

sentence: Her system was impervious in the moment.

 impetusthe force or energy with which a body moves.

sentence: The zen retreat sparked an impetus feeling in me.

 jeopardydanger of loss, harm, or failure.

sentence: His credit was in jeopardy.

 meticulousshowing great attention to detail; very careful and precise.

sentence: The artist had a meticulous hand for the piece of work.

 nostalgiaa sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.

sentence: The war hero seemed to continue on with his nostalgia talk.

 quintessencethe most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.

sentence: Models for some make great quintessences.

 retrogressgo back to an earlier state, typically a worse one.

sentence: He woke up from his dream and found that his reality was a retrogress of years before.

 scrutinizeexamine or inspect closely and thoroughly.

sentence: The flight attendant scrutinized the water bottle for 15 minutes.

 tepidshowing little enthusiasm.

sentence: His grandpa seemed tepid when it came to cars.