Monday, September 23, 2013

Vocab. #6 9/23

 adroit: clever 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.

 averse: having a strong dislike of or opposition to something.

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

 belligerent: hostile and aggressive.

sentence: The woman on the bus seemed belligerent.

 benevolent: well meaning and kindly.

sentence: Her new husband was benevolent.

 cursory: hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed.

sentence: The instructions to the house seemed cursory like.

 duplicity: deceitfulness; double-dealing.

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

 extol: praise enthusiastically.

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

 feasible: possible to do easily or conveniently.

sentence: The task seemed feasible to me.

 grimace: an 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.

 holocaust: destruction 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.

 impervious: not allowing fluid to pass through.

sentence: Her system was impervious in the moment.

 impetus: the force or energy with which a body moves.

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

 jeopardy: danger of loss, harm, or failure.

sentence: His credit was in jeopardy.

 meticulous: showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise.

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

 nostalgia: a 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.

 quintessence: the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.

sentence: Models for some make great quintessences.

 retrogress: go 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.

 scrutinize: examine or inspect closely and thoroughly.

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

 tepid: showing little enthusiasm.

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



  1. accedeassent or agree to a demand, request, or treaty.
  2.  sentence : The president acceded to the demand that was requested.
  3.  brandishwave or flourish (something, esp. a weapon) as a threat or in anger or excitement.
  4. sentence: The farmer brandished his gun in the air.
  5.  comprise: consist of; be made up of.
  6. sentence: The meal was comprised of very expensive ingredients.
  7.  deftneatly skillful and quick in one's movements.
  8. sentence: The artist was deft in his drawings.
  9.  destitutewithout the basic necessities of life
  10. sentence: She was destitute primarily because of her situation.
  11.  explicitstated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.
  12. sentence: The saying was very explicit. 
  13.  extirpateroot out and destroy completely
  14. sentence: The relationship was completely extirpated.
  15.  inopportuneoccurring at an inconvenient or inappropriate time.
  16. sentence: The alarm clock was inopportune.
  17.  ironicusing or characterized by irony
  18. sentence: It was ironic to see a fire truck on fire yesterday.
  19.  musty: having a stail or moldy smell 
  20. sentence: The basement was very musty.
  21.  officious: assertive of authority in an annoying way 
  22. sentence: The officer seemed officious in his demands.
  23.  ominous: giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen 
  24. sentence: The fortune teller told an ominous story about her client.
  25.  pinnacle: a high pointed piece of rock 
  26. example: The goat sat near the pinnacle point of the mountain.
  27.  premeditated: thinking of a plan before hand
  28. sentence: The master plan was completely premeditated.
  29.  rampantflourishing or spreading unchecked.
  30. sentence: The gas leak started to rampant into the water.
  31.  solacecomfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.
  32. sentence: Her way to cope was to choose an unhealthy solace.
  33.  statelyhaving a dignified, unhurried, and grand manner; majestic in manner and appearance.
  34. sentence: The waiter seemed to be very stately.
  35.  supplebending and moving easily and gracefully; flexible.
  36. sentence: The dancers were so supple in their routines.
  37.  suppress: to hold in and or push down 
  38. sentence: The soldier had to suppress many memories.
  39.  venalshowing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery
  40. sentence: The judge made a venal decision when he let the criminal off the hook.