- accede: assent or agree to a demand, request, or treaty.
- sentence : The president acceded to the demand that was requested.
- brandish: wave or flourish (something, esp. a weapon) as a threat or in anger or excitement.
- sentence: The farmer brandished his gun in the air.
- comprise: consist of; be made up of.
- sentence: The meal was comprised of very expensive ingredients.
- deft: neatly skillful and quick in one's movements.
- sentence: The artist was deft in his drawings.
- destitute: without the basic necessities of life
- sentence: She was destitute primarily because of her situation.
- explicit: stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.
- sentence: The saying was very explicit.
- extirpate: root out and destroy completely
- sentence: The relationship was completely extirpated.
- inopportune: occurring at an inconvenient or inappropriate time.
- sentence: The alarm clock was inopportune.
- ironic: using or characterized by irony
- sentence: It was ironic to see a fire truck on fire yesterday.
- musty: having a stail or moldy smell
- sentence: The basement was very musty.
- officious: assertive of authority in an annoying way
- sentence: The officer seemed officious in his demands.
- ominous: giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen
- sentence: The fortune teller told an ominous story about her client.
- pinnacle: a high pointed piece of rock
- example: The goat sat near the pinnacle point of the mountain.
- premeditated: thinking of a plan before hand
- sentence: The master plan was completely premeditated.
- rampant: flourishing or spreading unchecked.
- sentence: The gas leak started to rampant into the water.
- solace: comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.
- sentence: Her way to cope was to choose an unhealthy solace.
- stately: having a dignified, unhurried, and grand manner; majestic in manner and appearance.
- sentence: The waiter seemed to be very stately.
- supple: bending and moving easily and gracefully; flexible.
- sentence: The dancers were so supple in their routines.
- suppress: to hold in and or push down
- sentence: The soldier had to suppress many memories.
- venal: showing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery
- sentence: The judge made a venal decision when he let the criminal off the hook.
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.