Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Vocabulary #3 9/3

1. The accomplice was sentenced 15 years in prison. 

2. The teenager annihilated his car.

3. The decision to buy the dress was an arbitrary one. 

4. The rapper was brazen

5. The sodium was just a catalyst to the experiment.

6. Because of the war, there was an exodus of the human population. 

7. The teacher facilitated the homework for the students. 

8. The chip for the phone was incorrigible

9. The woman's baby was latent in the 5th month of her pregnancy. 

10. Hitler was a militant for his cause. 

11. The old man was morose

12. The wall was opaque from the outside.

13. This job to me is a paramount

14. The intoxicated man prattled about his shoes. 

15. The lawyer was able to rebut the statement to the jury. 

16. Adidas picked their official reprimand for their new line of clothes. 

17. Black people used to be a servitude to slave owners back then.

18. The student had a slapdash paper.

19. The old pipes in the building caused a stagnant throughout the apartments. 

20. Unfortunately the man succumbed back into the gang.

                     ***  DEFINITIONS ***                                               

accomplice: A person who helps another commit a crime 

 annihilate: To destroy utterly and or obliterate 

 arbitrary: Based on a random choice or  personal whim rather than any reason or system

 brazen: Bold and without shame

 catalyst: A substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing chemical change

 exodus: A mass departure of people 

 facilitate: To make an action/process easier 

 incorrigible: Not able to be corrected, improved or reformed 

 latent: of a quality or state existing but not yet developed or manifested; hidden; concealed 

 militantcombative and aggressive in support of a political or social cause, and typically favoring extreme, violent, or confrontational methods

 morose: Sullen and ill tempered 

 opaque: Not able to be seen through; not transparent

 paramount: More important than anything else, supreme 

 prattle: Talk at length in a foolish or inconsequential way

 rebutclaim or prove that evidence or an accusation is false

 reprimand: A rebuke, esp. an official one

 servitude: The state of being a slave or completely subject to someone more powerful.

 slapdashdone too hurriedly and carelessly

 stagnantof a body of water or the atmosphere of a confined space having no current or flow and often having an unpleasant smell as a consequence

 succumbfail to resist such as pressure, temptation, or some other negative force