Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Vocab. #7 10/1/13

cursoryhasty and therefore not thorough or detailed.

The painting was very cursory like.

impetusthe force or energy with which a body moves.

When the car hit the man it was an impetus blow to his body. 

pinnaclea high, pointed piece of rock.

She reached the pinnacle point in his acting career. 

contumelyinsolent or insulting language or treatment.

The worker at the gas station tended to be impatient and contumely. 

bereavementmourning,state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one

She was bereavement over the death of her son. 

cachea collection of items of the same type stored in a hidden or inaccessible place.

There was a cache of Monster energy drinks in the basement of his house. 

consummationthe point at which something is complete or finalized.

15 years was the final consummation for the prisoner. 

calamityan event causing great and often sudden damage or distress; a disaster.

Africa was in great calamity because of the harsh weather conditions. 

avariceextreme greed for wealth or material gain.

Their president was an avarice kind of man. 

fortifystrengthen (a place) with defensive works so as to protect it against attack.

The empty shed was all they could think of for some fortify. 

erraticnot even or regular in pattern or movement; unpredictable.

The way the turtles were swimming looked erratic to me. 

ubiquitouspresent, appearing, or found everywhere.

Trees are a very ubiquitous thing. 

fortitudecourage in pain or adversity.

She has great fortitude to have had a child. 

nonchalant(of a person or manner) feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm.

The lady by the pool sat in a nonchalant way. 

affecthave an effect on; make a difference to.

The affect on the people wasn't a very good one. 

effecta change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause.

Consequentially, the effect of the experiment created another goat. 

misappropriate(of a person) dishonestly or unfairly take (something, esp. money, belonging to another) for one's own use.

What the criminal did was pull a misappropriate move. 

pragmaticdealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.

The teenager seemed very mature and pragmatic with the situation. 

metacognitionawareness and understanding of one's own thought processes.

She was very in tune and metacognitional with her own body and mind. 

  1. devoutlyin a devout and pious manner

    The pizza body was devoutly when it came to his job.

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