Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Vocab. #8 10/22/13

cursory: hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed

The paper was a prime example of a cursory.

impetusthe force or energy with which a body moves

He had many impetus movements.

pinnaclea high, pointed piece of rock

She hiked to the pinnacle point of the rock.

contumelyinsolent or insulting language or treatment.

The French man seemed contumely to the American.

bereavementstate of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one

She was very bereavement after the death of her son.

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

He had a cache of guns. 

consummationthe point at which something is complete or finalized

The court date was consummation.

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

The car crash was a calamity event. 

avariceextreme greed for wealth or material gain

Paris was an avarice kind of girl. 

fortify: strengthen (a place) with defensive works so as to protect it against attack

The fort helped to fortify the perimeters.

erratic: not even or regular in pattern or movement; unpredictable

The drawings were erratic.

ubiquitous: present, appearing, or found everywhere

Trees are a ubiquitous thing.

fortitude: courage in pain or adversity

He had great fortitude for what he did.

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

He spoke in a nonchalant manner.

affect: have an effect on; make a difference to

Global warming has an affect on the world. 

effect: a change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause

He went through the side effect of the stimulant quickly then fell asleep.

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

The merchant displayed a misappropriate behavior.

pragmatic: dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations

The ex army general was very pragmatic with his directions.

metacognition: awareness and understanding of one's own thought processes

I was trained for more than a year to be very metacognition over my thoughts and feelings.
devoutly: having or showing deep religious feeling or commitment.

Annie had a devoutly mannerism to her when it came to church.