Friday, January 24, 2014

Spring Vocab.#3 List 1/24/14

apostatea person who renounces a religious or political belief or principle.

The minister had an apostate moment when he said he didn't want to be the priest anymore.

effusiveexpressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner.

That was explained in such an effusive way. 

impassea situation in which no progress is possible, esp. because of disagreement; a deadlock

There was no chance of an impasse happening to save the young boy.

euphoriaa feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.

I felt great euphoria when I climbed to the top of the mountain.

lugubriouslooking or sounding sad and dismal.

She sounded lugubrious when she spoke out against the kids.

bravadoa bold manner or a show of boldness intended to impress or intimidate

He wanted to make sure he gave off a bravado type of vibe.

consensusgeneral agreement.

Many of the students formed a consensus in regards to having no more homework. 

dichotomya division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.

The dichotomy of the 2 twins was greatly unnoticed by many other people surprisingly.

constrictmake narrower, esp. by encircling pressure.

The tube that the kitten climbed through seemed to constrict a lot of movement. 

gothicof or relating to the Goths or their extinct East Germanic language, which provides the earliest manuscript evidence of any Germanic language

The style of arches that were seen in the front lawn seemed to have a gothic style to them.

punctilioa fine or petty point of conduct or procedure

It was punctilio that all the officers were to be sprayed in the face with pepper spray.

metamorphosisthe process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form in two or more distinct stages

From Freshman year to Senior year, many of the students have undergone a metamorphosis kind of change.

raconteura person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way.

The doctor expressed his skill in a raconteur way.

sine qua nonan essential condition; a thing that is absolutely necessary

While camping it's absolute sine qua non to have lighter fluid.

quixoticexceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical.

It's sad to see so many young women look up to many quixotic people.

vendettaa blood feud in which the family of a murdered person seeks vengeance on the murderer or the murderer's family.

 The death happened so suddenly however the girl's father was feeling very vendetta like.

non sequitura conclusion or statement that does not logically follow from the previous argument or statement.

The conclusion of the argument seemed very non sequitur like. 

mystiquea fascinating aura of mystery, awe, and power surrounding someone or something.

Many magicians seem to have a mystique feel to a lot of their shows.

quagmirea soft boggy area of land that gives way underfoot.

The quagmire of the rock broke away at the bottom of the animals hooves.

parlousfull of danger or uncertainty; precarious.

To have to run across the intersection seemed liked a parlous task.