Monday, January 27, 2014

Vocab. List Spring #4 1/27/14

accolade - noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

The mother gave an accolade motion saying that she approved of her son's friend.

acerbity - noun a sharp sour taste; a sharp bitterness; a rough and bitter manner

The woman had an acerbity kind of manner.

attrition - noun the act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction; a wearing down to weaken or destroy; sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation; the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice; erosion by friction

After a while the attrition from the tires started to ruin the tires.

bromide - noun any of the salts of hydrobromic acid; formerly used as a sedative but now generally replaced by safer drugs; a trite or obvious remark

Well that was a bromide statement.

chauvinist - noun an extreme bellicose nationalist; a person with a prejudiced belief in the superiority of his or her own kind

Hitler was an example of someone who had a sense of chauvinist about his character.

chronic - adj. being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering

The time in this class seems to be very chronic.

expound - verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; state

The writer expounded his work to make sure it was the best it could be.

factionalism -  splitting of a group into factions; Conflict between factions

When the students experienced factionalism, they felt more comfortable.

immaculate - adj. completely neat and clean; free from stain or blemish; without fault or error

The room looked very immaculate prior to this morning.

imprecation - noun the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult); a slanderous accusation

I'm scared of voodoo because there's some imprecation that goes on.

ineluctable - adj. impossible to avoid or evade:"inescapable conclusion"

It was ineluctable to try to escape from the box I was hiding in.

mercurial - adj. relating to or containing or caused by mercury;relating to or having characteristics (eloquence, shrewdness, swiftness, thievishness) attributed to the god Mercury; relating to or under the (astrological) influence of the planet Mercury; liable to sudden unpredictable change

The 2 girls had a mercurial moment when they started to hang out more.

palliate - verb provide physical relief, as from pain; lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

Sometimes I take Advil to give me a palliate sense of relief.

protocol - noun code of correct conduct; forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats and heads of state; (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data

I wasn't there to attend the protocol meeting that took place earlier today.

resplendent - adj. having great beauty and splendor

He had a resplendent characteristic about him.

stigmatize - verb mark with a stigma or stigmata; to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful

Grandpa was diagnosed with a stigmatize towards spiders.

sub - noun a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes; a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States; verb be a substitute

In the time of the war, there were many times some of the soldiers had to use a sub.

rosa - noun large genus of erect or climbing prickly shrubs including roses

The raccoon ran and pulled a rosa up the side of the house into the rose bush.

vainglory - noun outspoken conceit

A characteristic that stands out the most within myself is that I tend to be a very vainglory kind of person.

vestige - noun an indication that something has been present

From the crime scene the detective was able to see the vestige from the burglar.

volition - noun the act of making a choice; the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention

She was faced with a volition when it came to Subway or Burger King.