Monday, August 19, 2013
1. Adumbrate: to foreshadow vaguely
Most novels do not give you the whole picture in one page, but adumbrate throughout it.
2. Apotheosis: elevation to divine status
In Mushu’s family his younger sister Ari is seen as the apotheosis of the family.
3. Ascetic: severe self-discipline
In order to accomplish anything in life a person must have an ascetic point of view.
4. Bauble: something of no importance or worth
Mrs. Reed told me that all of the subjects in school were bauble except for art.
5. Beguile: to lead by deception
Many Catholics believe that the devil beguiles people into doing wrong.
6. Burgeon: to send forth new growth/bloom/sprout
Other peoples ideas really allow my mind to wander and burgeon.
7. Complement: something that fills up, completes
Peanut butter and jelly are what complements bread.
8. Contumacious: stubbornly disobedient, rebellious
Teens are always the first to act contumacious against anybody who questions their power.
9. Curmudgeon: miser
I tried to be nice to the old man, but he was just so curmudgeon that it seemed impossible.
10. Didactic: designed or intended to teach
Today in child development we participated in a quick didactic, using pictures and the text to try to understand the material better.
11. Disingenuous: lacking candor, frankness. False appearance
I really like the class, but I have a hard time coping with Mr. Wing’s disingenuous personality.
12. Exculpate: to clear from fault
John was exculpated when he apologized to Timmy for pushing him down the slide.
13. Faux pas: blunder
It really bugs me when I make a faux pas on an arithmetic problem.
14. Fulminate: express protest
If I get angry at something do not expect me to sit still with out trying to fumigate a debate first.
15. Fustian: strong cotton durable cloth
All of the laundry detergents promise their buyers fustian clothes, but I refuse to believe them.
16. Hauteur: arrogance, haughtiness
Based on the way she acted today I would say she is quite the hauteur person.
17. Inhibit: restrain
If it was possible I would have inhibited him from smoking at all.
18. Jeremiad: long mournful complain
I hate it when I am having a good day and some one ruins it by having a big jeremiad.
19. Opportunist: person who takes advantage of all his opportunities
Opportunist are probably the most successful people due to the fact that they waste no time in taking advantage of things.
20. Unconscionable: unreasonable, not controlled by conscience
There are some diseases that are unconscionable, but many have a scientific background tied to them.