You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go.
-Dr. Seuss

Monday, August 26, 2013

Vocabulary #2 Definitions + Sentences

1. accoutrements: personal clothing, accessories
I told Ana that Kim wanted cute and colorful accoutrements for her birthday.

2. apogee: the highest or most distant point, climax
The apogee of “Pride and Prejudice” is when Mr. Darcy proposes to Elizabeth.

3. apropos: fitting, at the right time
Everything was going just smoothly and apropos until Tim had to ruin it and come late.

4. bicker: to engage in a querulous argument
My parents really get angry when my siblings and I bicker about lame things.

5. coalesce: to grow together or into one body
When people get married I like to think that they become coalesce.

6. contretemps: inopportune occurrence, embarrassing moment
I have a list of contretemps, but the worst was when I accidently wore my brother’s pants.

7. convolution: coiled condition, twist
When designing the ring the jeweler had to convolute the steel.

8. cull: to choose, select, pick
Kim culled Ana to be on her soccer team.

9. disparate: distinct in kind, essentially different
Although they have disparate minds they found a way to come up with only one conclusion.

10. dogmatic: pertaining to, inflexible
Tim thought his idea was so great and dogmatic that he stared down anyone with any oppositions of any kind.

11. licentious: libertine, unrestrained
I always tend to question if licentious people have strict morals.

12. mete: to distribute, apportion
I’d rather have a teacher that metes his attention to each student than to have a teacher with favorites.

13. noxious: harmful to physical/well being
Drugs and alcohol are noxious.

14. polemic: a controversial argument, as one against some opinion
The topic of abortion has become pretty polemic throughout the years.

15. populous: heavily populated
China is a populous place.

16. probity: honesty, uprightness
In my opinion Probity is the best policy.

17. repartee: quick witty reply
Erin answered his mom with a repartee after she threatened to take his electronics if he didn’t clean his room.

18. supervene: implied event or action, to take place as something additional
The Mariachi was a big surprise and supervene at the party.

19. truncate: to shorten, cut short
Students are often looking to truncate any assignment or process.

20. unimpeachable: impeccable, impossible to discredit, entirely trustworthy
I refuse to consider the dictionary as an unimpeachable source because there is so many of them. 

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