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, September 9, 2013

VOC. #4

1.Accolade: award, honor, laudatory notice
Marco’s final goal received accolades not only from his fans, but also from the newspaper and television the next day.
2.Acerbity: sourness, with roughness or astringency of taste
I had a really hard time swallowing the food on my plate, its acerbity made my throat itch.
3.Attrition: a reduction or decrease in numbers, size or strength
The boss decided to make an attrition on all of the employees monthly wage.
4.Bromide: flat, dull remark
I felt pity for the girl for she only came up with bromides in her argument.
5.Chauvinist: person aggressively and blindly patriotic
I find chauvinist people quite ignorant sometimes, because they are so focused on their own country.
6.Chronic: constant, habitual
Kelly does not like change she much rather enjoys her chronic life as it is.
7.Expound: state in detail, explain, and interpret
Mr. Leal really knew how to take a subject and expound it in a way that was so simple.
8.Factionalism: practice of a faction (group, clique within larger group)
Factionalism is a daily thing on a high school campus.
9.Immaculate: free from spot, pure, perfect
To many Catholics the Virgin Mary is seen as immaculate, because she is said to be born without sin.
10.Imprecation: curse, malediction
Sarah had never believed in imprecations, but after the scary movie she could not take her mind off them.
11.Ineluctable: incapable of being escaped, ignored or avoided
His bright yellow shoes flashed under the sun’s gleam that he was just ineluctable.
12.Mercurial: changeable
What I love about my house rules is that they are mercurial.
13.Palliate: to relieve, alleviate
The Advil was able to palliate the pain for a couple of hours before it came again.
14.Protocol: regulations and customs pertaining to diplomatic formality, etiquette
Sonny thought she knew about protocol until she met Josh.
15.Resplendent: shining, gleaming
She was completely in awe when he went down on one knee and presented her with the resplendent ring.
16.Stigmatize: to set a mark of disgrace, brand, and stigma upon something/someone
Many people have a tendency of quickly stigmatizing something they know very little of.
17.sub rosa: confidentially, secretly, and privately
There are many issues that are kept sub rosa by my parents.
18.Vainglory: vain, excessive pride over one’s achievements
Jake has so much vainglory and I t is really getting on my nerves.
19.Vestige: surviving evidence or remainder that is no longer present
The tablets of unknown language served as vestiges to the people of that town.
20.Volition: exercise of willing, choosing, resolving, etc.
People practice volition everyday.

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