Monday, September 16, 2013
1)Obsequious: obedient, dutiful
Up until high school it had been quite easy to be obsequious to all the house rules.
2)Beatitude: exalted happiness
Annie admitted that she had never experienced of beatitude.
3)bete noire: disliked person or thing
Just like I find math to be very difficult so do many others; it is bête noire in our society.
4)bode: predict, announce before hand
As a young child Paul was taught to bode what was going to happen in the novels before he read them.
5)dank: moist, humid, damp
The car was so dank that my hands became sticky with sweat after a few minutes.
6)ecumenical: general, universal
The topic of education is a ecumenical topic.
7)fervid: enthusiasm, burning in spirit
After the church retreat Andrew felt a fervid feeling in his heart.
8)fetid: bad odor, stinky
After finishing his triathlon Nick could not fetid more.
9)gargantuan: gigantic, enormous
I strongly dislike people who make a gargantuan problem out of a small situation.
10)heyday: stage or period of success, strength, high spirits
By the time the homecoming game rally was finished the football players were in a heyday.
11)Incubus: evil spirit, nightmare
When people I do not know come out in my dreams they turn out to be incubus instead of dreams.
12)infrastructure: the underlying framework of a system
The infrastructure of the building needs to be figured out before we actually start the building.
13)inveigle: to entice by flattering talk
John tried to inveigle Betty to be his girlfriend, but she rejected him.
14)kudos: honor, glory
“Kudos to you for starting you Odyssey project on the first day”, I told her.
15)lagniappe: bonus, tip
If I were to work as a waitress I would be extra nice just so I can get a lagniappe.
16)prolix: long, wordy and unnecessary
Mr. Rec prohibited the students to make their thesis prolix, but encouraged them to have straightforward and clear thesis.
17)protégé: under patronage, protection
I am under the protégé of the United States of America.
18)prototype: model or something that is used to illustrate
The prototype in our science class is tall and bony.
19)sycophant: self-seeking flatterer
He forgot about his family and decided to become a sycophant person.
20)tautology: needless repetition of something
Even though the Mr. Dine knew the class understood the concept and did not need tautology he kept talking about it.
21)truckle: passive, willingness, submissive
I was taught to not truckle to anything without giving a fight