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

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

vocabulary #8 Def. Only

abase: to reduce or lower in rank, office etc
abdicate: to give up or renounce
abomination: anything greatly disliked or detested
brusque: rude, blunt, rough
saboteur: a person that practices sabotage
debauchery: excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures
proliferate: to grow or produce
anachronism: someone or something that belongs in an earlier time period
nomenclature: names or terms used in a particular set or system
expurgate: to make appropriate by removing words/passages that are offensive; to censor
bellicose: aggressive, hostile, ready to fight
gauche: lacking social grace;  awkward
rapacious: satisfaction of greed
paradox: a proposition that seems contradictory, but may be true
conundrum: a riddle, puzzle
anomaly: someone or something abnormal,
ephemeral: short-lived, lasting a brief moment
rancorous: someone who is full of resentment/ hate
churlish: rude, vulgar behavior
precipitous: very steep, dangerously high

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