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Vocabulary Week 2 Gold. Word 1: Gregarious Def: Someone who enjoys being with others, very social Sent: Man is a gregarious animal, and much more so in his mind than in his body. He may like to go alone for a walk, but he hates to stand alone in his opinions. George Santayana.

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Vocabulary week 2 gold

Vocabulary Week 2 Gold


Vocabulary week 2 gold

Word 1: Gregarious Def: Someone who enjoys being with others, very social Sent: Man is a gregarious animal, and much more so in his mind than in his body. He may like to go alone for a walk, but he hates to stand alone in his opinions. George Santayana


Vocabulary week 2 gold

Word 2: PetrifiedDef: To become frozen with fear or for a plant to gradually become stoneSent: I was very, very shy as a younger girl, just petrified of people. Chris Evert


Vocabulary week 2 gold

Word 3: Doldrums Def: 1) Time when there is a lack of success or improvement 2) Ocean current in Atlantic Sent: Manchester City have been in the doldrums for a while, they came up and went straight back down again. Alan Hansen


Vocabulary week 2 gold

Word 4: GlowerDef: To stare intensely at in an angry waySent: We sat and glowered at each other for 40 years, then we tiptoed around each other for 10. George Robertson about Russia


Vocabulary week 2 gold

Word 5: SordidDef: Morally wrong and vileSent: The timid man calls himself cautious, the sordid man thrifty.


Vocabulary week 2 gold

Word 6: HaughtyDef: Arrogant and overly proudSent: The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic of relationships Americans form with what is alien to them, with others. Jose Saramago


Vocabulary week 2 gold

Word 7: ObsoleteDef: No longer used because it has been replaced by something more efficient Sent: In particular fast-moving technologies skills will become obsolete every five years or so. Owen Davies


Vocabulary week 2 gold

Word 8: NarcissisticDef: Extreme Love of oneself preventing caring about others Sent: We find ourselves at the mercy of our narcissistic, wounded false self with its insatiable craving for validation and anesthesia. -David F. Allen,


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Word 9: DiffidentDef: Lack of self-confidence Sent:Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals.  Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident. Henry Ward Beecher


Vocabulary week 2 gold

Word 10: BefuddledDef: Confused, Perplexed Sent: “One of the problems with computers, particularly for the older people, is they were befuddled by them… Steve Case


Vocabulary week 2 gold

Word 11: FleetingDef: Passing swiftlySent: Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult. Hippocrates


Vocabulary week 2 gold

Word 12: Grievously Def: Characterized by severe pain and grief, oppressiveSent: Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work. Thomas Carlyle


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Word 13: AfflictedDef: To have something that causes suffering and anguishSent: It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted. -Aeschylus


Vocabulary week 2 gold

Word 14: Inundated Def: To be covered in water or overwhelmed by something to be dealt with Sent: Art is a subject that is inundated with opinions. In fact, that’s all it is about is opinions. Chick Corea


Vocabulary week 2 gold

Word 15: EnsconceDef: To settle yourself in a comfortable placeSent: A collective tyrant, spread over the length and breadth of the land, is no more acceptable than a single tyrant ensconced on his throne. Georges Clemenceau


Vocabulary week 2 gold

Word 16: Vindictive Def: Having a strong desire for revenge Sent: It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering … makes men petty and vindictive. W Somerset Maugham


Vocabulary week 2 gold

Word 17: Nebulous Def: No clear form or limits, vague, or a hazy cloud formSent: The practical difference between the abolitionist and the sympathizer… was very nebulous. John Sergeant Wise


Vocabulary week 2 gold

Word 18: AnomalyDef: Something that deviates from what is normal / expected Sent: Poverty is an anomaly to rich people. It is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell. Walter Bagehot


Vocabulary week 2 gold

Word 19: Diminutive (diminution= reduce in size) Def: Unusually small or shortSent: France-a country renowned for machismo, womanizing, and diminutive insecure leaders …could not have chosen a more apt national emblem.. Don Brown


Vocabulary week 2 gold

Word 20: AloofDef: Distant physically or emotionally from others, not friendly Sent: A man must not hold himself aloof from the things which his friends and his community have at heart if he would be liked. Mark Twain


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