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Vocabulary. September 20, 2012. Nocturnal ( Adj ): of, relating to, or occurring at night; active at night. Example: Because bats are nocturnal animals, we will not see them in the middle of the day.

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september 20 2012
September 20, 2012
  • Nocturnal (Adj): of, relating to, or occurring at night; active at night.
    • Example: Because bats are nocturnal animals, we will not see them in the middle of the day.
  • Hypocrisy (n): The practice of showing or expressing feelings, beliefs, or virtues that one does not actually hold or possess.
    • Example: His hypocrisy was evident because although he was the president of TATU, he smoked regularly.
september 24 2012
September 24, 2012
  • Fallacy (n): A false notion or mistaken belief.
    • Example: It is a fallacy that being rich makes one happy.
  • Boisterous (Adj): Rough and storm; violent; Noisy and lacking restraint or discipline.
    • Example: The boisterous crowd cheered on the soccer players.
october 2 2012
October 2, 2012
  • Spectrum (noun): A broad range of related quantities, ideas, or activities.
    • Example: The class covered a wide spectrum of ideas.
  • Plateau (noun): A relatively stable level or stage of growth or development
    • Example: The economy has reached a new plateau.
october 9 2012
October 9, 2012
  • Tumult (noun): Noisy & disorderly activity; a commotion or disturbance; an uproar; Emotional or mental commotion or agitation.
    • Example: The tumult in the street caused a ruckus.
  • Nuisance (noun): A source of inconvenience or annoyance; a bother.
    • Example: Because he always fought with his sister, his mother called him a nuisance.
october 16 2012
October 16, 2012
  • Viable: (adj) Possible; workable; able to be accomplished
    • Example: The teacher provided a viable explanation as to why gum chewing was not allowed.
  • Apathy: (noun) An absence of emotion or enthusiasm.
    • Her failing grade reflected her apathy about the project.
october 22 2012
October 22, 2012
  • Boycott (verb): A refusal to buy from or deal with a person, business, or nation, especially as a form of protest.
    • Ex: Because they employ child labor, we are boycotting the NIKE corporation.
  • Eclectic (adj): Choosing or taking what appears to be the best from various sources.
    • Ex: Mary liked to wear her eclectic collection of buttons that she had gotten during her trip across Europe.
october 31 2012
October 31, 2012
  • Divulge (verb): To make known; reveal; tell
    • Ex: Because Joe is his best friend, Ken divulged that he had a crush on Jenn.
  • Immune (adj): Protected from disease naturally or by vaccination or inoculation; Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; Not affected by a given influence.
    • Ex: Although his older brother made very harsh comments to Bobby, he was immune to his insults.
november 6 2012
November 6, 2012
  • Exacerbate (verb): To make worse
    • Ex: Because he lied, John exacerbated the problem
  • Fluke (noun): An unlikely occurrence
    • Ex: His winning touchdown pass was a fluke, but it still won the game for the Bucks
november 13 2012
November 13, 2012
  • Vacillate (verb): To be unable to decide between one opinion or course of action.
    • Ex: I vacillated between going on vacation with my family or going to summer camp.
  • Embargo (noun): A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation
    • Ex: The US placed an embargo on Cuban good because of their irrational government.
november 19 2012
November 19, 2012
  • Voracious: Having or marked by an insatiable appetite for an activity or occupation.
    • EX: Because he devoured any book he came across, his mother referred to him as a voracious reader.
  • Insatiable: (regarding an appetite or desire) impossible to satisfy.
    • His insatiable desire to learn led him to take AP courses in high school.