Vocab List 1.2 YAY!!!!!!!! Vocabulary!
Poignantly Adv. In an emotionally moving manner Divine delivered the lines so poignantly that there wasn’t a dry eye in the audience.
Ruminations N. Thoughts A journal is a good place to record your ruminationsand feelings at the end of each day.
Apathetic Adj. Indifferent; Unresponsive Because of her apathetic attitude, Shanice was fired from job after job. Bosses want employees who care about doing quality work!
Bailiwick N. Area of expertise, authority, or work One could argue that Bugs Bunny’s bailiwick was getting Daffy Duck’s dander up.
Harry V. Harass or torment I have to wonder how long we can keep up this harried lifestyle we lead; the transcendentalists had it right in my opinion: simplify, simplify, simplify!
Impelled V. Driven to take action I felt impelled to sign up for the volunteer shift after the soup kitchen director used both pathos and logos appeals.
Perusal N. Detailed analysis Currently, “The Metamorphosis” is the text for your perusal (in addition to the summer reading for 95% of you).
Quizzically Adv. In a puzzled manner When students look at me quizzically, I know they didn’t get the lesson.
Vouchsafe V. Grant or give (as by favor or condescension); Deign After much debate, Travis vouchsafed to let me refurnish the living room.
Windfall N. Unexpected gain The financial windfall after my grandfather’s death allowed me to go away for the rest of my undergrad years.