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Vocabulary Week 4 Gold. Word 1: Pundit Def: A learned person who can give a meaningful opinion on a subject Sent: I think that the people of Maine aren't going to listen to pollsters and pundits , ... I think they're going to vote their hearts and their convictions. Bill Bradley.

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Word 1: PunditDef: A learned person who can give a meaningful opinion on a subject Sent: I think that the people of Maine aren't going to listen to pollsters and pundits, ... I think they're going to vote their hearts and their convictions. Bill Bradley


Word2:EbullientDef: Lively with enthusiastic expressions and feelings Sent: Looking back, it was amazing. He was his ebullient self. He had been through a hard place, but he was free flowing.JNykolay


Word 3: Cadre Def: Small group of people trained for a similar purpose Sent: We need to produce the management cadre to help our industry grow and prosper. Mike Taylor


Word 4: Maxim Def: A short statement of truth or principle Sent: The maxim of the British people is “business as usual.” Winston Churchill


Word 5: Teeming Def: Present in large quantities, over flowing Sent: [Leningrad] sits astride the Neva, frozen in time, a haunting mélange of pale hues, glorious façades and teeming ghosts. Serge Schmemann


Word 6: Saunter Def: To walk around in an idle or leisurely way Sent: The really efficient laborer will be found not to crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure.Henry David Thoreau


Word 7:Unfettered Def: Free from restrictions or control Sent: Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos, so the strength of our liberty depends upon the chaos and cacophony of the unfettered speech the First Amendment protects. Judge Dalzell


Word8:FollyDef: Foolish act or idea Sent:The strongest symptom of wisdom in man is his being sensible of his ownfollies. F. Rochefoucald


Word 9: Macabre Def: Frightening due to death or decay Sent: They share this love of the grotesque, the macabre, this kind of ghastly sense of humor about modern life. John Harris


Word 10: Articulate Def:Having the ability to speak fluently and coherently Sent: The more articulate one is, the more dangerous words become. May Sarton


Word 11: Pallid Def: Having an abnormally pale complexion or dull in color Sent: Out went the taper as she hurried in; / Its little smoke, in pallid moonshine, died. John Keats


Word 12: Boorish Def:Insensitive, rude and uncultured Sent: Obstinate people can be divided into the opinionated, the ignorant, and the boorish. Aristotle


Word 13: NefariousDef: Evil and dishonest Sent: Only a government that is rich and safe can afford to be a democracy, for democracy is the most expensive and nefariouskind of government ever heard of on earth. Mark Twain


Word 14: PugnaciousDef: Person that wants to argue and fightSent: It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious; he learned the habit from Nature. Christopher Morley


Word 15: LanguorDef: Mental and physical lazinessSent: Moderation is the languor and sloth of the soul, Ambition its activity and heat. François de la Rochefoucauld


Word 16: Palatable Def: Good enough to eat or drink Sent: Good lies need a leavening of truth to make them palatable. William Mcilvanney


Word 17: Deft Def: Quick and skillful in movementSent: He can hit any shot and he's got a deft touch around the greens. Chris Haack


Word 18:DestituteDef: Having no money or possessionsSent: The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship. Francis Bacon


Word 19: Succumb Def: To yield to a superior force or be destroyed / killed by somethingSent: Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness. Martin Luther King


Word20: Antiquated Def: No longer useful for modern needs Sent:You see, antiquatedideas of kindness and generosity are simply bugs that must be programmed out of our world. And these cold, unfeeling machines will show us the way. Bill Gates