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Vocabulary. List #12. 1. articulate . Definition e xpress Sentence Learning how to articulate a question is an important skill. Examples a rticulate your feelings a rticulate an idea. 2. subsistence. Definition m eager, inadequate Sentence

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Vocabulary

Vocabulary

List #12


Vocabulary

1. articulate

  • Definition

  • express

  • Sentence

  • Learning how to articulate a question is an important skill.

  • Examples

  • articulate your feelings

  • articulate an idea


Vocabulary

2. subsistence

  • Definition

  • meager, inadequate

  • Sentence

  • After years of begging and bare subsistence followed until he died.

  • Examples

  • subsistence income

  • subsistence farming


Vocabulary

3. valor

  • Definition

  • bravery

  • Sentence

  • The veteran received a medal of valor.

  • Examples

  • a hero’s valor

  • an act of valor


Vocabulary

4. archives

  • Definition

  • a place where records are kept

  • Sentence

  • The encyclopedia is an archive of world history.

  • Examples

  • search through archives

  • archive of one’s memory


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5. chic

  • Definition

  • stylish

  • Sentence

  • Black-rimmed glasses bring some geek chic to your outfit.

  • Examples

  • chic wardrobe

  • chic designs


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6. contingent

  • Definition

  • depending on something

  • Sentence

  • Our plans are contingent on the weather.

  • Examples

  • contingent response

  • loan is contingent on payback


Vocabulary

7. cynical

  • Definition

  • distrusting

  • Sentence

  • It would be easy to dismiss the idea as a cynical marketing ploy.

  • Examples

  • cynical doubter

  • cynical motives


Vocabulary

8. divine

  • Definition

  • having to do with God

  • Sentence

  • Sundays are devoted strictly to divine worship.

  • Examples

  • divine guidance

  • divine intervention


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9. grandeur

  • Definition

  • richness

  • Sentence

  • Only traces of that grandeur are still evident in the remodeled historical building.

  • Examples

  • grandeur of a castle

  • grandeur of the Rocky Mountains


Vocabulary

10. itinerant

  • Definition

  • wandering

  • Sentence

  • Many churches today have itinerant preachers.

  • Examples

  • itinerant peddler

  • itinerant farm hand


Vocabulary

11. mutilate

  • Definition

  • disable seriously

  • Sentence

  • Vandals mutilated the painting.

  • Examples

  • mutilate an enemy

  • mutilate the library book


Vocabulary

12. relevant

  • Definition

  • related and appropriate

  • Sentence

  • The emails were not relevant to the problem at hand.

  • Examples

  • a relevant question

  • a relevant assignment


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13. alcove

  • Definition

  • small room off a large one

  • Sentence

  • My washing machine and drying sit in a shallow alcove.

  • Examples

  • hid in an alcove

  • a dining alcove


Vocabulary

14. array

  • Definition

  • orderly formation

  • Sentence

  • Mustaches, like snowflakes, come in an endless array of shapes and sizes.

  • Examples

  • an array of cars

  • an array of colors


Vocabulary

15. beguile

  • Definition

  • deceive

  • Sentence

  • Super conductors will continue to beguile the scientific world.

  • Examples

  • beguile the public

  • beguiled of money


Vocabulary

16. chivalry

  • Definition

  • excellent manners

  • Sentence

  • Even in war, there are times when chivalry prevails.

  • Examples

  • chivalry of a knight

  • he lacked chivalry


Vocabulary

17. contrite

  • Definition

  • sincerely sorry

  • Sentence

  • After inmates submit and act contrite, they are often again treated kindly.

  • Examples

  • a contrite heart

  • a contrite sinner


Vocabulary

18. doldrums

  • Definition

  • down feelings

  • Sentence

  • August is a time of doldrums for many enterprises.

  • Examples

  • suffering from doldrums

  • winter doldrums


Vocabulary

19. employ

  • Definition

  • use

  • Sentence

  • I employ all my energies in writing.

  • Examples

  • employ ten men

  • employ a hammer


Vocabulary

20. incite

  • Definition

  • move to action

  • Sentence

  • All facets of history should be discussed, once they don’t incite hatred or violence.

  • Examples

  • incite a crowd

  • incite panic