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Yellow List 22. Word Within The Word. Mollify icthyologist. To make soft. It can be difficult to mollify someone’s anger. Your turn:. Scientist who studies fish. Up splashed a water-logged icthyologist . icthy - having to do with fish ology - study of ist - an expert.

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yellow list 22

Yellow List 22

Word Within The Word

mollify icthyologist
Mollify icthyologist
  • To make soft.
  • It can be difficult to mollifysomeone’s anger.
  • Your turn:
  • Scientist who studies fish.
  • Up splashed a water-logged icthyologist.
  • icthy- having to do with fish
  • ology- study of
  • ist- an expert
polyglot diaphanous
Polyglot diaphanous
  • One who speaks multiple languages.
  • Multi-linguist
  • She is a brilliant polyglot who speaks seven languages.
  • Semi-transparent.
  • Dia- Through
  • Phaineine- to show
  • Her diaphanous gown blew around her in the breeze.
somniferous sinecure
Somniferous sinecure
  • Bringing sleep.
  • The teacher’s lecture was positively somniferous!
  • ZZZZZ…..are you awake?
  • An easy, lucrative job.
  • He has a comfortable sinecure at his uncle’s law firm.
soliloquy adherent
Soliloquy adherent
  • A speech to one’s self.
  • Hamlet’s famous soliloquy is the question.
  • Supporter
  • Noah is an adherent of Team Jacob.
abjure caustic
Abjure caustic
  • Renounce
  • To abjure one’s former beliefs is stressful.
  • Burning
  • The smoldering tires gave off a caustic, acrid smell.
  • The caustic comments hurt her feelings.
  • Sounds like….cauterize.
confluence depose
Confluence depose
  • A flowing together.
  • When I hiked Buckskin Gulch, I was very grateful to reach the Confluence of rivers.
  • To topple from power.
  • The deposed dictator went into hiding in South America.
egomania egregious
Egomania egregious
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x1K5UH2nek
  • Self-obsession
  • NOAH KOCH is egomaniacal.
  • Blatant
  • The data clerk made an egregious error which cost the company millions.
analgesic chiromancy
Analgesic chiromancy
  • Painkiller
  • After this class, I could really use an analgesic.
  • Palm-reading
  • Professor Trelawney attempts to divine the future through the art of chiromancy.
oligarchy intractable
Oligarchy intractable
  • Government by a few
  • Solitude
  • The corrupt Greek oligarchy kept control.
  • Stubborn
  • The bigot’s intractable opinions were unchangeable.
intransigent perfidious
Intransigent perfidious
  • Not compromising
  • The intransigent, true believers, still wait for Santa Claus.
  • http://www.videodetective.com/titledetails.aspx?PublishedID=632682
  • Treacherous
  • His perfidious cowardice made him infamous.
perspicuous ingenuous
Perspicuous ingenuous
  • Brilliantly clear
  • Her perspicuous essay won her the scholarship.
  • Innocent and naïve
  • Ingenue
  • The ingenuous- but not ingenious- girl believed it.
circumlocution gregarious
Circumlocution gregarious
  • Talking in circles
  • He used circumlocution to avoid answering the question.
  • Sociable
  • Syn: extroverted
  • He has a friendly, gregarious personality.
discursive
discursive
  • Rambling
  • It was a rambling, discursive speech.