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Vocabulary Week 24 Gold. Word 1: Malinger Def: To try to avoid work by pretending to be hurt Sent : Neurosis has an absolute genius for malingering . There is no illness which it cannot counterfeit perfectly. Marcel Proust.

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Word 1: MalingerDef: To try to avoid work by pretending to be hurt Sent: Neurosis has an absolute genius for malingering. There is no illness which it cannot counterfeit perfectly.Marcel Proust


Word 2:ForebodingDef:Feeling something bad will happenSent: Even in slight things the experience of the new is rarely without some stirring of foreboding.Eric Hoffer.


Word 3:RamificationsDef: Aconsequence of an action, often which complicates a situationSent: When a decision is made to go to war based on intelligence, it is a fateful decision. It has ramifications and impacts way beyond the current months and years.Carl Levin


Word 4: DearthDef: A scarcity or lack of somethingSent: There's no dearth of kindness in this world of ours; Only in our blindness we gather thorns for flowers. GrantlandRice


Word 5: ClienteleDef: All the people who regularly use a shop, restaurant or other businessSent: I brought him so much clientele that he had me open my own store and we ended up going into a partnership together.Paul Wall

Word 6: PettyDef: Small and unimportantSent: Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things. George Carlin

Word 7: Mendacious Def: Having a lying, false characterSent: An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong. Russell Baker


Word 8: Undulate Def: To move in waves, fluctuate Sent: The Llama is a woolly sort of fleecy hairy goat, with an indolent expression and an undulatingthroat.Hilaire Belloc


Word 9: Bolster Def: To support, hold up, or maintain with difficulty Sent: If we can't turn the world around we can at least bolster the victims.Liz Carpenter


Word 10: DiffuseDef: To spread about or scatter; disseminate Sent: Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker. George Eliot


Word 11: FiascoDef: An embarrassing failureSent: There's a difference between a failure and a fiasco, ... A fiascois a disaster of mythic proportions.Orlando Bloom


Word 12: Furtive Def: Secretive and possibly dishonest Sent: These days, acts of racism are furtive. And, all too often, they happen in our own back yard. John Jordan


Word 13: Intolerant Def: Not excepting of other’s beliefs or behaviorSent: I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strangely, I am ungrateful to these teachers.Kahlil Gibran


Word 14: Integrity Def: The quality of being honest and having strong moral principlesSent: Integrityis doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching. Anonymous


Word 15: Elixir Def: A magical or medicinal potion Sent: I think Meryl Streep has some kind of miracle elixir that makes the Academy nominate her every time she makes a movie.Peter Travers


Word 16: JubilationDef: A feeling of great happiness and triumph.Sent: Once the team acquired the signal after the spacecraft reappeared from behind Mars, we all felt a tremendous sense of jubilation.Jim Crocker


Word 17: Trite Def: So cliché and overused that it consequently has little effectSent: What is fanaticism today is the fashionable creed tomorrow, and trite as the multiplication table a week after.Wendell Phillips


Word 18: SedentaryDef: Accustomed to sitting or to taking little exerciseSent: We are living in a world that promotes obesity, ... We have become more sedentary.Stephen Daniels


Word 19: Elicit Def:To manage to get information from someone or make someone react the way you want Sent: Adversity has the effect of elicitingtalents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.Horace


Word 20: ConflagrationDef: A large destructive fireSent: Two World Wars within three decades…had convinced political leaders from both parties that we could neither afford another planet wide conflagration nor prevent a new one alone.Stephen Schlesinger