Vocabulary Week 29 Gold. Word 1: Connotation Def : The meaning of how a word is used in a sentence, literal meaning Sent: In the East the wilderness has no evil connotation ; it is thought of as an expression of the unity and harmony of the universe . William Orville Douglas.
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Word 1: Connotation Def: The meaning of how a word is used in a sentence, literal meaning Sent: In the East the wilderness has no evil connotation; it is thought of as an expression of the unity and harmony of the universe.William Orville Douglas
Word 2: ProvidentDef: Providing and saving for future needs or eventsSent:Women have no wilderness in them. They are provident instead content in the tight hot cell of their hearts. To eat dusty bread.Louise Bogan
Word 3: Discretion Def:Means both the ability to make wise choices or decisions, and the freedom to make one's own judgments. Sent: The better part of valour is discretion. William Shakespeare
Word 4: Harrowing Def:Extremely disturbing or distressing Sent: Writing is the most demanding of callings, more harrowing than a warrior's, more lonely than a whaling captain's-….Melvin Maddocks
Word 5:ImplacableDef:Not capable of being appeased or pacified Sent: The weakest and most timorous are the most revengeful and implacable.Thomas Fuller
Word 6: BequeathDef:To give or leave by will after your deathSent:Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness when bequeathed by those who, even alive, would part with nothing.Charles Caleb Colton
Word 7: Farcical Def: Absurd and ludicrousSent: The government of India has organized such farcical elections in the past as well. These so-called elections have invariably been rigged …PervezMusharraf
Word 8: Exacerbate Def: To make worseSent: We further urge those in the region to exercise restraint and avoid actions that could exacerbate this or any similar situation.Sean McCormack
Word 10: AdulationDef:Excessive devotion to someone; servile flattery Sent: The ambitious are forever followed by adulation for they receive the most pleasure from flattery.Oliver Goldsmith
Word 11: AffableDef: Friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to Sent: He's such a sweet guy and such a great guy to be around. He's always been so affableand pleasant.Malcolm White
Word 12: Virulent Def:Marked by a rapid, severe, and destructive course, Extremely infectious, or poisonousSent:We do not know yet whether this (bird flu in Turkey) is the same virulentvirus that has caused such widespread destruction in Asia. M. Kyprianou
Word 13: ParanormalDef: Cannot be explained by science, mysteriousSent:This kind of show is popular because almost everyone has had a paranormalexperience or knows of someone who has. Grant Wilson
Word 14: IgnominiousDef: Humiliating, disgracing, usually because of being unsuccessfulSent: I don't think that boxing historians have been able to find a case in which a great fighter … came to such an ignominiousend.Larry Merchant
Word 15: PlatitudeDef: A cliché remark or saying that is uninspiringSent: Free speech is intended to protect the controversial … and not just comforting platitudes too mundane to need protection.Colin Powell
Word 16: AcridDef: Having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell, or angry and bitterSent: As I entered, however, my fears were set at rest, for it was the acrid fumes of strong coarse tobacco …Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.
Word 17: AnachronismDef: Something that belongs to another time period, not from that era of time Sent: I wouldn't mind seeing opera die. Ever since I was a boy, I regarded opera as a ponderous anachronism, almost the equivalent of smoking.Frank Lloyd Wright
Word 18: Feral Def: Wild or savage, not tameSent: This is not feralhog eradication. We will be using legal means to reduce the population so we can reduce damage. Billy Higginbotham
Word 19: FluctuateDef: To rise and fall irregularlySent: I who have been involved with all styles of painting can assure you that the only things that fluctuate are the waves of fashion which carry the snobs and speculators.Pablo Picasso
Word 20: Vacillate Def: To keep changing your mind about somethingSent: Do not vacillate or you will be left in between doing something, having something and being nothing. – Ethiopia.African Proverb