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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

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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

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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

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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

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Word 5:ImplacableDef:Not capable of being appeased or pacified Sent: The weakest and most timorous are the most revengeful and implacable.Thomas Fuller

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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

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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

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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

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Word 9: GarrulousDef: Talkative and chattySent: Old men are garrulous by nature.Marcus Tullius Cicero
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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