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Vocabulary 11-15. Sean Cornett. Maudlin [ mawd-lin ]. * foolishly sentimental Other forms of the word: M audlinism , noun. M audlinly , adverb. M audlinness , noun If not for his charm and quick wit, this film could easily lapse into slick sentimentality and  maudlin predictability.

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vocabulary 11 15

Vocabulary 11-15

Sean Cornett

maudlin mawd lin
Maudlin [mawd-lin]
  • * foolishly sentimental
  • Other forms of the word:
  • Maudlinism, noun. Maudlinly, adverb. Maudlinness, noun
  • If not for his charm and quick wit, this film could easily lapse into slick sentimentality and maudlin predictability.
cursory kur suh ree
Cursory [kur-suh-ree]
  • *Not detailed or thorough
  • Other forms of the word:
  • Cursorily, adverb. Cursoriness, noun.

The man took a cursory look at the picture not getting a very good look at it.

neologism nee ol uh jiz uhm
Neologism [nee-OL-uh-jiz-uhm]
  • *New word or expression
  • Other forms of the word:
  • Neologist, noun. Neologistic, neologistical, adjective.
  • Vocabulary words are often neologistic to students.
unwonted uhn wawn tid
Unwonted [uhn-wawn-tid]
  • *Unusual
  • Other forms of the word:
  • Unwontedly, adverb. Unwontedness, noun.
  • The unwonted light in the sky turned out to be an airplane.
mercenary mur suh ner ee
Mercenary [mur-suh-ner-ee]
  • *Money hungry, greedy
  • Other forms of the word:
  • Mercenariness, noun. Nonmercenary, adjective.
  • The mercenary man only cared for money, not even his family was worth his time.