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Vocabulary Week 9 Gold. Word 1: Pundit Def: A learned person who can give a meaningful opinion on a subject Sent: I think that the people of Maine aren't going to listen to pollsters and pundits , ... I think they're going to vote their hearts and their convictions. Bill Bradley.

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Word 1: PunditDef: A learned person who can give a meaningful opinion on a subject Sent: I think that the people of Maine aren't going to listen to pollsters and pundits, ... I think they're going to vote their hearts and their convictions. Bill Bradley


Word 2:Unfettered Def: Free from restrictions or control Sent: Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos, so the strength of our liberty depends upon the chaos and cacophony of the unfettered speech the First Amendment protects. Judge Dalzell


Word 3: Cadre Def: Small group of people trained for a similar purpose Sent: We need to produce the management cadre to help our industry grow and prosper. Mike Taylor


Word 4: Maxim Def: A short statement of truth or principle Sent: The maxim of the British people is “business as usual.” Winston Churchill


Word 5: Teeming Def: Present in large quantities, over flowing Sent: [Leningrad] sits astride the Neva, frozen in time, a haunting mélange of pale hues, glorious façades and teeming ghosts. Serge Schmemann


Word 6: Animate Def: Full of life, moving or a breathing animal Sent: Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated. Augustine Rodin


Word 7: Succumb Def: To yield to a superior force or be destroyed / killed by somethingSent: Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness. Martin Luther King


Word 8: Saunter Def: To walk around in an idle or leisurely way Sent: The really efficient laborer will be found not to crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure.Henry David Thoreau


Word 9: ThrongDef: Large number of something or peopleSent: Restless thoughts, like a deadly swarm of hornets arm'd, no sooner found alone, but rush upon me thronging. John Milton


Word 10: Ebullient Def: Lively and enthusiastic expressions and feelings Sent: Looking back, it was amazing. He was his ebullient self. He had been through a hard place, but he was free flowing. James Nykolay


Word 11: Hoard Def: To greedily keep for oneself or store up a hidden supply Sent: If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. J.R.R. Tolkien

Word 12: HaplessDef: Unfortunate, having no luckSent: I am a Hopeless Romantic or a hapless one, I’m not sure which. William Cody

Word 13: FollyDef: Foolish act or idea Sent:The strongest symptom of wisdom in man is his being sensible of his ownfollies. F. Rochefoucald


Word 14: Wry Def: Dry twisted humor or a facial expression that shows distaste or displeasure Sent:Tom's a bit quieter, with a wry sense of humor, ... Art, I think, is a little more ebullient. David Griffiths


Word 15: Derive Def: Source something comes from or reasoning used Sent: Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization. Victor Hugo


Word 16: PlacateDef: Appease or allay the anger ofSent: Successful politicians …They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle… Walter Lippman


Word 17: Anemic Def: Lack of vitality, sluggish or suffering from anemia (blood disease)Sent: I expect that after this quite good second half, Germany will sink back to anemic growth next year. JörgKrämer


Word 18: Dysfunctional Def: Not operating normally or properly Sent: People talk about "dysfunctional" families; I've never seen any other kind. Sue Grafton


Word 19: Harangue Def: A lengthy, critical, aggressive speech Sent: . . . women are more quiet. They don't feel called to mount a barrel and harangue… every time … they have produced an idea. Anna Julia Cooper


Word 20: Credulous Def: To ready to believe, gullible Sent: Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. Bertrand Russell