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Vocabulary 2. English 10. Obsolete. Pagers are obsolete now that we have cell phones. Adj Outdated, not useful. grotesque. The monster had grotesque fangs, was missing a nose and had hooks for hands. Adj Hideous, horrific, or repulsive. charismatic.

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Vocabulary 2

Vocabulary 2

English 10


Obsolete
Obsolete

Pagers are obsolete now that we have cell phones.

Adj

Outdated, not useful


Grotesque
grotesque

  • The monster had grotesque fangs, was missing a nose and had hooks for hands.

  • Adj

  • Hideous, horrific, or repulsive


Charismatic
charismatic

  • The motivational speaker was so charismatic that everyone was enthralled by the speech.

  • Adj

  • Having the personal magnetic quality of leadership or charm

  • Noun=charisma


Melancholy
melancholy

  • I felt melancholy after I spilled spaghetti on my new white shirt.

  • Adj

  • Feeling down, depressed or gloomy


Melodramatic
melodramatic

  • Jen was melodramatic when she started crying because she broke a nail.

  • Adj

  • Exaggeratedly emotional or sentimental; over reaction


Curtail
curtail

  • In an effort to curtail spending, the government is freezing all pay increases.

  • Verb

  • To reduce or restrict


Formidable
formidable

  • Darth Vader is a formidable opponent who had many victories over the rebels.

  • Adj

  • Inspiring fear or respect by being impressively powerful or capable


Ambiguous
Ambiguous

  • Since the directions to the party were ambiguous, I got lost.

  • Adj

  • Vague or unclear.


Quandary
quandary

  • I was in a quandary when I went skinny dipping and my clothes were stolen.

  • Noun

  • A perplexing situation without a clear answer


Volatile
volatile

  • The political situation in Egypt is very volatile so planning a vacation to the Pyramids for Spring Break is an asinine idea.

  • Adj

  • Unstable or unsettled


Mediocre
mediocre

The restaurant received a mediocre review in the Denver Post so I don’t think I will go there for my birthday.

  • Adj

  • Average or low quality


Fallacy
fallacy

  • It is a fallacy to think you will graduate on time if you fail your classes.

  • Noun

  • A mistaken belief


Meager
meager

  • I had a meagerlunch of an orange so now I am hungry.

  • Adj

  • A small or insignificant amount


Diabolical
Diabolical

  • Dr. Evil had a diabolical plan of conquering the world until Austin Powers saved the day.

  • Adj

  • Having the qualities of the devil; fiendish


Myriad
myriad

  • The Coldstone Creamery provides a myriad of ice cream combinations.

  • Noun

  • Numerous; great in variety


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