Vocabulary By: David Robinson & Tim Walls
Lambaste –verb (used with object) 1. to beat or whip severely. 2. to reprimand or berate harshly; censure; excoriate. • Her mother had to lambaste her for not following her instructions.
Impasse • impasse • –noun • 1. a position or situation from which there is no escape; deadlock. Negotiators reached an impasse while trying to solve the cold case files.
Jargon • noun • 1. the language, especially the vocabulary, peculiar to a particular trade, profession, or group: medical jargon. • 2. unintelligible or meaningless talk or writing; gibberish. • Me and my friends use our own jargon, like the other day my friend said • “ Yo bro you good • Yea imgucci”
Deter • –verb • 1. to discourage or restrain from acting or proceeding: The large dog deterred trespassers. • 2. to prevent; check; arrest: timber treated with creosote to deter rot. • While we were pulling up to the club, we seen to girls being deterred from the door.
tenuous • adjective • 1. thin or slender in form, as a thread. • 2. lacking a sound basis, as reasoning; unsubstantiated; weak: a tenuous argument. • The teacher brought in this this very tenuous dog, that we all thought he found in the street, on his way here.