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Monday, August 27, 2012

Vocab #3

Accolade: a ceremony conferring knighthood; an expression of praise
---The movie 10,000 B.C. contained an accolade.

Acerbity: sourness of taste, character, or tone
---The acerbity of the book was quite pestering and made me dislike it.

Attrition: a gradual diminution in number or strength
---Righetti High School has a attrition with their school dances.

Bromide: a commonplace remark or notion
---Often hearing, “Good game!” after a game is bromide.

Chauvinist: prejudiced belief in the superiority of one's own gender, group, or kind
---The man was a chauvinist thinking that he was better then all the women at his work.

Chronic: of long duration; continuing
---My chronic headache wouldn't go away.


Expound: to explain in detail
---Sometimes I have to get other teachers to expound information for me to understand.

Factionalism: conflict within an organization or nation
---There was factionalism at COLC when we just wanted to have fun but our teachers wanted us to learn.


Immaculate: impeccably clean; spotless
---When I had completed my chores the house looked immaculate.


Imprecation: a curse
---I hope nobody ever sets an imprecation on me that would cause me harm.


Ineluctable: not to be avoided or escaped; inevitable
---All work that must be done is ineluctable.


Mercurial: quick and changeable in temperament; volatile
---The man with the gun acted mercurial while trying to rob the bank.


Palliate: to make less severe or intense
--My coach told me not to palliate my work outs or I would lose my strength.
Protocol: a code of correct conduct
---All civilization lives by some type of protocol.


Resplendent: splendid or dazzling in appearance; brilliant
---I hope to look resplendent on my next date to impress the girl.


Stigmatize: to characterize or brand as disgraceful
---I stigmatized the book because it had no plot line.


Sub rosa: in secret; privately or confidentially
---The man sub rosa information to the police..


Vainglory: boastful, unwarranted pride in one's accomplishments or qualities
---I hope that I never come across as vainglory whenever I speak proudly of something.


Vestige: a visible trace, evidence, or sign of something that once existed but exists or appears no more
---I hope that someday there will be vestige proving that he committed the crime.


Volition: the act or an instance of making a conscious choice or decision
---He did what he wanted by his own volition.

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