Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Vocab 2

Def: accoutrements- additional items of dress or equipment, or other items carried or worn by a person or used for a particular activity.
Sentence: the old lady had so many accouterments on her dress she looked like a Christmas tree.

Def: apogee-the highest point in the development of something; the climax or culmination.
Sentence: in his four years of training he was beginning to reach the apogee to where he was a pro.

Def: apropos- very appropriate to a particular situation.
Sentence: he was apropos when the topic of fast food came up.

Def: bicker-  argue about petty and trivial matters.
Sentence: she would constantly bicker about him coming home late, even though he was at the gym.

Def: coalesce- come together and form one mass or whole.
sentence: when my group has to define all these words we coalesced and got it done.

Def: contretemps- an unexpected and unfortunate occurrence.
Sentence: my bike getting stolen was contretemps, especially when I need the money most.

Def: convolution- the state of being coiled or twisted or the process of becoming so.
Sentence: during algebra 2 my mind was going through convolution and I would fall asleep in class.

Def:  Cull- Select from a large quantity; obtain from a variety of sources.
Sentence:The little girl had to cull out of all the puppies at the dog pound.

Def: Disparate- Different in kind; not allowing comparison.
Sentence:The little boy was disparate.

Def:Dogmatic- Inclined to lay down principles as incontrovertibly true.
Sentence:The cop was very dogmatic when it came to enforcing the law.

Def: Licentious- Disregarding accepted rules or conventions (in grammar or literary style).
Sentence:The English teacher was very licentious.

Def:Mete- Dispense or allot justice, a punishment, or harsh treatment.
Sentence:The judge gave the inmate a mete.

Def: Noxious- Harmful, poisonous, or very unpleasant.
Sentence: Poison ivy is very noxious.

Def: Polemic- A strong verbal/written attack on someone or something.
Sentence:Bullying is very polemic.

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