• Vocabulary for 2019-2020

     

    1.Copious- adj- Abundant plentiful

    2.Tenacious- adj- tough, stubborn

    3.Surreptitious- adj- done in secret, sly manner

    4.Voracious- adj- unlimited appetite for an activity or pursuit; eager to consume great amounts of food

    5.Officious- adj- ready to serve, eager in offering unwanted services or advice

    6.Spurious- adj- not genuine, false

    7.Onerous- adj- troublesome or oppressive

    8.Gregarious- adj- seeking and enjoying the company of others

    9.pious- adj- devout or virtuous; holy

    10.Scrupulous- adj- honest, conscientious

    11.Attrition- noun-a gradual reduction or weakening

    12.Edification- noun- enlighten, instruct

    13.Elocution- noun- the art of public speaking

    14.Writhe- verb- to cause to twist or bend, to suffer acutely as in pain or embarrassment

    15.Pedestrian- adj- ordinary, moving on foot

    16.Carrion -noun- dead or rotting flesh

    17.Pinion- noun- bind the wings so as not to fly, confine

    18.Kismet- noun- fate

    19.Ambivalence- noun- indecision

    20.Deploy- verb- to arrange strategically

    21.Cavalier- adj-  casual, carefree and nonchalant, arrogant disregard

    22.Nullify- verb -to make useless, cancel

    23.Embroil-verb-to involve in argument or hostile action

    24.Waffle- verb- to speak or write evasively

    25.Ascribe- verb- to attribute to a specific cause, source, or origin

    26.Enhance - verb- to improve, to intensify

    27.Impair- verb- to cause to diminish as in strength, value or quality

    28.Terese - adj- brief and to the point

    29.Coerce -verb- to force someone by threatening or physically overpowering him

    30.Abate- verb-  to reduce

    31.Abide- verb- to remain, continue, stay, endure

    32.Gambit -verb- to take a risk for some advantage

    33.Jaunt- noun- a short pleasure trip

    34.Lithe- adj- bending easily and gracefully