Category: VOCABULARY


Vocabulary.

diplegia (n)

paralysis of the identical part on both sides of the body.

genitive (adj)

(in certain inflected languages) noting a case of nouns, pronouns, or adjectives, used primarily toexpress possession, measure, or origin: as John’s  hat, week’s  vacation, duty’s  call.
noting an affix or other element characteristic of this case, or a word containing such an element.
similar to such a case form in function or meaning.

 

attrition (n)

a reduction or decrease in numbers, size, or strength: Our club has had a high rate of attrition becauseso many members have moved away.
a wearing down or weakening of resistance, especially as a result of continuous pressure orharassment: The enemy surrounded the town and conducted a war of attrition.
a gradual reduction in work force without firing of personnel, as when workers resign or retire and arenot replaced.
the act of rubbing against something; friction.
a wearing down or away by friction; abrasion.

 

commensurable (adj)

having the same measure or divisor: The numbers 6 and 9 are commensurable since they are divisible by3.
suitable in measure; proportionate.

commensalism (n)

Ecology . a type of relationship between two species of a plant, animal, fungus, etc., in which one lives with, on, or in another without damage to either.
Sociology . peaceful coexistence among individuals or groups having independent or different values or customs.

 

Chatoyant-adj-Having a changeable luster.

Alack-interj-Used to express sorrow, regret, or alarm.

Alacrity-n-Cheerful willingness;eagerness. Speed or quickness;celerity.

Armistice-n-A temporary cessation of fighting by mutual consent; a truce.

Bombast-n-Grandiloquent, pompous speech or writing.

Cabalistic-adj-Having a secret or hidden meaning;occult. Of or relating to the cabala.

Cabala-n- A body of mystical teachings of rabbinical origin, often based on an esoteric interpretation of Hebrew Scriptures. A secret doctrine resembling these teachings.

Esoteric-adj- Meant for or understood by only one specific group, syn. mysterious. Of or relating to what is known by a restricted number of people. Confined to a small group. Not publicly disclosed; confidential.

DIDACTIC:

ADJ: 1. INTENDED TO INSTRUCT. 2. MORALLY INSTRUCTIVE. 3. INCLINED TO TEACH OR MORALLY EXCESSIVE. TO TEACH, TO EDUCATE.

DICTUM:

N, PL.: 1. AN AUTHORATIVE, OFTEN FORMAL PRONOUCEMENT.

DIDYMOUS:

ADJ: ARRANGED OR OCCURRING IN PAIRS.; TWIN.

DOSSIER:

N: A COLLECTIONOF PAPERS GIVING DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT A PERSON OR SUBJECT.

EMPERY :

N, PL: ABSOLUTE DOMINION OR JURISDICTION; SOVERIEGNTY.

EMPRISE:

N: A CHIVALROUS OR ADVENTEROUS UNDERTAKING. 2. CHIVALOROUS DARING OR PROWRESS

EMOTE:

INTR.V.: TO EXPRESS EMOTION, ESP. IN AN EXCESSIVE OR THEATRICAL MANNER.

Dative-adj- Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case that marks the recipient of action or th object of certain prepositions. 1. The dative case. 2. A word or form in the dative case.

Dichotomy-n, pl- 1. Division into two usu. contradictory parts or opinions. 2. The phase of the moon, Mercury, or Venus when half of the disk is illuminated. 3. Branching characterized by successive forking into two approximately equal divisions.

( I absolutely love the word DICHOTOMY  I use to always try to use it in everyday chatter because I loved the word and how it flowed. It sounds like a sweet song to me. But today I learned it has more than one meaning…..truly awesome!)

broody-adj- 1.a. Mediative; contemplative. b. Oppressive. 2. Disposed to sit on eggs to hatch them.

Assurgent-adj- 1.Rising or tending to rise. 2. Slanting or curving upward; ascending.

Asyndeton-n- The omission of conjunctions from constructions in which they would normally be used.

VOCAB!

DEHISCE:V: TO BURST OR SPLIT OPEN, AS A SEEDPOD.

DEIGHN:V: TO THINK IT NOT BENEATH ONE’S DIGNITY{ TO DO SOMETHING};CONDESCEND.

SOLIPSISM:N: THE THEORY THAT THE SELF CAN BE AWARE ONLY OF ITS OWN EXPERIENCES OR STATES. 2. THE THEORY THAT NOTHING EXISTS BUT THE SELF.

CIRCUMFLUENT:ADJ: FLOWING AROUND; SURROUNDING.

BONVIANT:ONE WHO ENJOYS GOOD FOOD AND OTHER LUXURIES.

CICATRIZE: TO HEAL WITH THE FORMATION OF A SCAR.

VOCAB!

VASCULAR:ADJ: OF, CHARACTERIZED BY, OR CONTAINING VESSELS THAY CARRY OR CIRCULATE FLUIDS, SUCH AS BLOOD OR SAP, THROUGH THE BODY OF AN ANIMAL OR A PLANT.

VAUNT:V: TO SPEAK BOASTFULLY OF; BRAG ABOUT. 1. A BOASTFUL REMARK. 2. SPEECH OF EXTRAVAGANT SELF-PRAISE.

OPULENT:ADJ: 1. POSSESSING OR EXHIBITING GREAT WEALTH; AFFLUENT. 2. CHARACTERIZED BY RICH ABUDANCE; LUXURIANT.

OPTATIVE:ADJ: 1. EXPRESSING A WISH OR CHOICE. 2.A.  OF, OR RELATING TO, OR BEING A MOOD OF VERBSIN SOME LANGUAGES, SUCH AS GREEK, USED TO EXPRESS A WISH. B. OF, RELATING TO, OR BEING A STATEMENT USING A VERB IN THE SUBJUNTIVE MOOD TO INDICATE A WISH OR DESIRE, AS IN WERE ITPOSSIBLE , I WOULD DO IT.

ORACLE:N: 1.A. A SHRINE CONSECRATED TO THE WORSHIP & CONSULTATION  OF A PROPHETIC DEITY, AS THAT OF APOLLO AT DELPHI. 2. A PERSON CONSIDERED A SOURCE OF WISE COUNSEL OR PROPHETIC OPINIONS. 3. AN AUTHORATIVE OR WISE STATEMENT. 4. A COMMAND OR REVELATION FROM GOD. 5. IN THE BIBLE, THE SANCTUARY OF THE TEMPLE.

Vocab!

Enervate: tr.v: 1. To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of. 2. To remove a nerve or part of a nerve. Deprived of strength; debilitated.

enfantterrible:n: one whose unconventional behavior, work, or ideas are a source of embarassment or dismay to others.

copse:n: A thicket of small trees or shrubs; a coppice. thicker for cutting.

gracile:adj:1. Gracefully slender.2. graceful

gradate:v:1. to pass imperfectly from degree, shade, or tone to another. 1. to cause  to gradate. 2. to arrange in or according to grades.

inexpugnable:adj: 1. impossible to overcome or overthrow by force. 2. impossible to put aside or drive away: inexpugnable dislike

indurate:v: 1.to make hard; harden. 2. to inure, as hardship. 3. to make callous or obdurate.

1. to grow hard; harden 2. to become firmly fixed or established. Hardened; obstinate; unfeeling.

indwell: v: To exist as an animating or divine inner spirit, force, or principle. 2. to be located or implanted inside something.

VOCAB

BUSS:TR, INTR.V.: TO KISS

ARBOREAL: ADJ: 1. RELATING TO OR RESEMBLING A TREE. 2. LIVING IN TREES;ARBOREOUS

APSIS: N, PL: 1. ARCHIT. AN APSE. 2. ASTROM. THE POINT OF GREATEST OR LEAST DISTANCE OF THE ORBIT OF A CELESTIAL BODY FROM A CENTER OF ATTRACTION.

BOSCAGE:N: A MASS OF TREES OR SHRUBS; A THICKET

FRONDESCENT: ADJ: BEARING , RESEMBLING, OR HAVING A PROFUSION OF LEAVES OR FRONDS.

WEALD: N:1. A WOODLAND.2. AN AREA OF OPEN ROLLING UPLAND.

MEATUS: N, PL : A BODY OPENING OR PASSAGE, SUCH AS THE OPENING OF THE EAR.

GIBBOUS: ADJ:1. CHARACTERIZED BY CONVEXITY; PROTUBERANT. MORE THAN HALF BUT LESS THAN FULLY ILLUMINATED. USED OF THE MOON OR A PLANET. 2. HAVING A HUMP; HUMPBACKED

GIAOUR: N: A NONBELIEVER; AN INFIDEL

NOMOLOGY:N: THE STUDY AND DISCOVERY OF GENERAL PHYSICAL AND LOGICAL LAWS

Vocab!

My hobby has always been learning new words….my hobby has taken a backseat for the last two years.

So, last nite I decided I was going to start exploring new and old words again.

I will share my words with you.

My first word is :

collop: n:1. A small portion or slice of food, esp. of meat. 2., A roll of fat flesh.

operose: adj: 1. Involving great labor; laborious. 2. Industrious; diligent.

Churlish: adj:1. Of, like, or befitting a churl; boorish, vulgar. 2. Having a bad disposition; surly.3. Difficult to work with, such as soil; intractable.

Quean:n: 1. a woman regarded as being disreputable, esp. a prostitute. 2.a young woman, woman.

pansophy: universal wisdom or knowledge.

knavery: unprincipled, untrustworthy, or dishonest dealing, trickery.

procrustean: tending to produce coformity through violent means, or  arbiturary means