Friday, July 24, 2009

Vocab Friday

!) "the characters seemed flat to me," the editor told the author, who exclaimed' is there nothing but animadversion for me?"

2) The mother warned her daughter not to drink the brackish ocean water, lest she become sick.

3) The desperate student may have used devious methods to pass his eight grade final exams.

4)Stories never seem to be written in halcyon times, there is always some chaos, or problem.

5)It isn't a great idea to give a box of matches to an incendiary.

6) Children seem to make myopic decisions.

7) When you are feeling angry, advice may seem a pejorative statement.

8) Although rules about handling the American Flag have become lax, sacrilege of the banner used to be a crime.

9) When asking your parents for a dog, it is important to send the most suppliant sibling.

10) It is fun to undulate at sports games, but it is even more fun to watch.

Now its your turn! Pick any of these words, or even more than one, and leave sentences in the comments:

Accost- to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way.

avid- desirous or something to the point of greed; intensely eager

celerity- swiftness, rapidity of motion or action

gambit- in chess, an opening more that involves risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage' any opening move of this type

histrionic- pertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial' melodramatic.

Maelstrom- a whirlpool of great size and violence and destruction

overt- open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized

Propriety- the state of being proper, appropriateness; standards of what is proper or socially acceptable

summarily- without delay or formality, briefly, concisely

talisman- an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers, an amulet, fetish

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