November Word List 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

It's the end of the month again! Time for another word list.

troglodyte - a person who is regarded as being deliberately ignorant or old-fashioned.
logistics - the detailed coordination of a complex operation involving many people, facilities, or supplies.
magnanimous - very generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or someone less powerful than oneself.
pseudo - not genuine
hypodermic - of or relating to the region immediately beneath the skin.
basenji - a small hunting dog of a central African breed, which growls and yelps but does not bark.
cognition - the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses, perception.
rapture - a feeling of intense pleasure or joy.
euphoric - characterized by or feeling intense excitement and happiness.
inquisition - a period of prolonged and intensive questioning or investigation
gaudiness - vulgarly or cheaply showy
acumen - the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain.
adumbrate - foreshadow or symbolize.
socialist - a person who advocates socialism/liberalism. Leftist.
vendetta - a blood feud in which the family of a murdered person seeks vengeance on the murderer or the murderer's family; a prolonged bitter quarrel with or campaign against someone.
scythe - a tool used for cutting crops such as grass or wheat, with a long curved blade at the end of a long pole attached to which are one or two short handles.
extortion - he practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.
preternaturally - beyond what is normal or natural.
sycophant - a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.
vie - compete eagerly with someone in order to do or achieve something.
pariah - an outcast
incredulous - unwilling or unable to believe something.
agoraphobia - extreme or irrational fear of crowded spaces or enclosed public places
savant - a learned person, especially a distinguished scientist; intellectual.
ample - enough or more than enough; plentiful.
privy - sharing in the knowledge of (something secret or private)
libations - a drink poured out as an offering to a deity.
evangelicals - a member of the tradition in the Christian Church.
arduous - involving or requiring strenuous effort, difficult.
subjugate - bring under domination or control, especially by conquest; conquer or vanquish.
throes - intense or violent pain and struggle, especially accompanying birth, death, or great change.
ardent - enthusiastic or passionate.
carnage - the killing of a large number of people; a massacre.
gadfly - a fly that bites livestock, especially a horsefly, warble fly, or botfly; or an annoying person, especially one who provokes others into action by criticism.
reprehensible - deserving censure or condemnation.
barracks - a building or group of buildings used to house soldiers.
vernacular - the language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region.
enviable - arousing or likely to arouse envy.
penultimate - last but one in a series of things; second to the last.
vigil - the eve of a festival or holy day as an occasion of religious observance.
depraved - morally corrupt; wicked
irreverent - showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously.
obsequiously - obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.
deity - the creator and supreme being (in a monotheistic religion such as Christianity); or a god or goddess (in a polytheistic religion)
oleaginous - rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily or greasy.
ingratiating - intended to gain approval or favor; sycophantic.
vigilante - a member of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority, typically because the legal agencies are thought to be inadequate.
rogue - a dishonest or unprincipled man.
virtuous - having or showing high moral standards.
insidious - proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects
consensues - general agreement.
astute - showing keen intelligence and a shrewd ability to protect one's interests or avoid being deceived
monikers - a name
vitrolic - filled with bitter criticism or malice.
depravity - moral corruption; wickedness.
preamble - a preliminary or preparatory statement, introduction
convoluted - extremely complex and difficult to follow.

Types of Parent/Child Relationships

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Today in my AP Literature English class, we did a writing workshop where were wrote about a topic in a comical way. I was pretty proud of mine, so I wanted to share it. I'll keep this short and sweet.

1.) The Best Friend

These parents are totally chill and treat you like a best friend. They trust you with money, alcohol, pointless technology and give you endless trust, love, and support... possibly too much.

2.) Avoiders

This relationship between parents and children are awkward. You don't really spend time together, and only really see each other in the morning before school/work or on the weekend going into the kitchen for food. You're not all that close, but it never seems as a major problem.

3.) The Prison Warden

The prison warden has no mercy for their kids. They are the strictest of the strict, no nonsense. They restrict TV, computer, phone, early curfew, no company at home, always obey the rules... you get the jist.

4.) Overly Attached Guardians

These parents breathe down their child's neck sometimes. They are overly involved in their child's life. They schedule parent teacher conferences with every single teacher (even the Gym teacher, yes), they can't go anywhere without you and are always trying to bond and spend time with you. Not to be confused with my mother, who literally cannot go to the supermarket without me, ever.

5.) The Hypocrites

These parents try to make changes in their family, but fail miserably. Probably from something they read in a magazine or what they saw in TV, but one thing gets them going. They call a family meeting  and say "we're gonna start eating healthier in this house" or "we're gonna be nicer to one another". Then next week, they're eating chips and candy and yelling at you to clean your room.

6.) The Noobs

These are typically new young couples with newborn babies. They post 547912 pictures and flipagrams of their baby on Facebook (yes, that exact number), and won't stop cluttering your feed with pointless updates. "I didn't know tired until I had kids!", "I know it's corny, but my child is my best friend!", "I used to like going out every Friday night, but now I'd rather spend it with my children!". They are also a bit overbearing, where they check all the food labels and use organic baby projects because they care for the utmost safety and health for their kids.

7.) The Dreamer

This is probably the saddest of the parents, they live through their kids and try to make them accomplish what they couldn't. They want them to go to their alumnus, sports and achievements. Constantly controlling and too influential on their kids.\

8.) The Clueless Ones

These parents literally don't care about anything concerning their child. The children could be screaming, yelling, knocking over everything in the store and jumping off a building, and they still wouldn't care. They're always tired, bags under their eyes, shoulders hunched, and back breaking expressions on their faces. Not to mention their child is the devil.

9.) Community Embarrassment

The parents who come to all the PTA meetings, book fairs and sports events and are overly involved in the community. They know all your teachers, coaches and friends and use this to embarrass you. 95% of the time they are going wherever you are because they were invited to. Not to be confused with the Overly Attached Guardians.

Thanks for reading! I hope you found this at least remotely entertaining.

October Word List 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Here we are once again! I found that these words are more compliacted than ones I've had before, so I'm still learning them.

feigning - to pretend to be affected by a feeling, state, or injury.
cessation - the fact or process of ending or being brought to an end.
tithe - one tenth of annual produce or earnings, formerly taken as a tax for the support of the church and clergy.
ultimatum - a final demand or statement of terms
nuance - a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound.
ingenious - clever, original, and inventive
excalibur - the legendary sword of King Arthur
mete - dispense or allot justice, a punishment, or harsh treatment.
preliminary - an action or event preceding or preparing for something fuller or more important.
etymology - the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.
idiom - a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words
sans - without
elusive - difficult to find, catch, or achieve.

capricious - given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.
juggernaut - a huge, powerful, and overwhelming force or institution.
penetent - feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong

phallic - of, relating to, or resembling a phallus or erect penis.
discrepancy - a lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts.chronic - persisting for a long time or constantly recurring.
immogen - a female given name
cathartic - providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions
deity - a god or goddess
regicide - the action of killing a king
certifiable - officially recognized as needing treatment for a mental disorder.
chauvinist - showing or relating to excessive or prejudiced loyalty or support for a particular group or cause.
reap - cut or gather
etiological - the study of causation, or origination
facist - an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.
feasible - possible to do easily or conveniently.
moire - silk fabric that has been subjected to heat and pressure rollers after weaving to give it a rippled appearance.
encepolathy - a disease in which the functioning of the brain is affected by some agent or condition
phrenology - the detailed study of the shape and size of the cranium as a supposed indication of character and mental abilities.
yandere - a Japanese term for a person who is initially very loving and gentle to someone (or at least innocent) before their devotion becomes destructive in nature, often through violence and/or brutality.
tsundere - a Japanese term for a character development process that describes a person who is initially cold and even hostile towards another person before gradually showing a warmer side over time.
anhedonic - a core clinical feature of depression, schizophrenia, and some other mental illnesses
humvee - a type of four-wheel-drive all-terrain military vehicle.
biopsy - an examination of tissue removed from a living body to discover the presence, cause, or extent of a disease.
rhinoplasty - plastic surgery performed on the nose.
monastery - a building or buildings occupied by a community of monks living under religious vows.
contingent - subject to chance.
podiatrist - a branch of medicine devoted to the study of, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity.
duplicitous - deceitful
ergonomic - intended to provide optimum comfort and to avoid stress or injury.
draconian - excessively harsh and severe.
ubiquitous - present, appearing, or found everywhere.
linguist - a person skilled in foreign languages.
cynic - a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honorable or unselfish reasons.
sauntering - to walk in a slow, relaxed manner, without hurry or effort.
dodecahedron - a three-dimensional shape having twelve plane faces, in particular a regular solid figure with twelve equal pentagonal faces.
rooibos - an evergreen South African shrub of the pea family.
diuretic - causing increased passing of urine.
synth - short for synthesizer
prerequisite - a thing that is required as a prior condition for something else to happen or exist.
unscrupulous - having or showing no moral principles; not honest or fair.
impugn - dispute the truth, validity, or honesty of (a statement or motive); call into question.
repudiate - deny the truth or validity of.
tesselate - decorate (a floor) with mosaics.
auxiliary - providing supplementary or additional help and support.
expiating - the act of making amends or reparation for guilt or wrongdoing; atonement.
oracle - a priest or priestess acting as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought from the gods in classical antiquity.
anagram - a word, phrase, or name formed by rearranging the letters of another, such as cinema, formed from iceman.
integrity - the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles
coherent -  logical and consistent.
curated - select, organize, and look after the items
sexant - an instrument with a graduated arc of 60° and a sighting mechanism, used for measuring the angular distances between objects and especially for taking altitudes in navigation.
preponderance - the quality or fact of being greater in number, quantity, or importance.
epistemological - he theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion.
hermetic - complete and airtight.
amity - a friendly relationship.
animosity - strong hostility
manifesto - a public declaration of policy and aims, especially one issued before an election by a political party or candidate.
eldritch - weird and sinister or ghostly.
percolate - filter gradually through a porous surface or substance.
precocious - having developed certain abilities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual.
audits - an official inspection of an individual's or organization's accounts, typically by an independent body.
stigmatism - a condition of the eye or lens where rays of light from a single point do not focus upon on a single point on the retina.
sporadic - occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated.
schematic - symbolic and simplified.
metaphysics - the branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of things, including abstract concepts such as being, knowing, substance, cause, identity, time, and space.
punultimate - last but one in a series of things; second to the last.
dissonance - lack of harmony among musical notes
quantum - a required or allowed amount, especially an amount of money legally payable in damages.
reconaissance - military observation of a region to locate an enemy or ascertain strategic features.
confluence - an act or process of merging.
prohibition - he action of forbidding something, especially by law.
animal welfare - he treatment that an animal receives is covered by other terms such as animalcare, animal husbandry, and humane treatment.
canthus - the outer or inner corner of the eye, where the upper and lower lids meet.
allocate - distribute (resources or duties) for a particular purpose.
altruist - a person who is unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others.
hyperlogical - a logical inference
cavalier - showing a lack of proper concern; offhand.
inquisitive - curious or inquiring.
sordid - involving ignoble actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.
euphamistically the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt.
maverick - an unorthodox or independent-minded person
abberant - departing from an accepted standard.
paternal - of or appropriate to a father.
enamour - to be filled with a feeling of love for.
cynical - believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.
fallacies - a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound argument.
vindictive - having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge.
outsource - obtain (goods or a service) from an outside or foreign supplier, especially in place of an internal source.
grandoise - impressive or magnificent in appearance or style, especially pretentiously so.
paraplegic - paralysis of the legs and lower body, typically caused by spinal injury or disease.
solicited - ask for or try to obtain (something) from someone.
refined - with impurities or unwanted elements having been removed by processing.
incapicitate - deprived of strength or power; debilitated.
hollistic - characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
courier - a messenger who transports goods or documents
highstrung - nervous and easily upset.
remiss - lacking care or attention to duty, negligent
reprieve - to cancel or postpone the punishment of someone, especially someone condemned to death.
glib - fluent and voluble but insincere and shallow.
adulation - obsequious flattery; excessive admiration or praise.
dissent - hold or express opinions that are at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially expressed.
colonics - an act or instance of colonic irrigation
sadist - someone who enjoys inflicting pain on others, sometimes in a sexual sense
loins - the region of the sexual organs, especially when regarded as the source of erotic or procreative power.
bullion - gold or silver in bulk before coining, or valued by weight.
compartmentalise - divide into sections or categories.
juxtapositions - the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect.
predecessors - a person who held a job or office before the current holder.
preternaturally - beyond what is normal or natural.
facilitate to make an action or process easy or easier.
propensities - an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way.
delve - reach inside a receptacle and search for something.
tangible - perceptible by touch.
offshoring - the practice of basing some of a company's processes or services overseas, so as to take advantage of lower costs.
disembowled - cut open and remove the internal organs of.
incentives - a thing that motivates or encourages one to do something.
variance - the fact or quality of being different, divergent, or inconsistent.

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