February Word List 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Another month, another list! The long list of words probably has to do with the amount of SAT prep I've been doing lately. It's good for the long run but definitely more work for me now.


vagariesan unexpected and inexplicable change in a situation or in someone's behavior. 
dogmatic - inclined to lay down principles as incontrovertibly true
crux - the decisive or most important point at issue; core, essence.
insignia - a badge or distinguishing mark of military rank, office, or membership of an organization; an official emblem
Jellicle - a type of feline mentioned in T. S. Eliot's book Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
cretaceous - relating to or denoting the last period of the Mesozoic era, between the Jurassic and Tertiary periods.
vacillate - alternate or waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive.
crypt - an underground room or vault beneath a church, used as a chapel or burial place
novice - a person new to or inexperienced in a field or situation
penitent - feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong
avaricious -  having or showing an extreme greed for wealth or material gain
scrupulous - diligent, thorough, and extremely attentive to details
magnanimous - very generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or someone less powerful than oneself
amiable - having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner
dissertation - a long essay on a particular subject
detractors - a person who disparages someone or something
engenders - to cause or give rise to
credence - belief in or acceptance of something as true
expound  - present and explain (a theory or idea) systematically and in detail.
delineated - describe or portray (something) precisely
prose - written or spoken language in its ordinary form
logistics - the detailed coordination of a complex operation involving many people, facilities, or supplies.
divisive - tending to cause disagreement or hostility between people
warily - cautiously; carefully
seldom - not often; rarely
miserly - relating to or characteristic of a miser; mean.
reticent - not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily
munificent - larger or more generous than is usual or necessary
garrulous - excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters
effusive - expressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner
vociferous - vehement or clamorous
inquisitive - curious or inquiring
poignant - evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret
holistic - characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole
dutiful - conscientiously or obediently fulfilling one's duty
elusive - difficult to find, catch, or achieve
pheromones - a chemical substance produced and released into the environment by an animal
mitigate - make less severe, serious, or painful
squalid - extremely dirty and unpleasant, especially as a result of poverty or neglect
eloquent - fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing
superfluous - unnecessary, especially through being more than enough
impervious - unable to be affected by
infallible - incapable of making mistakes or being wrong
vacillation - the inability to decide between different opinions or actions
bolstered - to support or strengthen
stymied - prevent or hinder the progress of
disgruntled - angry or dissatisfied
spurious - not being what it purports to be; false or fake
idyllic - extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque
gauche - lacking ease or grace; unsophisticated and socially awkward
refute - to prove (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false
imminent - about to happen
felicitous - well chosen or suited to the circumstances
fusing - join or blend to form a single entity
sodomy - sexual intercourse involving anal or oral copulation
equivocation - the use of ambiguous language to conceal the truth or to avoid committing oneself
parsimony - extreme unwillingness to spend money or use resources
mendicancy - the condition of being a beggar
appertaining - relate to

1 comment

  1. English isn't my first language, so this list is heaven to me now that I need to brush up on my skills!

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