19 May 2014

Vocab 5/19/14

mendacious (adj.) -- lying; untruthful

sonorous (adj.) -- having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound

sonorant (n) -- a usually voiced speech sound characterized by relatively free air flow through the vocal tract and capable of being syllabic, as a vowel, liquid, or nasal

vivacious (adj.) -- full of animation and spirit; lively

sycophant (n) -- a servile self-seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people

tangential (adj.) -- of, relating to, or moving along or in the direction of a tangent

tangent (adj.) -- making contact at a single point or along a line; touching but not intersecting
                 (n) -- a line, curve, or surface meeting another line, curve, or surface at a common point and sharing a common tangent line or tangent plane at that point

machination (n) -- 1. the act of plotting 2. a crafty scheme or cunning design for the accomplishment of a sinister end

evoke (v) -- to summon or call forth

invoke (v) -- to call on (a higher power) for assistance, support, or inspiration

ableism (n) -- discrimination or prejudice against people with disabilities

carapace (n) -- zoology a hard bony or chitinous outer covering, such as the fused dorsal plates of a turtle or the portion of the exoskeleton covering the head and thorax of a crustacean

decorum (n) -- appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety

propriety (n) -- the quality of being proper; appropriateness

entomology (n) -- the scientific study of insects

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