07 July 2014

Vocab 7/7/14

churlish (adj.) -- of, like, or befitting a churl; boorish or vulgar

churl (n) -- a rude, boorish person

boorish (adj.) -- resembling or characteristic of a boor; rude and clumsy in behavior

boor (n) -- a person with rude, clumsy manners and little refinement

uncouth (adj.) -- crude; unrefined

vulgar (adj.) -- crudely indecent

flagellate (v) -- to whip or flog; scourge

scourge (v) -- a source of widespread dreadful affliction and devastation such as that caused by pestilence or war 

pestilence (n) -- a  usually fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague

epidemic (n) -- an outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely
            (adj.) -- spreading rapidly and extensively by infection and affecting many individuals in an area or a population at the same time

contiguous (adj.) -- sharing an edge or boundary; touching

raconteur (n) -- one who tells stories and anecdotes with skill and wit

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