30 January 2015

Vocab 1/31/15 (FPFTP)

sesquipedalian (n) -- a long word (adj.) -- given to or characterized by the use of long words

caber (n) -- a long heavy wooden pole tossed end over end as a demonstration of strength in Scottish highland games

VolapΓΌk (n) -- an artificial international language based on English

Vocab 1/30/15

ineluctable (adj.) -- not to be avoided or escaped; inevitable

gestalt (n) -- a physical, biological, psychological, or symbolic configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that its properties cannot be derived from a simple summation of its parts

sobriquet (n) -- an affectionate or humorous nickname

debenture (n) -- a certificate or voucher acknowledging a debt

prescience (n) -- knowledge of actions or events before they occur; foresight

29 January 2015

Vocab 1/29/15

clemency (n) -- a disposition to show mercy, especially toward an offender or enemy

cabaret (n) -- a restaurant or nightclub providing short programs of live entertainment

laggard (n) -- someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind

palisade (n) -- a fence of pales forming a defense barrier or fortification

commingle (v) -- to become blended

yuppie (n) -- a young city or suburban resident with a well-paid professional job and an affluent lifestyle

gloaming (n) -- twilight; dusk