VOCABULARY

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference
between lightning and the lightning bug.”
– Mark Twain

Why Study Vocabulary?

(1) To read everything from novels to magazines to newspapers more effectively.
(2) To understand the reading from class better.
(3) To get in to college-- from dominating your SAT verbal to improving your writing skills.

What is the process? Click HERE for the Vocabulary Regimen.

 

What Are My Words?
Here they are. You must know what week we are on and make sure they are defined with parts of speech for every Monday of every week!

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**DEFINED LISTS ARE HYPERLINKED IN BLUE**

List 1

  1. Cosmopolitan
  2. Sagacious
  3. Indolent
  4. Peruse
  5. Venerate
  6. Pyre
  7. Perennial
  8. Pilgrimage
  9. Magnanimous
  10. Mnemonic
  11. Posthumous
  12. Loquacious

List 2

  1. Palpable
  2. Pall
  3. Futile
  4. Medley
  5. Maverick
  6. Succor
  7. Foray
  8. Melancholy
  9. Flustered
  10. Regime
  11. Conflagration
  12. Serendipity

List 3

  1. Invariable
  2. Epistolary
  3. Droll
  4. Countenance
  5. Peripatetic
  6. Inane
  7. Inure
  8. Genial
  9. Taciturn
  10. Enmity
  11. Lucid
  12. Tenuous

List 4

  1. Denigrate
  2. Ebullient
  3. Nefarious
  4. Extol
  5. Blatant
  6. Respite
  7. Gregarious
  8. Denizen
  9. Machination
  10. Rapier
  11. Retribution
  12. Impunity  

List 5

  1. Expletive
  2. Profligate
  3. Zealous
  4. Approbation
  5. Attribute
  6. Bellicose
  7. Indisposed
  8. Gambit
  9. Cache
  10. Pejorative
  11. Elucidate
  12. Innocuous

List 6

  1. Languid
  2. Deleterious
  3. Judicious
  4. Ominous
  5. Placid
  6. Desultory
  7. Avail
  8. Introspective
  9. Conundrum
  10. Astute
  11. Salacious
  12. Lascivious

List 7

  1. Libation
  2. Urbane
  3. Ascertain
  4. Avarice
  5. Exalt
  6. Preclude
  7. Apprise
  8. Resonant
  9. Staccato
  10. Ignominious
  11. Mollify
  12. Pungent

List 8

  1. Celestial
  2. Terrestrial
  3. Proliferate
  4. Prolix
  5. Prolific
  6. Brusque
  7. Imperious
  8. Fervent
  9. Ardor
  10. Aesthetic
  11. Panacea
  12. Windfall

 

List 9

  1. Exacting
  2. Irrevocable
  3. Felicity
  4. Fortitude
  5. Prostrate
  6. Spurious
  7. Erudition
  8. Nimbus
  9. Luminous
  10. Aversion
  11. Impetuous
  12. Turbid

 

List 10

  1. Onerous
  2. Truculent
  3. In lieu of
  4. Ad hoc
  5. Status quo
  6. Redress
  7. Draconian
  8. Promethean
  9. Paradox
  10. Buffalo
  11. Absolve
  12. Achilles’ heel

List 11

  1. Tantalize
  2. Mercurial
  3. Axiom
  4. Bacchanalian
  5. Labyrinth
  6. Ague
  7. Disparity
  8. Facetious
  9. Extrapolate
  10. Unobtrusive
  11. Stupor
  12. Adroit

List 12

  1. Derisive
  2. Inscrutable
  3. Exonerate
  4. Patronize
  5. Pandemonium
  6. Obsequious
  7. Ennui
  8. Naïve
  9. Scrupulous
  10. Niche
  11. Subversive
  12. Ensconce

List 13

  1. Sepulcher
  2. Exhort
  3. Vindicate
  4. Salient
  5. Glower
  6. Rejoinder
  7. Imperceptible
  8. Inveigle
  9. Engulf
  10. Latent
  11. Incredulous
  12. Coup de Grace

List 14

  1. Belligerent
  2. Deem
  3. Decimate
  4. Silhouette
  5. Cleave
  6. Tepid
  7. Nepotism
  8. Extant
  9. Invincible
  10. Proscribe
  11. Lassitude
  12. Dispassionate

List 15

  1. Oxymoron
  2. Intractable
  3. Connotation
  4. Denotation
  5. Assonance
  6. Skepticism
  7. Rhetoric
  8. Jaunty
  9. Penultimate
  10. Misconstrue
  11. Dogmatic
  12. Indefatigable

List 16

  1. Precipice
  2. Prodigious
  3. Etymology
  4. Mundane
  5. Infallible
  6. Callous
  7. Discrete
  8. Discreet
  9. Eminent
  10. Imminent
  11. Carte Blanche
  12. Plethora

 

List 17

  1. Precarious
  2. Prowess
  3. Resplendent
  4. Exorbitant
  5. Pandemic
  6. Nostalgic
  7. Impecunious
  8. Assiduous
  9. Ephemeral
  10. Benevolent
  11. Sedulous
  12. Obsolete

List 18

  1. Pervasive
  2. Sinuous
  3. Aberration
  4. Aggrandize
  5. Evince
  6. Usurp
  7. Spectral
  8. Expedite
  9. Promulgate
  10. Emissary
  11. Pragmatic
  12. Irascible

List 19

  1. Wrath
  2. Assassin
  3. Fetid
  4. Herculean
  5. Adage
  6. Wraith
  7. Amalgamate
  8. Blithe
  9. Autonomous
  10. Cabal
  11. Quizzical
  12. Stentorian

 

List 20

  1. Voracious
  2. Prudent
  3. Gingerly
  4. Extricate
  5. Replenish
  6. Disarming
  7. Encroach
  8. Morass
  9. Mawkish
  10. Repertoire
  11. Mendacious
  12. Vicarious

List 21

  1. Espouse
  2. Erratum
  3. Luminary
  4. Beguile
  5. Scion
  6. Inveigh
  7. Fortnight
  8. Quaff
  9. Inundate
  10. Abhor
  11. Paean
  12. Arresting

List 22

1. Rueful
2. Havoc
3. Dilatory
4. Insidious
5. Contemptible
6. Elusive
7. Improvisation
8. Calamity
9. Cliché
10. Scourge
11. Waver
12. Eloquence

List 23

1. Curmudgeon
2. Corpulent
3. Paramour
4. Supplant
5. Callow
6. Reputable
7. Implacable
8. Impeccable
9. Aegis
10. Tremulous
11. Amorous
12. Non sequitur

List 24

1. Pernicious
2. Transgression
3. Chastise
4. Grievance
5. Fallacious
6. Agile
7. Procure
8. Pensive
9. Solace
10. Peerless
11. Penury
12. Palatable

 

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