Tuesday, September 3, 2013


 accomplice- a person who knowingly helps another in a crime or wrongdoing, often as a subordinate.
In many action movies there is usually an accomplice.
 annihilate- to reduce to utter ruin or nonexistence; destroy utterly
King Kong annihilated New York City.
 arbitrary-subject to individual will or judgment without restriction; contingent solely upon one's 
 Having no parents, I am arbitrary to go to parties.
discretion- the power or right to decide or act according to one's own judgment; freedom of judgment or choice
Arbitrary and discretion are similar in meaning.
 brazen-shameless or impudent
When his pants fell, he acted brazen.
 catalyst-something that causes activity between two or more persons or forces without itself being affected.
The teacher sitting us next to each other was a catalyst in our relationship.
 exodus-a going out; a departure or emigration, usually of a large number of people
It is an exodus when friends go to the bar.
 facilitate-to make easier or less difficult; help forward
The experts facilitated our meeting.
 incorrigible-not corrigible; bad beyond correction or reform
Her choice of drugs was incorrigible.
 latent-present but not visible, apparent, or actualized; existing as potential

Feelings can be considered latent.
 militant-vigorously active and aggressive, especially in support of a cause
People in the abortion argument are militant.
 morose-gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood
The rainy weather caused me to be morose.
 opaque-not transparent or translucent; impenetrable to light; not allowing light to pass through.
A chalkboard is opaque.
 paramount-chief in importance or impact; supreme; preeminent
A teacher is a paramount in the classroom.
 prattle-to talk in a foolish or simple-minded way; chatter; babble.
Elementary kids generally prattle.
 rebut-to refute by evidence or argument.
Being a lawyer, a rebut using police evidence.
 reprimand-a severe reproof or rebuke, especially a formal one by a person in authority.
My mom reprimands me daily.
 servitude-slavery or bondage of any kind
I feel like I have servitude to my house.
 slapdash-in a hasty, haphazard manner
The girl answered the teacher in a slapdash way.
 stagnant-not flowing or running, as water, air, etc.
 The oxygen to my lungs was stagnant as I swam underwater.
 succumb- to give way to superior force; yield
I want to succumb to my sadness.

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