Tuesday, October 22, 2013


cursory- going over something rapidly, without noticing details
I feel teacher generally check work with cursory.
impetus-a moving force
An impetus resulted from the petition. 
pinnacle-a lofty peak
The top of a mountain can be called the pinnacle.
contumely-insulting display of contempt in words or actions
Uneducated people tend to talk in a contumely way.bereavement-a state of intense grief over loss of a loved one.
At the funeral, intense bereavement fell over the family.
cache-a hiding place usually in the ground
In old homes, cache's can be found.
consummation- completion, perfection, fulfillment
My essay reached consummation long before the deadline.calamity-a great misfortune or disaster, as a flood or serious injury
Many calamities are happening now.
avarice- miserly desiring to hoard wealth
My uncle is the opposite of someone who is avarice.fortify-to protect or strengthen against attack
We fortified our spot in CIF by winning that last match.erratic- deviating from the usual proper course in conduct
Children behave erratically in public.ubiquitous-being everywhere, especially at the same time
With school work, I feel like I am ubiquitous. fortitude-mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty courageously
Fortitude comes from experience.
nonchalant-coolly unconcerned
Some students are nonchalant about school.affect-to act on
Her actions affected the public punishment.
effect-something that is produced by an agency or cause
The death effected her life.
misappropriate-to put to wrong use
Young kids misappropriate common classroom supplies.
pragmatic-of or pertaining to a practical point of view or practical considerations.
His proposition was pragmatic considering the cause.
metacognition- higher order thinking that enables understanding
Math requires a great deal of metacognition.
devoutly-devoted to divine worship or service
Religions are devoutly dedicated.

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