Thursday, January 16, 2014


accoutrements-additional items of dress or equipment, or other items carried or worn by a person or used for a particular activity.
The props were accoutrements.
apogee-the highest point in the development of something; the climax or culmination.
After my 13 years of schooling, applying for college is my apogee.
apropos-with reference to; concerning.
I have an apropos about the guidelines.
bicker-argue about petty and trivial matters.
My mom and I bicker often.
coalesce-come together and form one mass or whole.
The group after an hour of arguing finally agreed and formed a coalesce.
contretemps-an unexpected and unfortunate occurrence.
The death was a contretemps.
convolution-a coil or twist, esp. one of many.
The rod formed a convolution.
cull-select from a large quantity; obtain from a variety of sources.
The fruit I chose for the salad was a cull.
disparate-essentially different in kind; not allowing comparison.
There was no disparate to the tastes. This one was better by far.
dogmatic-inclined to lay down principles as incontrovertibly true.
A teacher is known to be dogmatic.
licentious-promiscuous and unprincipled in sexual matters.
It is not professional to be licentious in the work place.
mete-dispense or allot justice, a punishment, or harsh treatment.
My dad meted me after my wrongdoing.
noxious-harmful, poisonous, or very unpleasant.
The drug is noxious.
polemic-a strong verbal or written attack on someone or something.
Many critics can be polemic.
populous-having a large population; densely populated.
China is populous.
probity-the quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency.
The probity of the church is high.
repartee-conversation or speech characterized by quick, witty comments or replies.
A comedian responds in a repartee way.
supervene-occur later than a specified or implied event or action, typically in such a way as to change the situation.
The character supervened and changed the premise of the story.
truncate-shorten (something) by cutting off the top or the end.
I truncated my tree today.
unimpeachable- not able to be doubted, questioned, or criticized; entirely trustworthy.
His character was unimpeachable.

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