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Vocabulary 2 - churlish he doesn’t have very good social...

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Regy Perlera 10/15/09 2 nd 1. Nihilism - a viewpoint that traditional values and beliefs are unfounded and that existence is senseless and useless OR a doctrine that denies any objective ground of truth and especially of moral truths. – noun – “ni-hil-ism” The boy is very true to his beliefs in Nihilism , he no longer excited or enticed by life, for he holds it to be fruitless. 2. Enervate - lacking physical, mental, or moral vigor. – adjective – “Ener-vate” An enervate hero is not a hero at all, for he is not able to produce the required results to fit his job description. 3. Circumnavigate - to go completely around (as the earth) especially by water. – Verb – “Cir-cum-nav-I-gate” In order to accomplish this mission, you must circumnavigate through the various obstacles along your path. 4. Churlish - marked by a lack of civility or graciousness, or difficult to work with – adjective – “chur-lish” One of the students in my class is very
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Unformatted text preview: churlish , he doesn’t have very good social skills required to make a decent partner. 5 . Inculcate- to teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions – verb – “in-cul-cate” The teacher must inculcate the lecture to his students over the course of a week, he is very persistent. 6. Incognito- with one's identity concealed – adj or adverb – “In-cog-nito” Due to his wanted status, the criminal must remain incognito in order to avoid being contacted by the authorities. 7. Tempestuous – of, or resembling tempest conditions – adjective – “tem-pes-tu-ous” The young girl’s anger problem resulted in tempestuous screams and destruction; she demanded a pony she would never receive, only to leave devastation in her wake. 8. Moiety- one of two equal parts OR one of two approximately equal parts – noun – “ “Mo-i-ety” The moiety of the pie was evenly distributed amongst the two remaining individuals....
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