vocab notes - Word 1 divergent 2 exemplary 3 brusque 4...

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Word Definition/ Synonym Sentences 1. divergent different ; varying; separate Two birds diverged, going different ways. The divergent road was confusing for the travelers. The divergent career choices had nothing in common. 2. exemplary serving as a desirable model The soldier acted in an exemplary manner and was awarded the Medal of Honor. Josh received an award for his exemplary work in the community. My dad was given an award for his exemplary service to the town. The athletes exemplary behavior was noted by the sports community. 3. brusque abrupt in speech or manner She brusquely left the table when she received a call from her friend. The car came to a brusque stop. The service seemed a little brusque because the waiters were so busy. His brusque ways of speaking did not make others like him very much. 4. nonchalant feeling or appearing casually calm or relaxed He nonchalantly walked to the front of the room to read his essay.
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Nonchalantly, Michael Jordan sunk his free throw despite all the pressure. He looked the most nonchalant in the class even though he did not study for the exam. The boy was nonchalant about making the surprise party for his mom. Our driver was nonchalant when he calmly dealt with traffic on our road trip. 5. proactive creating or controlling a situation before it happens In order to be proactive, he studied everything he could in case it would be on the test. He was very proactive about his health and went to the doctor regularly. He was very proactive about working in groups and came prepared knowing that others might not be! 6. condescending talking “down” to people; demeaning Mitt Romney addressed the farmer population in a condescending speech. The president is careful to not speak in a condescending way to people who are not educated. The lawyer showed a condescending attitude as if he knew everything. My mom said that my
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condescending tone was the reason I was being grounded. 7. capacious spacious My brother’s room is capacious compared to his college room. Gretchen Wiener’s house is capacious because her dad is the inventor of Toaster Strudels. My suitcase was not too capacious after my two week trip to Italy. The unfurnished home was extremely capacious. She had a capacious mind and learned very quickly. 8. tactful having good judgement in manners; sensitivity when dealing with others The nurse was very tactful in telling the parents of the child what was wrong. The doctor lost two patients that day and had to be very tactful and sensitive in telling the patients’ families. She tactfully listened when her friends shared their issues. Being the tactful individual she was, she introduced herself before tackling the tough issue. 9. precocious ability to develop a skill set at an early age Many young athletes are precocious at sports today.
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