1921. inception n. start; beginning. She was involved with the project from its inception.
MNEMONIC: its started
1922. incessant adj. uninterrupted; unceasing. In a famous TV commercial, the frogs
incessant croaking goes on and on until eventually it turn
2961. proximity n. nearness. Blind people sometimes develop a compensatory ability to sense
the proximity of objects around them.
2962. proxy n. authorized agent. Please act as my proxy and vote for this slate of candidates in
2963. prude n. e
3041. ramification n. branching out; subdivision. We must examine all the ramifications of this
3042. ramify v. divide into branches or subdivisions. When the plant begins to ramify, it is
advisable to nip off most of the new branches.
3121. relegate v. banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign. After Ralph dropped his second
tray of drinks that week, the manager swiftly relegated him to a minor post cleaning up behind
3122. relent v. give in. When her stern father would
3201. reticent adj. reserved; uncommunicative; inclined to silence. Fearing his competitors
might get advance word about his plans from talkative staff members, Hughes preferred reticent
employees to loquacious ones. Reticence, n.
3202. retinue n. followi
3281. sate v. satisfy to the full; cloy. Its hunger sated, the lion dozed.
3282. satellite n. small body revolving around a larger one. During the first few years of the
Space Age, hundreds of satellites were launched by Russia and the United States.
3361. shaving n. very thin piece, usually of wood. As the carpenter pared away the edge of the
board with his plane, a small pile of shavings began to accumulate on the floor.
3362. sheaf n. bundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together. T
3441. sonorous adj. resonant. His sonorous voice resounded through the hall.
3442. sophist n. teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning. You are
using all the devices of a sophist in trying to prove your case; your argument is spec
3521. stupor n. state of apathy; daze; lack of awareness. In his stupor, the addict was unaware of
the events taking place around him.
3522. stygian adj. gloomy; hellish; deathly. Shielding the flickering candle from any threatening
draft, Tom and Becky d
3685. tonsure n. shaving of the head, especially by person entering religious orders. His tonsure,
even more than his monastic garb, indicate that he was a member of the religious order.
3686. topography n. physical features of a region. Before the genera
2881. preternatural adj. beyond that which is normal in nature. Johns mothers total ability to
tell when he was lying struck him as almost preternatural.
2882. pretext n. excuse. She looked for a good pretext to get out of paying a visit to her aunt.
2801. plumb adj. vertical. Before hanging wallpaper it is advisable to drop a plumb line from the
ceiling as a guide. also n.MNEMONIC:
2803. plutocracy n. society ruled by the wealthy. From the way the government caters to the
rich, you might think our so
2723. pernicious adj. very destructive. The Athenians argued that Socratess teachings
had a pernicious effect on young and susceptible minds; therefore, they condemned him to
2724. peroration n. conclusion of an oration. The peror
2004. infringe v. violate; encroach. I think your machine infringes on my patent and I intend to
sue. MNEMONIC: infringement
2006. ingenuous adj. nave and trusting; young; unsophisticated. The woodsman did not realize
how ingenuous Little Red Riding Hood
2081. inveterate adj. deep-rooted; habitual. She is an inveterate smoker and cannot break the
habit. MNEMONIC: make a veteran
2082. invidious adj. designed to create ill will or envy. We disregarded her invidious remarks
because we realized how jealous sh
2241. low v. moo. From the hilltop, they could see the herd like ants in the distance; they could
barely hear the cattle low. MNEMONIC: cattles moo goes low ot high
2242. lucid adj. easily understood; clear; intelligible. Lexy makes an excellent teacher:
2161. laity n. laypersons; persons not connected with the clergy. The laity does not always
understand the clergys problems.MNEMONIC: ladies are laities
2162. lambaste v. bet; thrash verbally or physically. It was painful to watch the champion
2322. mauve adj. pale purple. The mauve tint in the lilac bush was another indication that spring
had finally arrived.MNEMONIC: That guy from Choate who loved purple. MOVE! Gotta get
2323. maverick n. rebel; nonconformist. To the masculine lite
2405. modicum n. limited quantity. Although his story is based on a modicum of truth, most of
the events he describes are fictitious.MNEMONIC: moderated
2406. modish adj. fashionable. She always discarded all garments that were no longer
2481. nether adj. lower. Tradition locates hell in the nether regions.MNEMONIC: Netherlands
2482. nettle v. annoy; vex. Do not let her nettle you with her sarcastic remarks.MNEMONIC:
2483. nexus n. connection. I fail to see the nexus that binds t
2565. onerous adj. burdensome. She asked for an assistant because her work load was too
onerous.MNEMONIC: semiknow, its an honor but its always a burden, like being king
2568. onus n. burden; responsibility. The emperor was spared the onus of signing the
2642. pantomime n. acting without dialogue. Because he worked in pantomime, the clown could
be understood wherever he appeared. also v. MNEMONIC: all mimes, bunch of them in that rs
2645. paradigm n. model; example; pattern. Pavlovs experiment in
3761. ultimatum n. last demand; warning. Since they have ignored our ultimatum, our only
recourse is to declare war.
3762. umbrage n. resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult. She took umbrage at his remarks
and stormed away in a huff.
3961. whelp n. young wolf, dog, tiger, etc. This collie whelp wont do for breeding, but hed
make a fine pet.
3962. whet v. sharpen; stimulate. The odors from the kitchen are whetting my appetite; I will be
ravenous by the time the meal is served.
3841. vanguard n. forerunners; advance forces. We are the vanguard of a tremendous army that
is following us.
3842. vantage n. position giving an advantage. They fired upon the enemy from behind trees,
walls and any other point of vantage they could find.
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