Monday, November 5, 2012

Vocab list #11

Affinity n.- a natural attraction or liking to a person, thing, idea etc.
Bilious adj.- peevish; irritable; cranky.
Cognate adj.- allied or similar in nature or quality.
Corollary n.-  a natural consequence or result.
Cul-de-sac - a dead end, closed at the end
Derring-do n.-  daring deeds; heroic daring.
Divination n.- the practice of attempting to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge by occult or supernatural means
Elixir- A substance capable of prolonging life indefinitely
Folderol n.- a useless accessory
Gamut n.- the entire scale or range
Hoi polloi- the common people
Ineffable- incapable of being expressed in words
Lucubration- laborious work, study, thought, etc., especially at night.
Mnemonic- intended to assist memory
Obloquy- abusive language
Parameter- an independent variable used to express the coordinates of variable point and functions of them
Pundit- a learned man
Risible- provoking laughter
Symptomatic- having the characteristics of a certain disease but arising of a different cause
Volte-face- a reversal in policy



Sentences
When she met her husband there was an instant affinity between the two.
Her bilious attitude towards the customers was a distinct indicator that she had received no sleep the night before.
They were both so girly that it was obvious that they had a cognate friendship.
The damage done to the East Coast was corollary to hurricane Sandy.
Once you enter the street you must make a 180 degree turn if you want to leave because her street was a cul-de-sac.
The derring-do pulled the car off of the small child just in time to save the day.
People claim that hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters are a divination to the end of the world.
As the witch was about to take her last breath, the elixir was luckily in reach to save her.
Her numerous rings were obviously all folderol items while she was kneading the dough.
The gamut of emotion varies from grief to excitement to fear.
The king looked down upon all of the hoi polloi in the market place.
When she won the million dollar grand prize the expression on her face was ineffable. 
 








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