Words of the Day: Sept. 13-17
Conflagration: (noun) a wild uncontrollable fire.
Chronology: (noun) timeline; arrangement of events in order of occurrence.
Troglodyte: (noun) cave dweller, hermit.
Tittles:(noun) the little dots over “j” and “i”
Vociferous: (adjective) intense and aggressive
Inert: (adjective) still, not moving.
Penultimate: (adjective) second to last; as in second to last chapter of a novel.
Deuteranope (noun) person who is color blind
Deuteranopia (noun) color blindness due to inability to process green light.
Vivacious (adjective) high-spirited, enthusiastic
Chlorofluorocarbons (noun) organic compounds that are destructive to the environment (CFCs)
Sympatico (adjective) in sympathy with, feeling a kindred spirit with, compatible
Obsequious (adjective) overly respectful to point of falseness, fawning, cloyingly complimentary
Funambulist (noun) a tightrope walker
Pococurante (adjective) non-chalant, cool or (noun) a person who is suave, non-chalant, cool.
Dearth (noun) a scarcity of something, the lack of
Myriad (adjective) many, a plethora of something
Deluge (noun) a flood
triskaidekaphobia: (noun) fear of the number 13!
merge (verb) to combine into one
converge (verb) come together from different directions
ensconce (verb) to settle (someone) in a safe, or secret place
anthropomorphic (adjective) having human characteristics
anthropomorphize (verb) describe something non-human using human qualities
gobbledygook (noun) nonsense, a confused mess
omniscient (adjective) all-seeing, all-knowing
interminable (adjective) never-ending
pedagogue (noun) a strict or pedantic teacher
pedantic (adjective) overly concerned with rules and details, insistent, inflexible about rules.
luminiferous (adjective) emitting light
contest (verb) to argue, to object to (accent on second syllable)
idiosyncrasy (noun) one’s little quirk or habit
tantamount (adjective) equal to, as good as, comparable to
schadenfreude (noun) enjoyment gotten from the troubles of others
eddy (verb) swirl, whirl, spiral; (noun) a whirlpool or vortex
faux (adjective) false, fake
thwart (verb) to block, to impede, to foil, to prevent, to stop
supercilious (adjective) arrogant, conceited, haughty
tenacity (noun) perseverance, willpower
lycanthropy (noun) a magical transformation into a wolf or a beast
disgruntled (adjective) unhappy, upset, dissatisfied
stigmatized (adjective) rejected as being outside social norms, ridiculed for a particular characteristic
Stigmatize (verb form)
mollified (adjective) calmed, soothed
mollify (verb form) to calm down from being angry
palpitate (verb) beat strongly or irregularly (as in a heartbeat), tremble
demotic (adjective) pertaining to the language common people, everyday speech, popular or colloquial. Also, a simple form of ancient Egyptian script around 650 BCE.
idioglossia (noun) a private, original form of speech invented by children; especially prevalent with twins.
sesqipedalian (adjective) multi-syllabledTertiary: adjective, meaning : third Plethora: adjective,meaning: an abundance of something