This site is 100% ad supported. Please add an exception to adblock for this site.

vocabulary

Terms

undefined, object
copy deck
subjective
Originating in one's personal observation. To say something is subjective is to say that it may be influenced by individual prejudice and represents only a particular person's viewpoint.
peccadillo
A minor fault. It comes from the Italian for "little sin."
analogous
Similar to such a degree that an analogy may be drawn. An analogy is a similarity or comparison between two items, ideas, or features.
capricious
Characterized by whimsical attitude. A person who acts impulsively or impulsively .
lambaste
To reprimand sharply or attack verbally. It originally meant "to beat harshly."
sycophant
An ambitious flatterer. Someone who tries to improve his status by means of constant fawning toward those in authority.
equanimity
(noun) Even-temperedness; calmness. Someone who possesses equanimity keeps his composure even in a difficult situation
spurious
Inauthentic. Something that is not genuine.
complaisant
Eager to please; agreeable.
catalyst
(noun) That which initiates a process or event and is itself unaffected.
watershed
An important event that serves to distinguish two separate phases. Literally, it is a ridge that diverts water in a new direction.
vehement
Strongly felt or marked by high emotion. That which is forceful and emphatic.
fortuitous
Accidental; lucky or fortunate.
abhorrent
Loathsome or contemptible. It refers to something that is reprehensible or repulsive. That which is repugnant or detestable.
demagogue
(noun) An individual (usually a politician or other leader) who gains power by appealing to the emotions and passions of the people, especially by means of inflamed speech. They often address complicated issues by suggesting simplistic measures that appeal to public prejudice or misconception.
parsimonious
Stingy. Someone who is exceptionally frugal or thrifty could be considered parsimonious
rankle
To cause irritation or festering resentment. Someone who is peeved by a perceived slight or oversight is said to be rankled.
sardonic
Bitter or sarcastic. That which is derisively scornful.
gesticulate
To employ gestures, especially in place of speech. It usually implies more animation and excitement than simpler gesture.
aspersion
(noun) False accusation; slander.

Deck Info

20

permalink