Thursday, October 9, 2014

Vocab #5

Shenanigans: a mischievous or deceitful trick, practice, etc ..
Ricochet: the motion of an object or a projectile in rebounding or deflecting one or more times from the surface over which it is passing or against which it hits a glancing blow.
Schism: division or disunion, especially into mutually opposed parties. 
Eschew: to abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid. 
Plethora: over abundance; excess. 
Ebullient: over flowing with fervor, enthusiasm or excitement; high-spirited. 
Garrulous: excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, especially about trivial matters. 
Harangue: a scolding or a long intense verbal attack, diatribe. 
Interdependence: mutually dependent; depending on each other.
Capricious: subject to, led by, or indicative of a sudden, odd notion or unpredictable change; erratic.
Loquacious: talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous.
Ephemeral: lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory.
Inchoate: not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary.
Juxtapose: to place close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
Perspicacious: having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning.
Codswallop: nonsense; rubbish.
Mungo: a low-grade wool from felted rags or waste.
Sesquipedalian: given to using long words; (of a word) containing many syllables.
Wonky: British slang. Shaky, groggy, unsteady; unreliable, not trustworthy. Slang. stupid, boring, unattractive.
Diphthong: an unsegmentable, gliding speech sound varying continuously in phonetic quality but held to be a single sound or phoneme and identified by its apparent beginning and ending sound, as the oi- sound of toy or boil.

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