Thursday, October 24, 2013

Vocab list 8

cursory: going rapidly over something
impetus: a moving force
pinnacle: the peak of something
contumely: insulting display of contempt
bereavement: period of mourning after a loss
cache: a hiding place, or being hidden
consummation: completion, an act of consummation
calamity: great misfortune or disaster
avarice: insatiable greed for riches
fortify: protect or strengthen
erratic: deviating from the usual or proper course in conduct or opinion
ubiquitous: existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time
fortitude: mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity
nonchalant: coolly unconcerned, indifferent, or unexcited;
affect: to act on
effect: something that is produced by action or cause
misappropriate: to put to a wrong use
pragmatic: of or pertaining to a practical point of view or practical considerations.
metacognition: higher-order thinking that enables understanding
devoutly: devoted to divine worship or service

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