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3/1/17
subsequent(adj)coming after something in time
When the score was tied, subsequent minutes were added to the game clock.
3/2/17
onerous(adj)difficult to endure
The flight attendant was not prepared to deal with the onerous passenger.
3/3/17
rife(adj)in great quantity
Countries with limited clean water resources are rife with cases of stomach viruses.
3/6/17
discomfit(v)to make a person feel uncomfortable
The manager’s mean look served to discomfit me during the interview.
3/7/17
significance(n)the quality or state of being important
Ancient Egyptians regarded the heart as the center of intelligence and emotion, and
believed the brain to have no significance whatsoever.
3/8/17
gregarious(adj) likely to seek or enjoy the company of others
Gregarious people are likely to hang out with friends every weekend while reserved
people keep to themselves.
3/9/17
impeccable(adj)being entirely without fault or flaw
Your impeccable work ethic and great attention to detail are reasons enough for
hiring you.
3/10/17
languish(v)to lose bodily strength or vigor; become weak or dull
Are you going to languish in bed all Spring Break or do you plan on going outside
and enjoying the sunlight?
3/13/17
obtuse(adj)not able to think clearly or to understand what is obvious or simple
Are you so obtuse that you will give your money away to a fake charity?
3/14/17
ebullient(adj)overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement; boiling, bubbling
The ebullient song was so uplifting that I danced in my chair.
3/15/17
expository(adj)designed to define or explain
As a response to the expository essay question, students should define their five
year goals.
3/16/17
fragment(n)a part broken off, detached or incomplete
I could only hear fragments of their conversation.
3/17/17
inexorable(adj)not able to be persuaded or stopped by any means; stubborn
In his desire to make sure he was ready for the triathlon, Jason was inexorable when
it came to following his training routine.
3/20/17
irreparable(adj) not capable of being fixed
Since the damage to my car is irreparable, I need to buy a new vehicle.
3/21/17
omnipresent(adj)present in all places at all times
They believed in an omnipresent deity that existed in all things.
3/22/17
mendacious(adj)lying; not telling the truth
Instead of giving me another mendacious story, just be honest for once.
3/23/17
plaintive(adj)expressive of suffering or woe
It was obvious from the stray cat’s plaintive cries he was cold and miserable.
3/24/17
requite(v)to make return for: repay
After the war, the losing countries had to requite the victorious nations billions of
dollars for damages.
3/27/17
tantamount(adj)equal to something
For some environmentalists, cutting down trees is tantamount to destroying our
ecosystem.
3/28/17
nadir(n)the lowest point
The announcement of the impeachment caused the president’s popularity to fall to
its nadir.
3/29/17
mesmerize(v)captivated by someone or something
The bright lights of the city mesmerized the girl from the small town.
3/30/17
ethereal(adj)extremely light and delicate in a way that seems to perfect for this
world; heavenly or supernatural
Once the sky began to clear after the storm, the clouds scattered in ethereal
formations that resembled a celestial festival.
3/31/17
putative(adj)commonly accepted or supposed
Many people see chicken soup as the putative cure for the common cold.