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.