Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Vocabulary #7

cursory: hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed.
impetus: the force or energy with which a body moves.
pinnacle: a high, pointed piece of rock.
contumely: insolent or insulting language or treatment.
bereavement: state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one.
cache: a collection of items of the same type stored in a hidden or inaccessible place.
consummation: the point at which something is complete or finalized.
calamity: an event causing great and often sudden damage or distress.
avarice: extreme greed for wealth or material gain.
fortify: strengthen with defensive works.
erratic: not even or regular in pattern or movement.
ubiquitous: present, appearing, or found everywhere.
fortitude: courage in pain or adversity.
nonchalant: feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed.affect: have an effect on.
effect: a change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause.
misappropriate: embezzlement..
pragmatic: dealing with things sensibly and realistically.
metacognition: awareness and understanding of one's own thought processes.
devoutly: having or showing deep religious feeling or commitment.

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