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Vocabulary Words

Vocabulary Words

  • nonchalant: (adj.) feeling or appearing naturally calm or relaxed.

Example: “Every morning, I am nonchalant at school because I am half asleep.”

  • inevitable: (adj.) certain to happen, unavoidable.

Example: “Once Kelsey tripped on the rock, her falling was inevitable.”

  • fathom: (verb.) understood after much thought.

Example: “Despite all he could, Lester could not fathom the lesson.

  • unfathomable: (adj.) not able to be understood.

Example: “Harry’s handwriting is unfathomable.”

  • feeble: (adj.) lacking physical strength.

Example: “ The house was feeble and was gone after the storm.”

  • vigilant: (adj.) keeping careful watch for difficulties and/or danger.

Example: “The security guard remained vigilant at his post.”

  • abrasive: (adj.) showing little concern for the feelings of others; harsh

Example: “The school bully is abrasive to the smaller sized students during lunch.”

  • frank: (adj.) open, honest, and direct in speech or writing

Example: “Abraham Lincoln got the nickname “honest abe”, because he was frank.”

  • inconspicuous: (adj.) not clearly visible or attracting attention

Example: “After a bad haircut, Clark tried to be inconspicuous at school.”

  • vindicate: (verb) clear (someone) of blame and suspicion

Example: “Alex vindicated her brother by confessing to her mom that she ate the last cookie.”

  • reconciliation: (noun) the restoration of relations

Example: “After a loud fight, Monica and Eliseo had a reconciliation.”

  • inconsequential: (adj.) not significant or important

Example: “My sister, Gaby, is a horrible driver: she believes traffic signs are inconsequential.

  • emulate: (verb) imitate

Example: “Hershey emulated the other dogs by jumping on the couch and getting it dirty.”

  • divergent: (adj.) tending to be different or develop in different directions.

Example: “”Juanito and Mateo, my nephews, are extremely divergent. Juanito is a night owl and Mateo is a morning person.”

  • mundane: (adj.) lacking interest or excitement; dull

Example: “The float for the football team at the parade was mundane.”

  • concur: (verb) agree

Example: “Hershey will concur that he is the love of my life.” 

  • tenacious: (adj.) tending to keep a firm hold on something; stubborn

Example: “President Donald Trump is tenacious on his views on climate control.”

  • congregation: (noun) a gathering or collection of people, animals, or things

Example: “The congregation at church sang a beautiful song.”

  • congregate: (verb) gathering together

Example: “During field trips, the students need to congregate together to avoid getting lost.”

  • fickle: (adj.) changing frequently

Example: “During summer, the weather in Starr County is hardly fickle.

  • vague: (adj.) of uncertain indefinite, or unclear character or meaning.

Example: “ Math is a difficult subject for me to understand; the lessons are vague.”

  • advocate: (noun) a person who publicly supports or reccommends a particular cause or policy.

Example: “Mrs. Gonzalez is an advocate of equal pay for men and women in the workplace.” 

  • diligent: (adj.) hard working

Example: “ The founding fathers can be described as diligent men.”

  • elusive: (adj.) difficult to find, catch or achieve

Example: “Rosie’s dream is to be an actress, however, her mother tells her that her dreams are elusive.”

  • prolific: (adj.) produce in large numbers or quantities

Example: “Stephen King has written over 100 novels. Stephen King is a prolific author.”

  • eclectic: (adj.) deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.

Example: “The music played at the Ac2E Middle School Fall Festival was eclectic.”

  • abnegate: (verb) renounce or reject (something desired or valuable)

Example: “Despite renting a limo, Brad was abnegated when he asked Angie to prom.”

  • integrity: (noun) the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.

Example: “George Washington was elected as the 1st president of the United because he was a man of integrity.”

  • bane: (noun) a cause of great distress or annoyance.

Example: “Slow drivers are the bane of my existence.”

  • cogent: (adj.) clear, logical, and convincing

Example: “As the lawyer tried to vindicate the subject, the witness testimony was cogent.”

  • negligent: (adj.) failing to take proper care in doing something.

Example: “The plant that I gave my sister was dead, which led me to believe she was negligent toward it.”

  • instigate: (verb) bring about or initiate (an action or event)

Example: “There has been an increase in the amount of vi0lence instigated by gangs.”

  • plethora: (adj.) a large or excessive amount 

Example: “Whenever I ask my nephew why he didn’t do his homework, he always has a plethora of excuses.”