Fall Vocabulary List

Here are the words I'm planning to use, and I'm open to suggestion.  If a particular word confuses, tickles or irritates you, or if you have a pet word that you'd like to see on the list, email it to: dpreston.learning@gmail.com.

adumbrate
apotheosis
ascetic
bauble
beguile
burgeon
complement
contumacious
curmudgeon
didactic
disingenuous
exculpate
faux pas
fulminate
fustian
hauteur
inhibit
jeremiad
opportunist
unconscionable
accoutrements
apogee
apropos
bicker
coalesce
contretemps
convolution
cull
disparate
dogmatic
licentious
mete
noxious
polemic
populous
probity
repartee
supervene
truncate
unimpeachable
accolade
acerbity
attrition
bromide
chauvinist
chronic
expound
factionalism
immaculate
imprecation
ineluctable
mercurial
palliate
protocol
resplendent
stigmatize
sub rosa
vainglory
vestige
volition
apposite
augur
bilk
charisma
debilitate
execrable
impinge
labyrinth
narcissism
niggardly
pastiche
precarious
rapport
utilitarian
vacuous
vagary
viable
xenophobia
zany
zealot
apostate
bravado
consensus
constrict
dichotomy
effusive
euphoria
gothic
impasse
lugubrious
metamorphosis
mystique
non sequitur
parlous
punctilio
quagmire
quixotic
raconteur
sine qua non
vendetta
acumen
adjudicate
anachronism
apocryphal
disparity
dissimulate
empirical
flamboyant
fulsome
immolate
imperceptible
lackey
liaison
monolithic
mot juste
nihilism
patrician
propitiate
sic
sublimate
beatitude
bete noire
bode
dank
ecumenical
fervid
fetid
gargantuan
heyday
incubus
infrastructure
inveigle
kudos
lagniappe
prolix
protege
prototype
sycophant
tautology
truckle
aberration
ad hoc
bane
bathos
cantankerous
casuistry
de facto
depredation
empathy
harbinger
hedonism
lackluster
malcontent
mellifluous
nepotism
pander
peccadillo
piece de resistance
remand
syndrome
abeyance
ambivalent
beleaguer
carte blanche
cataclysm
debauch
eclat
fastidious
gambol
imbue
inchoate
lampoon
malleable
nemesis
opt
philistine
picaresque
queasy
refractory
savoir-faire
abortive
bruit
contumelious
dictum
ensconce
iconoclastic
in medias res
internecine
maladroit
maudlin
modulate
portentous
prescience
quid pro quo
salubrious
saturnalian
touchstone
traumatic
vitiate
waggish
aficionado
browbeat
commensurate
diaphanous
emolument
foray
genre
homily
immure
insouciant
matrix
obsequies
panache
persona
philippic
prurient
sacrosanct
systemic
tendentious
vicissitude
affinity
bilious
cognate
corollary
cul-de-sac
derring-do
divination
elixir
folderol
gamut
hoi polloi
ineffable
lucubration
mnemonic
obloquy
parameter
pundit
risible
symptomatic
volte-face

3 comments:

  1. Question will this be the order in which we are given the words??

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  2. I wanted to get a start on learning the vocab,especially since we are having a vocab test on Friday. What words are we expected to know, and do we need to do the usual assignment with writing a sentence using each vocab word?

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