petulant, prerogative, provincial,
simulate, transcend, umbrage, unctuous. For each word, find the part of speech and
definition. Next, write one sentence per word.
Vocabulary Unit 2 ameliorate, aplomb, bombastic, callow, drivel, epitome, exhort, ex officio,
infringe, ingratiate, interloper, intrinsic...
Test-makers’ 30 most favorite GRE words
1. DESICCATED (adj.)
(Dry/Dried)=parched; thirsty; dehydrated; gaunt; hollow
Moist; dank; damp; wet; soaked; dipped; rinsed; drenched
2. ASSUAGE (v.)
(To reduce the pain of)= Mollify; placate; alleviate; soothe; calm; palliate;...
AP List of Useful Words
Objectives: This list is designed to give you a good set of tools for both writing and test-taking. The manipulation activity that we will perform with this list will aid you in both your writing, as well as aiding your depth of understanding of the AP test itself.
Combined Kaplan GRE Study Guide: Top GRE Words
and Baron High-Frequency Vocabulary Word List
515 Total Words
* denotes word appeared on both Baron and Kaplan lists
to reduce in amount, degree or severity
to renounce or relinquish a throne
Flashcard Set Title: "Barron's/Kaplan's High Frequency Words"
Study this set online at: http://www.cram.com/cards/barronskaplans-high-frequency-words-546766
To reduce in amount, degree or
To renounce or relinquish a throne
Abnormal or deviant
to read this last week but then i juz read it today and it's really bombastic and nice =) This is how it goes..
One of the greatest things in life is to have a selfless, understanding, devoted and loving mother. These are the words that best summarise the qualities of my mother. It is not surprising...
novel, Paul notices how his parents had been superficial with language before he joint the army. Especially, schoolmasters and family had exploited words, violently sometimes, to convince him and his friends to join the army. After listening the arguments of a teacher who incited his pupils to join the...
columnist, a writer versed in and paid for expressing his opinion in an interesting, thought-provoking way. He is educated yet down to earth and not a bombastic or over-inflated or even lover of elevated lexicon or writing style. He is representative of the majority of educated US citizens.
Word Formation Processes:
How new Words develop in the English Language
LING 301 Lexical Semantics
Winter Term 2010
Word Formation Processes:
How new Words develop in the English Language
Table of contents
1. Introduction: Why are new words needed?
Veracity - truthful
Paucity - lack of something
Maintain - assert
Contrite - feel remorse
Laconic - when he/she says very few words.
Pugnacious - a person who is pugnacious likes to aggressively argue about everything. Verbally combative is another good way to describe pugnacious...
Rules of Word Stress in English
There are two very simple rules about word stress:
1. One word has only one stress. (One word cannot have two stresses. If you hear two stresses, you hear two words. Two stresses cannot be one word. It is true that there can be a "secondary" stress in some words. But a...
to sell their products. However, this author flouts that bold tone by use of sarcastic and exaggerated word choice. For example, he mocks the scientific words typically used by using made up words. He creates terms like “pain nuclei,” “kilofrankels,” and “comfortrons.” By inserting this satirical diction...
BOG: A swamp - sank into the spongy bog.
Synonyms: morass, fen, quagmire, mire
BOMBASTIC (noun: BOMBAST): High-sounding; pretentious in language - a bombastic speech, inflated with meaningless high-flown words.
Synonyms: ranting, pompous, fustian
BOORISH: Unrefined in speech or manners - exhibited...
audience’s attention and gives a clear picture of the topic that I was presenting. However, while preparing the script, I employed the use of several bombastic words that impeded my presentation in terms of expressing fluently. I feel very restricted to the script; I find myself having the obligation to follow...
Killers, who clearly see themselves being in the music business for the long run. On their third album, the band returns with a different sound, less bombastic, less Springsteen influenced, and just as compelling.
10. Ponytail, Ice Cream Spiritual: Fun. That's what this album is. Fun. It's a pop pleasure...
comprehensive intricacy provocative usurp
ambiguous felicitous introspective rhetorical vernacular
A commanding speaker, Douglass used his powerful voice to accentuate important points and to get his listeners'...
1.belie - Vt - 1.(of an appearance) Fail to give a true notion or impression of (something); disguise or contradict
2.Fail to fulfill or justify (a claim or expectation); betray.
2. bellicose - Adj - Demonstrating aggression...
Word recognition is vital to the reading abilities of a child. Word recognition can be broken down into several ideas that will provide a full definition to the necessity of word recognition. One of the first parts of the definition is the skill of word recognition which is the ability of a reader to...
Word Recognition Paper
Word recognition is vital to the reading abilities of a child. Word recognition can be broken down into several ideas that will provide a full definition to the necessity of word recognition. One of the first parts of the definition is...
Quinn’s motives from the harshness of Andreson’s criticisms, but even though the Father is standing up for his student he is still being arrogant and bombastic. Father Murray’s pride is evident in his speech to Andreson and the other men due to an almost need he has to embarrass the men, especially Andreson...
a syndicated column he wrote at the time, stating that Malcolm X did very little to back up his words and that he was not qualified to attack the accomplished Dr. Bunche. This started an ugly war of words with Malcolm X who denounced Robinson’s dream of an integrated and equal America as a sell out to...
rounds. Everyone would be spelling the words wrongly and only I'll be the only one to know how to spell each and every word that she asks perfectly.
Everything about English invites me in. Even if a boy talks English so well and fluently with all those bombastic words I'll completely, definitely, automatically...
sounds so cool...., and how it's spelt looks awesome for how it sounds. just everything about it and its meaning. also "epiphany" is one of the best words as well so good you have it :)
asthenic (as-THEN-ik) — extremely thin or wasted
ataraxia (at-ah-RAK-see-ah) — calmness or peace of mind; emotional...
a pleasure to listen to him when he teaches English whether it be prose or poetry and he would leave his mark on it. There, is nothing bombastic in his use of words, because he always uses very simple ones, so that even an average student could follow him. He has always been very methodical in his approach...
for strong theatrical effects. Giacomo Puccini, who worked on developing the opera Madame Butterfly, and having the advantage of not understanding a word of English, was swept away by the. emotionalism of the production.
David Belasco was an undisputed master of stage sensationalism, and
Choosing the Right Word
Thesaurus comes in handy to increase your vocabulary. You should try to replace the general words with the more specific ones. For instance, replace the word ‘important’ with the word ‘vital’ when you want to say something that is very important and necessary, and if not done correctly there...
Words That is Not In Barrons
2.adduce.......present as evidence
4.afferent...carrying towards the center
7.amortization...act of reducing debt thro partial payments
personalities of each character in the play therefore the production of the play itself. Shakespeare’s style of concealing poetic dialogue with ordinary words and phrases contributes to the characterization of the play. Dialogues, slangs, insults and thoughts are all portrayed as contemporary elements used...
method of manipulation to gain power. Hitler soon discovered his talent for speaking a powerful oratory, “His hoarse, grating voice, for all the bombastic, humourless, histrionic content of his speeches, dominated audiences by dint of his tone of impassioned conviction and gift for self-dramatization...