4, 5, & 6 Vocab.

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novice

an inexperienced person; a beginner

banter

teasing or mocking in a good-natured, playful manner; to engage in such playfulness

connotation

the suggested, or implied, meaning of a word, not its strict literal meaning; an idea or feeling associated with a word

nostalgic

having a longing for things past

stipend

fixed or regular pay; a salary or allowance

affluent

wealthy; abundant; plentiful

reiterated

to restate; to repeat

embellish

to decorate or adorn; to improve a story by adding details, even false ones

brevity

briefness of duration; shortness; the quality of being concise or to the point

imbibes

to drink; to drink in or absorb; to take in with the mind and keep (as in ideas or principles)

anagram

a word or phrase formed from another word or phrase by changing the order of the letters

goad

a prod for driving cattle; anything that drives or urges; an irritating stimulus; to prod into action; to urge on

noncommittal

not committing to any one position or course of action; not revealing one's purpose or position

assertion

the act of declaring something; a claim or declaration stated positively

quixotic

impractically idealistic; marked by a romantic notion of noble or chivalric ideas and deeds

coherent

logically connected; consistent; clearly expressed

fulminate

to talk or argue violently and loudly; to denounce; to explode suddenly

proboscis

the long snout of an animal; a nose, especially a prominent one; a tubular organ

inexplicable

impossible to explain or understand

surmise

to guess or suppose; a guess based on little evidence

climactic

of the highest point; of the most intense part of a story or event

fidelity

loyalty, faithfulness; accuracy; accuracy of the reproduction of a sound or picture

anecdotes

a brief, entertaining account of an interesting event

staunch

loyal, steadfast; strong or solid; watertight; to check the flow of (blood, etc.)

prodigies

a person with extraordinary talents, especially a highly gifted child; an act or thing that causes amazement; a marvel

forte

something that someone does very well; a strong point

epilogues

a short concluding section at the end of a literary work; speech at the end of a play

stigma

a mark of shame; a stain; in botany, the portion of a flowers pistol on which pollen is deposited for germination

hypochondriac

a person suffering from abnormal anxiety about his or her health; one who imagines he or she is sick or has symptoms of a disease

extemporaneous

done, said, or performed with little or no preparation; unrehearsed; offhand

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