Camp: Vocabulary 1-2-3

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acronym

noun- a word formed from the initial letters of a name or by combining initial letters or parts of a series of words

affix

noun A) word element, such as a prefix or suffix that is attached o a base, stem, or root; B) something that is attached, joined or added; transitive verb A) to secure (an object) to another; attach: affix a stamp to a letter B) to place at the end: affix postscript

coinage

noun A) the invention of new words B) an invented word or phrase C) the process of making coins

colloquial

adjective A) used in or suitable to spoken language or to writing that imitates speech; controversial B) informal in style of expression

malapropism

noun the formation or use of a word sounding somewhat like the one intended but humorously wrong in the context: "polo bear" rather than "polar bear"

onomatopoeia

noun the formation or use of a word that imitates or resembles what it stands for

palindrome

noun a word, phrase, or sentence that reads the same backward of forward

portmanteau word

compound noun a word formed by merging the sounds and meanings of two different words; blend

simile

noun a figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by like or as

spoonerism

noun an accidental but humorous distortion of words in a phrase formed by interchanging the initial sounds

diligence

noun constant and earnest effort to accomplish a task; careful attention

fastidious

adjective A) difficult to satisfy or please; exacting B) possessing or displaying careful attention to detail

foresight

noun the ability to see what is likely to happen and to prepare for it accordingly; careful thought or concern for the future

judicious

adjective having or exhibiting sound judgement; sensible; wise

meticulous

adjective A) extremely careful and precise B) excessively concerned with details

minutiae

noun minor or trivial details

prudent

adjective exercising caution, good judgement, or common sense in handing practical matters; giving thought to one's actions and their consequences

punctilious

adjective A) attentive to the finer points of etiquette and formal conduct B) very careful and exact

selective

adjective A) careful in choosing; particular; discriminating B) highly specific in activity; selective pesticides

systematic

adjective A) having a system, method, or plan; carried out in a step-by-step procedure B) orderly in arranging things or getting things done; purposely regular

beguile

transitive verb A) to deceive; trick B) to amuse; delight C) to pass (time) pleasantly

civility

noun A) politeness; courtesy B) an act or expression of courtesy

decorum

noun appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety

demeanor

noun the way in which one behaves or conducts oneself; deportment

foolhardy

adjective foolishly bold or daring; rash

glib

adjective A) performing or performed with careless, often thoughtless, ease B) marked by a quickness or fluency that suggests insincerity

ignoble

adjective A) not having a noble character or purpose; dishonorable B) not of the nobility; common

mores

plural noun A) the accepted customs and rules of behavior of a particular social group, generally regarded by that group as essential to survival and welfare and often having the force of law

provincial

adjective A) characteristic of people or things away from the capital of a country; a provincial simplicity of speech or dress B) limited in range or perspective; narrow; ill-informed; unsophisticated C) of or relating to a province

unseemly

adjective not in good taste; improper; unbecoming adverb in an unseemly manner

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