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30 terms

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