10 terms

Vocabulary Lesson 5

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anagram
a word or phrase formed from another word or phrase by changing the order of letters
goad
a prod for driving cattle; anything that drives or urges; an irritating stimuls; v. to prond 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
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; n. a guess based on little evidence