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Vocab 15

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CIRCUM
"around"
Circuitous
deviating from a straight course
Sadly my path was rather circuitous
Circumspect
careful, prudent, discreet, cautious
I try to be rather circumspect with whom I trust
Circumference
the distance around a circle
"He walked the circumference of field.
ORBIS
ORBITA
"circle" "anything round"
"wheel"
Orbit
the path of an object as it revolves around another object (usually in space)
The moon orbits around Earth.
Orb
an object with a spherical shape
I want a giant floating orb full of radioactive marshmallows.
FIGURA
"Form" "Shape"
Configuration
an arrangement of parts or elements, any spatial attributes
You need to reconfigure the files
Figurative
not literal but metaphorical; using a figure of speech
Figuativly speaking.
KUKLOS
"wheel" "circle"
Cyclic
recurring in cycles
Sadly life often tends to be cyclical
Encyclopedic
possessing information about many subjects or intensively about one subject
I an quite encyclopedic about history
loquacious
Very talkative
My mother always tells me that when I'm supposed to be going a chore I can be quite loquacious.
sallies
sudden rush forward, leap, assault form defensive position
pensively
thoughtfully
You're being very pensive about this... is it painful?
paroxysm
a sudden uncontrollable attack
I suffer from hiccuping paroxysms
meritorious
deserving reward or praise
My older sister is quite meritorious.
jorum
a large drinking bowl
The jorum was empty.
murrain
any plaguelike disease of domestic animals
I hope you catch MURRAIN!!!
alacrity
liveliness and eagerness
I not really prone to alacrity
panegyric
a formal expression of praise
In a few weeks we will witness a panegyric expression of praise.
asperities
roughness, severity; bitterness or tartness
I can't believe how asperite our science teacher was today!
laudanum
a drug containing opium
In Oliver Twist, Nancy slipped Laudanum into Sikes' drink.
A
1.a
2.d
3.c
4.b
5.d
6.a
7.c
8.b
B
1.d
2.a
3.b
4.d
C
1. orbit
2. circuitous
3.configuration
4.figurative
5.cyclic