36 terms

Vocabulary #3/Third quarter

STUDY
PLAY
-OUS
HAVING THE QUALTIY OF
CAPACIOUS
SPACIOUS; ROOMY
FACETIOUS
WITTY OR JOKING AT AN INAPPROPIATE TIME
FARINACEOUS
1) MADE FROM OR CONTAINING STARCH 2) MEALY/POWDERY IN TEXTURE
GREGARIOUS
TENDING TO LIVE OR MOVE IN GROUPS; SOCIABLE;
(CONVIVIAL--- BEING SOCIABLE AND JOVIAL)
TORTUOUS
1) TWISTING, WINDING, SINUOUS
2) DEVIOUS; DECEITFUL; DUPLICITOUS; SPECIOUS
SALUBRIOUS
PROMOTING HEALTH OR WELL-BEING
SENTENTIOUS
1) TERSE, APHORISTIC, OR MORALISTIC IN EXPRESSION
2) GIVEN TO OR ABOUNDING IN EXCESSIVE MORALIZING
PERFIDIOUS
SHOWING A DELIBERATE BREACH OF FAITH; TREACHEROUS
FORTUITOUS
HAPPENING BY ACCIDENT OR CHANCE; UNPLANNED
SERENDIPITY
THE FACULTY OF MAING VALUABLE DISCOVERIES BY ACCIDENT
(I. E. A TROVE)
TENACIOUS
1) HOLDING FIRMLY; STUBBORN; PERTINACIOUS; STICLTOITVENESS
2) CLINGING; ADHESIVE
COPIOUS
PLENTIFUL; AMPLE; ABUNDANT
NEFARIOUS
EVIL; WICKED (PROBABLY PERNICIOUS)
PERNICIOUS
DESTRUCTIVE; DEADLY; BANEFUL; BALEFUL; NOXIOUS; DELETERIOUS
LUGUBRIOUS
MOURNFUL OR SAD, ESP. TO A RIDICULOUS DEGREE; MAUDLIN OR MAWKISH (PROBABLY WOULD BE LACHRYMOSE)
PESTIFEROUS
PRODUCING, ACUSING, CONTAMINATED WITH AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE
SOLICITOUS
1) CONCERNED; ATTENTIVE 2)EAGER
(TO SOLICIT MEANS "TO SEEL TO OBTAIN"--- AS TO SOLICIT VOTES)
CREDULOUS
TENDING TO BELIEVE TOO READILY; GULLIBLE
BIBULOUS
GIVEN TO CONVIVAL (SOCIABLE, JOVIAL) OFTEN EXCESSSIVE DRINK
(A TOPER (N) IS A DRUNK; A SOT; A TIPPLER; A BIBBLER)
SUPERCILIOUS
CHARACTERIZED BY HAUGHTY SCORN; DISDAINFUL; ARROGNT
SUPERFLUOUS
BEYOND WHAT IS REQUIRED OR SUFFICIENT; EXCESSIVE; SUPERNEMERARY
NEBULOUS
LACKING DEFINTE FORM OR LIMITS; VAGUE; OFTER; OFTEN UNCLEAR, EVEN AMBIGUOUS; MAYBE AMORPHOUS
NOTORIOUS
KNOWN WIDELY AND USUALLY UNFAVORABLY; INFAMOUS
OFFICIOUS
EXCESSIVELY FORWARD IN OFFERING ONE'S SERVICES/ADVICE TO OTHERS
PRECIPITOUS
ACTING WITH UNDUE HASTE; DONE WITHOUT CAREFUL CONSIDERATION (SIMILAR TO CURSORY)
RAUCOUS
HARSH, JARRING SOUND; BLARING; CACOPHONOUS; STRIDENT
SPURIOUS
FLASIFIED; FAKE, AND THUS NOT GENUINE; COUNTERFEIT
ORISON
A PRAYER
HISTRIONIC
THEATRIC
RECUSE
TO REFUSE OR REJEC, AS TO DISQUALIFY (ONESELF) AS JUDGE IN A PERTICULAR CASE
INEFFABLE
INDESCRIBABLE; INCAPABLE OF BEING EXPRESSED
INIQUITY
SIN
HONE
TO PERFECT OR SHARPEN (AS TO HONE YOUR WRITING SKILLS)
PHTHISIC
1) TUBERCULAR; TUBERCULOUS
2) ENFEEBLED; WEAK; DEBILITATED
MAGNANIMOUS
NOBLE IN SPIRIT; GENEROUS IN FORGIVING; UNSELFISH; RISING
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