Othello Vocabulary Flashcard Example #27637

Advocacy
definition: public support for a recommendation of a particular cause

sentence: there is a list of self advocacy organizations contacted

Agile
definition: being able to move quickly

sentence: the boy was very agile when he played basketball

Amiable
definition: displaying a friendly and pleasant manner

sentence: he was amiable towards his friend who he hadn’t seen in a while

Beguile
definition: charm, sometimes in a deceptive way

sentence: Jason was beguile on his date

Bestow
definition: confer or present

sentence: she was bestow during her road test

Bombastic
definition: high-sounding but with little meaning

sentence: she spoke in a very bombastic tone to her teacher

Carnal
definition: relating to physical needs and activities

sentence: he had a carnal to play soccer

Circumspect
definition: wary and unwilling to take risks

sentence: Obama was very circumspect when filling out his March Madness Bracket

Cynical
definition: believing that people are motivated by self-interest

sentence: Stalin ‘s cynical disregard for the working class led him into the pact with Hitler.

Desolate
definition: deserted of people and in a state of bleak emptiness

sentence: the alien spacecraft sits on a desolate plain on a distant planet

Discern
definition: perceive or recognize something

sentence: she discerned that she was being hit on

Discretion
definition: the quality of speaking in a way as to avoid causing offense or revealing private information.

sentence: viewer discretion is advised

Enmesh
definition: cause to become entangled in something

sentence: the whole situation was enmesh

Epithet
definition: an adjective or descriptive phrase expressing a quality characteristic of the thing mentioned

sentence: the king deserves the epithet great

Forbearance
definition: patient self-control, restraint and tolerance

sentence: he had forbearance after he was called a mean name

Garner
definition: gather or collect

sentence: he garnered all of his tools and fixed his broken car

Guileless
definition: innocent and without deception

sentence: The guileless child sat down and thought

Homage
definition: honor or respect shown publicly

sentence: he showed homage to the teacher getting honored

Insolence
definition: insulting or contemptuous behavior

sentence: the little boy acted with insolence when he didn’t get what he wanted

Lecher
definiton: excessive indulgence in sexual activity

sentence: he acted very lechery around his girlfriend

Malice
definition: desire to harm others

sentence: bully’s act with malice

Malign
definition: cancerous

sentence: sadly, the cancer is malign

Mutinous
definition: rebellious

sentence: the child acted mutinous after he was insulted

Odious
definition: hateful

sentence: she acted odious to the girl who stole her boyfriend

Paradoxical
definition: something that appears false or contradictory but is actually correct

sentence: occasionally they can actually worsen depression in what is known as a paradoxical adverse effect

Peevish
definition: cross, complaining, irritable; contrary

sentence: my teacher was peevish because I was too lazy to look the word up

Perdition
definition: damnation; ruin; hell

sentence: the man perdition his opponents campaign

Profane
definition: the ordinary and commonplace elements of life, as distinguished from the sacred.

sentence: there should be no use of foul or profane language

Ruffianism
definition: rowdy or tough behavior

sentence: the boy acted with ruffianism around the girl he liked

Sated
definition: satisfied

sentence: the student was sated with an 85 on her math test

Subjugate
definition: to conquer by force, bring under complete control

sentence: Hitler subjugated a lot of Europe during WWII

Traducer
definition: someone who slanders or speaks falsely about someone

sentence: mean people traducer around about other people behind their backs

Vehement
definition: forceful

sentence: the father used vehement force to discipline his son

Virtuoso
definition: highly skilled artist

sentence: Picasso was a virtuoso

Warranted
definition: justified; authorized

sentence: the way she treated me warranted my decision to walk away

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