So what’s a girl to do when the S&P lowers the country’s credit rating and everyone is predicting the economipocalypse?
Study for the GRE, of course!
Aerie- a nest built high in the air; an elevated, often secluded, dwelling.
If I were a bird, I’d build my aerie high up in the trees so predators couldn’t harm my eggs.
Apocryphal- of questionable authority or authenticity
My old professors used to warn about using Wikipedia as a source for my papers because they considered the information to be apocryphal.
Articulate- able to speak clearly and expressively
There’s no question about it; in order to win an election you must be able to speak articulately to connect with voters.
Forestall- to prevent or delay; anticipate
The rain forestalled my plans to bike in the afternoon.
Inchoate- not fully formed; disorganized
I’m glad that I am applying to graduate school now instead of right after I graduated in 2009. When I was an undergrad, my career plans were inchoate and I wasn’t sure of what I exactly wanted to do. Now that I’ve had almost two years of working in the political field, I know the direction I want to point my career towards.
Inculcate- to teach; impress in the mind
It is clear that Governor Rick Perry inculcated his values and talking points upon his 30,000+ audience made up of Evangelical Christians.
Indolent- habitually lazy or idle
I can’t stand people who complain about their jobs and are too indolent to look for other opportunities. Yeah, it may be a pain to job search every night after work, but you may come across a job that you may actually like!
Impecunious- poor; having no money
While I have been impecunious for most of 2011; I was rich in political experience. I know that one day all of this hard work will pay off!
Laconic- using few words
While I am very talkative; my brother Raymond is laconic.
Lapidary- relating to precious stones or the art of cutting them
The lapidarist was very talented in cutting precious stones into beautiful pieces of jewelry.
Panegyric- elaborate praise; formal hymn of praise
The victim’s panegyric for the firefighter who saved his life brought everyone in the room to tears.
Upbraid– to scold sharply
If I had known that he was groping my best friend at the bar, I would have upbraided him and ended things then and there.
Wan- sickly pale
I was concerned when I saw her wan skin; she was so healthy the other week!
Wraith- a ghost or specter; a ghost of a living person seen just before his or her death
As geeky as this sounds; I know that you have to kill a lot of wraiths in the Elder Scrolls games.
Zenith- the point of culmination; peak
Even though I already have a campaign win under my belt; I do not believe I’m at the zenith of my career. There is still so much more good work to do!