Twenty more days until I take this test! The pressure is on!
Antipathy- extreme dislike
I have antipathy towards cyclists who bike the wrong way down one-way streets.
Cabal- a secret group seeking to overturn something
In World War II, many cabals were formed to take down the Nazi regime.
Discern- to perceive or recognize
I can discern the difference in taste between Pepsi and Coke.
Fallow- dormant; unused
It has been a year since Albany Planned Parenthood moved its location to Central Avenue and still the old Lark Street location remains fallow.
Gestation- growth process from conception to birth
The normal gestation period for a human is nine months and I hope to not experience that for a good 10 years.
Glib- fluent in an insincere manner; offhand; casual
I didn’t decide to rush that sorority because I felt that the girls were all glib.
Hyperbole- purposeful exaggeration for effect
There are a lot of hyperbolic moments in the movie, Machete. For example, whenever Machete kills someone, an obscene amount of blood pours out of the victim.
Ignoble- having low moral standards; not noble in character; mean.
I believe anyone who destroys a bike that is parked on a bike rack is ignoble.
Imbue- to infuse, dye, wet, or moisten.
I didn’t like the color of this dress, so I imbued it with fabric dye and now it is a brilliant blue!
Impious- not devout in religion.
After my parents’ divorce and realizing that my personal views are very different from the rules within the Catholic church, I became impious. However, I do remain very spiritual and do my best to treat others the way I would want to be treated.
Lugubrious- sorrowful; mournful; dismal
The ASPCA commercials are always lugubrious.
I hear a multifarious amount of noises from my window each night. I’m glad to say that I can sleep soundly and the noises of the bums fighting outside and the sirens blasting have become music to my ears.
Sportive- frolicsome; playful
The puppy was very sportive while he chased the butterfly.
Pedant- someone who shows off learning
Mothers who drive around with bumper stickers proclaiming that their children are honor students can be classified as pedants.
Peripatetic- wandering from place to place, especially on foot
When I’m in cities, I love to be peripatetic because I feel that’s the best way to explore!