Bifurcate- to divide into two parts
The construction workers bifurcated the road to make one lane for cars and the other for bicycles.
Boor- crude person, one lacking manners or taste
I hate hanging out with that boor; he never knows when to stop with the fart jokes.
Convoluted- intricate and complicated
When a relationship becomes so convoluted that it turns both parties into toxic characters, it is best to end it.
Judicious- sensible; showing good judgment
My friend in DC always has judicious advice to offer.
Knell- sound of a funeral bell; omen of death or failure
When a Pope dies, you will hear the knell from the Vatican’s bell tower to alert the people of his passing.
Meticulous- extremely careful; fastidious; painstaking
In order to perform well on the GRE Math section, I must be meticulous with my arithmetic to ensure I’m not making any careless errors.
Puerile- childish, immature, or silly
I consider it puerile to get into fights on Facebook.
Repast- meal or mealtime
I used to dread repasts at the college dining hall because of the poor quality of the food.
Stasis- a state of static balance or equilibrium; stagnation
The Statue of Liberty is in stasis. Chicago won’t be taking it anytime soon.
Tyro- beginner; novice
You can tell from my stances that I am a tyro in Tae Kwon Do.