Wanderlust: Felix spent his twenties trying to satisfy his wanderlust, visiting no fewer than 50 countries on four continents.
cosmopolitan: She became much more cosmopolitan after a dozen trips abroad, achieving near fluency in Spanish and French.
kosmo=world, polites = citizen
insular: Since the dictator had closed off the country from foreign influence, the populace was becoming more insular with each passing year.
sul: jump, forward
affect: influenced, strongly moved
- affect, affectation, affectionate, affective, disaffect, unaffected
ced: go, move
ceed: go, move
cit: moved, stirred up
- ambit, ambition
vas: go, proceed, advance
vibr: shake, quickly move to and fro
- a lot of moody people giving off bad vibes.
volat: fly, move swiftly, speed
- the infantry let off a couple of volleys
- placid (Lake Placid)
- susurrus: to whisper
- The late autumn wind made itself known in the susurrus of freshly swept leaves.
- The new student tended to murmur, when he spoke, so the teacher had to strain to hear him.
- Because of the hubbub of her office party, Patricia could barely hear the voice on her phone.
- the boy is cocky and obstreperous
man: stay, remain
- the protection of liberties is immanent in constitutional arrangements.
quiet: rested, stilled, calmed
quit: rest, be still, stay
- she was acquitted on all counts.
- They are quick to requite a kindness.
- quiescence: dormancy, inactivity
- this method has been shown to induce sleep-like quiescence in adult.
rest: stay put, stand still
sed: sit, settle, rest
phon: voice, sound
- regal, stately
- supercilious: snotty or patronizing
- demagogue: a rabble leader
- deference = defer + ence
- the squirrel is known for being prudent, storing acorns away for later rather than eating them all at once.
- provident: to foresee and make provision for the future
- provident = pro + vid (see, take care) + ent
- impetuous = im + pet (seek, attack, go for) + uous
fatu: foolish, silly, stupid
stup: become dazed, be amazed, be brainless
- reticent: to be silent
- taciturn = tac (silent, quiet) + i + turn
- Your silence may be taken to mean tacit agreement.
- garrulous: chatty, throat, gargle
- gorge, engorge, disgorge, regurgitate (gorg: throat)
- verbose: full of words (speech and writing)
loqu: talk, speak
parl: talk, speak
articul: to divide into small joints, speak clearly
lect: speak, read
- Prodigious Prodigy Prolific Proliferate Plethora Munificent Squander Aggregate Paucity Dearth Nominal Frugal Parsimony Attrition Minuscule Penury
- cornucopia “horn of plenty”
- surfeit = sur + feit (made, done)
- superfluous = over + flow
- paucity, dearth
min: lessen, make smaller
- ponderous = ponder + ous
- go off on tangents
- beat around the bush
- roundabouts vs direct path
- brevity: briefness
- Shakespeare said that brevity is the soul of wit.
- pud: to be shamed of
- doc: to teach
- arbitr: think, judge
- arbiter, arbitrate, arbitrary
- opin: think, suppose
- opine, opinion, opinionated
- “The man is genius.” he opined.
- put: think, consider
- repute, impute, depute, dispute, putative, compute
- rat: think
- rate, rational, ratify, ratio, ration
- ponder: weigh, consider
- ponder, ponderous, preponderance
- skept: examine, consider
- skepic, sceptic, scepticism, skeptical, skepticism
- cens: assessed, judged, rated
- censure, censor, census, censorious
- crit: judge
- criteria, hypocritical, diacritic
- judic: judge, one who gives an opinion
- adjudicate, prejudice, judicious, adjudicator, judicial, judiciary, judicature, judicatory
- doc: teach
- docile, docent, document, doctrine
- didactic: apt at teaching
- retract: to draw back
- doctrinaire: doc (teach)
- vor: eat
- es: eat
- voracious = vor & -vour = vor (eat)
- devour, voracity
- carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, insectivore
- sate = sat (enough) + e satiate
- sate your appetite at the resort’s restaurant.
- satirize, satire
- The crude satire seems to be directed at the fashionable protest singers of the time.
- gourmand, gourmet, gourd
- ravenous = rav (snatch, grab, seize)
- comestible = (com + es + tible),
- obese, obesity
- ravage, ravish, ravine
- ascetic =
- Temetum “intoxicating drink”
- charlatan: Catch me if you can, Frank Abagnale
cred: believe, trust
fid: trust, faith
fall: trick, deceive, be in error
lud: play, trick
lus: play, trick
machin: plan, trick, artifice
Revere Narcissism Predilection Confluence Affinity Alacrity Adulation Prudent Acrimonious Acrid Antipathy Bane Deride Derogatory Nihilism Rancor Vilify
Belligerent Caustic Cynic Contentious Acerbic Pejorative Chicanery Insidious Vitriolic Affable Gregarious Congenial Avuncular Amiable Altruism Philanthropy Misanthropy Largess
- reproach: to scold, blame, or disgrace
- slur:v. make damaging or insulting insinuations or allegations about.“I was not trying to slur the integrity of the committee”n. an insinuation or allegation about someone that is likely to insult them or damage their reputation.“the comments were a slur on the staff”— a derogatory or insulting term applied to particular group of people.“a racial slur”
- affront:n. an action or remark that causes outrage or offense.“he took his son’s desertion as a personal affront”v. offend the modesty or values of.“she was affronted by his familiarity”
- scorn: n. the feeling or belief that someone or something is worthless or despicable; contempt.
- contempt: hold in contempt, contemptuous
- disdain: n. the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one’s consideration or respect; contempt. “her upper lip curled in disdain”
- spurn: reject with contempt
- rebuff: reject (someone or something) in an abrupt or ungracious manner.
- snub: rebuff, ignore, or spurn disdainfully. [slap in the face]
- reject, decline, refuse, turn down.
- repudiate: refuse to accept or be associated with.