Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Vocabulary: Fall List #4

apposite
augur
bilk
charisma
debilitate
execrable
impinge
labyrinth
narcissism
niggardly
pastiche
precarious
rapport
utilitarian
vacuous
vagary
viable
xenophobia
zany
zealot

7 comments:

  1. Katie Enstad Per. 2

    Could someone help me with zealot? Also give an example of pastiche.

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  2. Katie, I got a fanatic for zealot.

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  3. apposite- suited to the purpose; appropriate
    augur- a priest at rituals of fertility and/or growth
    bilk- to cheat or swindle
    charisma- gift of God's grace
    debilitate- to weaken
    execrable- abominable, detestable
    impinge- to strike, hit, or dash
    labyrinth- a maze
    narcissism- self-love, self-interest
    niggardly- a stingy person
    pastiche- a literary, artistic, or musical composition made up of bits from other various sources
    precarious- dependent upon the will or favor of another person
    rapport- a close or sympathetic relationship
    utilitarian- of or having to do with usefulness
    vacuous- having or showing a lack of intelligence, interest, or thought
    vagary- an odd, eccentric, or unexpected action or bit of conduct
    viable- having the ability to live
    xenophobia- a fear or hatred for strangers and anything foreign
    zany- a clown or buffoon
    zealot- a person(s) who are/is a extreme fanatic



    Please let me know if these are correct.

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  4. Charisma- a spiritual power or personal quality that gives an individual influence or authority over large numbers of people.

    I think this one is a better definition Lizzie.

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  5. Lizzie the only thing I would add is to impinge - I also got to make an impression or impact.. but I could be wrong. Everything else I pretty much got the same thing.

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  6. Good work so far! I agree with Nick re: charisma, and I suggest using "encroach" or "trespass" for impinge.

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  7. does pastiche mean the musical piece or hodgepodge?

    sarah rayburn
    period 3

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