August 22nd, 2019 – New Vocabulary Words

The key is at the bottom of the page… but don’t cheat

The Words:

1. facsicle
2. stolid
3. subitize
4. shivaree
5. manqué
6. spondulicks
7. vinculum
8. dégringolade
9. saquinavir
10. nisus


A. a mock serenade with kettles, pans, horns, and other noisemakers given for a newly married couple; charivari
B. not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive
C. a quick deterioration or breakdown, as of a situation or circumstance
D. money; cash
E. haughty; proud
F. an effort or striving toward a particular goal or attainment; impulse
G. a section of a book or set of books being published in installments as separate pamphlets or volumes.
H. a bond signifying union or unity; tie
I. having failed to become what one might have been; unfulfilled
J. to make an immediate and accurate reckoning of the number of items in a group or sample without needing to pause and actually count them















1. G (i,e. She gathered her poems into forty homemade books, known as “fascicles,”.)
2. B (i.e. What I required was something of a stolid and peaceful temper – like a donkey.)
3. J (i.e. Getting the computer model to subitize the way humans do is possible.)
4. A (i.e. “Let’s give the governor and his lady a real shivaree!” .)
5. I (i.e. He had the desires of an artist and the performance of a manqué. )
6. D (i.e. I need to make a dramatic gesture, and for that I need spondulicks.)
7. H (i.e. His insistence upon the need to create a vinculum among men and to live in hope arises not from a blindness to human conflict but precisely from a very clear awareness.)
8. E (i.e. HIs orgulous manner was overbearing and stifled participation from others.)
9. C (i,e. The trajectory we’re on will end in crisis, disaster, dégringolade.)
10. F (i.e The accumulation of wealth into a few hands is the nisus of all bad governments.)