December 13th, 2018 – New Vocabulary Words

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

The Words:

  1. scrooch
  2. athenaeum
  3. postiche
  4. shrievalty
  5. keek
  6. tsuris
  7. serry
  8. conurbation
  9. beanfeast
  10. gallinaceous


A. the office, term or jurisdiction of a sheriff
B. a library or reading room
C. annual dinner or party given by an employer for its employees
D. trouble or woe
E. a extensive urban area formed by the expansions of several cities and towns so they coalesce into one but retain their individual identities
F. pertaining to or resembling the ground feeding game and domestic fowls
G. to crouch, squeeze or huddle
H. to crowd closely together
I. to peek or look furtively
J. a false hairpiece; pretense or sham.















1. G (i,e. The cabin is so small, you have to scrooch to get everyone inside.)
2. B (i.e. The bathrooms are past the athenaeum to the left.)
3. J (i.e. I raced up the volute staircase and arrived on the second floor a little dizzy.)
4. A (i.e. Even Trump’s postiche is infuriating in its obviousness.)
5. I (i.e. I could see someone keek from the shadow of the columns. )
6. D (i.e. You could almost see the tsuris cross his features as the names were read out.)
7. H (i.e. We formed a serry to come up with our answer.)
8. E (i.e. New York City is an excellent example of conurbation.)
9. C (i,e. His behavior at the beanfeast was unforgivable.)
10. F (i.e If he didn’t get his moose during the season, he would be stuck eating gallinaceous dinners for the entire winter.)