October 12th, 2019 – New Vocabulary Words

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

The Words:

1. beck
2. erinaceous
3. nudiustertian
4. pauciloquent
5. yarborough
6. bathetic
7. esurient
8. miche
9. effete
10. otiose


A. uttering few words; brief in speech
B. of, pertaining to, or resembling a hedgehog
C. lacking in wholesome vigor, or decadent
D. something overly sentimental
E. to lurk out of sight
F. being at leisure, idle or indolent
G. a mountain stream
H. hungry or greedy
I. a hand of cards where no card has a value greater than nine
J. the day before yesterday















1. G (i,e. From his terrace, you could hear the gurgle where the beck turned over the rocks.)
2. B (i.e. I had a hard time keeping a straight face every time I looked into her erinaceous face.)
3. J (i.e. The decision was a nudiustertian event and therefore, unchangeable.)
4. A (i.e. Saying that he is pauciloquent, is an understatement.)
5. I (i.e. With everything on the line, he drew a yarborough.)
6. D (i.e. His toast at dinner was this long and terribly bathetic tribute to the “old days”.)
7. H (i.e. Her esurient nature, made her untrustworthy in any matter that was not clearly in her best interest.)
8. E (i.e. Without knowing how, his ex-wife was a constant miche in his life .)
9. C (i,e. He was an effete snob, with little or no redeeming value.
10. F (i.e Her appetite for all things otiose was renown and reliable.)