June 13th, 2019 – New Vocabulary Words

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

The Words:

1. appellative
2. fecund
3. jactation
4. persiflage
5. otiose
6. proselyte
7. cuddle
8. sesquipedalian
9. psudepigtaphy
10. frisson


 A. light, bantering talk or writing
B. very productive or creative intellectually.
C. the false ascription of a piece of writing to an author
D. changed from one opinion, religious belief or the like to another ; convert
E. given to using long words
F. a sudden, passing sensation of excitement; a shudder of emotion; thrill
G. a descriptive name or designation
H. to catch fish by groping with hands, under rocks or along a riverbank
I. being at leisure; idle; indolent
J. boasting or bragging















1. G (i,e. Once the word got out about the event his appellative was Richard the Chicken Hearted.)
2. B (i.e. His most fecund period came after his transfer to Europe.)
3. J (i.e. his jactation was apparently endless.)
4. A (i.e. Her enthusiasm took on securing proportions the more he spoke.)
5. I (i.e. As each day passed, his otiose nature became more engrained. )
6. D (i.e. The swiftness of his proselyte was astounding. )
7. H (i.e. Apparently, dispite his small stature, he could guddle with the best of them.)
8. E (i.e. HIs reputation as a unrepentant sesquipedalian was widely held.)
9. C (i,e. Current pseudepigraphy is that Mark Twain wrote it but that was false.)
10. F (i.e The play created a repeated frisson in me that occurred even after I left the theater.)