June 1st, 2023 – New Vocabulary Words

The key is on the bottom of this page but don’t cheat!!

The Words:

1. Vituperative
2. Sapid
3. Sobriquet
4. Sophistry
5. Mansard
6. Limerence
7. Lucre
8. Azimuth
9. Perspicacity
10. Rictus

The Meanings:

A.  using fallacious or deceiving arguments
B.  having a strong and pleasant taste
C.  having ready insight, shrewdness
D.  the state of being where one person is infatuated or obsessed with another
E.  the direction of a celestial object from the observer
F.  having a fixed grimace or grin
G. bitter and abusive
H. money but obtained through dishonesty
I.  skillful use of one’s hands when performing conjuring tricks
J.  a person’s nickname








The Key:

1. G (i,e. The Fox newscast was vituperative.)
2. B (i.e. Her meatloaf was sapid.)
3. J (i.e. His sobriquet was “Mighty Mouth” for a reason . )
4. A (i.e. The entire book was filled with the most obvious sophistry.)
5. I (i.e. His was an unusual house almost castle-like with its mansards.)
6. D (i.e. Her limerence was apparent as her eyes followed him as he moved about.)
7. H (i.e. His guilt was assuaged by the vast amount of lucre he had.)
8. E (i.e. “he relative aspect is defined as the subject’s aspect minus the solar azimuth.)
9. C (i.e. Her perspicacity was apparent within minutes of our first meeting.)
10. F (i.e The actor’s ability to portray the rictus of death.)