November 21st, 2019 – New Vocabulary Words

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

The Words:

1. diaspora
2. argute
3. sternutator
4. plew
5. monorchid
6. lactarium
7. merrythought
8. hodiernal
9. fondeur
10. draff

Meanings:

A. a beaver skin
B. shrewd
C. a political rebel
D. a diary
E. of today
F. dregs or refuse
G. the dispersion of Jews beyond Israel
H. a bird’s wishbone
I. having only one testicle
J. something that causes sneezing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key:

 

1. G (i,e. His father was part of the diaspora after WWII.)
2. B (i.e. I was impressed by his argute nature. )
3. J (i.e. Bright sunlight was my key sternutator.)
4. A (i.e. His hair was black and shiny like plew draped over his forehead.)
5. I (i.e. Subconsciously, he felt diminished by the fact that he was monorchid.)
6. D (i.e. He couldn’t sleep without updating his lactarium.)
7. H (i.e. He giggled every time he deboned a chicken when he got to the merrythought.)
8. E (i.e. She gave no thought to the past because she was a hodiernal person by nature.)
9. C (i,e. Jane Fonda was always my mother’s favorite fordeur.
10. F (i.e When he finished the cabinet, he swept the draff before starting the finishing. )