March 7th, 2019 – New Vocabulary Words

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

The Words:

1. tergiversate
2. halidom
3. synastry
4. amphiscians
5. melic
6. animus
7. petrichor
8. cozen
9. inculpate
10. roborant


A. one who dwells in the tropics
B. the state or condition of being holy or sacred; a holy or sacred place; a sanctuary
C. accuse, blame or incriminate
D. hostility or ill feeling; hostile attitude; animosity
E. trick or deceive; obtain my deception
F. strengthen
G. make conflicting or evasive statements; equivocate
H. a pleasant smell that occurs with the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather
I. intended to be snug
J. comparison between the horoscopes of two or more people in order to determine their likely compatibility and relationship















1. G (i,e. He ability to smoothly tergiversate enabled him to be on all sides given the audience.)
2. B (i.e. What was a man cave to some was a halidom for him in home with six women.)
3. J (i.e. Even our synastry indicated that we could not fail.)
4. A (i.e. The amphiscians that I left behind in St. Barts could understand my move to Alaska .)
5. I (i.e. He enjoyed the melic of her yoga pants as she proceeded through her poses. )
6. D (i.e. Her animus was palpable as soon as her ex-partner entered the room.)
7. H (i.e. Her reaction to my question was as refreshing as petrichor.)
8. E (i.e. She began the cozen from the moment we were introduced.)
9. C (i,e. The pistol found in his care did much to inculpate him.)
10. F (i.e Her assessment lifted the gloom and roborant my commitment.)