January 3rd, 2019 – New Vocabulary Words

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

The Words:

1. aestivate
2. totsiens
3. gewgaw
4. luculent
5. logogriph
6. rutilant
7. numinous
8. fugacious
9. ephemeral
10. agelast


A. convincing; cogent;clear or lucid
B. until we meet again; goodbye
C. lasting a very short time
D. trouble or woe
E. fleeing or transient
F. a person who never laughs
G. to initiate with ceremonies calculated to ensure good luck; inaugurate
H. spiritual or supernatural
I. an anagram or puzzle involving anagrams
J. something gaudy and useless; bauble.















1. G (i,e. He became quite in demand to auspicate new ventures.)
2. B (i.e. We said our totsiens and boarded the train.)
3. J (i.e. When he finally got the box open he was crushed to find only gewgaw.)
4. A (i.e. The old fraud was particularly luculent as he wove his story on.)
5. I (i.e. Even the name of the company was a logogriph. )
6. D (i.e. Her usually pasty complexion was rutilant after the announcement.)
7. H (i.e. After finishing “The Shack”, I was left with a numinous continence.)
8. E (i.e. Fugacious by nature, he was gone without a word.)
9. C (i,e. The feeling was ephemeral but delightful.)
10. F (i.e Bob is such an agelast, he did not even smile during the whole Robin Williams show.)