August 4th, 2022 – New Vocabulary Words

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

The Words:

1. onanist
2. arcipluvian
3. secaturs
4. plenipotentiary
5. clavicytherium
6. zeitgeist
7. riposte
8. avenir
9. verdant
10. contrapuntal

 

Meanings:

A. invested with or conferring full powers.
B. bright and colorful like a rainbow
C. deeply green
D. the spirit of the age; the taste, outlook, and spirit characteristic of a period.
E. a geometric sans-serif typeface
F. pertaining to, or according to the rules of, counterpoint.
G. a man who uses coitus interruptus as a means of birth control
H. a retaliatory action, maneuver, or retort
I. a harpsichord with it’s soundboard and strings mounted vertically
J. a gardening tool that is used to cut or prune plants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Key:

1. G (i.e. His perpetually angry spouse, kept muttering, “Damned Onanist!” )
2. B (i.e. Though blind, his descriptions of the world around him were impressively arcipluvian.)
3. J (i.e. I didn’t like the look in her eye as she gestured with her secaturs .)
4. A (i.e. I believe that he failed in his plenipotentiary on January 6th.)
5 i (i.e The music was wonderful and it was the first time I had heard a clavicytherium.)
6. D (i.e. He operated his farm within the dictates of a 1960s zeitgeist.)
7. H (i.e. Her customary riposte will lack luster or missing all together.)
8. E (i.e. Although attractive her notes were printed in a decorative avenir that was distracting. )
9. C (i.e. Each year the climate seems lest verdant and wildlife less abundant. )
10. F (i.e She never failed to trap her debating opponent in contrapuntal discourse. )