May 21st, 2020 – New Vocabulary Words

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

The Words:

1. puggle
2. avuncular
3. glabella
4. cria
5. ephyna
6. leveret
7. logorrhea
8. pedagogue
9. eyas
10. syzygy

Meanings:

A. an infant llama
B. relating to an uncle
C. infant hawk
D. baby hare
E. a teacher, especially a strict or pedantic one
F. a pair of connected or corresponding things
G. an infant echidna or platypus
H. a tendency to extreme loquacity
I. a baby jellyfish
J. the smooth part of the forehead above and between the eyebrows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key:

1. G (i,e. All through his talk you could hear the susurration of the audience.)
2. B (i.e. He was becoming positively avuncular in his protection of her.)
3. J (i.e. He had a tell when he was bluffing – a very clear crease would appear on his glabella.)
4. A (i.e. Almost blindingly white, the cria stood out in the herd .)
5. I (i.e. To the naked eye, the tank appeared empty when there were actually thousands of ephynas present.)
6. D (i.e. The leveret hid behind his mother when we stumbled upon them in the field.)
7. H (i.e. His logorrhea was legendary and most tried to avoid him.)
8. E (i.e. John Houseman’s Harvard Law’s Professor Kingsfleld in the 1970s TV reprise of “The Paper Chase” was the perfect example of a pedagogue. )
9. C (i,e. Standing below the giant tree, you could hear the eyas crying from their lofty nest.)
10. F (i.e Seeming to ignore one another, they formed a perfect syzygy in my life.)