January 19th, 2023 – New Vocabulary Words

The key is on the bottom of this page but don’t cheat!!

The Words:

1. Islets
2. Nyclelharpa
3. Malprobisims
4. Vainglorious
5. Cosh
6. Pram
7. Plynth
8. Sepulcher
9. Chiropodist
10. Salubrious

The Meanings:

A. excessively proud of oneself
B. a traditional Swedish instrument
C One who treats diseases or malformations of the hands or feet
D. a small dingy with a flat snub nosed bow
E. a burial vault or receptacle for relics
F. Conducive or favorable to health or well-being
G. Any small spot or space surrounded by something of different character or color: as, an islet of verdure in a desert; the islets on an insect’s wing; small island.
H. the block in which a column is based
I. a weighted weapon similar to a blackjack
J. the usually unintentionally humorous misuse or distortion of a word or phrase








The Key:

1. G (i.e. She stood as a mighty islet standing in a tide of chauvinism. )
2. B (i.e. He would listen to his granddad play his nyclelharpa for hours,)
3. J (i.e. Cheers’ character, Coach, kept me in stitches with his malprobisims.)
4. A (i.e. His vainglorious demeanor makes it impossible for me to take what he says seriously. )
5 i (i.e We had a confusing conversation about a cosh, which i thought was an antique weapon and he was using the term to describe The Hyperbolic Cosine Function.)
6. D (i.e. We made our escape using the pram we found in the swamp.)
7. H (i.e. The Parthenon stands today because of the perfection of its plynths. )
8. E (i.e. The sepulcher was completely covered in spiderwebs adding to my misgivings. )
9. C (i.e. Her chiropodist had her on crutches for most of 2022.)
10. F (i.e Her salubrious made her selection for the part perfect.)