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


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














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.)