September 9th, 2021 – New Vocabulary Words

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

The Words:

1. pulchritudinous
2, verisimilitude
3. paraprosdokians
4. abstruse
5. solipsism
6. enervate
7. impecunious
8. inimical
9. mendacious
10. profligate

Meanings:

A. difficult to understand
B. the appearance of being true or real
C. given to lying
D. to cause someone to feel drained of energy or vitality; weaken
E. not friendly
F. unrestrained by convention or morality; wasteful; squander;
G. beautiful
H. not having enough money to pay for necessities
I. the philosophical theory that the self is all that exists
J. a figure of speech where the first part is followed by a surprising or unexpected second part

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key:

1. G (i.e. I looked upon that baby’s face as pulchritudinous as anything I had ever seen.)
2. B (i.e. Her preference for verisimilitude over reality is appalling and dangerous!)
3. J (i.e. Churchill had a famous fondness for paraprosdokians.)
4. A (i.e. His manner of speaking in abstruse quotes infuriated many he encountered.)
5. I (i.e. His solipsism is so transparent to me, yet others seem to believe whatever he says.)
6. D (i.e. As I listened to him speak, I felt his words enervate me until I could change the channel.)
7. H (i.e. After his glorious and profitable career as businessman, he found himself impecunious at the end of his days.)
8. E (i.e. His terse responses felt inimical.)
9. C (i.e. In my experience, few men can equal his mendacious predisposition. )
10. F (i.e He was a cruel and profligate fanatic. )