November 18th, 2021 – New Vocabulary Words

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

The Words:

1. inimical
2. velleity
3. bricolage
4. xyst
5. dissilient
6. eutony
7. umbriferous
8. abendrot
9. commensal
10. olericulture

Meanings:

 A. a garden walk planted with trees
B. a mere wish, unaccompanied by any effort to obtain it
C. eating together at the same table
D. the pleasantness of a words sound
E. the color of the sky while the sun is setting
F. the cultivation of vegetables for the home or market
G. unfriendly; hostile
H. to cast or make shade
I. bursting apart or bursting open
J. construction made of whatever materials are at hand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key:

1. G (i.e. He greeted us with inimical grace, barely tolerating the sight of us.)
2. B (i.e. She was as articulate in her velleity as she was listless in her pursuit.)
3. J (i.e. His writing seemed a jangled bricolage of previous soundbites.)
4. A (i.e. I love the xyst found in the English gardens shown on Midsomer Murder.)
5. I (i.e. His paintings appeared to capture insanity at its most dissilient moment.)
6. D (i.e. He must have been found of the eutony of “blame” for the frequency of his use.)
7. H (i.e. He never seemed to overcome his father’s umbriferous presence.)
8. E (i.e. Her eyes sparkled, reflecting the abendrot around us. )
9. C (i.e. The layout invited commensal dining but each took a spot away from the others. )
10. F (i.e For as long as I can remember, his olericulture supplied us all.)