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


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














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. )