January 16th, 2020 – New Vocabulary Words

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

The Words:

1. logophile
2. liminal
3. schadenfreude
4. fugacious
5. metanoia
6. countenance
7. ken
8. jejune
9. elan


A. fleeting or transient
B. on the edge or between things
C. enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness
D. the face or expression
E. lacking interest or significance or impact
F. an undivided or unbroken completeness with nothing wanting
G. a lover of words
H. range of what one can know or understand
I. a profound, usually spiritual, transformation
J. experiencing pleasure or satisfaction from the trouble, failure or humiliation of others.















1. G (i,e. Talking to him is often confusing as he is such a logophile.)
2. B (i.e. I seem to spend more time in that liminal place between dreams and reality. )
3. J (i.e. During the whole sorted scene, she positively beamed with schadenfreude.)
4. A (i.e. Her attention is often a very fugacious thing.)
5. I (i.e. You could see the metanoia rise in her eyes and face as the epiphany occurred.)
6. D (i.e. The Dali Llama’s countenance projects optimism and hope to every one he meets.)
7. H (i.e. How anyone could believe anything Donald Trump says is beyond my ken.)
8. E (i.e. One hopes that their lives do not amount to just some jejune..)
9. C (i,e. It is a joy to watch her proceed with any endeavor with such elan.)
10. F (i.e Integrity is perhaps one of the most misunderstood words in English. )