February 6th, 2020 – New Vocabulary Words

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

The Words:

1. snollygoster
2. erinaceous
3. impignorate
4. quire
5. pauciloquent
6. bloviate
7. borborygmus
8. bathetic
9. effete
10. esurient


 A. two dozen sheets of paper
B. resembling a hedgehog
C. lacking in wholesome vigor; degenerate; decadent
D. to inflate the length and language of a story to promote ones image
E. something that’s overly sentimental, gushy, and worse yet — insincere
F. greedy, hungry
G. a politician who will do or say anything for personal advance
H. stomach rumbling
I. a person of few words
J. to pawn or mortgage something















1. G (i,e. The number of snollygosters in office today in the US is unacceptable.)
2. B (i.e. I struggle to hold back laughter when the professor take his most erinaceous pose. )
3. J (i.e. Politicians today are impignorating our freedoms for personal gain.)
4. A (i.e. In reaction to my question, she reached into the cabinet and pulled a quire of documents.)
5. I (i.e. She is so pauciloquent, sometimes it is difficult to tell if she actually heard what I said.)
6. D (i.e. He has serious bloviate skills, he can make a trip to the store into an hour long discussion.)
7. H (i.e. I so old and cranky that i suffer noticeable borborygmus not only when I am hungry but also in the presences of a politician or some other liar.)
8. E (i.e. I know she is lonely but sometimes her bathetic ramblings are hard to bear.)
9. C (i,e. Those infused with an effete snobbish self-interest are in power now and until they go, the downtrodden will suffer greatly.)
10. F (i.e I wonder how people end up, so esurient, as to forgo all empathy for those who struggle just to survive. )