Vocab of the Week 10/31

October 31, 2015 Blog 0

notable vocab

All the fabulous words that I’ve run across this week! Some are reminders, some are totally new!

  • Ebullience

or ebulliency [ih-buhl-yuh ns, ih-boo l-]

  • Sagacious
[suhgey-shuh s]
adjective

1.having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd:

a sagacious lawyer.
2.Obsolete. keen of scent.
  • Ascetic
noun
1.a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons.
2.a person who leads an austerely simple life, especially one who abstains from the normal pleasures of life or denies himself or herself material satisfaction.

While watching a show called Limitless I got:

  • Effigy
noun, plural effigies.
1.a representation or image, especially sculptured, as on a monument.
2.a crude representation of someone disliked, used for purposes of ridicule.
  • Bodega
noun, plural bodegas

[boh-dey-guh z; Spanish baw-th e-gahs] 

1.(especially among Spanish-speaking Americans) a grocery store.
2.a wineshop.
  • Nihilism
noun
1.total rejection of established laws and institutions.
2.anarchy, terrorism, or other revolutionary activity.
3.total and absolute destructiveness, especially toward the world at large and including oneself:

the power-mad nihilism that marked Hitler’s last years.
4. Philosophy.

  1. an extreme form of skepticism: the denial of all real existence or the possibility of an objective basis for truth.
  2. nothingness or nonexistence.
  • Non sequitur
noun
1.Logic. an inference or a conclusion that does not follow from the premises.
2.a statement containing an illogical conclusion.
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