• Vocabulary 6

    complacent  (adj.):  unconcerned, self-satisfied  (come play, cent)

    vacuous  (adj.):  empty, purposeless  (vacuum us)

    mundane  (adj.):  ordinary, commonplace   (Monday)

    torpid (adj.):  sluggish, lacking enthusiasm   (torpedo)

    juncture (noun):  point in time, crucial moment   (junk chair)

    rampant  (adj.):   unrestrained, widespread  (ramp ant)

    insolent  (adj.):  rude, disrespectful   (insulin)

    cryptic  (adj.):  mysterious, secret  (crypt tack)

    skeptic  (noun):  doubter, disbeliever  (skip tick)

    jocular (adj.):  joking, witty  (Dracula)



    Vocabulary 5

    imminent (adj.):  forthcoming, happening soon (in a minute)

    mollify (verb):  calm, soothe (Molly Fly)

    vilify (verb):  defame, attack one's reputation (village fly)

    garner (verb):  collect, gather, accumulate (gardener)

    precarious (adj.):  risky, uncertain (please carry us)

    zealot (noun):  fanatic, enthusiast (sell it)

    lofty (adj.):  grand, noble, majestic (loft tea)

    convivial (adj.): friendly, social (can Vivian)

    diverse (adj.): different, various (dye furs)

    converge (verb): come together, mingle (can merge)


    Vocabulary 4

    morose (adj.):  depressed  (more oats)

    pretentious  (adj.):  conceited, showy  (pretend shoes)

    conundrum  (noun):  riddle, mystery  (cone and drums)

    inane  (adj.):  silly, insignificant   (insane without "s")

    proximity  (noun):  nearness, closeness  (approximate & vicinity)

    disclose  (verb):  reveal, make known    (this close)

    sonorous  (adj.):  loud, booming  (son of Russ)

    antagonistic  (adj.):  opposing, hostile  (ant tag on his stick)

    vacillate  (verb):  change mind, waver  (vessel late)

    erratic  (adj.):   unpredictable, inconsistent  (ear attic)


    Vocabulary 3

    unprecedented  (adj.):    the first of its kind, not been done  (un-presidented)

    profuse  (adj.):    in large amounts or quantities  (Prof. Fuse)

    disdain (noun):    a feeling of scorn or disrespect  (this stain)

    auspicious  (adj.):    favorable, promising  (our space shoes)

    reprimand (verb):    to criticize or disapprove of  (Rep. Raymond)

    heed (verb):    notice, pay attention to  (he'd)

    brevity (noun):  briefness, shortness  (Bravo Tea)

    lament (verb):  express sorrow, complain  (lamb mint)

    beguile (verb):    to cheat or deceive, using charm  (beg a while)

    exacerbate (verb):    make worse, aggravate  (eggs as her bait)


    Vocabulary 2

    adroit (adj.):  skillful  [android]

    discourse (noun):  conversation  [this course]

    quell (verb):  to calm (to appease)  [queen and quill]

    intractable (adj.):  stubborn, immovable  [in-track table/in-track a bull]

    acrimony (noun):  words or behavior filled with anger or bitterness  [acre money]

    prudent (adj.):  wise, shrewd, cautious  [prune dent]

    stagnant (adj.):  lifeless, dull  [stage ant]

    misconstrue (verb):  misunderstand, misinterpret   [Miss Kahn's two]

    fastidious (adj.):  difficult to please, picky  [fast hideous]

    irresolute (adj.):  indecisive, unsure  [ear razor loot]


    Vocabulary 1

    incorrigible (adj.): impossible to correct or control (in car itch a bull)

    genial (adj.): friendly, gracious, kind (Genie Al)

    aloof (adj.): detached, indifferent (a roof)

    disparage (verb):  to belittle, to put down  (this asparagus)

    malice (noun): hostility, hatred  (Mal ice)

    ominous  (adj.): showing a sign of bad things to come  (Oh, my noose)

    chastise  (verb): scold, punish  (chase ties)

    doleful  (adj.): extremely sad  (doll full)

    elusive  (adj.): hard to catch or understand  (eel loses it)

    seclusion (noun): isolated, separation from others (sick Lucien)