Category: Vocabulary

May
12
2016

bawdy

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baw di
adjective
coarsely or indecently humorous; risqué.
Burlesque shows featured popular music, bawdy comedy acts, and sometimes striptease.
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May
12
2016

whimsical

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wIm zih k@l

adjective
definition 1:  characterized by or resulting from a whim or fancy.
example:  He had to admit that it was a whimsical decision, not based on any clear logic or need.
example:  The design of this vast mansion was whimsical, with its numerous odd turrets, balconies, and towers.
example:  Punishments meted out by the tyrant were whimsical and had little to do with the severity of the crime.

definition 2:  slightly odd or amusing in a uniquely imaginative way; fanciful; quaint.
example:  This whimsical teapot in the shape of a bunny holding a carrot was her favorite.
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May
11
2016

vehement

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vi @ m@nt

adjective
definition 1:  intensely emotional; impassioned; heated.
example:  They were surprised by her vehement refusal to answer the question.
example:  The architect was vehement about the need for stronger ceiling supports.
example:  The proposal was met with vehement opposition from various members of the council.

definition 2:  extremely forceful, vigorous, or energetic; very strong.
example:  The audience made their desire known by a vehement stomping of feet.
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May
11
2016

iconoclastic

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aI ka n@ klae stihk
adjective
attacking or breaking away from established traditions, beliefs, or values.
Jackson Pollock’s splatter paintings were iconoclastic in the world of fine art.
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May
10
2016

advantageous

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aed vaen teI jihs,

adjective
definition:  offering benefit, gain, or profit.
example:  Having experience in that particular area put her in an advantageous position.
example:  Fluency in another language can be advantageous in the job market.
example:  The hotel’s being near the new convention center will be extremely advantageous.
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