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3A Vocab Unit 5

3A Unit 5 of the 1st Six Weeks

anagram a word or phrase formed by changing the order of the letters
goad anything that drives or urges; an irritating stimulus
noncommittal not committing to any one position or course of action;
assertion the act of stating something; a claim or declaration stated positively
quixotic marked by a romantic notion of noble or chivalric ideas and deeds
coherent logically connected; consistent; clearly expressed
fulminate to talk or argue violently and loudly; to explode suddenly
proboscis the long snout of an animal; a nose, especially a large one
inexplicable impossible to explain or understand
surmise to guess or suppose; a guess based on little evidence
symposium a meeting for discussing a particular subject
foreshadow to indicate or suggest beforehand; to give a warning of
infer to conclude on the basis of reasoning or observation
perpetuate to make unending, ongoing or constant
epithet a descriptive name
banter to tease or mock in a good-natured, playful manner
nostalgic having a longing for things in the past
stipend fixed or regular pay; a salary or allowance
affluent wealthy or rich
brevity briefness, shortness
Created by: Mrs. Washok



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