Misc. Words Isee 2

  1. Avert (v)
    • 1. To turn away (one's eyes or thoughts)
    • 2. To prevent or ward off
    • Ex: The engineers failed to avert the train crash, so they were fired.
  2. Piety (n)
    • 1. The quality of being religious
    • 2. The quality of being dutiful
  3. Filial (adj)
    • 1. Of or due from a son or daughter
    • 2. Denoting the generation or generations after the parental generation
  4. Reverent (adj)
    Feeling or showing solemn respect
  5. Profound (adj) (n)
    • (adj) 1. Very great or intenseĀ 
    • (n) 2. The vast depth of the ocean or mind
  6. Tirade (n)
    A long, angry speech of critisism or accusation
  7. Thrifty (adj)
    Using resources carefully and not wastefully
  8. Recession (n)
    • 1. A period of economic decline during which trade and industrial activity are reduced
    • 2. The act of receding; going away from the observer
  9. Euphony (n)
    • 1. The quality of being pleasing to the ear, especially through harmonic words
    • 2. The tendency to make phonetic change for ease of pronunciation
  10. Cacophony (n)
    A harsh, discordant mixture of sounds
  11. Linguist (n)
    A person skilled in foreign languages
  12. Graphologist (n)
    A person who studies writing
  13. Lepidopterologist (n)
    A person who studies butterflies
  14. Variegated (adj)
    • 1. Exhibiting different colors, especially in irregular patterns or streaks
    • 2. Having or consisting of leaves that are edged or patterned in a second color
  15. Multitudinous (adj)
    • 1. Very numerous
    • 2. Consisting of or containing many individual elements
  16. Conducive (adj)
    • Tending to produce, helpful; favorable
    • Ex: The lesson was not conducive to the learning of the children.
  17. Eulogy (n)
    • 1. A speech or writing in praise of a person, especially one that is in honor of a deceased person
    • 2. A high praise or commendation
  18. Vacillating (adj)
    • 1. Not resolute; waving, indeciseful
    • Ex: The person's ideas vacillated so much he was thought to be insecure.
    • 2. Swaying, fluctuating
    • Ex: The vacillating indicator showed the inconsistency of the air condition outside.
  19. Oscillate (v)
    • 1. To swing or move to and fro, like a pendulum
    • 2. To vary between different beliefs, opinions, conditions, etc.
  20. Malodorous (adj)
    Having an offensive or unpleasant odor
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Misc. Words Isee 2
Misc. Words Isee 2