KM Vocab 1

  1. Aphorism
    (n.)

    statement of truth or opinion expressed in a concise and witty manner. The term is often applied to philosophical, moral, and literary principles. To qualify as an aphorism, it is necessary for a statement to contain a truth revealed in a terse manner.

    Penny saved is a penny earned
  2. Primacy
    (n.) the state of being first (as in importance, order, or rank) :PREEMINENCE
  3. Languish
    (v.)To become weak
  4. Inimitable
    • (adj.)
    • Without equal. Cannot be imitated
  5. Assiduous
    • (n.)
    • showing great care, attention, and effort : marked by careful unremitting attention or persistent application

    • assiduous planning
    • an assiduous book collector
    • She tended her garden with assiduous attention.
  6. Improvident
    (n.) Not provident, not forseeing and providing for the future
  7. Estimable
    • (adj.)
    • Deserving respect
  8. Misanthrope
    • (n.)
    • Hater of people
  9. Creditable
    • (adj.)
    • Good but not great :sufficiently good to bring praise
  10. Prurient
    • (adj.)
    • experiencing an undue amount of interest in things relating to sex-

    The prurient teenager would not stop looking at the adult magazines in the store.
  11. Feckless
    • (adj.)
    • lacking initiative or strength of character, irresponsible-Larry was such a feckless manager that the company was forced to declare bankruptcy.
  12. Rodomontade
    . (noun) talk or behaviour that is boastful or exaggerated-I enjoyed his rodomontades flung at the public with such chilling relish.-ii. (verb) talk boastfully-There's nothing to be gained by rodomontading.
  13. Vacuous
    . (adjective) having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence, mindless-Since the election is over, let us hope for a break from all the vacuous speeches.
  14. Denizen
    . (noun) a person, animal, or plant that lives in or often is found in a particular place or region-My husband is a denizen of the sand who practically lives at the beach.
  15. Corpulent
    (adj.) fat, obese
  16. Effluent
    n. Liquid waste or sewage discharged into river or sea
  17. Dotage
    (n.) period of life when someone is old and weak
  18. askance
    (adv.) with an attitude or look of suspicion or disapproval
  19. dissolute
    (adj.) (of a person or way of life) overindulging of sensual pleasures
  20. legerdemain
    • i. (n.) skillful use of one's hands when performing conjuring tricks¬†
    • "Stage magicians practicing legerdemain"

    • ii. (n.) deception, trickery
    • "A classic piece of management legerdemain."
  21. Ebullient
    (adj.) cheerful and full of energy
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KM Vocab 1
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real world vocab that I'm trying to pick up
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