Aug 15

Caught’ya Vocabulary 01

CaughtYaUse these words to complete the class and homework assignments and to study for your vocabulary quiz.  Quiz date will be announced soon.

Caught’ya 01 Vocabulary

 

Definition Part of
Speech
Sentence
1. jilt:  to abruptly reject and cast aside a sweetheart
Verb
His fiancee will jilt him by refusing marriage.
2. innocuous:  not causing injury, harm or hurt
Adjective
The innocuous remark was harmless and benign.
3. chap:  British word for fellow or man  (mine)
Noun
After he’d knocked him down, Harry invited that chap to stand up and have it out.
4. exceedingly:  extremely or to a great degree
Adverb
The exceedingly long wait took many hours.
5. alluring:  attractive, charming, or fascinating
Adjective
The alluring, or attractive, girl was charming.
6. fickle:  frequently changing one’s mind or attitude
Adjective
The fickle man is kind one day, mean the next.
7. despicable:  dreadful and disgraceful
Adjective
His despicable behavior was truly appalling.
8. repulsive:  causing feelings of disgust
Adjective
I touched the repulsive, disgusting toad.
9. visage:  the face or appearance of a person
Noun
A frown soured his formerly glowing visage.
10. vituperative:  containing or characterized by verbal abuse
Adjective
Her vituperative words caused him so much pain, he left town and never returned.

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