Favorite Vocabulary Words
1. Augment: (v.) to make larger, increase
- She often has to augment her income in order to buy the designer clothes she always dreamed of growing up.
2. Deploy: (v.) to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up
- The army commander deployed his troops on the enemy beaches.
3. Benevolent: (adj.) kindly, charitable
- His benevolent donations greatly helped Loving & Caring.
4. Grimace: (n.) a wry face, facial distortion; (v.) to make a wry face
- Tony grimaced as Michael Rifkin punched him again and again.
5. Urbane: (adj.) refined in manner of style, suave
- Cary Grant played characters that were urbane and confident but also played characters that were worrisome and crazy.
6. Muse: (v.)to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
- I often find myself musing about fun fashions and new outfits to put together.
7. Nonchalant: (adj.) cool and confident, unconcerned
- In the movie An Affair to Remember Cary Grant’s character is rather nonchalant and believes he can have anything he wants until he meets that one girl.
8. Expunge: (v.) to erase, obliterate, destroy
- Hitler’s plan was to expunge everyone who was not of pure German descent.
9. Benefactor: (n.) one who does good to others
- Many charities would get nowhere without helpful benefactors.
10. Chivalrous: (adj.) marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
- A chivalrous boy scout helped an old lady cross the road.
11. Musty: (adj.) stale, moldy; out-of-date
- Her musty style was a bit too 80’s for school and work.
12. Pinnacle: (n.) a high peak or point
- In the movie Rear Window the pinnacle is when the murderer figures out that Jeff knows everything.
13. Supple: (adj.) bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable; servile
- The supple tree branch broke under the weight of the 20-pound cat.
14. Chaos: (n.) great confusion, disorder
- The party became mass chaos and the neighbors had to call the police.
15. Renegade: (n.) one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; (adj.) traitorous; unconventional, unorthodox
- Bert’s renegade behavior had him “black listed” by the entire town.
16. Apprehensive: (adj.) fearful or anxious, especially about the future
- He was rather apprehensive about talking to the girl he liked.
17. Multifarious: (adj.) having great variety; numerous and diverse.
- Kaboodle has multifarious styles represented in the blogs.
18. Skulk: (v.) to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding
- The black cat skulked in the bushes towards the mouse.
19. Stately: (adj.) dignified, majestic
- Princess Diana was a stately but personable princess.
20. Implicate: (v.) to involve in; to connect with or be related to
- An innocent bystander was implicated in the robber when the police found one the stolen items in his car.