Monday, November 5, 2012

VOCAB # 10!!

WHOOOPS. I forgot to post these last week! Whatever does anybody even look at my blog? NO.

aficionado- A person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about an activity, subject, or pastime
browbeat- Intimidate (someone), typically into doing something, with stern or abusive words
commensurate- able to be measured by a common standard
diaphanous- Of such fine texture as to be transparent or translucent
emolument- Payment for an office or employment
foray- A sudden raid or military advance
genre- A realistic style of painting that depicts scenes from everyday life
homily- An inspirational saying or platitude
immure- To confine within or as if within walls; imprison
insouciant- carefree or unconcerned; light-hearted
matrix- a substance, situation, or environment in which something has its origin, takes form, or is enclosed
obsequies- A funeral rite or ceremony
panache- A bunch of feathers or a plume, especially on a helmet.
persona- The role that one assumes or displays in public or society
philippic- a bitter or impassioned speech of denunciation; invective
prurient- unusually or morbidly interested in sexual thoughts or practices
sacrosanct- Regarded as sacred and inviolable
systemic- Of or relating to systems or a system
tendentious- Marked by a strong implicit point of view; partisan
vicissitude- A change or variation


  1. A) Haha you're funny...I like your background!

    B) Charles Dickens wrote many Christmas stories, why do you think a Christmas Carol above the others has become such an important American icon?

    Please comment on my blog!

  2. Abby did you comment on the wrong blog???????????

  3. OH. I obviously do not read the blog enough because when you started talking about a Christmas carol I was very confused!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for saying I'm funny!!!!!!!!!! I will comment on your blog.