Word of the Day Flashcards Preview

2. Vocabulary > Word of the Day > Flashcards

Flashcards in Word of the Day Deck (171)
Loading flashcards...
1

incorrigible \in-KOR-uh-juh-bul

1 : incapable of being corrected, amended, or reformed
2 : not manageable : unruly
3 : unalterable, inveterate

2

1 : incapable of being corrected, amended, or reformed
2 : not manageable : unruly
3 : unalterable, inveterate

incorrigible \in-KOR-uh-juh-bul

3

shell game \SHEL-GAYM

1 : thimblerig played especially with three walnut shells
2 : fraud; especially : a swindle involving the substitution of something of little or no value for a valuable item

4

1 : thimblerig played especially with three walnut shells
2 : fraud; especially : a swindle involving the substitution of something of little or no value for a valuable item

shell game \SHEL-GAYM

5

unfettered \un-FET-erd\

free, unrestrained

6

free, unrestrained

unfettered \un-FET-erd\

7

cognoscente \kahn-yuh-SHEN-tee

a person who has expert knowledge in a subject : connoisseur

8

a person who has expert knowledge in a subject : connoisseur

cognoscente \kahn-yuh-SHEN-tee

9

tempestuous \tem-PESS-chuh-wus

of, relating to, or resembling a tempest : turbulent, stormy

10

of, relating to, or resembling a tempest : turbulent, stormy

tempestuous \tem-PESS-chuh-wus

11

lookism \LOOK-iz-um

prejudice or discrimination based on physical appearance and especially physical appearance believed to fall short of societal notions of beauty

12

prejudice or discrimination based on physical appearance and especially physical appearance believed to fall short of societal notions of beauty

lookism \LOOK-iz-um

13

halcyon \HAL-see-un

1 : calm, peaceful
2 : happy, golden
3 : prosperous, affluent

14

1 : calm, peaceful
2 : happy, golden
3 : prosperous, affluent

halcyon \HAL-see-un

15

recidivism \rih-SID-uh-viz-um

a tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior; especially : relapse into criminal behavior

16

a tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior; especially : relapse into criminal behavior

recidivism \rih-SID-uh-viz-um

17

space cadet \SPAYSS-kuh-DET

a flaky, lightheaded, or forgetful person

18

a flaky, lightheaded, or forgetful person

space cadet \SPAYSS-kuh-DET

19

fugacious \fyoo-GAY-shus

lasting a short time : evanescent

20

lasting a short time : evanescent

fugacious \fyoo-GAY-shus

21

eschew \ess-CHOO

to avoid habitually especially on moral or practical grounds

22

to avoid habitually especially on moral or practical grounds

eschew \ess-CHOO

23

accoutrement \uh-KOO-ter-munt

1 a : equipment, trappings; specifically : a soldier's outfit usually not including clothes and weapons — usually used in plural
b : an accessory item of clothing or equipment — usually used in plural
2 : an identifying and often superficial characteristic or device — usually used in plural

24

1 a : equipment, trappings; specifically : a soldier's outfit usually not including clothes and weapons — usually used in plural
b : an accessory item of clothing or equipment — usually used in plural
2 : an identifying and often superficial characteristic or device — usually used in plural

accoutrement \uh-KOO-ter-munt

25

epitome \ih-PIT-uh-mee

1 a : a summary of a written work
b : a brief presentation or statement of something
2 : a typical or ideal example : embodiment

26

1 a : a summary of a written work
b : a brief presentation or statement of something
2 : a typical or ideal example : embodiment

epitome \ih-PIT-uh-mee

27

pervade \per-VAYD

to become diffused throughout every part of

28

to become diffused throughout every part of

pervade \per-VAYD

29

troubadour \TROO-buh-dor

1 : a lyric poet or musician who performed chiefly in southern France and northern Italy in the 11th through 13th centuries
2 : a singer especially of folk songs

30

1 : a lyric poet or musician who performed chiefly in southern France and northern Italy in the 11th through 13th centuries
2 : a singer especially of folk songs

troubadour \TROO-buh-dor