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Lesson 22
aberrant- (adj.)
anachronistic- (adj.)Parts:ana(back, through);chron(time);ic(characterized by)
Belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it existsPlaced out of its proper timeSynonyms:old-fashioned; antediluvian; outdatedAntonyms:modern, current, fashionable, au courantVariant forms:anachronism (n.)At the Renaissance Faire, actors are dressed and behave in anachronistic ways to relive the glory of the past Golden Age of Man.
augment- (v.)Parts:aug(grow, increase);ment(result of)
•To make or become greater, as in size, number, or amountSynonyms:increase, supplement, enlarge, extendAntonyms:decrease, diminish, shrink, reduceVariant forms:augmentation (n.)Jake will augment his teaching salary by painting houses in the summer months.
The use of many words where fewer would do, especially in a deliberateattempt to be vague or evasiveEvasion in speaking or writingSynonyms:evasion, periphrasis, subterfuge, dodging, avoidance, digressionAntonyms:confronting, addressingVariant forms:circumlocutional(adj.),circumlocutionist(n.), circumlocutory (adj.)Parts:circum (around);locut(talk);tion(act of)
circumlocution- (n.)
Parts:con (together, with);sacr(holy); ate (make, cause)To make or declare something sacred; to regard with great respectIn Christian belief, to change bread and wine into the body and blood of ChristTo dedicate to a special goal or purpose as toconsecrateone's life tohelping othersSynonyms:sanctify, devote, bless, revere, venerateAntonyms:desecrate, debase, defile, profaneVariant forms:consecration (n.)
consecrate - (v.)
discursive - (adj.)
Parts:dis(apart, away); curs (run);ive(tending to, having the nature of)Digressing from subject to subjectCovering a wide range of subjectsSynonyms:rambling, digressive, circuitous, wandering, circumlocutoryAntonyms:concise, succinct, pithy, coherent, concentrated, focusedVariant forms:discursively (adv.), discursiveness (n.)
encumbrance- (n.)
Parts:en (inside, within);combre(hinder, block);ance(state or condition)A burden or impedimentA lien or claim on propertySynonyms:obstacle, burden, hindrance, impediment, onus, inconvenience,millstoneAntonyms: asset, benefit, advantage, strengthVariant forms:encumber (v.)
Parts:im(not);pecunia(money);ious(full of)Having little or no moneySynonyms:impoverished, poor, penniless, destitute, indigentAntonyms:rich, affluent, wealthy, prosperousVariant forms:impecuniousness (n.)Due to our current economic crisis, more and more Americans are seemingly impecunious.
impecunious- (adj.)

Parts:in (not);ept(able, capable)Not suitable to the circumstance or occasionHaving or showing no skillLacking in judgment, sense, or reasonSynonyms:clumsy, awkward, absurd, foolish, incompetent, preposterous, inappropriateAntonyms:skilled, appropriate, competent, coordinatedVariant forms:ineptitude (n.), ineptness (n.), ineptly (adv.)
inept- (adj.)
intransigent- (adj.)
Parts:in (not); trans (across);ag(drive);ent(full of)Refusing to moderate an especially extreme positionRefusing to agree or compromise; unwilling to change one's views or to agreeSynonyms:uncompromising, stubborn, obstinate, defiant, inflexible, obdurate,intractableAntonyms:accommodating, agreeable, malleable, flexible, pliable, adaptable, compromisingVariant forms:intransigence (n.); intransigency (n.); intransigently (adv.)
manifest- (adj.)
Parts:manu(hand);festus(made, done)--open like the palm of the handClearly apparent to the sight or understanding (adj.)To show or demonstrate plainly (v.)A list of cargo or passengers (n.)Synonyms:obvious, apparent, evident, conspicuous (adj.); reveal, display, demonstrate (v.); record, log (n.)Antonyms:hidden, secretive, obscure, cryptic, inconspicuous (adj.) hide, conceal, disguise, camouflage (v.)Variant forms:manifestation (n.), manifestly (adv.)
Parts:non (not);sequ(follow)A statement that does not follow logically from what preceded itAn inference or conclusion that does not follow from the premise or evidenceSynonyms:fallacy, misconceptionAntonyms:naVariant forms:na
non sequitur- (n.)
Parts:peri(around);patein(walk)Walking about; moving from place to placePertaining to the philosophy or teaching methods of AristotleSynonyms:itinerant, traveling, roaming, rovingAntonyms:stationary, permanentVariant forms:peripateticism(n.)
peripatetic- (adj.)
precept- (n.)
Parts:pre (before);cept(take, seize)A general rule or principle intended to control behavior or thoughtSynonyms:rule, principle, law, canon, proverb, axiom, aphorismAntonyms:naVariant forms:preceptor (n.) - teacher
propinquity- (n.)
Parts:propinquus(near);ity(state of)Nearness in place or timeSimilarity in natureKinshipSynonyms:proximity, nearness, closeness, contiguityAntonyms:distanceVariant forms:na
Parts:re (back, again); miss (send)Lax or careless in matters requiring attentionCareless of dutySynonyms: negligent, slack, neglectful, forgetful, derelictAntonyms:responsible, diligent, carefulVariant forms:na
remiss- (adj.)
Parts:sent (feel);ent(full of)Able to feel or perceive thingsHaving sense perceptionSynonyms:conscious, aware, perceptiveAntonyms:unconscious, unawareVariant forms:sentience (n.),sentiently(adv.)
sentient- (adj.)
supplicate- (v.)
Parts:sub (under);plic(fold); ate (make, cause)To ask for humbly or earnestly, as by prayingTo make an earnest requestSynonyms:beg, entreat, beseech, implore, pleadAntonyms:demand, require, command, orderVariant forms:supplication (n.)
verbiage- (n.)
Parts:verb (word); age (action)Speech or writing that uses too many words or excessively technical languageSynonyms:verbosity, wordinessAntonyms:conciseness, succinctnessVariant forms:na
Parts:vilis(worthless);fy(make)To speak or write about in an abusively disparaging mannerSynonyms:defame, slander, deprecate, disparage, degradeAntonyms:honor, praise, laud, commend, eulogize, extol, revere, venerateVariant forms:vilification (n.),vilifier(n.)
vilify- (v.)





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aberrant - (adj.)