Word Wright Vocabulary Gold Divisoin

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  1. Clerical
    (of a job or person) Concerned with or relating to work in an office, esp. routine tasks.
  2. Enamoured
    to fill or inflame with love (usually used in the passive and followed by of or sometimes with) : to be enamored of a certainlady; a brilliant woman with whom he became enamored.
  3. Solicit
    to seek for (something) by entreaty, earnest or respectfulrequest, formal application, etc.: He solicited aid from theminister.
  4. Transpire
    to occur; happen; take place.
  5. Testimonial
    a written declaration certifying to a person's character,conduct, or qualifications, or to the value, excellence, etc., of athing; a letter or written statement of recommendation.
  6. Gentility
    affected or pretentious politeness or elegance.
  7. Gratification
    the state of being gratified; great satisfaction.
  8. Comport
    to bear or conduct (oneself); behave: He comported himself withdignity.
  9. Renumeration
    something that remunerates; reward; pay: He received littleremuneration for his services.
  10. Concede
    to acknowledge as true, just, or proper; admit: He finallyconceded that she was right.
  11. Countenance
    appearance, especially the look or expression of the face: a sadcountenance.
  12. Varnish
    something resembling or suggesting a coat of varnish; gloss.
  13. Dignitary
    a person who holds a high rank or office, as in the government orchurch.
  14. Gravity
    heaviness or weight.
  15. Decorum
    dignified propriety of behavior, speech, dress, etc.
  16. Reserve
    to retain or secure by express stipulation.
  17. Prodigy
    a person, especially a child or young person, havingextraordinary talent or ability: a musical prodigy.
  18. Venerable
    commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity;worthy of veneration or reverence, as because of high office ornoble character: a venerable member of Congress.
  19. Delegate
    a person designated to act for or represent another or others;deputy; representative, as in a political convention.
  20. Surpassing
    of a large amount or high degree; exceeding, excelling, orextraordinary: structures of surpassing magnificence.
  21. Gravely
    serious and solemn: a grave look
  22. Voluminous
    of great volume, size, or extent: voluminous flow of lava.
  23. Transcendent
    going beyond ordinary limits; surpassing; exceeding.
  24. Martiniet
    a strict disciplinarian, especially a military one.
  25. Propriety
    conformity to established standards of good or proper behavior or manners.
  26. Composure
    serene, self-controlled state of mind; calmness; tranquillity: Despitethe hysteria and panic around him, he retained his composure.
  27. Eke
    to make (a living) or support (existence) laboriously: Theymanaged to eke out a living by farming a small piece of land.
  28. Piety
    reverence for God or devout fulfillment of religious obligations: aprayer full of piety.
  29. Archdeacon
    an ecclesiastic, ranking next below a bishop and having chargeof the temporal and external administration of a diocese, withjurisdiction delegated from the bishop.
  30. Widower
    a man who has lost his wife by death and has not remarried.
  31. Concurrent
    occurring or existing simultaneously or side by side: concurrentattacks by land, sea, and air.
  32. Lustrous
    having luster; shining; luminous: lustrous eyes.
  33. Ample
    fully sufficient or more than adequate for the purpose or needs;plentiful; enough: an ample supply of water; ample time to finish.
  34. Genteel
    belonging or suited to polite society.
  35. Smug
    contentedly confident of one's ability, superiority, orcorrectness; complacent.
  36. Overbearing
    domineering; dictatorial; haughtily or rudely arrogant.
  37. Personification
    the attribution of a personal nature or character to inanimateobjects or abstract notions, especially as a rhetorical figure.
  38. Prosy
    prosaic; dull, tedious, wearisome, or commonplace.
  39. Hyperbole
    an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to betaken literally, as “to wait an eternity.”
  40. Hidebound
    oriented toward or confined to the past; extremelyconservative: a hidebound philosopher.
  41. Rebuttal
    an act of rebutting, as in a debate.
  42. Blandness
    pleasantly gentle or agreeable: a bland, affable manner.
  43. Incensed
    any pleasant perfume or fragrance.
  44. Effusive
    unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve: effusive greetings; aneffusive person.
  45. Punctilious
    extremely attentive to punctilios; strict or exact in the observance ofthe formalities or amenities of conduct or actions.
  46. Embezzle
    to appropriate fraudulently to one's own use, as money or propertyentrusted to one's care.
  47. Lofty
    extending high in the air; of imposing height; towering: loftymountains.
  48. Undercut
    to weaken or destroy the impact or effectiveness of; undermine.
  49. Disdain
    to think unworthy of notice, response, etc.; consider beneathoneself: to disdain replying to an insult.
  50. Anaphora
    Also called epanaphora. Rhetoric . repetition of a word or wordsat the beginning of two or more successive verses, clauses, orsentences. Compare epistrophe (  def 1 ) , symploce.
  51. Simile
    a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitlycompared, as in “she is like a rose.” Compare metaphor.
  52. Abhorrence
    a feeling of extreme repugnance or aversion; utter loathing;abomination.
  53. Extended Metaphor
    a metaphor introduced and then further developed throughout allor part of a literary work, especially a poem: Robert Frost usestwo roads as an extended metaphor in “The Road Not Taken.”
  54. Periodic Sentence
    a sentence that, by leaving the completion of its main clause to theend, produces an effect of suspense, as in Unable to join the others atthe dance because of my sprained ankle, I went to a movie.
  55. Absolute Construction
    a grammatical construction standing apart from a normal or usual syntactical relation with other words or sentence elements.
  56. Diction
    style of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of words:good diction.
  57. Irony
    the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of itsliteral meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend.
  58. Feint
    a feigned or assumed appearance: His air of approval was a feint to conceal his real motives.
  59. Litotes
    understatement, especially that in which an affirmative is expressedby the negative of its contrary, as in “not bad at all.”
  60. Strife
    vigorous or bitter conflict, discord, or antagonism: to be at strife.
  61. Evenhanded
    impartial; equitable: evenhanded justice.

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