Word Wright Vocabulary Gold Divisoin
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Word Wright Vocabulary Gold Divisoin
Vocabulary words for the Word Wright Competition
(of a job or person) Concerned with or relating to work in an office, esp. routine tasks.
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.
to seek for (something) by entreaty, earnest or respectfulrequest, formal application, etc.: He solicited aid from theminister.
to occur; happen; take place.
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.
affected or pretentious politeness or elegance.
the state of being gratified; great satisfaction.
to bear or conduct (oneself); behave: He comported himself withdignity.
something that remunerates; reward; pay: He received littleremuneration for his services.
to acknowledge as true, just, or proper; admit: He finallyconceded that she was right.
appearance, especially the look or expression of the face: a sadcountenance.
something resembling or suggesting a coat of varnish; gloss.
a person who holds a high rank or office, as in the government orchurch.
heaviness or weight.
dignified propriety of behavior, speech, dress, etc.
to retain or secure by express stipulation.
a person, especially a child or young person, havingextraordinary talent or ability: a musical prodigy.
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.
a person designated to act for or represent another or others;deputy; representative, as in a political convention.
of a large amount or high degree; exceeding, excelling, orextraordinary: structures of surpassing magnificence.
serious and solemn: a grave look
of great volume, size, or extent: voluminous flow of lava.
going beyond ordinary limits; surpassing; exceeding.
a strict disciplinarian, especially a military one.
conformity to established standards of good or proper behavior or manners.
serene, self-controlled state of mind; calmness; tranquillity: Despitethe hysteria and panic around him, he retained his composure.
to make (a living) or support (existence) laboriously: Theymanaged to eke out a living by farming a small piece of land.
reverence for God or devout fulfillment of religious obligations: aprayer full of piety.
an ecclesiastic, ranking next below a bishop and having chargeof the temporal and external administration of a diocese, withjurisdiction delegated from the bishop.
a man who has lost his wife by death and has not remarried.
occurring or existing simultaneously or side by side: concurrentattacks by land, sea, and air.
having luster; shining; luminous: lustrous eyes.
fully sufficient or more than adequate for the purpose or needs;plentiful; enough: an ample supply of water; ample time to finish.
belonging or suited to polite society.
contentedly confident of one's ability, superiority, orcorrectness; complacent.
domineering; dictatorial; haughtily or rudely arrogant.
the attribution of a personal nature or character to inanimateobjects or abstract notions, especially as a rhetorical figure.
prosaic; dull, tedious, wearisome, or commonplace.
an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to betaken literally, as “to wait an eternity.”
oriented toward or confined to the past; extremelyconservative: a hidebound philosopher.
an act of rebutting, as in a debate.
pleasantly gentle or agreeable: a bland, affable manner.
any pleasant perfume or fragrance.
unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve: effusive greetings; aneffusive person.
extremely attentive to punctilios; strict or exact in the observance ofthe formalities or amenities of conduct or actions.
to appropriate fraudulently to one's own use, as money or propertyentrusted to one's care.
extending high in the air; of imposing height; towering: loftymountains.
to weaken or destroy the impact or effectiveness of; undermine.
to think unworthy of notice, response, etc.; consider beneathoneself: to disdain replying to an insult.
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.
a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitlycompared, as in “she is like a rose.” Compare metaphor.
a feeling of extreme repugnance or aversion; utter loathing;abomination.
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.”
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.
a grammatical construction standing apart from a normal or usual syntactical relation with other words or sentence elements.
style of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of words:good diction.
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.
a feigned or assumed appearance: His air of approval was a feint to conceal his real motives.
understatement, especially that in which an affirmative is expressedby the negative of its contrary, as in “not bad at all.”
vigorous or bitter conflict, discord, or antagonism: to be at strife.
impartial; equitable: evenhanded justice.