Daily Vocab. V Week 4

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  1. subtle
    adj: not obvious; elusive; difficult to discern

    In fact, our own lives sometimes depend on recognizing the subtle differences.
  2. tacit
    adj: implied; not explicitly stated

    All effective writers and speakers have learned the convention of tacit knowledge.
  3. terse
    adj: brief and concise in wording

    The film's style is so economical it seems almost terse.
  4. tout
    verb: to publicly praise or promote

    Each year, selective colleges tout their application totals, along with the virtues of their applicants.
  5. trenchant
    adj: sharply perceptive; keen; penetrating

    Marvin’s trenchant wit made him a popular speaker at conservative fundraisers.
  6. unfeigned
    adj: genuine; not false or hypocritical

    It is with unfeigned regret the colonel commanding bids you all an affectionate farewell.
  7. untenable
    adj: indefensible; not viable; uninhabitable

    The falls might have saved the forests by making logging there untenable.
  8. vacillate
    verb: to waver indecisively between one course of action or opinion and another

    Those who vacillate or sulk, will miss a window of opportunity.
  9. variegated
    adj: multicolored; characterized by a variety of patches of different color

    Grows in sun or shade, but variegated types show better color in full sun.
  10. vexation
    • noun: annoyance; irritation
    • verb form: vex

    Mere annoyance, vexation, or inconvenience could not support an award of damages.
  11. vigilant
    • adj: alertly watchful
    • noun form: vigilance

    We need to be more vigilant concerning our environment
  12. vituperate
    verb: to use harsh condemnatory language; to abuse or censure severely or abusively; to berate

    every week the minister would ascend the pulpit andvituperate the parishioners
  13. volatile
    • adj: readily changing to a vapor; changeable; fickle; explosive
    • noun form: volatility

    These plants are a type of mint and produce a host of volatile oils and other chemicals.
  14. tacit
    • adj.unspoken:
    • "Katie and carmella had a tacit agreement that they would not mention the dented fender to their parents."
  15. taciturn
    • adj.habitually untalkative or silent (n: taciturnity)
    • An example of taciturn is a person who sits quietly at the edge of the room and only responds in short sentences when spoken to.
    • a taciturn man, he almost never initiates a conversation
  16. temperate
    • adj.exercising moderation and self-denial; calm or mild (n: temperance)
    • An island that does not experience wild swings in temperature is an example of an island with a temperate climate.
    • A person who makes sure he doesn't overeat or over-indulge is an example of someone who would be described as temperate in his habits.
    • They had a temperate discussion.
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Daily Vocab. V Week 4
2014-07-07 03:32:00
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