ROBUST VOCABULARY LESSONS 1-5

  • LESSON #1

    HUMILIATION-HUMILIATION IS A FEELING OF SHAME OR EMBARRASSMENT.

    EXPECTATIONS-EXPECTATIONS ARE HOPES ABOUT HOW WELL OTHERS WILL DO OR ABOUT HOW THEY SHOULD BEHAVE.

    FRINGES-THE FRINGES OF A PLACE ARE AREAS ALONG ITS EDGES, FAR AWAY FROMT HE CENTER OF ACTION.

    HESITATING-IF YOU ARE HESITATING, YOU ARE PAUSING BEFORE DOING SOMETHING BECAUSE YOU ARE FEELING UNSURE.

    SINCERE-IF YOU ARE BEING SINCERE, YOU ARE BEING HONEST, AND YOU MEAN WHAT YOU SAY.

    COAXED-IF YOU ARE COAXED INTO DOING SOMETHING, YOU ARE GENTLY TALKED INTO IT BY SOMEONE ELSE.

    LESSON #2

    MAVEN-A MAVEN IS SOMEONE WITH SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE ABOUT A PARTICULAR SUBJECT.

    MORTIFIED-IF YOU FEEL EXTREMELY EMBARRASSED OR ASHAMED.

    REIGNED-IF SOMEONE HAS REIGNED, HE OR SHE HAS BEEN VERY IMPORTANT IN A PARTICULAR PLACE.

    CONCEITED-A CONCEITED PERSON THINKS TOO HIGHLY OF HERSELF OR HIMSELF.

    DESIGNATED-IF A PLACE IS DESIGNATED, IT HAS BEEN CHOSEN FOR A SPECIAL PURPOSE.

    SMIRK-A SMIRK IS AN UNKIND SMILE.

    EXHILARATED- IF SOMETHING EXHILARATED YOU, IT MADE YOU FEEL VERY EXCITED AND ENERGETIC.

    LESSON #3

    PRIED-IF YOU HAVE PRIED SOMETHING OFF, YOU HAVE FORCED IT AWAY FROM A SURFACE.

    DESPERATELY-WANTING SOMETHING DESPERATELY MEANS WANTING IT SO MUCH THAT YU'LL DO ALMOST ANYTHING TO GET IT.

    SNEERED-IF YOU SNEERED AT SOMEONE, YOU SHOWED WITH YOUR WORDS AND EXPRESSION THAT YOU HAD LITTLE RESPECT FOR THAT PERSON.

    INDIGNANTLY-WHEN YOU SAY SOMETHING INDIGNANTLY, YOU SHOW IRRITATION BECAUSE YOU FEEL YOU HAVE BEEN INSULTED OR TREATED UNFAIRLY.

    URGENTLY-IF YOU URGENTLY TELL SOMEONE TO DO SOMETHING, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT IT BE DONE RIGHT AWAY.

    GRUDGINGLY-IF YOU SAY SOMETHING GRUDGINGLY, YOU SAY IT WITHOUT REALLY WANTING TO.

    LESSON #4

    RELENTED-SOMEONE WHO HAS RELENTED HAS AGREED TO SOMETHING HE OR SHE ONCE REFUSED.

    FAZE-IF THINGS FAZE YOU, THEY BOTHER OR CONFUSE YOU.

    ECCENTRIC-AN ECCENTRIC PERSON HAS HABITS OR OPINIONS THAT SEEM ODD TO OTHER PEOPLE.

    INFURIATED-SOMETHING THAT INFURIATED YOU MADE YOU FEEL EXTREMELY ANGRY.

    DISHEARTENED-IF YOU ARE DISHEARTENED, YOU FEEL DISAPPOINTED AND LESS HOPEFUL.

    IMPASSABLE-A ROAD OR PATH THAT IS IMPASSABLE IS IMPOSSIBLE TO TRAVEL ON.

    CRUSADED-A PERSON WHO HAS CRUSADED HAS WORKED HARD TO MAKE A CHANGE BASED ON HIS OR HER BELIEFS.

    LESSON #5

    GENIAL-A GENIAL PERSON IS WARM AND FRIENDLY.

    PROGNOSTICATION-A PROGNOSTICATION IS A FORECAST OR PREDICTION.

    STRICKEN-IF YOU ARE STRICKEN, YOU ARE SUDDENLY AND BADLY AFFECTED BY SOMETHING, SUCH AS ILLNESS OR FEAR.

    DRAMATICALLY-IF SOMETHING IS DONE DRAMATICALLY, IT IS DONE IN A STRIKING OR IMPRESSIVE WAY.

    RESTRAIN-IF YOU RESTRAIN SOMETHING, YOU HOLD IT BACK OR LIMIT IT.

    PROTEST-A PROTEST IS A WAY OF DEMONSTRATNG THAT YOU ARE AGAINST SOMETHING.

    FEVERISHLY-IF YOU ARE WORKING FEVERISHLY, YOU ARE WORKING QUICKLY AND EXCITEDLY.

    OVERCOME-WHEN YOU ARE OVERCOME BY SOMETHING, YOU ARE OVERPOWERED BY IT.

    FLOP-A FLOP IS A FAILURE.

    SPECTACULAR- SOMETHING THAT IS SPECTACULAR IS VERY IMPRESSIVE AND DRAWS A LOT OF ATTENTION.