Friday, November 20, 2009

Vocab Worshop #1

The following words come from Graceling,

INANITY \i-ˈna-nə-tē\ (n) - the quality or state of being inane (adj): as a) lack of substance, emptiness b) vapid, pointless, or fatuous character, shallowness

PRESCIENT \ˈpre-sh(ē-)ənt\ (adj) - foreknowledge of events: a) divine omniscience b) human anticipation of the course of events, foresight

The following words come from The Thirteenth Tale,

DETRITUS \di-ˈtrī-təs\ n - 1 loose material (as rock fragments or organic particles) that results directly from disintegration, debris 2 miscellaneous remnants, odds and ends

DE RIGUEUR \də rē-ˈgər\ adj - prescribed or required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

CRINOLINE \ˈkri-nə-lən\ n - a full stiff skirt or underskirt

ESOTERIC \ˌe-sə-ˈter-ik\ adj - 1 designed for or understood by the specially initiated alone. 2 requiring or exhibiting knowledge that is restricted to a small group; broadly : difficult to understand. 3 private, confidential. 4 of special, rare, or unusual interest

VERACITY \və-ˈra-sə-tē\ n - devotion to the truth, power of conveying or perceiving truth, conformity with truth or fact

ATONIC \ā-ˈtä-nik\ adj - uttered without accent or stress

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