Just Vocabulary

Just Vocabulary

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JV644 (Reprehensible and Arrears)
August 22, 2019

Reprehensible (adjective) Definition: describes deplorable, highly unacceptable action, deserving severe rebuke. Reprehensible is a very strong word and is used to describe actions that are despicable and condemnable. A reprehensible act is one that,

JV643 (Contumacious and Biased)
August 21, 2019

Contumacious (adjective) Definition: openly insubordinate and willfully obstinate–exhibiting stubborn rebelliousness. In law, contumacious conduct refers to disobeying a court of law and refusing to appear in court or deliberately disobeying a court or...

JV642 (Flourish and Inextricable)
August 20, 2019

Flourish (verb) Definition: 1. to grow in strength; 2. to grow in wealth; 3. to thrive and be healthy; 4. to move back and forth in a swinging motion Example Sentences: – My garden flourished...

JV641 (Agog and Prompting)
August 19, 2019

Agog (adjective) Definition: Extremely excited or eager about something. Agog is a more complicated (and somewhat old-fashioned) way of saying “excited,” “eager,” or “enthusiastic.” This word is not commonly used, but is commonly tested on...

JV640 (Profusion and Impending)
August 16, 2019

Profusion (noun) Definition: 1. a lavish or extravagant amount; 2. large quantity of something. The adjective form of profusion is profuse, which describes anything overflowing or copious. The adverb is profusely. You have probably heard...

JV639 (Fixate and Curtail)
August 15, 2019

Fixate (verb) Definition: 1. to obsess or be preoccupied with something; 2. to focus or concentrate on something; 3. to center, secure, or stabilize something Example Sentences: – Vincent Van Gogh would fixate exclusively on...

JV638 (Soloist and Calamity)
August 14, 2019

Soloist (noun) Definition: a performer, especially a musician, who performs alone Example Sentences: – Yo Yo Ma is a cello soloist, and last night he delivered an impassioned performance – Robbie Williams decided to pursue...

JV637 (Desecrate and Predicate)
August 13, 2019

Desecrate (verb) Definition:  to insult or damage something sacred, Desecrate originated in the 17th century, from de and consecrate, literally, “to make unholy.” Something may be desecrated by speech or action. Example Sentences: – When...

JV636 (Malevolence and Divert)
August 12, 2019

Malevolence (noun) Definition: 1. the desire to harm someone; 2. bitterness, hatred, or ill will. Malevolence comes from the Latin male, “evil” and volence, “to wish.” Thus, both the noun malevolence and its adjective form,...

JV635 (Sully and Abstract)
August 09, 2019

Sully (adjective) Definition: dirty or tarnished, especially said of a reputation Example Sentences: – Margie closed her bank account with the large German bank because it had a sullied reputation. – Anthony’s career in politics...