Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Minding the P's and Q's and A's and B's
Just for fun...
A Abscond- verb, to run away, take flight, to steal.
B Bowdlerize- verb, to expurgate, censor, sanitize.
C Convivial- adjective, being social, cordial, amiable.
D Descry- verb, to catch sight of, see, discern.
E Epigrammatic- adjective, succinct, concise, terse.
F Foist- verb, to force upon, impose, thrust.
G Glutinous- adjective, gluelike, sticky, gummy.
H Haversack- noun, backpack, rucksack, satchel.
I Indecorous- adjective,unbecoming, unseemly, improper.
J Jerry-built- adjective, badly built, cheap, shoddy.
K Kilter- noun, state, condition, fettle.
L Legerdemain- noun, juggling, sleight of hand, juggling.
M Mawkish- adjective, maudlin, oversentimental, lachrymose.
N Nihilism- noun, disbelief, skepticism, repudiation.
O Odium- noun, abhorrence, loathing, antipathy.
P Parlance- noun, speech, language, phraseology.
Q Quaff- verb, to drink, swallow, gulp down.
R Ruffian- noun, villain, thug, scoundrel.
S Sang-froid- noun, composure, coolness, self control.
T Timorous- adjective, timid, fearful, apprehensive.
U Urbanity- adjective, suaveness, sophistication, worldliness.
V Vicissitude- noun, change. alteration, uncertainty.
W Wastrel- noun, waster, spendthrift, squanderer.
X Xebec- noun, small 3 masted ship.
Y Yerk- verb, to strike or whip, stir up.
Z Zaftig- adjective, womanly shape, plump, full bodied.
Quiz tomorrow... ;)
(Thanks to the Oxford Pocket American Thesaurus, Oxford Univ Press, NY, 2002)