Misra’s blog

Vocabulary – 2

Posted by mtwinkle on June 15, 2007

nascent

This surprising success prompted several other companies to enter this nascent market.

uxorious

Excessively fond of or submissive to a wife.

Flagler seems to have been an uxorious, domestic man, who liked the comfort and companionship of a wife at his side.

apogee

The farthest or highest point

But in retrospect, this period would prove to be the apogee of O’Sullivan’s career, although he always felt bigger and better things were on his way.

sycophant

A person who seeks favor by flattering people of wealth or influence

The praise Oxford received as a poet may simply have issued from the mouths of sycophants hungry for patronage.

sagacious

Of keen penetration and judgment;

John Adams, another of the doctor’s Congressional colleagues, said of him: “Franklin had a great genius, original, sagacious, and inventive, capable of discoveries in science no less than of improvements in the fine arts and the mechanic arts.

jocular

Characterized by joking; playful.

But when I saw him then, he did not labour under any lowness of spirits, but, on the contrary, was very jocular in his manner and language.

perfunctory

Done merely to carry out a duty; performed mechanically or routinely.

Clearly exhausted after a long day on her feet, our server gave us only a perfunctory greeting before taking our drink orders.

contrive

Come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort

They contrived to murder their enemy.

Express feelings

Identify the type of feeling – positive and negative

Outraged, embarrassed, I feel hurt and am disappointed, I get furious, I resent it

Intense

loved, adored, idolized, alive, wanted, lustful, worthy, pity, respected, empathy (Understanding and entering into another’s feelings) , awed (Having or showing a feeling of mixed reverence and respect and wonder and dread) , enthusiastic, zealous, courageous

Strong

enchanted, ardor (Feelings of great warmth and intensity) , infatuated, tender, vibrant (Vigorous and animated) , independent, capable, happy , proud, gratified (Make happy or satisfied) , worthy, sympathetic, important, concerned, appreciated, consoled, delighted, eager, optimistic, joyful, courage, hopeful, valiant, brave, brilliant

Moderate

liked, cared for, esteemed (Regard highly), affectionate, fond, excited, patient, strong, gay, inspired, anticipating, amused, yearning, popular, peaceful, appealing, determined, pleased, excited, jolly, relieved, glad, adventurous, peaceful, intelligent

Mild

friendly, regarded, benevolent, wide awake, at-ease, relaxed, comfortable, content, keen, amazed, alert, sure, attractive, approved, untroubled, graceful, turned on, warm, amused, daring, comfortable, smart, interested

Negative Feelings

Mild

unpopular, listless, moody, lethargic, gloomy, dismal, discontented, tired, indifferent, unsure, impatient, dependent, unimportant, regretful, bashful, puzzled, self-conscious, edgy, upset, reluctant, timid, mixed-up, sullen, provoked

Moderate

suspicious, envious, enmity, aversion, dejected, unhappy, bored, forlorn, disappointed, wearied, inadequate, ineffectual, helpless, resigned, apathetic, shy, uncomfortable, baffled, confused, nervous, tempted, tense, worried, perplexed, troubled, disdainful, contemptuous, alarmed, annoyed, provoked

Strong

disgusted, resentful, bitter, detested, fed-up, frustrated, sad, depressed, sick, dissatisfied, fatigued, worn-out, useless, weak, hopeless, forlorn, rejected, guilty, embarrassed, inhibited, bewildered, frightened, anxious, dismayed, apprehensive, disturbed, antagonistic, vengeful, indignant, mad, torn

Intense

hate, unloved, abhor, despised, angry, hurt, miserable, pain, lonely, cynical, worthless, impotent, futile, accursed, abandoned, estranged, degraded, humiliated, shocked, panicky, trapped, horrified, afraid, scared, terrified, threatened, infuriated, furious, exhausted

http://marriage.about.com/cs/dialogue/a/feelingwords_2.htm

http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/youth/health/relationships/feelingwords.htm

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