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Vocabulary – 2

Posted by mtwinkle on June 15, 2007


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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




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