My Favorite Vocabulary Words



Verbatim (adj., adv.)- word for word; exactly as written or spoken

Opulent (adj.)- wealthy, luxurious; ample; gradoise

Impetus (n.)- a moving force, impulse, stimulus

Amicable (adj.)- peaceable, friendly

Tepid (adj.)- lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest

Nostalgia (n.)- a longing for something past; homesickness

Craven (adj., n.)- cowardly; a coward

Soujourn (n., v.)- a temporary stay; to stay for a time

Urbane (adj.)- refined in manner or style, suave

Ascertain (v.)- to find out

Expunge (v.)- to erase, obliterate, destroy

Nonchalant (adj.)- cool and confident, unconcerned

Scrupulous (adj.)- exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled

Uncanny (adj.)- strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation

Quandary (n.)- a state o perplexity or doubt

Stultify (v.)- to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on

Decrepit (adj.)- old and feeble; worn-out, ruined

Abhor (v.)- to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply

Solace (n., v.)- comfort, relief; to comfort, console

Officious (adj.)- meddling excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority