By: Dexter D.
Sometimes vocabulary can go insane, but it can also spice up your word choice in formal writing or casual conversations. Here are a few examples of advanced vocabulary you might run into.
(v.) to agree without protesting
Though Mr. Pospieszny wanted to stay outside and work in his garage, when his wife told him that he had better come in to dinner, he acquiesced to her demands.
(n.) eagerness, speed
For some reason, Simon loved to help his girlfriend whenever he could, so when his girlfriend asked him to set the table he did so with alacrity.
(adj.) quiet, modest, reserved
Though everyone else at the party was dancing and going crazy, she remained demure.
(n.) overindulgence in food or drink
Helen’s fried chicken tastes so divine, I don’t know how anyone can call gluttony a sin.
(n.) pretending to believe what one does not
Once the politician began passing legislation that contradicted his campaign promises, his hypocrisy became apparent.
Why should my indolent children, who can’t even pick themselves up off the sofa to pour their own juice, be rewarded with a trip to Burger King?
(adj.) clear, sharp, direct
The discussion wasn’t going anywhere until her incisive comment allowed everyone to see what the true issues were.