. Term Idyllic Definition Adjective 1. The editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries are pleased to present the newest title in the best-selling 100 Words series, 100 Words to Make You Sound Smart. Being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time. Term Angst Definition Noun 1.
Motivated solely by a desire for monetary or material gain. A long, angry speech, usually of a critical nature. An ideal condition of harmony, stability, or joy Term Non sequitur Definition Noun 1. Experienced or felt by empathy with or imaginary participation in the life of another person. Term Mantra Definition A commonly repeated word or phrase.
A person who is devoted to the pursuit of pleseure, especially to the pleasures of the senses. Term Zealous Definition Adjective 1. A trip or tour, especially one taken by an official at public expense, or by a person who is a guest of a business or agency. You were expecting more, but you got… this? Peculiar to a specific individual or group. If you ever find yourself in a situation where there are no easy answers and either choice seems seems like a dead end, what you have is an old-fashioned catch-22. A condition of forgetfulness Term Ogle Definition Verb 1. Term Infinitesimal Definition Adjective 1.
Term Avant-garde Definition Noun 1. Acquiesce Definition: consent without objection, even after previously objecting Example: When the salesman realized he was going to lose the sale unless he threw in a free tire rotation that the customer wanted, he acquiesced. Term Propriety Definition Noun 1. Below is a complete list of the words in 100 Words to Make You Sound Smart: accolade acrimony angst anomaly antidote avant-garde baroque bona fide boondoggle bourgeois bravado brogue brusque byzantine cacophony camaraderie capricious carte blanche Catch-22 caustic charisma cloying déjà vu dichotomy dilettante disheveled élan ennui epitome equanimity equivocate esoteric euphemism fait accompli fastidious faux pas fiasco finagle Freudian slip glib gregarious harbinger hedonist heresy idiosyncratic idyllic indelicate infinitesimal insidious junket kitsch litany lurid Machiavellian malaise malinger mantra maudlin mercenary minimalist misnomer narcissist nirvana non sequitur nouveau riche oblivion ogle ostentatious ostracize panacea paradox peevish perfunctory philistine precocious propriety quid pro quo quintessential red herring revel rhetoric scintillating spartan stigma stoic suave Svengali sycophant teetotaler tête-à-tête tirade tryst ubiquitous unrequited untenable vicarious vile waft white elephant zealous. For best results with compound words, place a quotation mark before the compound word in the search window. One who abstains completely from alcoholic beverages. This title is laser-focused on making you sound smarter and becoming more respected by using a larger, more sophisticated vocabulary.
Everyone should own this book! We have had some complaints that some questions get marked wrong when the test-taker selected the correct answer. Term Red Herring Definition Noun 1. Example: The record, while unashamedly promoting commercial kitsch, still has a decent beat to it. I must not be alone either, since my previous two posts, on and , are among my most visited. And finally, we eliminated were words that sound awkward in speech, such as accolade, baroque, epiphany, philistine, tete-a-tete, tryst, unrequited, and waft. Characterized by the use of only the simplest or most essential elements, as in the arts, literature, or design.
This book, however, does offer more. Or choked-up with emotion for no apparent reason? The equator is closer to the sun on one solstice, and farther on the other, because of the elliptical orbit of the Earth. Included words must sound appropriate, work seamlessly, and not be show off words. Term Hedonist Definition Noun 1. Term Vile Definition Adjective 1. Term Finagle Definition Verb 1. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our.
This website is best viewed in Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Safari. Term Esoteric Definition Adjective 1. An impression of having seen or experiencing something before. Jarring, discordant sound Term Camraderie Definition Noun 1. Term Nirvana Definition Noun 1.
Term Perfunctory Definition Adjective 1. Something giving in return for something else or accepted as a reciprocal part of an exchange. I thought we were talking about mud races. You can thank Joseph Heller for coining the term in his 1962 novel Catch-22. Done routinely and with little interest or car. Up next: Originally published July 2013.
Term Acrimony Definition Noun 1. Term Waft Definition Verb 1. Because words are my business, I thought this book would be a worthwhile addition to my library. A private conversation between two people. A trip or tour, especially one taken by an official at public expense, or by a person who is a guest of a business or agency.
Term Deja vu Definition Noun 1. Possessing or displaying careful, meticulous attention to detail. But that's not to say this is not a good book---for someone. Super fun way to learn words. Term Ubiquitous Definition Adjective 1. Seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable.