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Savannah Moore
Mrs.Walz
AP English 11; p-5
24 January 2013
Vocabulary #3
1. altruism-n- the belief in or practice of selfless concern for the well-being of others altruistic-adj
altruistically-adv
altruist-n
The woman’s altruistic values were appreciated by all who she came in contact with. 2. anomaly-n- something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected anomalous-adj
anomalously-adv
The anomalous teaching style of the teacher has a tendency of captivating the students’ attention. 3. aversion-n- a strong dislike or disinclination
aversive-adj
aversively-adv
The man has developed an aversion towards big parties due to his last, unfortunate, experience. 4. belligerent-adj- hostile and aggressive
belligerence-n
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belligerently-adv
The child’s belligerence toward his sister was caused by her provocation. 5. convivial-adj- friendly, lively, and enjoyable
convivially-adv
conviviality-n
The announcer for the program was described as convivial and genuine. 6. gibe-n, v-an insulting or mocking remark; a taunt- to make insulting remarks giber-n
gibingly-adv
Having been aware of his friend’s innate sarcasm, the child took his friend’s gibe in good humor. 7. lethargic-adj- sluggish and apathetic
lethargy-n
lethargically-adv
The lethargic nature of the sloth is considered unique for an animal of that size in the animal kingdom. 8. malaise-n- a general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify After the performance, the audience experienced malaise while waiting for the next act. 9. nostalgia-n- a sentimental longing for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations nostalgic-adj

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nostalgically-adv
The girl justified her nostalgia of her grandmother’s wedding dress by arguing its historical significance. 10. spurious-adj- not being what it purports to be; false or fake...
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