Vocab List #11
Affinity- relationship by marriage
My parents' relationship is an affinity.
Bilious- of or indicative of a peevish ill
The sex toy made the students believe their teacher was bilious.
Cognate- of the same nature
Marvel and DC Universe are cognates because they both consist of superheroes.
Corollary- A proposition
inferred immediately from a proved proposition with little or no additional
The judge prosecuted the man because he was proven guilty through a fingerprint corollary.
Cul-de-sac - a pouch
Only men wear cul-de-sacs.
Derring-do- a daring action
Everyone thinks jumping off a cliff is a derring-do.
art or practice that seeks to foretell future events or discover hidden
knowledge due to the interpretation of omens
A psychic is a master in divination.
Elixir- A substance capable of
prolonging life indefinitely
I wish I had an elixir so I can extend my life expectancy.
Folderol- a useless accessory
Some men believe a necklace is a folderol.
entire range or series
The Earth's distance from Mars is a gamut.
Hoi polloi- the general populace
Anyone that lives the United States is considered part of the hoi polloi.
incapable of being expressed in words
After his mom died his emotions were ineffable.
Lucubration- to study by night
Many college students lucubrate because of their busy schedules.
pneumonic- intended to assist memory
I have many pneumonics to help me memorize important things.
Rapists use obloquy.
Parameter- an independent variable used to express the coordinates
of variable point and functions of them
I use parameters when I am doing my math homework.
Pundit- a learned man
Anyone who graduated college should be considered a pundit.
The joke was risible because it was hilarious.
Symptomatic- having the characteristics of a certain
disease but arising of a different cause
The disease the man had symptomatic cancer.
Volte-face- a reversal in policy
After Obama was elected president he had many volte-faces.