Monday, December 12, 2011

Wordlist - 023

ABSTEMIOUS adj. Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
BELLICOSE adj. Warlike.
CARDIAC adj. Pertaining to the heart.
DECENCY n. Moral fitness.
EFFERVESCENT adj. Giving off bubbles of gas.
FAULTY adj. Imperfect.
GENEALOGY n. A list, in the order of succession, of ancestors and their descendants.
HEARTRENDING adj. Very depressing.
ILLOGICAL adj. Contrary to the rules of sound thought.
JURIDICAL adj. Assumed by law to exist.
LATERAL adj. Directed toward the side.
MALADY n. Any physical disease or disorder, especially a chronic or deep-seated one.
NECESSITATE v. To render indispensable.
OBSOLESCENT adj. Passing out of use, as a word.
PANEGYRIC n. A formal and elaborate eulogy, written or spoken, of a person or of an act.
QUIETUS n. A silencing, suppressing, or ending.
RAVENOUS adj. Furiously voracious or hungry.
SAPIENCE n. Deep wisdom or knowledge.
TECHNOLOGY n. The knowledge relating to industries and manufactures.
UNDECEIVE v. To free from deception, as by apprising of the real state of affairs.
VAUDEVILLE n. A variety show.
WHINE v. To utter with complaining tone.
ABSTINENCE n. Self denial.
BELLIGERENT adj. Manifesting a warlike spirit.
CARDINAL adj. Of prime or special importance.
DECENT adj. Characterized by propriety of conduct, speech, manners, or dress.

3 comments:

WordTracker said...

Theme : Army
Due to cardiac arrest the bellicose general had to be abstemious about the war. The cardinal general had given him a strict warning that the media should not feel that he is belligerent, and for that he had to maintain his abstinence and be decent while responding to the queries from the media.

WordTracker said...

He was made a general though his nature was faulty and effervescence. And the reason was his genealogy which boasted of several patriotic officers. But his performance in the army was heartrending if not dismal. He was known for his maladies and he was on the verge of becoming obsolescent. There were no panegyrics written in his dedication as only a illogical person would make such an attempt. Though he was called heartless, it was his heart that came to his rescue. Due to cardiac arrest the bellicose general had to be abstemious about the war. The cardinal general had given him a strict warning that the media should not feel that he is belligerent, and for that he had to maintain his abstinence and be decent while responding to the queries from the media, but not making it a vaudeville at the same time. As he heeded to this advices, there was positive shift in the perception of media regarding him.

Anonymous said...

last few days our class held a similar discussion about this subject and you point out something we haven't covered yet, appreciate that.

- Laura