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Congenial 1)Adj. Getting along well with others; affable. (In order to be a good waitress, you have to be congenial.) 2)Suited to one’s needs or tastes; agreeable. (During the storm we found a congenial cave for shelter.)
Decipher 1) V. To convert from a code or secret writing into ordinary language; to decode. (Archaeologists and Anthropologists had to decipher ancient Egyptians hieroglyphs.) 2) To interpret the meaning of something puzzling; to solve. (If you are good at deciphering clues, you might want to become a detective.)
Dissect 1) V. To cut in order to study. (During biology class, the students had to dissect dead pigs and label each organs.) 2) To interpret the meaning of something puzzling; to solve. (After the tennis match, Bob dissected the game by saying what he did right and what he did wrong and wrote it all down in a notebook.
Enigma 1) N. Anything that is puzzling, mysterious, or hard to figure out. (Even after they called Sherlock Holmes, the case remained an enigma.) Enigmatic adj. Puzzling; Mysterious. (After the enigmatic disappearance of David’s prized Yu Gi Oh! card, all the campers kept their personal belongings close at hand.
Ineffectual 1) adj. Not bringing about the desired result; futile. (The substitute teacher’s attempts to quiet down the class were ineffectual and the class went on with their conversations.
Infallible 1) adj. Incapable of making an error; never wrong. (Wikipedia is not infallible; you shouldn’t trust it for important reports.) 2) Unlikely to fail or go wrong. (Taking decongestants when your sinuses are clogged up is an infallible cure.)
Irrepressible 1) adj. Incapable of being controlled or held back. (Garry’s irrepressible nature often got on people’s nerves; he always was going full-steam ahead and never thought about what he was doing or how it affected others.)
Luminous 1) adj. Giving off light. (The moon was especially luminous tonight, seeing that it is a full moon.) 2) Clear; easy to understand. (Mrs. Bob’s lessons are always luminous and all the students seem to get what she’s trying to teach.)
Millennium 1) N. A period of one thousand years. (Many people thought that passing into the new millennium would be the end of the world. It wasn’t.)
Mire 1) N. An area of wet swampy ground; deep mud. (Much of Georgia is a mire; there are marshlands with lots of water everywhere.) 2) V. To get stuck as in a mire; unable to make progress. (Bob got mired on question thirty on the math test; he couldn’t answer the question!
Pestilence 1) N. Rapidly spreading and usually fatal disease. (The HIV virus is a pestilence that’s killing millions of people throughout the world at rapid rates.)
Stagnate 1) V. To fail to develop, change, or move. (The group’s progress stagnated due to their lack of continued effort.) Stagnant adj. Not moving, changing, or developing. (In the jungle, we spotted a stagnant sloth, it wasn’t even moving.)
Sublime 1) adj. Great or noble in expression, thought, or manner; splendid. (Standing on the tallest building in the world makes you feel sublime, and it feels like you’re the king of the world.)
Vie 1) V. To compete for, as in contest. (In the tennis finals, the two opponents vied for the trophy, each intent on winning.)
Voluminous 1) adj. Having great bulk or volume; ample. (Uncle Bob has a voluminous collection of books; I bet it’d take years to read all of them!)