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Vocabulary Week 27 Gold. Word 1: Savant Def: A learned person, a scholar, or exceptionally gifted in a specialized field Sent: Every time I talk to a.

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1 Vocabulary Week 27 Gold

2 Word 1: Savant Def: A learned person, a scholar, or exceptionally gifted in a specialized field Sent: Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite. B. Russell

3 Word 2: Sumptuous Def: Very impressive and expensive Sent: Lots of things made it special. It was the most current of the hotels, and it boasted 100 baths, some private and some shared. It was very sumptuous. David Barber

4 Word 3: Procure Def: To obtain by particular care and effort Sent: That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers. Francis Hutcheson

5 Word 4: Prudent Def: Showing care and thought for the future, cautious Sent: Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought. Thucydides

6 Word 5: Consternation Def: A feeling of anxiety, dismay, dread Sent: We would all like to see a solution to this because it does cause consternation within the community. Mayor Morris Vance

7 Word 6: Beseech Def: To beg for urgently or anxiously Sent: If you beseech a blessing upon yourself, beware! lest without intent you invoke a curse upon a neighbor at the same time. Mark Twain

8 Word 7: Delegate Def: Entrust a task or responsibility to another person Sent: Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere. Ronald Reagan

9 Word 8: Vagabond Def: A person who wanders from place to place without a home Sent: …but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond. Oliver Goldsmith

10 Word 9: Supercilious Def: Person behaves as if they think they are better or more important than everyone else Sent: He liked to put people off balance and have this supercilious smile on his face. Michael Malone

11 Word 10: Pilferer Def: A thief who steals without using violence Sent: It is very wicked for you not to take care of your masters goods, but how much worse is it to pilfer and steal from them, whenever you think you shall not be found out. Jupiter Hammon

12 Word 11: Sagacious Def: Showing sound judgment, wise Sent: Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious friend in the affairs of life. Titus Maccius Plautus

13 Word 12: Embroiled Def: To become involve deeply in an argument or conflict Sent: Athletes are under the microscope, and it's a risk for advertisers to spend millions on someone who could get embroiled in scandal. Bob Dorfman

14 Word 13: Punctilious Def: Showing great attention to detail, precise Sent: It's the punctilious attention to detail, in a time when nobody even bothers to get the spelling of your name right. Holly Brubach

15 Word 14: Fracas Def: A noisy, disorderly fight or quarrel; a brawl Sent: But he was pretty sore the last couple of days from that big old pile during the fracas. Joe Maddon

16 Word 15: Collusion Def: Secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy Sent: This whole scandal is incredible given the scope of collusion that has to be involved. Glenn McGee

17 Word 16: Telekinetic Def: The power to move something by thinking or concentrating with the mind Sent: How many people here have telekinetic powers? Raise my hand. Emo Philips

18 Word 17: Catharsis Def: A purifying, cleansing of the emotions Sent: I was bawling, and I knew it was going to happen. It was the ultimate catharsis for everyone who has been touched by this disease. Rosie O'Donnell

19 Word 18: Purloin Def: To carry away for one's self; hence, to steal often in breach of trust Sent: Purloined data was used to inflate Snipermail's contact list and make it a more attractive target for acquisition. YourDictionary

20 Word 19: Illuminate Def: To light up or give off light Sent: Hatred paralyses life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. Martin Luther King, Jr.

21 Word 20: Diligent Def: Showing care in one's work or duties Sent: To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. Buddha


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