Alacrity • Students who studied copiously approached the vocabulary test with alacrity.
Alleviate • I took Aleve to alleviate my headache.
Antithesis • The Joker is Batman’s antithesis. • The antithesis of good is evil.
Appall • I am appalled by people who litter.
Bellicose • Bellicose people can also be described as belligerent.
Disparage • The disparaging comments from my parents caused me not to try out for the talent show.
Dissonant • If Mr. Lettiere and Mrs. Lettiere were to sing together, they would produce a very dissonant sound.
Droll • The droll antics of the Osbournes keep America tuned in to their show.
Edict • Mrs. Platt issued an edict that all students must go to bed at 8:30 p.m. in order to be ready for school in the morning.
Elucidate • The students asked the teacher to elucidateJulius Caesar.
Laud • You will be lauded for helping the elderly woman cross the street.
Loll • During the summer all I like to do is loll about.
Loquacious • Loquacious people can be hard to converse with.
Magnanimous • Even though George often treated Lennie disparagingly, Lennie was always magnanimous toward George.
Mandatory • It is mandatory that you pass sophomore English in order to graduate.
Nondescript • The criminal’s features were very nondescript which made it difficult to find her.
Phlegmatic • The phlegmatic student plodded apathetically through the hallway.
Rescind • Because you are obnoxious, he rescinded his offer to buy you dinner.
Vivacious • My students are always vivacious when they enter the room to begin English studies for the day.
Whet • Reading Julius Caesar was just to whet your appetite for even better Shakespeare plays.