Thursday, December 02, 2010

DECEMBER - High frequency words

1. Nuance - A subtle or slight degree of difference, as in meaning, feeling, or tone; a gradation; expression or appreciation of subtle shades of meaning, feeling, or tone; slight difference; shading; slight variation between nearly identical entities
2. Cognizant - Fully informed; conscious
3. Slipshod - Marked by carelessness; sloppy or slovenly; slovenly in appearance; shabby or seedy; indifferent to correctness, accuracy, or neatness; careless; not well done
4. Sop - To dip, soak, or drench in a liquid; saturate; piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid; a concession given to mollify or placate; give a conciliatory gift or bribe to; be or become thoroughly soaked or saturated with a liquid; mop so as to leave a semi-dry surface, of floors; something yielded to placate or soothe
5. Burgeon - To put forth new buds, leaves, or greenery; sprout; begin to grow or blossom; grow or develop rapidly; grow or develop rapidly; make or become greater or larger
6. Sullen - Showing a brooding ill humor or silent resentment; morose or sulky; gloomy or somber in tone, color, or portent; sluggish; slow; darkened by clouds
7. Mollify - To calm in temper or feeling; soothe; lessen in intensity; temper; reduce the rigidity of; soften; ease the anger or agitation of; cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate
8. Nadir - The lowest point
9. Cornucopia - Abundant supply; cone-shaped ornament or receptacle;in Greek mythology, magnificent horn that filled itself with whatever meat or drink its owner requested
10. Exude - To ooze forth; to discharge or emit (a liquid or gas, for example) gradually; to exhibit in abundance; to flow or leak out or emit something slowly; display, emit
11. Gambol - A playful skipping or frolicking about; to leap and skip about playfully; gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement.
12. Nepotism - Favoritism shown or patronage granted to relatives, as in business; favor a relative, especially in regard to political office; favoritism
13. Denunciation - The act or an instance of denouncing, especially a public condemnation or censure; act of accusing another of a crime before a public prosecutor; condemnation, criticism
14. Excoriate - To tear or wear off the skin of; abrade; denounce; criticize very severely
15. Malaise - A vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness; general sense of depression or unease; general feeling of discomfort or uneasiness, often the first indication of an infection or other disease
16. Gossamer - So light and insubstantial as to resemble air or a thin film; gauzy, thin; soft light delicate material
17. Accolade - An expression of approval; praise; special acknowledgment; an award; ceremonial embrace, as of greeting or salutation; ceremonial bestowal of knighthood; recognition; ornamental treatment, used over an arch, a door, or a window, composed of two curves meeting in the middle; often a richly decorated molding; approval
18. Aphid - Any of various small, soft-bodied insects of the family Aphididae that have mouthparts specially adapted for piercing and feed by sucking sap from plants; A small sucking insect that feeds primarily on new soft growth
19. Placidity - The quality or state of being placid; calmness; serenity; a feeling of calmness; a quiet and undisturbed feeling; a disposition free from stress or emotion
20. Palatable - The quality of a food that makes it acceptable or agreeable to one’s personal taste; delicious, agreeable
21. Prelude - A part that comes before or leads up to what follows; beginning of event; piece or movement that serves as an introduction to another section or composition and establishes the key, such as one that precedes a fugue, opens a suite, or precedes a church service; similar but independent composition for the piano
22. Gobbler - A male turkey
23. Flit - A sudden quick movement; (British) a secret move (to avoid paying debts); move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart; move quickly, lightly, and irregularly like a bird in flight
24. Furtive - Characterized by stealth; surreptitious; expressive of hidden motives or purposes; shifty; slow, deliberate, and secret as to escape observation; trickily secret; sneaky, secretive; done on the sly or in a sneaky way
25. Flashy - Cheap and showy; gaudy; giving a momentary or superficial impression of brilliance; flamboyant, in poor taste
26. Dulcet - Pleasing to the ear; melodious; having a soothing, agreeable quality; archaic; sweet to the taste
27. Obtrude - To impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others with undue insistence or without invitation; thrust out; push forward; push to thrust outward; force or come in as an improper or unwanted element
28. Preeminent - Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding; greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement
29. Rotund - Rounded in figure; plump; having a full, rich sound; sonorous; round from fullness or plumpness; portly
30. Mite - A very small contribution or amount of money; very small object, creature, or particle; coin of very small value, especially an obsolete British coin worth half a farthing; tiny animal related to spiders and ticks