INTRANSIGENT Adjective (in-tran-si-gent) Refusal to compromise or to abandon an often extreme position Refusing to agree or compromise After he was elected, the new mayor was INTRANSIGENT in his opinion
AGGRANDIZE Verb (ag-gran-dize) To enhance the power,wealth,positon, or reputation of He worked hard in his organization to AGGRANDIZE himself
ATTRITION noun (uh-trish-uh-n) A gradual, natural reduction in membership or personnel, as through retirement,resignation, or death. Our club has had a high rate of ATTRITION because members have not rejoined for another year.
EPHEMERAL Adjective (ephem-er-al) Lasting a very short time. As we ate dinner, the sunset over the water was EPHEMERAL.
AGGIORNAMENTO Noun (Ag-gior-na-men-to) The act of bring up to date to meet current standards The gas company made us AGGIORNAMENTO our gas water heater before they would complete turn on service.
MACHINATE Verb (mak-uh-neyt) To contrive or plot,especially artfully or with evil purpose. To MACHINATE the overthrow of the government. The newly hired executive planned to MACHINATE the current CEO and the board of supervisors.
INELUCTABLE ADJECTIVE (in-i-luhk-tuh-buh-l) Cannot be stopped,escaped,or ignored. The other army was INELUCTABLE.
NASCENT Adjective (na-scent) Coming or having recently come into existence Starting to grow or develop-Just beginning We can all remember when common things or activities today, were NASCENT 10 years ago.
IMBROGLIO Noun (im-bro-glio) A misunderstanding or disagreement of a complicated nature. My neighbor’s court case turned into an IMBROGLIO of truths and lies.
CHIAROSCURO Noun (kee-ahr-uh-skyoo-r-oh) The distribution of light and shade in a picture. The artist used CHIAROSCURO with great effect in his paintings at his art exhibit.