PUTATIVE ADJECTIVE (pyoo-tuh-tiv) Commonly accepted or supposed The PUTATIVE father of the baby was vindicated when the DNA test on Paternity court showed “you are not the father”
ABEYANCE Noun (abey-ance) An ABEYANCE is a temporary halt to something. The chairman asked whether the matter could be held in ABEYANCE and the committee agreed.
ALLUVIUM NOUN (al-lu-vi-um) A deposit of clay,silt,sand,and gravel left by flowing streams in a river valley or delta; typically producing fertile soil. His land consists of tracts made by ALLUVIUM soil.
What fun!A Pajama Party! What an idea! Let’s do it at Dimitries!! So off we went in pajamas strolling into Dimitries as sassy as could be…except for one of us, who shall remain unnamed, who ended up (alone) at Bob Evans! We certainly got the looks in our curlers and babushkas and cute PJs.
SUPPOSITITIOUS Adjective (suh-pah-zuh-tish-us) Falsely presented as a genuine heir Substituted with fraudulent intent Extreme care was taken to insure a SUPPOSITITIOUS male heir was not substituted for the right full heir; even if the child’s health was precarious.
SCINTILLA noun (sin-til-uh) A very small amount of something There’s not a SCINTILLA of truth in what he says.
MATRILINEAL Adjective (ma-truh-lin-ee-uhl) Inheriting or deciding descent through the female line Her place at the king’s court was determined by her MATRILINEAL bloodline, not her father’s family ancestry.
PERVICACIOUS ADJECTIVE (PER-VI-KEY-SHUH S) Extremely willful, obstinate, and stubborn My easy going son became PERVICACIOUS when a new family moved in next door.
POLEMIC Noun (po-lem-ic) A strong verbal or written attack on someone or something The candidate’s POLEMIC tirade against his opponent was not clearly thought out and vindictive, rather than well reasoned and convincing.
OBSTREPEROUS Adjective (ob-strep-er-ous) Marked by unruly or aggressive noisiness. The quiet protest turned OBSTREPEROUS when another group joined with the marchers