ASSIDUOUS Adjective (as-sid-u-ous) Showing great care, attention and effort. My father’s nurse was ASSIDUOUS in caring for my father.
PROSCENIUM Noun (Pro-sce-ni-um) The part of a modern stage in front of the curtain. The substitute host walked onto the PROSCENIUM and the audience was stunned.
SCHADENFREUDE Noun (Scha-den-freu-de) A feeling of enjoyment that comes from seeing or hearing about the troubles of other people. The executive felt SCHADENFREUDE when he heard of his rival’s empire collapse.
REITERATE Verb (ree-it-uh-reyt) To say or do again repeatedly. The speaker at the seminar we attended would REITERATE the same information frequently.
PERSPICACIOUS Adjective (per-spi-ca-cious) Having or showing an ability to notice and understand things that are different or not obvious. The new student in class was unusually PERSPICACIOUS in his thoughts and actions.
VERISIMILITUDE Noun (veri-si-mil-i-tude) The quality of appearing to be real or true. Similarity to the truth. Many fiction authors use VERISIMILITUDE to make the story seem to be fact.
TATTERDEMALION Adjective (tatt-er-dih-mail-yun) Being in a decayed state or condition Companies closing and mass layoffs have left many city neighborhoods in a TATTERDEMALION state.
BRACHIATE Verb (Bray-kee-ayt) To progress by swinging from hold to hold by the arms. She had to BRACHIATE to escape the fire in her apartment building.
VATICINATION Noun (vuh-tiss-u-nay-shun) The act of prophesying My neighbor thought she could VATICINATION any situation.
RAPACIOUS Adjective (Ra-pa-cious) Having an excessive desire to acquire or posses things. The male character in the book I am reading has a RAPACIOUS personality.