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Please give me some sentences that have unfamiliar words, and please define the word.
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OK, here are some unusual words used in a sentence:
Middleton is one of many Elizabethan playwrights adumbrated by Shakespeare. (adumbrated: overshadowed – compare “umbrella”)
I don’t agree with same-sex marriage, but I don’t want to cavil about it. (cavil: argue fine points, disagree vociferously)
I am inundated with work. (inundated: swamped, covered over in waves – compare “undulations”)
His writing is too prolix for my taste. (prolix: wordy, overwritten – compare “lexicon”)
What is your motivation in pursuing this case? (motivation: reason for acting, purpose – compare “motive”)
His blood turned the sea incarnidine. (incarnidine: red in color – compare “carmen”)
We formed an amalgamation of forces. (amalgamation: collection – compare “conglomeration”)
The study used an unusual epistemology. (epistemology: way of knowing, foundation of truth – compare “epistles”)
These words, some of Greek origin and some of Latin origin, are seldom used in conversation but occasionally in print.
Posted by wordprof on July 7, 2013 at 4:57 PM (Answer #1)
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