Vocabulary Watch

These words are from “How to build a better vocabulary” by Maxwell Nurnberg and Morris Rosenblum.

1. Meretricious — excessively showy, tawdry.

2. Noisome — pertaining to a bad odor.

3. Fulsome — overdone to the point of causing disgust.

4. Presumptuous — excessively forward or impertinent, taking too much for granted.

5. Discreet — careful, prudent.

6. Discrete — separate.

7. Indite — compose, express in words.

8. Portentous — ominous signs of something extraordinary is going to happen.

9. Peregrination — wandering through many lands.

10. Polyglot — one who speaks many languages.

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