Charles Harrington Elster - Verbal Advantage (Disc 11

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Ebullience – when jack won the lottery he cannot contain his ebullience.

The quality of being cheerful and full of energy; exuberance: the ebullience of happy children.
ebullience n 1: overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval [syn: exuberance, enthusiasm, ebullience Joviality, enthusiasm, Liveliness, happiness, cheerfulness, Bounciness, jolliness

jovial |ˈjōvēəl|
adjective cheerful and friendly: she was in a jovial mood.

bouncy |ˈbounsē|
adjective ( bouncier , bounciest ) bouncing well: a bouncy ball. • resilient; springy: that bouncy artificial grass. • (of a person) confident and lively: she was still the girl he remembered, bouncy and full of life. • (of music) having a jaunty rhythm: the bouncy cheerfulness of polka. • (of the hair) in good condition; having bounce: hair with shiny, bouncy curls.

Impervious: mpervious \Im*per"vi*ous\, a. [L. impervius; pref. im- not + per through + via way. See Voyage.] Not pervious; not admitting of entrance or passage through; as, a substance impervious to water or air. [1913 Webster] This gulf impassable, impervious. [1913 Webster] --Milton.

The minds of these zealots were absolutely impervious. --Macaulay.

clash. argue against. water-resistant. a trivial one: his biggest gripe is that he has lost his sense of privacy. impermeable. deplore. esp. dispute. complain. -Im*per"vi*ous*ness. argue with. ] (impervious to) unable to be affected by: he worked. challenge. contretemps. argument. altercation. rainproof. n. waterproof. water tight. informal kick up a fuss/stink about. oppose. criticize. -. war of . dispute . • [ predic. 2 we remonstrated against this proposal: object strongly to. Argue. resistance. object. ˈremən-| verb [ no obj. apparently impervious to the heat. verb 1 “I'm not a child!” he remonstrated: protest. [1913 Webster] Impermeable. shouting match. Remonstrate |riˈmänˌstrāt. protest . take issue with. blowup. Squabble: squabble noun there was a squabble over which way they should go: quarrel. adv.Syn: Impassable. oppose strongly. impenetrable. protest against. gripe : noun 1 informal a complaint. imperviable.” she remonstrated. falling-out. expostulate. disagreement. denounce. invulnerable. condemn. pathless. row. complain vociferously about. impervious |imˈpərvēəs| adjective not allowing fluid to pass through: an impervious layer of basaltic clay. ] make a forcefully reproachful protest: he turned angrily to remonstrate with Tommy | [ with direct speech ] : “You don't mean that. make a fuss about.Im*per"vi*ous*ly. complain . exchange.

have words. argue. or reformed: she's an incorrigible flirt. run-in. spat. delete.words. Incorrigible: adjective (of a person or their tendencies) not able to be corrected. spar. verb the boys were squabbling over a ball: quarrel. the words are effaced by the frost and the rain | figurative : his anger was effaced when he stepped into the open air. especially. fall out. Conversant . remove without a trace. rub out. efface |iˈfās| verb [ with obj. as. improved. Obliterate. wipe out. Juxtapose: place or deal with close together for contrasting effect: black-and-white photos of slums were starkly juxtaposed with color images. disagree. bicker. 2 (efface oneself) make oneself appear insignificant or inconspicuous. be at loggerheads. a person whose persistent bad behaviour cannot be changed. the perpetual imprisonment of incorrigibles. informal tiff. put together. a hardened criminal. smooth out cancel out . put side by side. set-to. lock horns. destroy. persistent. dispute. rhubarb. place along side. ] 1 erase (a mark) from a surface: with time. set against. eradicate. put next to. informal scrap. erode. cross swords. One who is incorrigible. incurable. compare. inveterate. smooth away . scrap. habitual. rub away . Contrast. Irredeemable. incorrigible and disruptive children need to be placed in a separate classroom. wear away .

1. au fait with. not communicated. encouraging. Opposed to exoteric. fortunate. Succumb |səˈkəm| . giving Promise of success. Esoteric adjective: Intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest: esoteric philosophical debates. promising. rarefied. arcane. complex. recherché. 1. complicated. lucky. Delphic. informal up to speed on. inscrutable. Designed for. obscure. well versed in. enigmatic. incomprehensible. Auspicious adjective Thanks for joining us on this auspicious occasion: favorable. at home with. timely. propitious. interior aromatic -. abreast of. private. up-to-date on. predicting good.said of discussions of technical topics and of the private and more recondite instructions and doctrines of philosophers. the specially initiate alone. acquainted with. cryptic. as. or happiness. or not intelligible. opaque. prosperity. advantageous. providential.adjective familiar with or knowledgeable about something: many ladies are conversant with the merits of drill-eyed needles. and understood by. recondite. in attendance were more than 50 antiques dealers brimming with esoteric knowledge: abstruse. felicitous. well-informed about. mysterious. The students are conversant with a wide range of math skills: familiar with. opportune. rosy. an auspicious beginning. abstract. knowledgeable about. formal cognizant of. in the loop about. informed about. Having omens or tokens of a favorable issue. au courant with. impenetrable. good. to the general body of followers.

temptation. develop. 2 he succumbed to the disease: die from/of. discouragement. or some other negative force): he has become the latest to succumb to the strain. desolation. wretchedness. noun a person who travels from place to place. noun the despondency of the refugees was captured in this documentary: hopelessness. despair. contract. disheartenment. surrender. 1 she succumbed to temptation: yield. despondency |diˈspändənsē| noun a state of low spirits caused by loss of hope or courage: he hinted at his own deep despondency. Itinerant : adjective traveling from place to place: itinerant traders. peripatetic. cave in. capitulate. ANTONYMS resist. migrant. gloom. catch. touring. vagrant. heartache. vagabond. give in/way. informal come down with. nomadic. misery. itinerantly adverb itinerant traders: traveling. submit. low spirits. ]fail to resist (pressure. gypsy.Succumbing. of no fixed address. DERIVATIVES itineracy |-rəsē|noun. melancholy. . wandering. unhappiness.• die from the effect of a disease or injury. roaming. informal blues. fall ill with. disappointment. saddlebag. sadness.verb [ no obj. roving. itinerancy noun. dejection. ANTONYMS withstand.

unmerited. • send (an inferior or surplus animal on a farm) to be slaughtered. prōˈməl-| verb [ with obj. unnecessary. publicize. uncalled for. immoderate. implement. ANTONYMS necessary. and it was ridiculously gratuitous: unjustified. wanton. inessential. communicate. literary bruit abroad. unprovoked. • put (a law or decree) into effect by official proclamation: in January 1852. propagate. preach. ] (usu. disseminate. undue. unjustifiable. obtain from a variety of sources: anecdotes culled from Greek and Roman history. promote. Gratuitous adjective there was one moment of nudity in the movie. inappropriate. • literary pick (flowers or fruit): (as adj.cull |kəl| verb [ with obj. be culled) select from a large quantity. spread. culled) : fresh culled daffodils. indiscriminate. broadcast. the new constitution was verb 1 they promulgated their own views: make known. 2 the law was promulgated in 1942: put into effect. enact. make public. inordinate. enforce. needless. unwarranted. promulgate |ˈpräməlˌgāt. senseless. • reduce the population of (a wild animal) by selective slaughter: he sees culling deer as a necessity | (as noun culling) : kangaroo culling. ] promote or make widely known (an idea or cause): these objectives have to be promulgated within the organization. . indefensible. excessive. groundless.

3 he is susceptible to ulcers: liable to. responsive.nomenclature |ˈnōmənˌklāCHər| noun the devising or choosing of names for things. gullible. . sensitive: they only do it to tease him—he's too susceptible. ] (susceptible of) capable or admitting of: the problem is not susceptible of a simple solution. defenseless. innocent. sensitive. in a science or other discipline. at risk of.” susceptible |səˈseptəbəl| adjective 1 likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing: patients with liver disease may be susceptible to infection. subject to. • the body or system of such names in a particular field: the nomenclature of chemical compounds. resistant. receptive to. prone to. tractable. an easy target for. inclined to. vulnerable to. susceptible adjective 1 susceptible children: impressionable. credulous. • formal the term or terms applied to someone or something: “customers” was preferred to the original nomenclature “passengers. vulnerable. given to. ingenuous. • (of a person) easily influenced by feelings or emotions. naive. easily led. persuadable. esp. thin-skinned. 2 people susceptible to blackmail: open to. ANTONYMS skeptical. 2 [ predic. streetwise. disposed to. ANTONYMS immune. predisposed to.

devotee. profusion. galaxy. . irreligion. diversity. impiety.blasphemy |ˈblasfəmē| noun ( pl. range. sacrilege. blasphemy noun the nuns would punish me at least three times a week for my blasphemy: profanity. archaic execration. taking the Lord's name in vain. lot. wealth. • (usu. literary wayfarer. profane talk: he was detained on charges of blasphemy | screaming incomprehensible blasphemies. cursing. pilgrim noun the destination of these weary pilgrims: worshiper. believer. desecration. Massachusetts. blasphemies ) the act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things. in 1620. multiplicity. abundance. plurality noun 1 a plurality of theories: wide variety. traveler. curse. swearing. crusader. multitude. historical palmer. Pilgrim )a member of a group of English Puritans fleeing religious persecution who sailed in the Mayflower and founded the colony of Plymouth. ANTONYMS reverence. irreverence. • a person who travels on long journeys. pilgrim |ˈpilgrəm| noun a person who journeys to a sacred place for religious reasons.

amusing. get-together. droll |drōl| adjective curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement: his unique brand of droll self-mockery. ANTONYMS serious. gathering. mass. witty. majority. assembly. hilarious. tongue-in-cheek. lighthearted. 2 in the plurality of cases: preponderance. summit. informal load. facetious. conclave |ˈkänˌklāv| noun a private meeting. • (in the Roman Catholic Church) the assembly of cardinals for the election of a pope. zany. conference. rib-tickling. stack. wacky. informal parley. wry. clever. humorous. quirky. • the meeting place for such an assembly. comical. mirthful. side-splitting. heap. informal waggish. whimsical. council. comic. bulk. clownish.host. . farcical. conclave noun a conclave of American and Japanese business leaders: (private) meeting. powwow. jocular. largest number. droll adjective a droll remark that started everyone laughing: funny.

occupy. bewitch.insatiable |inˈsāSHəbəl| adjective (of an appetite or desire) impossible to satisfy: an insatiable hunger for success. . unappeasable. gluttonous. sex. beguiling) : a beguiling smile. please. spellbind. hungry. 2 the program has been beguiling children for years: entertain. esp. attract. fascinate. dazzle. informal piggy. 2 dated help (time) pass pleasantly: to beguile some of the time they went to the movie theater. delight. seduce. sometimes in a deceptive way: every prominent American artist has been beguiled by Maine | (as adj. • trick (someone) into doing something: they were beguiled into signing a peace treaty. ANTONYMS bore. ] 1 charm or enchant (someone). uncontrollable. insatiable adjective an insatiable appetite for expensive jewelry: unquenchable. distract. enthrall. amuse. enchant. greedy. avid. win over. absorb. eager. captivate. ANTONYMS repel. mesmerize. beguile |biˈgīl| verb [ with obj. literary insatiate. • (of a person) having an insatiable appetite or desire for something. voracious. woo. entrance. ravenous. engross. wolfish. beguile verb 1 she was beguiled by his beauty: charm. keen. engage. hypnotize. divert.

glutted. vindictive adjective in her memoirs she revealed that Drake had been a vindictive ex-lover: vengeful. full. bitter. spiteful. bursting. malevolent. informal catty. mean-spirited. well-stocked. chockablock. . 2 a sumptuous environment replete with antiques: filled. revengeful. resentful. replete |riˈplēt| adjective [ predic. rancorous. sated. satiated. cruel. gorged. overflowing. replete adjective 1 the guests were replete: well-fed. ] filled or well-supplied with something: sensational popular fiction. replete with adultery and sudden death. nasty. jammed. full up. chock-full. informal stuffed. teeming. venomous. acrimonious. crammed. well-supplied. packed. ANTONYMS forgiving. full. malicious. unforgiving. unkind. replete and relaxed. • very full of or sated by food: I went out into the sun-drenched streets again.vindictive |vinˈdiktiv| adjective having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge: the criticism was both vindictive and personalized. informal jam-packed. mean.

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