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Vocabulary List & Definitions 1/8/18 Vocabulary List & Definitions 1/8/18
1. Scrutiny - critical observation or examination. 1. Scrutiny - critical observation or examination.
2. Aloof - conspicuously uninvolved and uninterested, 2. Aloof - conspicuously uninvolved and uninterested,
typically through distaste. typically through distaste.
3. Lynch - to kill (someone), especially by hanging, for an 3. Lynch - to kill (someone), especially by hanging, for an
alleged offense with or without a legal trial. alleged offense with or without a legal trial.
4. Insolence - rude and disrespectful behavior. 4. Insolence - rude and disrespectful behavior.
5. Contemptuous - scornful 5. Contemptuous - scornful
6. Speculation - the forming of a theory or conjecture without 6. Speculation - the forming of a theory or conjecture without
firm evidence. firm evidence.
7. Perforce - used to express necessity or inevitability 7. Perforce - used to express necessity or inevitability
8. Offhand - without previous thought or consideration. 8. Offhand - without previous thought or consideration.
9. Perplexity - inability to deal with or understand something 9. Perplexity - inability to deal with or understand something
complicated or unaccountable. complicated or unaccountable.
10. Hesitate - pause before saying or doing something, 10. Hesitate - pause before saying or doing something,
especially through uncertainty. especially through uncertainty.
11. Intrigue - arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate. 11. Intrigue - arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate.
12. Novelty- the quality of being new, original, or unusual. 12. Novelty- the quality of being new, original, or unusual.
13. Nonchalant - feeling or appearing casually calm and 13. Nonchalant - feeling or appearing casually calm and
relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm. relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm.
14. Conventional - based on or in accordance with what is 14. Conventional - based on or in accordance with what is
generally done or believed. generally done or believed.
15. Disconcert - disturb the composure of; unsettle. 15. Disconcert - disturb the composure of; unsettle.
16. Exclusive - catering or available to only a few, select 16. Exclusive - catering or available to only a few, select
people; high class and expensive. people; high class and expensive.
17. Discreet – intentionally subtle or low-key. 17. Discreet – intentionally subtle or low-key.

Roger Mais – “Black Out” Roger Mais – “Black Out”
Vocabulary List & Definitions 1/8/18 Vocabulary List & Definitions 1/8/18
1. Scrutiny - critical observation or examination. 1. Scrutiny - critical observation or examination.
2. Aloof - conspicuously uninvolved and uninterested, 2. Aloof - conspicuously uninvolved and uninterested,
typically through distaste. typically through distaste.
3. Lynch - to kill (someone), especially by hanging, for an 3. Lynch - to kill (someone), especially by hanging, for an
alleged offense with or without a legal trial. alleged offense with or without a legal trial.
4. Insolence - rude and disrespectful behaviour. 4. Insolence - rude and disrespectful behavior.
5. Contemptuous - scornful 5. Contemptuous - scornful
6. Speculation - the forming of a theory or conjecture without 6. Speculation - the forming of a theory or conjecture without
firm evidence. firm evidence.
7. Perforce - used to express necessity or inevitability 7. Perforce - used to express necessity or inevitability
8. Offhand - without previous thought or consideration. 8. Offhand - without previous thought or consideration.
9. Perplexity - inability to deal with or understand something 9. Perplexity - inability to deal with or understand something
complicated or unaccountable. complicated or unaccountable.
10. Hesitate - pause before saying or doing something, 10. Hesitate - pause before saying or doing something,
especially through uncertainty. especially through uncertainty.
11. Intrigue - arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate. 11. Intrigue - arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate.
12. Novelty- the quality of being new, original, or unusual. 12. Novelty- the quality of being new, original, or unusual.
13. Nonchalant - feeling or appearing casually calm and 13. Nonchalant - feeling or appearing casually calm and
relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm. relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm.
14. Conventional - based on or in accordance with what is 14. Conventional - based on or in accordance with what is
generally done or believed. generally done or believed.
15. Disconcert - disturb the composure of; unsettle. 15. Disconcert - disturb the composure of; unsettle.
16. Exclusive - catering or available to only a few, select 16. Exclusive - catering or available to only a few, select
people; high class and expensive. people; high class and expensive.
17. Discreet – intentionally subtle or low-key. 17. Discreet – intentionally subtle or low-key.