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scelestic: Evil; wicked; atrocious.
peccadillo: a very minor or slight sin or offense; a trifling fault.
celerity: speed, rapidity.
benthic: Relating to or occurring at the bottom of a body of water.
exoteric: Intended for or likely to be understood by the general public.
Words you might not have heard of -
exsanguination: The process of bleeding to death.
hadal: Of or pertaining to the greatest ocean depths, below approximately 20,000 feet....
pessimal: the worst case or scenario (opposite of optimal).
asterism: a pattern of stars in the night sky, including but not limited to constellations.
cavil: To criticize for petty or frivolous reasons.
These words are taken from our vocabulary app - Vocab Assistant (http://www.vocabassistant.com/)
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Amy: Take my test
Vocab Assistant: Which test would you like to take?
Amy: General Vocab
Vocab Assistant: Lets start your General Vocabulary test...
What is the meaning of err?
1. expose as false ideas and claims, especially while ridiculing
2. a deep, long-lasting sadness
3. to make an error
Vocab Assistant: Correct!
Amy: Next question
Vocab Assistant: What is the meaning of imbibe?
1. calm and peaceful
2. defying imitation; matchless
3. to drink or absorb as if drinking
Vocab Assistant: Incorrect
Amy: What's imbibe
Vocab Assistant: imbibe
verb: to drink or absorb as if drinking
Ex: Plato imbibed Socrates teachings to such an extent that he was able to write volumes of work that he directly attributed, sometimes word for word, to Socrates.
Vocab Assistant: Synonyms of imbibe
saturate, imbue, absorb, drink
Vocab Assistant: People who socialize with heavy drinkers are more likely to imbibe a bit too much themselves.
Vocab Assistant: Sure thing.