Senin, 12 Desember 2011

Sophisticated Words

Hi, guys! It's me again! First, CMIIW 

Is it really important to learn about "Sophisticated Words?"

In my opinion, when we are in informal situations in our daily life it's not really necessary to learn sophisticated words. Because, how often we use them in informal situations? The most common answer is as we all know : SELDOM.

But, when it comes to formal situations it's become a way more important to use sophisticated words. Especially in situations that we "sell ourself" such as in our thesis judgment, job-interview, academic presentation, seminar, etc.

So, the balance wiew to answer "Is it really important to learn about Sophisticated Words?" is YES.

The list below is my collection of "sophisticated words" : 
1. abate: reduce or lesson
2. abdicate: give up a position
3. aberration: something unusual, different from the norm 
4. abhor: to really hate 
5. abstain: to refrain from doing something 
6. adversity: hardship, misfortune 
7. aesthetic: pertaining to beauty 
8. amicable: agreeable 


9. anachronistic: out of the context of time, out of date 
10.arid: very dry 
11.asylum: sanctuary, place of safety 
12.benevolent: friendly, helpful 
13.bias: a prejudice towards something or against something 
14.boisterous: enthusiastic, loud 
15.brazen: bold 
16.brusque: short, rude 
17.camaraderie: togetherness, trust, group dynamic of trust 
18.canny: careful 
19.capacious: very large, spacious 
20.capitulate: surrender 
21.clairvoyant: can predict the future 
22.collaborate: work together 
23.compassion: sympathy 
24.compromise: meeting in the middle, settling differences 
25.condescending: patronizing 
26.conditional: contingent upon something else, contingent upon 
27.conformist: someone who follows the majority 
28.convergence: coming together 
29.deleterious: harmful 
30.demagogue: rabble-rousing leader 
31.digression: straying from main point 
32.diligent: hard-working, dedicated 
33.discredit: dishonor someone, prove something untrue 
34.disdain: to regard with scorn 
35.divergent: moving apart, going in different directions 
36.empathy: feeling someone else’s feeling 
37.emulate: following someone else's example 
38.enervating: tiring 
39.ephemeral: fleeting, temporary 
40.evanescent: not lasting long 
41.exemplary: outstanding 
42.extenuating: something that makes the situation not as bad 
43.florid: ornate 
44.forbearance: patience, restraint 
45.fortitude: strength 
46.fortuitous: lucky 
47.foster: promote, aid 
48.fraught: filled with 
49.frugal: thrifty 
50.hackneyed: clichéd 
51.haughty: being arrogant, talking down to people 
52.hedonist: person who acts in pursuit of pleasure 
53.hypothesis: unproven theory, educated guess 
54.impetuous: rash, impulsive 
55.impute: to assign or attribute to someone 
56.inconsequential: without consequence, trivial, doesn't matter 
57.inevitable: unavoidable, definitely going to happen 
58.intrepid: fearless 
59.intuitive: knowing something by instinct 
60.jubilation: extreme happiness, joy 
61.lobbyist: person who takes one side or the other, and persuades government officials 
62.longevity: long (particularly long life) 
63.mundane: boring, ordinary 
64.nonchalant: casual, calm, at ease 
65.opulent: wealthy 
66.orator: speaker 
67.ostentatious: flaunting wealth 
68.parched: freed from water, dried up 
69.perfidious: disloyal 
70.pragmatic: practical 
71.precocious: gifted/talented beyond one's years 
72.pretentious: being self important, thinking you are better than others 
73.procrastinate: to delay, often unnecessarily 
74.prosaic: ordinary 
75.prosperity: wealth 
76.provocative: causes a fuss, inflammatory, likely to get people riled up 
77.prudent: careful, wise 
78.querulous: irritable, prone to argument 
79.rancorous: hateful, unpleasant 
80.reclusive: hermit, withdrawn 
81.reconciliation: coming back together after a disagreement 
82.renovation: being new, being redone 
83.restrained: controlled, not free 
84.reverence: deep respect 
85.sagacity: wisdom 
86.scrutinize: to look at carefully 
87.spontaneous: being impulsive, acting without thinking 
88.spurious: false, untrue 
89.submissive: mild, meek 
90.substantiate: to confirm, prove 
91.subtle: shy, small, not showy 
92.superficial: shallow 
93.superfluous: unnecessary, too much 
94.surreptitious: secret 
95.tactful: polite 
96.tenacious: persistent stubborn 
97.transient: temporary, impermanent 
98.venerable: respectable because of its age 
99.vindicate: to free from blame 
100.wary: careful, watchful


I hope the list is beneficial for all of us. Feel free to add words to the list (It's helpful )

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