Noun: Paragon (PAR-uh-gon)Definition: A perfect example or model of excellence.Example sentence: I have never claimed to be the paragon of a perfect parent.
Adjective: Analogous (uh-NAL-uh-gus)Definition: Similar, comparable, corresponding in some form or way.Example sentence: Noticing the hose was analogous to a snake, the boy took it...
Noun: Ambience (AM-bee-uhns)Definition: Atmosphere, environment, mood, or feeling.Example sentence: Let's create a fun ambience for the party by putting up balloons and crepe paper.
Verb: Mitigate (MIT-uh-gayt)Definition: To lessen or reduce.Example sentence: If I use a flouride toothpaste, I may mitigate my chances of developing cavities.
Verb/Noun: Twiddle (TWIH-duhl)Definition as a verb: Twist, move, or fiddle with (something), typically in a purposeless or nervous way.Definition as a noun: An act...
Noun: Penchant (PEN-chuhnt)Definition: A liking or strong inclination for something.Example sentence: My dog has a penchant for chasing cats and cars.
Adjective: Plangent (PLAN-junt)Definition:1: Having a loud reverberating sound.2: Having an expressive and especially plaintive quality.Example sentence: The campers were awoken by the plangent howl...
Noun: Antithesis (an-TITH-uh-sis)Definition: The exact opposite.Example sentence: Friends of the actress say she is quite the antithesis of her giddy and frivolous character.
Adjective: Poignant (POIN-yuhnt)Definition: Sharp, penetrating, or biting.Example sentence: The poignant movie made even my husband cry.
Noun: Vernacular (ver-NAK-yuh-ler)Definition: Common and informal everyday language.Example sentence: My teenage children constantly use teenage vernacular such as cool, rad, and dude.