God’s Not Dead

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God’s Not Dead

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Smart Words to Use in a Conversation: Vacillate

Vacillate (verb; no obj.) |ˈvasəˌlāt|

  • Alternate or waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive:

 I had for a time vacillated between teaching and journalism.

 

DERIVATIVES

  • Vacillation |ˌvasəˈlāSHən|noun
  • Vacillator |-ˌlātərnoun

 

ORIGIN

  •  Late 16th cent. (in the sense sway unsteadily): from Latin vacillat-swayed, from the verb vacillare .

 

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Smart Words to Use in a Conversation: Copious

Copious (adjective) |ˈkōpēəs|

  • Abundant in supply or quantity: 

she took copious notes.

  • archaic profuse in speech or ideas:

 I had been a little too copious in talking of my country.

 

DERIVATIVES

copiously adverb.

copiousness noun

 

ORIGIN 

late Middle English: from Old French copieux or Latin copiosus, from copia plenty.

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Smart Words to Use in a Conversation: Dynasty

Dynasty (noun – pl. dynasties) |ˈdīnəstē|

  • a line of hereditary rulers of a country: 

the Tang dynasty.

  • a succession of people from the same family who play a prominent role in business, politics, or another field:

 the Ford dynasty.

 

DERIVATIVES

dynastic |dīˈnastikadjective.

dynastically |dīˈnastik(ə)lēadverb

 

ORIGIN late Middle English: from French dynastie, or via late Latin from Greek dunasteia lordship, power, from dunastēs (see dynast.

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Smart Words to Use in a Conversation: Lurid

lurid (adjective): |ˈlo͝orid|

  • very vivid in color, esp. so as to create an unpleasantly harsh or unnatural effect:

lurid food colorings,

a pair of lurid shorts.

  • (of a description) presented in vividly shocking or sensational terms, esp. giving explicit details of crimes or sexual matters:

the more lurid details of the massacre were too frightening for the children.

DERIVATIVES

luridly adverb.
luridness noun

ORIGIN

mid 17th cent. (in the sense ‘pale and dismal in color’): from Latin luridus; related to luror ‘wan or yellow color.’

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Smart Words to Use in a Conversation: Perverse

Perverse (adjective): |pərˈvərs|

 

  • (of a person or their actions) showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable, often in spite of the consequences:

Kate’s perverse decision not to cooperate.

  • Contrary to the accepted or expected standard or practice:

in two general elections the outcome was quite perverse.

  • Law (of a verdict) against the weight of evidence or the direction of the judge on a point of law.
  • Sexually perverted.

DERIVATIVES

  • perversely adverb [ sentence adverb ] :

perversely, she felt nearer to tears now than at any other moment in the conversation.

  • perverseness noun

ORIGIN

late Middle English (in the sense ‘turned away from what is right or good’): from Old French pervers(e), from Latin perversus ‘turned around,’ from the verb pervertere (see pervert) .

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