1. Ambidextrous- (adj) able to use both hands equally well; very skillful;decietful, hypocritical
      1. We first noticed that the girl was ambidextrous when she would switch hands while writing her paper.
  2. Verbatim- (adj.,adv.) word for word; exactly as written or spoken.
      1. I didnt know which parts of my professors speech was most important so I copied it down verbatim so that I wouldnt miss anything.
  3. Benevolent- (adj.) kindly, charitable
      1. The man had so much money that everyone thought he was snooty, however he was quite benevolent as he gave 1/3 of his money to his favorite charity.
  4. Nostalgia- (v.)a longing for something past; homesickness
      1. When I was in Italy for the summer and even though the scenery was gorgeous I couldnt help feeling nostalgia for my own room.
  5. Inclement- (adj.) stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action
      1. Due to the inclement weather we couldnt travel up to my grandparents for Christmas for fear of the slippery roads.
  6. Urbane- (adj.) refined in manner or style, suave
      1. The queen was so urbane as she sat on her throne that the reporters compared her to a swan.
  7. Expunge- (v.) to erase, obliterate, destroy
      1. The huge meteor that crashed to Earth millions of years ago expunged the dinosaurs.
  8. Supercilious- (adj.) proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority.
      1. The man was supercilious when he won the game because he felt so much better than the other team.
  9. Benefactor- (n.) one who does good to others
      1. The man was considered a benefactor of the college because he donated so much money to help with new book costs.
  10. Diffident- (adj.) shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
      1. The boy was so diffident that every time the cameras looked to him he would turn red and start to stammer.
  11. Pungent- (adj.) causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
      1. The dog's bite was pungent to the boy so his mom bought a band aid so she could heal the wound!
  12. Pinnacle- (n.) a high peak or point
      1. By the time we got to the pinnacle of the mountain we were out of breath but we had a great view from up there.
  13. Scrupulous- (adj.) exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled
      1. I was so scrupulous with the grammar on my essay that I couldnt believe that I had gotten one wrong!
  14. Squalid- (adj.) filthy, wretched, debased
      1. His house was so squalid that I couldnt stand being in that dumpster any longer.
  15. Exhilarate - (v.) to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to
      1. The cheerleaders are there to exhilarate the crowd so that the players get a feeling of spirit too.
  16. Omniscient - (adj.) knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
      1. My dad thinks that he is omniscient, so he decided to go onto Jepordy cause he would know all the answers.
  17. Nonchalant - (adj.) cool and confident, unconcerned
      1. I couldn't believe the player was so nonchalant when there was 3 seconds left in the game, I would be freaking out!
  18. Suave- (adj.) smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses
      1. The speaker was so suave that the whole crowd grew quite and gave him the politeness that he gave them.
  19. Chivalrous- (adj.) marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
      1. The award her received was chivalrous because he was a honorary member of the U.S. marines.
  20. Tepid- (adj.) lukewarm, unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest
      1. I didn't like the taste of my coffee because it was tepid and I usually like it scalding hot.