Speak with Authority

Herald-Guide vocabulary builder

By Megan Waters
April 11, 2007 at 2:25 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Experts agree that when you learn a new word, your world becomes a bigger and more interesting place.

Just read the vocabulary words below and choose the correct definition from the three choices that we give you.

Watch out - two are completely bogus.

Check your answers at the end of column.

Ready? Let’s go!

1. Aplomb: a) confusion b) unadorned c) composure

2. Bombastic: a) inflated b) simple c) aggravated

3. Callow: a) mature b) raw c) perpendicularity

4. Drivel: a) balderdash b) feathers c) polished

5. Epitome: a) defeated b) sportsmanship c) model

6. Exhort: a) discourage b) alienate c) entreat

7. Infringe: a) encroach b) speech c) trespasser




View other articles written By Megan Waters

featured merchant

Hartman's True Value Hardware/Toro
The way hardware stores used to and should be is right here in St. Charles. Prompt courteous service from the moment you walk in. Experienced staff eager to assist you find what you need for your next project. Propane refills, U-Haul Rentals available

Arc director says closure  possible without tax help
Arc director says closure possible without tax help
- 518 views
Hit by what Victoria Bryant called “the double whammy” – declining revenue and rising expenses, the Arc of St. Charles would have to start shutting down programs within three years without help.