Vocabulary Mondays: fastidious

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  fastidious

Part of Speech:  adjective

Meaning:  excessively particular or critical; hard to please

Word Usage:  Grant is a FASTIDIOUS dresser, he’ll wear clothing only from the best designers.   (GRE Vocabulary Flashcards)

 

Vocabulary Mondays – exacerbate

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  exacerbate

Part of Speech:  verb

Meaning:  to intensify bitterness or violence

Word Usage:  The terrorist attacks EXACERBATED the already strained relations between the two countries.   (GRE Vocabulary Flashcards)

Vocabulary Mondays – divest

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  divest

Part of Speech:  verb

Meaning: to strip or deprive of something; to sell off

Word Usage:  Howard was extremely lucky; he DIVESTED himself of $10 million in financial stocks just before they crashed.  (GRE Vocabulary Flashcards)

Vocabulary Mondays – disperse

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  disperse

Part of Speech:  verb

Meaning: to scatter or spread out

Word Usage:  The crowd began to DISPERSE as the concert came to an end.  (GRE Vocabulary Flashcards)

Vocabulary Mondays – disparity

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  disparity

Part of Speech:  noun

Meaning: inequality; difference

Word Usage:  There is much DISPARITY between my perception of the judicial process and the actual manner in which it works. (GRE Vocabulary Flashcards)

 

Vocabulary Mondays – disconcerting

Word: disconcerting

Part of Speech:  verb

Meaning:  unsettling; confusing

Word Usage:  Linda had the DISCONCERTING habit of staring at the ground whenever she spoke.  (GRE Vocabulary Flashcards)

Vocabulary Mondays – exhort

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  exhort (verb)

Meaning:  to urge or try to persuade

Word Usage:  After Graduating from college, Diana EXHORTED her parents to lend her the money to start her own business.  (GRE Vocabulary Flashcards)