Importance of Being Earnest Words:

1.) allude (verb)- to refer casually or indirectly; make an allusion
When chatting with my date, I alluded to the fact that most boys don't pay for pictures at the junior prom.

2.) earnest (adj)- serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous
His co-workers described him as an earnest worker because he was wrapped up in his job.

3.) emigrate (verb)-to leave one country or region to settle in another; migrate
Because of the Potato famine, the people of Ireland emigrated to America.

4.) equanimity (noun) complete mental or emotional stability/composer; calmness; equilibrium
While my mother yelled at me I was able to maintain complete equanimity.

5.) expurgate- (verb)- to purge or cleanse from moral offensiveness
After a few minutes of talking to the foul mouthed hoodlum, I felt like I needed to expurgate myself.

6.) frankness (n) - plainness of speech; candor; openness.
Be careful you do not insult the queen with your frankness and uncensored comments.

7.) impetuous (adj) 1. characterized by sudden and forceful energy or emotion; impulsive and passionate; 2. having or marked by violent force: impetuous, heaving waves.
After the car accident, the impetuous motorcycle took off my rear bumper. .

8.) indecorous –(adj) - lacking propriety or good taste in manors and conduct.
I am embarrassed to meet your parents because they might think I am an indecorous, boring person.

9.) insuperable (adj)- impossible to overcome
The 25 page research paper is an insuperable assignment to give a freshman in college.

10.) invalid (adj)- 1. not valid; being without foundation or force in fact, truth, or law; 2. an extremely sick person
My sister contained invalid facts of knowledge about the Phillies; she thought Brad Pitt was the pitcher!

11.) morbid (adj)- suggesting an unhealthy mental state or attitude
The psychologist was truly concerned with his morbid thoughts, and felt it best to prescribe some medication.

12.) parcel (noun)- a quantity or unit of something
Every week I must pay a parcel of my paycheck for my car fines.

13.) recumbent (adj)- lying down, especially in a position of comfort or rest; reclining.
Everyday I look forward to the moment I come home from work and rest on my recumbent chair.


14.) sentimental (adj)- marked or governed by feeling, sensibility, or emotional idealism
The dehydrated flower she keeps in her diary has sentimental value.

15.) snare (noun)- . A trapping device. 2. Something that serves to entangle the innocent
I caught the bear in a snare which made him immobile.

16.) tutelage (noun)- the act of guarding, protecting, or guiding; guardianship
When the refugees from Hmong come to the United States they know they are under safe tutelage.