Unit #2

1. bastion (Benita)
(noun) a fortified place; a stronghold.
Sean lives in a bastion covered with cobwebs.

2. cascade (Renee)
(noun) a waterfall descending over a steep, rocky surface.
We watched the cascade come rushing down over Niagara falls.

3. contrite (Matt B)
(adj) showing sincere remorse.
I tried to be contrite when I was apologizing to Mike for breaking his nose.

4. cynical (Mike F)
(adj) bitterly or sneeringly distrustful, pessimistic; showing contempt for accepted standards of honesty or morality.
On occasion, she becomes a very cynical person and doesn’t believe anyone can really be just trying to help her.

5. demur (Brian)
(verb) to make an objection, take exception, to object; to disagree.
The boy tired to demur about the defendant’s accusation, but the judge overruled him

6. diffidence (Ian)
n. The quality or state of being diffident; timidity or shyness.
The new student,Bill, has an attitude of difidence when meeting new people because he is self-conscience.

7. disinclination (Rich)-
1.That toward which you are inclined to feel dislike;

His disinclination for modesty is well known.

2. A certain degree of unwillingness

8. dubious (Morgan)
(adj) fraught with uncertainty or doubt; unsure
Brian was dubious about whether or not he should go to the football game with Connie.

9. Impervious (Cait)-
Incapable of being injured or impaired; incapable of being influenced or persuaded; not permitting passage.
My brother has never broken one bone of his 22 years of football, it's like he is impervious.

10. loiter (Justin)
(adj) to linger aimlessly or as if aimless in or about a place
A lot of teenagers get in trouble for loitering around the mall.

11. inscrutable (David)
(adj)not easily understood; mysterious; incapable of being seen through
The existence of a god is a very inscrutable subject; no one can prove one opinion is correct.

12. Iridescent (Shallan)
(noun) an iridescent cloth, material, or other substance
New fall dresses of imported iridescents.
(adjective) displaying a play of lustrous colors like those of the rainbow.

13. obtuse (Mike S)
Not quick in perception; not sharp acute; dull
The girl sitting in the back of the room day dreaming and staring at the ceiling looked very obtuse.

14. officious (Matt T) (Adj) objectionably aggressive in offering one's unrequested and unwanted services,
help, or advice; meddlesome

15. tacit (James)
(adj) expressed or carried on without words.
When I asked Jill if she liked Bill, her smile was a tacit answer.