Some Vocab from Talking about Kevin

  • Nihilistic: rejecting all religious and moral principles in the belief that life is meaningless.
  • Perpetuate: make (something, typically an undesirable situation or an unfounded belief) continue indefinitely.
  • Filial: of or due from a son or daughter.
    “a display of filial affection”
  • Frivolous: not having any serious purpose or value.
  • Ruminate: think deeply about something. keep out of sight, typically with a sinister or cowardly motive.
  • Skulk: keep out of sight, typically with a sinister or cowardly motive.
  • Motley: incongruously varied in appearance or character; disparate.
  • Ramifications: a consequence of an action or event, especially when complex or unwelcome.
  • Precarious: not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse.
  • Trite: (of a remark, opinion, or idea) overused and consequently of little import; lacking originality or freshness.
  • Threadbare: (of cloth, clothing, or soft furnishings) becoming thin and tattered with age.
    (of a person, building, or room) poor or shabby in appearance.
    (of an argument, excuse, idea, etc.) used so often that it is no longer effective.
  • Coveted: yearn to possess or have (something).
  • Dint: an impression or hollow in a surface. 2. a blow or stroke, typically one made with a weapon in fighting.
    verb: dint; 3rd person present: dints; past tense: dinted; past participle: dinted; gerund or present participle: dinting
    mark (a surface) with impressions or hollows.
  • Imbued:  inspire or permeate with a feeling or quality.
  • Ablution:the act of washing oneself (often used for humorously formal effect).
  • Disquiet:a feeling of anxiety or worry.
  • Palatial:resembling a palace in being spacious and splendid.
  • Inchoate: just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary.
  • Anodyne: not likely to provoke dissent or offense; inoffensive, often deliberately so.
  • Piquancy: a pleasantly sharp and appetizing flavor
  • Provisions: the action of providing or supplying something for use.
  • Furtive: attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive.
  • Implacable:opposed to someone or something in a very angry or determined way that cannot be changed
  • Propriety: behavior that is accepted as socially or morally correct and proper
  • Chafe: to become irritated or annoyed : to feel impatient
  • Penchant: a strong liking for something or a strong tendency to behave in a certain way

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