Theme – Miscellaneous words
1. cogent (KOH-juhnt)
1. Convincing or believable.
“[Michael Chabon’s novel] ‘Telegraph Avenue’, tries to weave the stories of nearly a dozen different characters into a cogent narrative.”
1. Practice, as opposed to the theory.
2. Accepted practice or custom.
3. A set of practice exercises.
“His head hung lower than was its praxis.”
“The contradiction between the declared intent and actual praxis causes a clash.”
3. conterminous (kuhn-TUHR-muh-nuhs)
1. Having a common boundary.
2. Confined within one common boundary.
3. Having the same scope, in time, meaning, etc.
“Bob Greene estimates he has performed in all 48 states in the conterminous United States.”
4. aurorean (o-ROR-ee-uhn, o-ROHR-)
adjective: Of or belonging to the dawn.
“The moon shone resplendently above us — its splendid aureola seemed suffused with stolen aurorean light.”
[ aureole – noun- a circle of light or brightness surrounding something, especially as depicted in art around the head or body of a person represented as holy.]
[ suffuse – verb – gradually spread through or over.]
5. cenobite (SEN-uh-byt, SEEN-)
noun: A member of a religious order living in a monastic community.
“He knew a fellow cenobite when he saw one. There was no religious meditation involved, but they were both alone in places where they should not have been alone.”