Set 59 – Five New Words for Dec 29

Theme – Words to describe people

1. emulous (EM-yuh-luhs)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Eager to imitate, equal, or to surpass another.
2. Jealous or envious.

USAGE:
“This show feels assembled by an emulous shopaholic who looked around at the tourist-drawing hits of the last decade and said: ‘I want some of that. And that. Ooh, and can I have that, too?'”

2. vegete (vuh-JEET)

MEANING:
adjective: Lively; active; vigorous.

USAGE:
“I love to be my own master, when my spirits are prompt, when my brain is vegete and apt for thought.”

3. nonesuch or nonsuch (NUN-such)

MEANING:
noun: A person or thing without an equal.

USAGE:
“Tell me, Margaret, who is this paragon, this nonesuch, this nonpareil.”

4. pervicacious (puhr-vi-KAY-shuhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Very stubborn.

USAGE:
“Your grandmother had spunk, bless her pervicacious soul. … She had a stubborn streak, you see, very stubborn.”

5. cautelous (KOT-uh-luhs)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Cautious.
2. Crafty.

USAGE:
“Boeotian and cautelous people should not read this ad! You’re reading on? Great! You’re obviously bright, adventurous, and game enough for Belvoir St Theatre.”

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