Word Lists

FEATURED WORD
20 -- 20/20 hindsight
having a better understanding of the way something should have been done after it has already occurred
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Word List: Higher A-D

concerned

Word List: Higher A-D

worried or troubled about someone or something

I’m really concerned about my son.  I think he might be smoking cigarettes.

condescending

Word List: Higher A-D

putting someone down by making a negative comment

It was so condescending when Fred told me that I should keep my day job.  He doesn't think I’m a good enough singer to be successful.

consequence

Word List: Higher A-D

the result of some type of action

OK ... I admit that I was driving too fast, and now the consequence is a speeding ticket.  My dad's 'gonna' kill me!

contradiction

Word List: Higher A-D

something said or done that is opposite in meaning

William told me that he’s tryin' to lose weight, but I’ve seen 'im eating fast food several times.  Wouldn’t you say that’s a contradiction?

converse

Word List: Higher A-D

talking with others

I like to converse with my neighbor because he has so much to say.

core values

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important family morals and beliefs

Two of the core values of our family are to treat people the way you want them to treat you and to always respect your elders.

counterintuitive

Word List: Higher A-D

when you do something that goes against what your common sense tells you to do

Despite knowing all the downsides of taking this job, he accepted it anyway.  It was a counterintuitive decision.

cover all the bases

Word List: Higher A-D

carefully prepare for what might be ahead

There are a lot of people coming to this event and it could get crazy, so we need to be sure to cover all the bases.

crossroads

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times along the path of life when we need to make major decisions

I’m at a major crossroad in my life.  I need to decide whether to stay in my hometown and work or to accept the job I was offered in another state.

dapper

Word List: Higher A-D

well dressed and well groomed

You look very dapper today, Gregory!