I have decided to keep a log of new words I come across while I am reading, this is so when I am reading my blog I will be forced to view the words and remember them. Some of the words listed I do in fact know what they mean, but IF I can not come up with a quick definition within a few seconds I will list it here. I am hoping by doing this I will learn faster, and be able to read and retain what I have read faster. Most of these words come from the book “The art of war”.
instance: pronounced “in-stance”, an example or a single occurrence of something, “an instance of corruption”
chagrin: pronounced “sha-grin”, it means to be “Distressed or embarrassed at having failed or been humiliated”
espionage: pronounced “es-pi-o-nage”, its the act of spying or using spies.
elucidated: pronouced “e-lu-ci-date”, its to make something clear.
upheaval: “up-heav-al”, violent or sudden change to something.
metallurgy: “met-al-lur-gy”, the branch science the deals with the properties of metals.
feudal: “feu-dal”, Absurdly outdated or old-fashioned.
hegemony: “he-gem-o-ny”, leadership or dominance, esp by one social group or country.
warring: “war-ring”, 2 or more factions or groups, in conflict with each other.
delegation: “del-e-ga-tion”, a body of delegates or representatives.
reprieve: “re-prieve”, cancel or postpone a punishment of someone.
marauding: “ma-rau-ding”, roam in search of things to steal or people to attack.
fabled: “fA-bold”, Well known for being of great quality or rarity; famous.
Jesuit: “jeZHo͞oit”, A member of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic order of priests founded by St. Ignatius Loyola, St. Francis Xavier, and others
sentiment: “sen-ti-ment”, a view or attitude towards an situation or an event.
conscience: “känCHəns”, An inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one’s behavior.
malevolent: “məˈlevələnt”, Having or showing a wish to do evil to others
imperialist: “imˈpi(ə)rēəlist”, A person who supports or practices imperialism
imperialism: “imˈpi(ə)rēəˌlizəm”, A policy of extending a country’s power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
travesty: “travistē”, A false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.
interregnum: “intərˈregnəm”, A period when normal government is suspended, esp. between successive reigns or regimes.
fisticuffs: “fist·i·cuffs”, fighting with the fists.
effectual: “iˈfekCHo͞oəl”, (typically of something inanimate or abstract) Successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective.
impetus: “impitəs”, The force or energy or momentum with which a body moves.
inaugural: “inˈôg(y)ərəl”, Marking the beginning of an institution, activity, or period of office: “his inaugural concert as music director”.
fervently: “fur-vuhnt”, having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc.; ardent: a fervent admirer; a fervent plea.
scourge: “skurj”, a person or thing that applies or administers punishment or severe criticism.
futility: “fyoo-til-i-tee”, the quality of being futile; ineffectiveness; uselessness.
belligerence: “buh-lij-er-uhns”, a warlike or aggressively hostile nature, condition, or attitude.
apothegms: “ap-uh-them”, a short, pithy, instructive saying; a terse remark or aphorism.