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Week 34

1

nascent

coming into existence; emerging

If you study Nirvana’s first album, you can see their nascent abilities that were brought to maturity by their second album.

2

novel

strikingly new or unusual

Sharon’s novel approach to the problem stunned the scientific community; no one had ever thought to apply game theory to genetics.

3

novice

a beginner

Having only played chess a couple of times, Barry was a novice compared with the contestants who had been playing all their lives.

4

candor

sincerity; openness

It’s refreshing to hear Lora’s honesty and candor—when asked about her English teacher, she says, “I can’t stand her!”

5

frank

open and sincere in expression; straightforward

When Jim lost my calculator, he was frank with me; he admitted to losing it without trying to make p some excuse.

6

arid

describing a dry, rainless climate

Since they receive little rain, deserts are known for their arid climates.

7

conflagration

a widespread fire

The protesters burned flags, accidentally starting a fire that developed into a conflagration that raged out of control.

8

nocturnal

of or occurring in the night

Owls are nocturnal animals because they sleep during the day and hunt at night.