Definition: very old or old fashioned
Example: Record players are archaic!
2. Zephyr (noun)
Definition: a soft gentle breeze
Example: There was a nice zephyr outside today.
Definition: peacefulness, dormant, inactive
Example: It is nice to have a quiescent day to spend with friends and family.
Definition: excess, a large amount
Example: The young girl has a plethora of pebbles in her collections.
Definition: to eat slowly to appreciate the taste
Example: Mary degusted the incredible chocolate cake from grandma’s secret recipe.
Definition: touching and moving
Example: The Pursuit of Happyness is a memorable and poignant movie.
Definition: to become smaller
Example: It seemed that over time, the wins of the football team began to abate.
Definition: a person who flatters to gain personal favors
Example: We all become sycophants when a cop pulls us over for a speeding ticket!
Definition: extremely hungry
Example: Goldilocks was ravenous, but she could not eat the first two bowls of porridge!
Definition: no longer existing or functioning
Example: Funky music, hair, and clothes from the 1970s are now defunct!
Definition: being extremely generous, the quality of being lavishly generous
Example: The king’s munificence helped feed thousands of the poor, starving villagers.
Definition: brisk or lively
Example: The alacritous young boy jumped into a pile of leaves.
Definition: very generous or forgiving
Example: Despite their struggles, the couple was magnanimous and had a long and happy marriage.
Definition: to laugh loudly
Example: Olivia and Alyssa were up cachinnating long past their bedtime.
Definition: no longer used
Example: Technology can quickly become obsolete as newer technology comes out.
Definition: multicolored, showing a variety or change of color
Example: The beautiful painting was polychromatic.
Example: Tom began painting the fence, albeit with a grumpy attitude.
Definition: giving off light after being heated, someone brilliant
Example: The incandescent lightbulb shone brightly in the whole room.
Definition: boring and lacking in originality
Example: That new pop song is so banal!
Definition: a loud argument or fight in public
Example: Feathers littered the ground after a heated altercation between the two pigeons.
Definition: coming together and uniting
Example: The artist used an amalgamation of recycled materials to create thought-provoking sculptures.
Definition: the point in the sky directly overhead, the peak of something
Example: Make sure to wear sunscreen outside, especially during the hours that the sun is at its zenith.
Definition: optimistic and hopeful
Example: He is sanguine about the potential for his newest business idea.
Definition: humorous and joking
Example: I don’t think mom was mad, she sounded jocular on the phone.
Definition: a mixture of unharmonious sounds occurring at the same time
Example: The cacophony of dogs barking at the moon kept me up all last night!