Words you may not know but might need to learn

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1. accolade- a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

2. acrimony- a rough and bitter manner

3. angst- an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety

4. anomaly- deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule

5. antidote- a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison

6. avant-garde radically new or original

7. baroque- relating to an elaborately ornamented style of art and music

8. bona fide- not counterfeit or copied

9. boondoggle- work of little or no value done merely to look busy

10. bourgeois- being of the property-owning class

11. bravado- a swaggering show of courage
12. brogue- a thick and heavy shoe
13. brusque- marked by rude or peremptory shortness
14. Byzantine- of or relating to or characteristic of the Byzantine Empire or the ancient city of Byzantium
15. cacophony- loud confusing disagreeable sounds
16. camaraderie- the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability
17. capricious- determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity
18. carte blanche- complete freedom or authority to act
19. caustic- capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
20. charisma- personal attractiveness that enables you to influence others


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