Difficult Words : Notorious and Nostalgia

Difficult Words : Notorious and Nostalgia

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Nostalgia (no STAL uh) n: sentimental longing for the past, homesickness

A wave of nostalgia overcame me when the old Temptations song came on the radio. Hearing it took me right back to 1967.

Some people who don't remember what the decade was really like feel a misplaced nostalgia for the 1950s.

To be filled with nostalgia is to be nostalgic.

As we talked about the fun we'd had together in junior high school, we all began to feel a little nostalgic.




Notorious (noh TOHR ee us) adj: famous for something bad

A well-known actor is famous. A well-known criminal is notorious.

No one wanted to play poker with Jeremy, because he was a notorious cheater.

Luther's practical jokes were notorious. People always kept their distance when he came into the room.

To be notorious is to have notoriety. Jesse's notoriety as a bank robber made it difficult for him to find a job in banking.




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