Difficult Words :

Scintillate and Sardonic





Difficult Words : Scintillate and Sardonic

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Sardonic (sahr DON ik) adj: mocking, scornful

Robert's weak attempts at humor were met by nothing but a few scattered pockets of sardonic laughter.

Even George's friends found him excessively sardonic. He couldn't discuss anything without mocking it and there was almost nothing about which he could bring himself to say two nice words in a row.




Scintillate (SIN tuh LATE) v: to sparkle, either literally or figuratively

Stars and diamonds scintillate. So do witty comments, charming personalities and anything else that can be said to sparkle.

Warner was a quiet drudge at home, but at a party he could be absolutely scintillating, tossing off witty remarks and charming everyone in the room.

Benny's grades last term weren't scintillating to put it mildly. He had four Ds and an F.

The act of scintillating is called scintillation.



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