Cavalcade- a procession
The cavalcade of neophytes marched in the hallowed halls of Dugandzic-land in awe.
Infinitesimal- extremely tiny
The amount of knowledge you have about a lush life is infinitesimal.
Insinuating- slyly suggestive
"What are you insinuating about Springsteen?" the teacher asked as the student rolled his eyes as the mellifluous music played.
(I feel so dirty now. I like a lot of Springsteen's stuff.)
Thwart- oppose, baffle, frustrate
As a powerful native of the Bronx, my attempt to thwart the crook from Crooklyn was successful.
(Let me remind you that this man teaches Art of Writing.)
Tiddly- slightly drunk
Feeling a bit tiddly, the underage drinker hurled chunklets of chow on the police officer.
Flabbergast- to overwhelm with shock or surprise
Flabbergasted, I accepted the award for World's Greatest Human Being- again!
Vagrant- a person who has no permanent home or regular work
Realizing he needed to back to school, the vagrant went to Dugandzic-land.
Languid- lacking energy, liveliness, or vigor
The languid punk never did any work, leading to his expulsion.
Deprecate- to express disapproval of; to belittle
After getting a poor report card, my friends deprecated me until I cried.
(After I called him on the dangling participle in that, he reluctantly admitted that he'd made a mistake.)
Depravity- moral dishonesty or corruption; wickedness
The depravity in Brooklyn caused it to be nicknamed "Crooklyn."
(He seems to have something against Brooklyn. Should I cement his opinion of me by telling him my mother hails from Brooklyn?)
Virulent- extremely poisonous; full of hate
Virulent, I ran into hallway and screamed obscenities about the Busman.
Erudite- learned; scholarly; showing wide knowledge
Once again the erudite Dugandzic saved the academic neophyte from doom.
The next list is titled as follows:
No, I don't understand him either.
pedantic- overemphasizing rules and minor details
My Napoleonic mom pushed her pedantic personality on every relative at the party.
bourgeois- lacking in refinement
His burgeoning bourgeois attitude left him with no prom date.
Palpitating, my heart nearly exploded as my prom date cascaded down the stairs in a river of silk and lace.
yahoo-a crude or brutish person
With the politeness of a teenage yahoo, I ran for the door knocking people over at the end of lunch period.
whammy- a supernatural spell; hex
If and when a whimsical whammy is tossed on your carcass, wear garlic!
froward- stubbornly contrary or disobedient
The froward baseball player was fined 3 dollars for failing to run out the grounder.
fulsome- loathsome; disgusting
Being a fulsome ferret, the neophyte scrambled for scraps in the celestial oasis.
greenhorn- an inexperienced or immature person
As the sun faded in Dugandzicland, the greenhorn, a pathetic piece of lumber, contemplated his paltry existence.
Now, all of that was before the events chronicled in my previous entry, wherein I face off against Dugandzic and emerge victorious (kind of). These, however, are new.
corker- someone or something that is remarkable
Suddenly, Mr. D., a real corker, completed a successful back flip over the student's desk.
caulk- to make watertight by packing the seams
Skillfully, the painter, caulked the fascia of the brick building.
(The baby Shakespeare weeps.)
demur- raise objections
After careful consideration, I demurred the school's decision to reduce my lunch period to ten minutes.
berserk- violent; deranged
On the last day of classes, the seniors, a herd of elephants ran berserk through the hallways looking for a freedom that didn't exist.
guano- substance composed mostly of dung
The load of guano all students use as excuses in the spring reeks of laziness and self-fulfilling delusions of grandeur.
(So if my delusions of grandeur are self-fulfilling, does that mean I'll become grand if I just believe I am?)
onus- a burden; a stigma
Unfortunately, a number of shortsighted seniors bear the onus of not graduating with their classmates.
odious- repugnant; offensive
Having ability and making excuses for not using it is as odious as lying to your mom on Mother's Day.
And the grand prize goes to...
While attempting to denigrate the hallowed Dugandzic, the academic punk, a bourgeois nimrod and scholarly fraud, actually drew light on herself and her copious shortcomings.
I think it speaks for itself quite satisfactorily.