GRE Vocab Haiku Dump 2

Acerbic (adj) having a sour or bitter taste or character; sharp; biting.
I am becoming
As acerbic as lemon
And un-ripe grapefruit.

 

Astringent (adj) having a tightening effect on living tissue harsh; severe.
Astringent critiques
Such as his are like to thus
Shrivel blood vessels.

 

Contiguous (adj) sharing a border; touching; adjacent.
Our merry neighbor’s
Contiguous lawn seems to
Be so much greener.

 

Dilettante (noun) one with and amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge.
Those with fine-tuned skill
Are gems in this open-mic
Dilettante crowd.

 

Garrulous (adj) pointlessly talkative; talking too much.
Often times I find
Myself so garrulous or
Else quiet, silent.

 

Glib (adj) marked by ease or informality; nonchalant; lacking in depth; superficial.
Glib meant not what I
Thought. Rather describing this
Open-mic than blues.

 

Immutable (adj) not capable of change.
Time and time again
My father proves himself to
Be immutable.

 

Inimical (adj) damaging; harmful; injurious.
His insistence on
Anger to cover sorrow
Is inimical.

 

Intractable (adj) not easily managed or directed; stubborn; obstinate.
I, on the other
Hand, am quite intractable.
Flouting all I see.

 

Intrepid (adj) steadfast and courageous.
Far, long I wandered
A traveler intrepid
Lost on winding roads.

 

Laconic (adj) using few words; terse.
Allow me to grow
Laconic. Words few, poised
Upon my stern tongue.

 

Neophyte (noun) a recent convert; a beginner; a novice.
Long have I been a
Neophyte, learning, stumbling.
Call me priestess now.

 

Ostentatious (adj) characterized by or given to pretentious display; showy.
Such ostentatious
Peacocks. Prancing. Dancing. Un-
Aware. Little more.

 

Phlegmatic (adj) calm; sluggish; unemotional.
Quick! Her humors are
Imbalanced. She has become
Careless, phlegmatic.

 

Probity (noun) adherence to highest principles; complete and confirmed integrity.
None of us can be
Defined with probity. We
Are not so honest.

 

Profligate (adj) excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant.
The prodigal son
Was profligate. Squandered all
His un-earned money.

 

Prosaic (adj) dull; lacking in spirit or imagination.
A mosaic she
Is not, but rather she is
Prosaic. Bland.

 

Quixotic (adj) foolishly impractical; marked my lofty romantic ideals.
Once, quixotic, I
Have wandered far from my roots.
Every day we die.

 

Quotidian (adj) occurring or reoccurring daily; common place.
Alas, crisis is
Quotidian. Often we
Just fail to see.

GRE Vocab Haiku Dump

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