“But Who Can Replace a Man” Vocabulary

Word

Definition

Sentence

vitiated

To spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of

"development programs have been vitiated by the rise in population".

Logical deduction

 the process of reasoning from one or more statements (premises) to reach a logically certain conclusion.

The kids are crying and we can make a logical deduction that something is wrong.

immense

Extremely large

They live in an immense apartment building.  

conversing

engage in conversation

he fell in beside her and they began to converse amicably".

Mutual consent

as agreed to by the people involved

Both sides agreed and he left the team by mutual consent.

beserk

out of control with anger or excitement; wild or frenzied.:

 "When his team lost the game,, he went berserk, throwing things around the apartment".

speculatively

theoretical, rather than practical

All this time his eyes were watching me shrewdly, speculatively.

extinct

Died out, no longer existing, having no living family members

Dinosaurs are extinct.

unprecedented

never done or known before.:

the government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence".

desolate

(of a place) deserted of people and in a state of bleak and dismal emptiness.

The beach was completely desolate in the winter.

fallow

(of farmland) plowed and harrowed but left unsown for a period in order to restore its fertility as part of a crop rotation or to avoid surplus production.

"incentives for farmers to let the land lie fallow in order to reduce grain surpluses".

aimlessly

Without purpose or direction

We wandered aimlessly around Venice.