Every week I draw five words from a vocab jar (words found in books, short stories, or other reading) and challenge myself to use them. Usually that means in sentences, but I like to keep things interesting.
This week I challenged myself to use all five words in sentences related to Veronica Roth’s Divergent, one of my current reads. Results below.
Warning: may contain spoilers!
hermetic adj. airtight; protected from outside influences
doughty adj. steadfastly courageous
impetus n. the force, energy, or momentum with which a body moves; the force that makes something happen or happen quickly
wig-wag v. to move back and forth; to wag steadily or rhythmically
congenial adj. pleasant; agreeable because suited to one’s own taste or interests
- When Tris observed that the lock was outside the Fence that ran around the city, she could not help but wonder: were its residents hermetic, or imprisoned?
- Tris may have been small, sheltered, and sorely lacking in muscle, but everyone’s expectation that she would fail instead became an impetus to succeed.
- Many of the sixteen-year-olds declaring their lifelong faction hesitated at the Choosing Ceremony, conflicted between two options, but at least no one physically wig-wagged between them.
- Generally the different factions got along, but there were some– a duplicitous Candor, for example– whom almost no one found congenial.
- Only the doughty could be Dauntless.