Conversational Words to Use in Graduate Art School



  1. having but lately or but now come into knowledge; can be confused with gnu, knew
  2. a conversational exchange
  3. transitory
  4. the times change (Latin as I couldn’t fit in the “l” at the end)
  5. to waver in mind or opinion
  6. a distinctive doctrine, theory, system or practice
  7. to care for or store
  8. to be aroused or bewitched by the interest or curiosity of
  9. hard to understand; impenetrable to light
  10. cognitive framework shared by member of any discipline or group
  11. period of time to which anything belongs or is to be assigned OR a proposed amendment to the US Constitution enshrining equality between the sexes
  12. the interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of individual effects
  13. an imaginary place where everything is as bad as it can be
  14. a state of utter confusion
  15. an exchange of ideas or opinions on a particular issue, especially a political or religious issue, with a view to reaching an amicable agreement or settlement
  16. inharmonious or harsh sound
  17. to investigate into, specially mechanically, as with a probe
  18. the man in the middle of the line of performers in a minstrel troupe, who acts as the announcer and banters with the end men
  19. social intercourse
  20. an interpretive method in which the contradiction between a proposition and its antithesis is resolved at a higher level of truth
  21. a division of some kind into two groups
  22. a phrase, sentence, or verse formerly interpolated in a liturgical text to amplify or embellish
  23. to change in form, appearance or structure
  24. uncomfortably strange; to removed a top of a soup container
  25. significantly related
  26. failure to maintain an expected level, fulfill a goal, meet a deadline; a wet banana
  27. something of tawdry design, appearance, or content created to appeal to popular or undiscriminating taste
  28. the course of thought or meaning that runs through something written or spoken; purport; drift
  29. small domesticated carnivores; pictures that Charles Traub doesn’t want to see; Tony Award for Best Musical in 1983; lol _
  30. to look steadily and intently, as with great curiosity, interest, pleasure, or wonder; a group of homosexual men
  31. a fixed or established mode of procedure or course of life, usually dull or unpromising
  32. a self-important or pretentious official


  1. general trend of thought of feeling characteristic of a period of time.
  2. mental or emotional strain; stress
  3. superficial likeness
  4. to change the form or nature of
  5. to swing or move to fro, as a pendulum does
  6. in the capacity of; by virtue of being
  7. teaching or intending to teach a moral lesson
  8. deceitfulness in speech or conduct, as by speaking or acting in two different way to different people concerning the same matter; double-dealing
  9. a similar category of human beings that is outside the male/female binary classification and is based on the individual’s personal awareness of identity
  10. to be a sign of; mean; portend
  11. the forefinger; prefix to finger
  12. the state or quality of being two
  13. to track, trace; a searching inquiry for ascertaining facts
  14. to perform or do habitually
  15. the range of chromaticities that can be obtained by mixing three colors
  16. to waste or kill time; evade work or responsibility (used mostly in the “How to Fail Better” class)
  17. to plunge or dip into liquid
  18. rhizome
  19. the recognition of sources of emotional difficulty
  20. consisting of, indicating, or involving two
  21. frequent use of discords of a harshness and relationship difficult to understand
  22. existing only until permanently or properly replaced
  23. to state the social, grammatical, or other context of
  24. the important or essential part; essence; core; heart

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