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Lyrical Vocabulary, Volume I

July 18, 2013
These 10 great vocabulary words are illustrated through the use of popular song lyrics. If you like learning in this way, be sure to check out Lyrical Vocabulary, Volume II.
moot
You know I feel so dirty when they start talking cute/
I wanna tell her that I love her but the point is probably moot
—"Jessie's Girl," Rick Springfield
incessantly
Heartbreaker, you got the best of me/
But I just keep on coming back incessantly
—"Heartbreaker," Mariah Carey
prerogative
I don't need permission/
Make my own decisions oh/
That's my prerogative (It's my prerogative)
—"My Prerogative," Bobby Brown
mausoleum
Tears on the mausoleum floor/
Blood stains the coliseum doors
—"No Church in the Wild," Kanye West and Jay Z
versatile
You stick around I'll make it worth your while/
Like numbers beyond what you can dial/
Maybe it's because we're so versatile
—"Intergalactic," Beastie Boys
opportune
Pining away every hour in your room/
Rolling with the motion, waiting 'til it's opportune/
Sitting there watching time fly past you/
Why do tomorrow/
What you could never do
—"Troubled Times," Fountains of Wayne
pernicious
I may be vile and pernicious/
But you can't look away/
I make you think I'm delicious/
With the stuff that I say
—"I am the Slime," Frank Zappa
brute
Among gods creatures man must be./
The most slimy and slippery now./
There stands the naked ape in a monkey suit./
Behind a little mustache he grew, the shifty brute
—"All Men Are Liars," Nick Lowe
escapade
Come on baby let's get away/
Lets save your troubles for another day/
Come go with me weve got it made/
Let me take you on an escapade (lets go)
—" Escapade," Janet Jackson
ebb
There's a blue whale beached by a springtide's ebb/
(That's my soul up there)/
There's a butterfly trapped in a spider's web/
(That's my soul up there)
—"King of Pain," The Police

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