Brain Train #1 Embark • Embark means to begin a trip or journey, often on a ship, a train, or a plane. Bolt • Bolt: Bolt means to run away suddenly or to dash off quickly. procrastinate • To procrastinate is to delay or put off doing something you know you should do simply because you don’t want to do it. Novice • A novice is a beginner, someone who’s not very experienced or is new to something. A novice has few skills. cease • Cease means to put an end to or stop-right now! apprentice • An apprentice is someone who learns a craft, an art, or trade by working for someone who is already skilled. veteran • A veteran is somebody who has a lot of experience in an activity or in a profession. Also, a veteran is someone who has served in a war. sage • A sage is a very wise person who may share his or her wisdom with others. Sage also means wise, solemn, or sound, and can describe ideas, thoughts, or judgment. A sage is likely to offer sage advice. coy • Coy means shy, quiet, modest, or bashful. Someone who is coy may be pretending to be more reserved than he or she really is. irk • To irk means to bother, annoy, irritate, or trouble someone.