English 12
Honors
Vocabulary
Lessons 1-4
Ms. Barletta
barlettac@dkja.org
September 20, 2010
TEST DATE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER
...
Vocabulary Lesson 4
 1. efficacious (adj.): effective; producing the
desired outcome
HINT: effect
 2. catharsis (n.): a ...
Vocabulary Lesson 4
 6. risible (adj.): relating to laughter; laughable
 7. sybaritic (adj.): marked by luxury or
pleasu...
Vocabulary Lesson 4
 11. intrinsic (adj.): of or relating to a thing’s basic
nature; inherent
HINT:
 12. maxim (n.): an ...
Vocabulary Lesson 3
 1. scapegoat (n.) one who bears the blame
for others
HINT: The other goats need an escape!
 2. pere...
Vocabulary Lesson 3
 6. usurp(v.): to take over; seize power
 7. patronizing (adj.): treating with
condescension; acting...
Vocabulary Lesson 3
 11. perspicacious (adj.): keen; mentally sharp
HINT: Perceptive
 12. abstemious (adj.): using or co...
Vocabulary Lesson 2
 1. metamorphosis (n.): a transformation or
dramatic change
HINT: morph-=to change
 2. donnybrook (n...
Vocabulary Lesson 2
 6. procrustean (adj.): strictly disregarding individual
differences or circumstances
HINT:
 7. styg...
Vocabulary Lesson 2
 11. cosmopolitan (adj.): worldly; sophisticated
HINT: Metropolitan (city)
 12. rife (adj.): abundan...
Vocabulary Lesson 1
 1. camaraderie (n.): rapport and goodwill
HINT: COMRADE
 2. frangible (adj.): fragile; easy to brea...
Vocabulary Lesson 1
 9. interminable (adj.): tiresome and long;
seemingly endless
 10. arable (adj.): suitable for culti...
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English 12 honors vocab 1 4

  1. 1. English 12 Honors Vocabulary Lessons 1-4 Ms. Barletta barlettac@dkja.org September 20, 2010 TEST DATE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH
  2. 2. Vocabulary Lesson 4  1. efficacious (adj.): effective; producing the desired outcome HINT: effect  2. catharsis (n.): a release of emotional tension  3. inundate (v.): to overwhelm; to fill beyond capacity HINT: You might be inundated with dates.  4. revere (v.): to regard with respect, awe, or adoration  5. internecine (adj.): mutually destructive
  3. 3. Vocabulary Lesson 4  6. risible (adj.): relating to laughter; laughable  7. sybaritic (adj.): marked by luxury or pleasure  8. crepuscular (adj.): pertaining to twilight  9. kudos (n.): acclaim or praise  10. estrange (v.): to alienate HINT: to make strange
  4. 4. Vocabulary Lesson 4  11. intrinsic (adj.): of or relating to a thing’s basic nature; inherent HINT:  12. maxim (n.): an established principle; a truth or rule of conduct HINT: Axiom  13. putrid (adj.): rotten and foul smelling HINT: PU  14. servile (adj.): submissive; slavish HINT: servant  15. apocryphal (adj.): of questionable authenticity, but widely believed HINT:
  5. 5. Vocabulary Lesson 3  1. scapegoat (n.) one who bears the blame for others HINT: The other goats need an escape!  2. peremptory (adj.): not allowing refusal or delay; imperative  3. atelier (n.): an artist’s or a designer’s workshop Hint: Art Lair  4. axiom (n.): a universal truth; an established law  5. dulcet (adj.): melodious; pleasing to the ear
  6. 6. Vocabulary Lesson 3  6. usurp(v.): to take over; seize power  7. patronizing (adj.): treating with condescension; acting superior  8. iniquity (n.): an evil or wicked act  9. archaic (adj.): no longer current or applicable  10. vacillate (v.): to waver; to sway indecisively
  7. 7. Vocabulary Lesson 3  11. perspicacious (adj.): keen; mentally sharp HINT: Perceptive  12. abstemious (adj.): using or consuming sparingly HINT: Absent  13. talisman (n.): a magic charm or superstitious object  14. expurgate (v.): to remove vulgar or objectionable material HINT: Purge  15. pellucid (adj.): transparent; clear HINT: Lucid
  8. 8. Vocabulary Lesson 2  1. metamorphosis (n.): a transformation or dramatic change HINT: morph-=to change  2. donnybrook (n.): a fight; an uproar HINT: Donny and Brooke got into a fight.  3. nonchalant (adj.): unconcerned; indifferent HINT:  4. vestige (n): a trace or evidence of something that once existed HINT: A vest with fringes is a vestige of the 1970’s.  5. interlocutor (n.): someone who participates in a conversation HINT: Inter=between; loc=speech; -or=one who
  9. 9. Vocabulary Lesson 2  6. procrustean (adj.): strictly disregarding individual differences or circumstances HINT:  7. stygian (adj.): dark and forbidding HINT: Someone who is stingy with money, might live in a stygian house to keep the electricity bill low.  8. sophistry (n.): a deliberately deceptive or misleading argument HINT:  9. carte blanche (n.): boundless authority HINT: From the French phrase meaning blank paper; (think blank check-you can write in any amount that you choose)  10. incantation (n.): a chant; a recited magical spell HINT: CHANT
  10. 10. Vocabulary Lesson 2  11. cosmopolitan (adj.): worldly; sophisticated HINT: Metropolitan (city)  12. rife (adj.): abundant; prevalent The rifle was rife with bullets.  13. nomenclature (n.): technical names or naming system in an art or science HINT:  14. brigand (n.): a robber or bandit HINT:  15. contemptuous (adj.): haughty; scornful HINT: Contempt
  11. 11. Vocabulary Lesson 1  1. camaraderie (n.): rapport and goodwill HINT: COMRADE  2. frangible (adj.): fragile; easy to break  3. litany (n.): any long, repetitive, or dull recital HINT: LITERATURE  4. moratorium (n.): a suspension of activity; an authorized delay HINT: LOOKS LIKE MORTUARY  5. zealous (adj.): fervent; fanatical  6. desiccate (v.): to dry out; to remove moisture  7. wrenching (adj.) causing mental or physical pain  8. replete (adj.) full; abundant
  12. 12. Vocabulary Lesson 1  9. interminable (adj.): tiresome and long; seemingly endless  10. arable (adj.): suitable for cultivation of land  11. lugubrious (adj.): mournful; gloomy  12. truncate (v.): to shorten  13. ubiquitous (adj.) occurring or seeming to occur everywhere; omnipresent  14. vernacular (n.): everyday language  15. equanimity (n.): composure; calmness
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