English 12 honors vocab 2

582 views
519 views

Published on

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
582
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
3
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

English 12 honors vocab 2

  1. 1. Ms. Barletta August 30, 2010
  2. 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
  3. 3.  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
  4. 4.  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

×