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English 9 H Vocab 5 8

English 9 H Vocab 5 8



English 9H Vocabulary Lessons 5-8

English 9H Vocabulary Lessons 5-8



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    • Ms. Barlettacbarletta@dphds.orgwww.dphdsenglish.org
      English 9 Honors
      Vocabulary Review Lessons 5-8
      October 26, 2009
    • Vocabulary Lesson 8
      1. beget (v.): to produce; to make happen
      HINT: To get
      2. educe (v.): to draw or bring out
      3. glean (v.): to collect bit by bit; to gather with patient labor
      HINT: When you clean, you glean everything from off the floor.
      4. chafe (v.): to wear or irritate, often through rubbing or friction
      5. effrontery (n.): shameless boldness
      HINT: Front
    • Vocabulary Lesson 8
      6. imbibe (v.): to drink (especially alcohol)
      HINT: Beber=to drink
      7. feign (v.): to pretend
      HINT: You might feign fainting.
      8. desist (v.): to stop; to discontinue
      9. allude (v.): to hint at; to refer to indirectly
      10. elite (n.): the choice members or best of a group
    • Vocabulary Lesson 8 Extra Words
      11. incongruous (adj.)not appropriate
      HINT: in=not; congruent=equal to
      12. bulwark(n.)a defensive wall
      13. connoisseur (n.)an expert
      HINT: King of the sewer
      14. cacophony(n.)harsh sounds
      15. expunge(v.)to remove
      HINT: Sponge
    • Vocabulary Lesson 7
      1. gird (v.): to prepare for an event or an action
      HINT: Birds gird for the winter.
      2. daunt (v.): to make afraid; to discourage
      HINT: Haunt
      3. flux (n.): a state of continual change or movement
      HINT: Fluctuate
      4. hovel (n.): a wretched living place; an open shed
      HINT: Hole in the ground
      5. cadaverous (adj.): of or like a corpse; pale; gaunt; thin
      HINT: Cadaver
    • Vocabulary Lesson 7
      6. gothic (adj.): of the middle ages; of or relating to a mysterious, grotesque, and desolate style of fiction
      HINT: Goth
      7. penury (n.): extreme poverty
      HINT: Not even a penny
      8. egress (n.): an exit
      9. felicity (n.): happiness; bliss
      HINT: Feliz
      10. despot (n.): a dictator with absolute power
      HINT: Da spot
    • VocabularyLesson 7Extra Words!
      11. chattel (n.): property; a movable item of personal property
      HINT: Cattle is an example of chattel.
      12. austere (adj.): stern, plain
      HINT: Steer can appear to be austere.
      13. lament (v.): to mourn
      14. aloof (adj.):distant; indifferent; disinterested
      HINT: On the roof
      15. cerebral (adj.): relating to the brain
    • Vocabulary Lesson 6
      1. nepotism (n.): favoritism shown to family or friends by those in power, especially in business or hiring practices
      HINT: If you have a family member who works at Home Depot, and you get a job there before someone who is more qualified, this is a case of nepotism.
      2. begrudge (v.): to resent another’s success; to envy
      HINT: grudge
      3. mandarin (n.): an influential person; a member of an elite group
      HINT: You might know a man who is successful and therefore, a mandarin.
      4. glutinous (adj.): gluey; sticky
      HINT: glue
      5. enmity (n.): deep-seated hostility, often mutual
      HINT: enemy
    • Vocabulary Lesson 6
      6. declaim (v.): to speak in a dramatic, impassioned, or blustering manner
      HINT: claim
      7. imbue (v.): to inspire or influence; to saturate
      8. gaff (n.): a pole with a large hook on one end
      HINT: staff
      9. quaff (v.): to drink in large quantities; to gulp
      10. bibliophile (n.): a lover of books
      HINT: biblio=books; phile/o=lover of
    • Vocabulary Lesson 6 Extra Words!
      11. sporadic(adj.)occurring irregularly
      12. stagnant(adj.)motionless; dull
      13. stolid(adj.)impassive; not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive
      HINT: solid
      14. strident(adj.)loud and harsh
      15. superfluous(adj.)unnecessary; extra
      HINT: super saver
    • Vocabulary Lesson 5
      1. jaded (adj.): worn out; dulled, as from overindulgenceHINT: Faded2. gist (n.): the main pointHINT: If someone hits you with their fist, you get the gist.3. advocate (v.): to recommend; to speak in favor ofHINT: Advertise; Vocal4. efface (v.): to obliterate; to wipe outHINT: Erase your face5. charisma (n.): a personal appeal or attraction; magnetismHINT: Charm
    • Vocabulary Lesson 5
      6. ogre (n.): a brute; a large monster; a frightful giantHINT: Shrek
      7. mesmerize (v.): to hypnotizeHINT: Hypnotize
      8. entity (n.): anything having existence; either physical or mysticalHINT: Entire
      9. bandy (v.): to exchange words; to discuss casuallyHINT: Banter
      10. dastardly (adj.): cowardly and treacherousHINT:
    • Vocabulary Lesson 5 Extra Words
      11.mundane(adj.):everyday; commonplace HINT:
      12. seclusion(n): isolationHINT: Seclude
      13. tirade (n): extensive scoldingHINT:
      14. servile(adj.): slavish; servant-likeHINT: Servant
      15. soporific (adj.): sleep causing HINT: