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  • 1. A UG US T 2 3 , 2 0 1 0 ENGLISH 9/ HONORS: VOCABULARY 1 MS. BARLETTA BARLETTAC@DKJA.ORG ENGLISH WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.DKJAMSBARLETTAENGLISH@ WEEBLY.COM/
  • 2. VOCABULARY LESSON 1 • 1. licentious (adj.): morally unrestrained HINT: Lies • 2. numismatist (n.) a coin collector HINT: Numbers, Math • 3. paucity (n.) a scarcity; a lack HINT: Poor in the city • 4. fatalistic (adj.) believing that all events in life are inevitable and determined by fate HINT: Fate • 5. obtrude (v.) to force oneself into the situation HINT: Intrude
  • 3. VOCABULARY LESSON 1 • 6. pensive (adj.) dreamily thoughtful HINT: Harry Potter-pensive used to store thoughts • 7. lackadaisical (adj.) uninterested; listless HINT: Slacker; daze • 8. alienate (v.): to turn away feelings or affections HINT: Alien • 9. elated (adj.): in high spirits; exultantly proud and joyful HINT: • 10. epigram (n.) a witty saying expressing a single thought HINT:
  • 4. VOCABULARY LESSON 1 EXTRA WORDS • 11. nonchalance (n): lack of concern HINT: • 12. notoriety (n) disrepute; bad reputation HINT: Notorious B.I.G • 13. elegy (n): a sad poem or song HINT: Eulogy • 14. obstinate (adj.) stubborn HINT: If you abstain from listening to others, you might be obstinate. • 15. orator (n.) a public speaker HINT:
  • 5. VOCABULARY SAT WRITING • Plan and write an essay based on the following statement: The Victorian poet and critic Matthew Arnold said that literature is “at bottom a criticism of life.” • Assignment: Do you concur with Arnold’s view that literature is a criticism of life? Write a 3-5 paragraph essay in which you support or refute Arnold’s position. Support your point with evidence from your reading, classroom studies, and experience.
  • 6. VOCABULARY ASSIGNMENTS Vocabulary Homework • Vocabulary Short Stories: Students will write a short story each week using the vocabulary words in the current lesson. Students must use 10/15 words in each lesson per week with context clues. These assignments will typically be due on Tuesdays since vocabulary is typically introduced on Mondays.