English 9 honors vocab 3

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English 9 honors vocab 3

  1. 1.   September 13, 2010
  2. 2.  1. edifice (n.): a large, elaborate structure; an imposing building HINT: office  2. ambidextrous (adj.):equally skillful with either hand HINT: ambi=both; dexterity  3. belated (adj.): delayed; tardy; late HINT: Don’t be late!  4. animate (v.): to give life or motion to HINT: animation  5. knead (v.): to work dough or clay into a uniform mixture HINT: You need to knead the dough
  3. 3.  6. chauvinist (n.): one having a fanatical devotion to a country, gender, or religion, with contempt for other countries, the opposite sex, or other beliefs HINT:  7. egalitarian (adj.): promoting equal rights for all people HINT: equal  8. berserk (adj.): in a state of violent or destructive rage HINT: The berserkers  9. ostentatious (adj.): marked by a conspicuous, showy, or pretentious display HINT:  10. delude (v.): to mislead; to fool HINT: You might delude someone by diluting their drink.
  4. 4.  11. equivocal (adj.): intentionally misleading; ambiguous HINT: equally vocal  12. evanescent (adj.): fleeting; vanishing HINT:  13. exalt (v.): to raise in rank or dignity; praise HINT:  14. exemplary (adj.): serving as a model; outstanding HINT: example  15. facilitate (v.): to help bring about HINT: facile=easy
  5. 5.  Homework: complete vocabulary Exercises 1-3; write vocabulary short story

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