English 9 vocab 6

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English 9 vocab 6

  1. 1. Ms. Barletta barlettac@dkja.org Website: www.dkjamsbarlettaenglish.weebly.com/ English 9 Vocabulary Lesson 6
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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 HINT:  8. gaff (n.): a pole with a large hook on one end HINT: staff  9. quaff (v.): to drink in large quantities; to gulp HINT:  10. bibliophile (n.): a lover of books HINT: biblio=books; phile/o=lover of

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