English 9 vocabulary 1-4 review

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English 9 vocabulary 1-4 review

  1. 1. T E S T D A T E : T U E S D A Y , S E P T E M B E R 2 8 T H M S . B A R L E T T A B A R L E T T A C @ D K J A . O R G S E P T E M B E R 2 0 , 2 0 1 0 English 9 Vocabulary Review Lessons 1-4
  2. 2. Vocabulary Lesson 4  1. Elude (v.): to escape notice; to get away from HINT: Do not be rude if you want to elude others.
  3. 3.  2. Fallow (adj.): low; unproductive
  4. 4.  3. Blight (n.): anything that destroys, prevents growth, or causes devaluation HINT: Block the light=blight
  5. 5.  4. Obsequy (n.): a funeral rite or ceremony
  6. 6.  5. Denizen (n.): an occupant; an inhabitant HINT: Citizen
  7. 7. Vocabulary Lesson 4  6. Fealty (n.): obligated loyalty or faithfulness HINT: Feel a sense of loyalty Fealty for your country
  8. 8.  7. Entice (v.): to attract by offering reward or pleasure HINT: something nice might entice someone
  9. 9.  8. Gratify (v.): to please HINT: Someone might be grateful if you gratify them by compromising.
  10. 10.  9. Laggard (n.): a slow person, especially one who falls behind HINT: Drag
  11. 11.  10. Gambit (n.): a maneuver or action used to gain an advantage HINT: Game plan
  12. 12. Cumulative Vocabulary Review 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
  13. 13.  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  10. epigram (n.) a witty saying expressing a single thought
  14. 14. Vocabulary Lesson 2 Review  1. amalgamate (v.): to combine HINT: mate  2. demented (adj.): mentally ill; insane HINT: mental  3. hone (v.): to sharpen  4. beleaguer (v.): to besiege by encircling (as with an army); to harass HINT: If a league of bees beleaguers you, you will most likely try to run away.  5. gorge (v.): to eat or swallow greedily
  15. 15.  6. antiquated (adj.): no longer used or useful; very old HINT: antique  7. opiate (n.): a narcotic used to cause sleep or bring relief from HINT: opium  8. caricature- n. an exaggerated portrayal of one’s features. HINT: character  9. dally- v. to waste time; to dawdle HINT: dilly dally; delay  10. felonious – adj. pertaining to or constituting a major crime  HINT: felon; felony
  16. 16. Vocabulary Lesson 3 Review  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
  17. 17.  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.

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