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9th grade English Honors Vocabulary Lesson 6

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    • English I HonorsVocabulary Lesson 6
      October 5, 2009
      Ms. Barletta
      cbarletta@dphds.org
    • 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
      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
    • Extra Words!
      11. sporadic(adj.)occurring irregularly
      HINT:
      12. stagnant(adj.)motionless; dull
      HINT:
      13. stolid(adj.)impassive; not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive
      HINT: solid
      14. strident(adj.)loud and harsh
      HINT:
      15. superfluous(adj.)unnecessary; extra
      HINT: super saver