English I Honors Vocabulary 1 4 (60 Words)

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English I Honors Vocabulary 1 4 (60 Words)

  1. 1. English I Honors<br />Ms. Barletta<br />September 21, 2009<br />cbarletta@dphds.org<br />Website: http://www.dphdsenglish.org<br />English I Honors Vocabulary Lesson 4 Plus Vocabulary 1-4 Cumulative Review<br />
  2. 2. Vocabulary Lesson 4<br />1. Elude(v.): to escape notice; to get away from<br />HINT: Do not be rude if you want to elude others.<br />2. Fallow(adj.): inactive; unproductive<br />HINT: Low<br />3. Blight (n.): anything that destroys, prevents growth, or causes devaluation<br />HINT: Block the light=blight<br />4. Obsequy (n.): a funeral rite or ceremony<br />HINT:<br />5. Denizen (n.): an occupant; an inhabitant<br />HINT: Citizen<br />
  3. 3. Vocabulary Lesson 4<br />6. Fealty (n.): obligated loyalty or faithfulness<br />HINT: Feel a sense of loyalty<br />7. Entice (v.): to attract by offering reward or pleasure<br />HINT: something nice might entice someone<br />8. Gratify (v.): to please<br />HINT: Someone might be grateful if you gratify them by compromising. <br />9. Laggard (n.): a slow person, especially one who falls behind<br />HINT: Drag<br />10. Gambit (n.): a maneuver or action used to gain an advantage <br />HINT: Game plan<br />
  4. 4. Extra Words!<br />11. Fanaticism(n.):excessive zeal; devotion<br />HINT: Fanatic; Fan <br />12. Fastidious(adj.)difficult to please<br />No matter how fast you are, you can never please a fastidious person.<br />13. Elusive(adj.) hard to grasp<br />HINT: <br />14. Embellish(v.) to adorn<br />HINT: Bell; Embroider <br />15. Ardent (adj.) intense; passionate <br />HINT: Ardent Artist<br />
  5. 5. Cumulative Vocabulary Review<br />Lesson 1<br />1. licentious (adj.): morally unrestrained<br />HINT: Lies<br />2. numismatist (n.) a coin collector<br />HINT: Numbers, Math <br />3. paucity (n.) a scarcity; a lack<br />HINT: Poor in the city<br />4. fatalistic (adj.) believing that all events in life are inevitable and determined by fate<br />HINT: Fate <br />5. obtrude (v.) to force oneself into the situation<br />HINT: Intrude <br />
  6. 6. 6. pensive (adj.) dreamily thoughtful<br />HINT: Harry Potter-pensive used to store thoughts<br />7. lackadaisical (adj.) uninterested; listless<br />HINT: Slacker; daze<br />8. alienate (v.): to turn away feelings or affections<br />HINT: Alien<br />9. elated (adj.): in high spirits; exultantly proud and joyful<br />HINT:<br />10. epigram (n.) a witty saying expressing a single thought<br />HINT: <br />
  7. 7. 11. nonchalance (n): lack of concern<br />HINT:<br />12. notoriety (n) disrepute; bad reputation<br />HINT: Notorious B.I.G<br />13. elegy (n): a sad poem or song<br />HINT: Eulogy<br />14. obstinate (adj.) stubborn<br />HINT:<br />15. orator (n.) a public speaker <br />HINT: narrator<br />
  8. 8. Vocabulary Lesson 2 Review<br />1. amalgamate (v.): to combine<br />HINT: mate<br />2. demented (adj.): mentally ill; insane<br />HINT: mental<br />3. hone (v.): to sharpen<br />HINT:<br />4. beleaguer (v.): to besiege by encircling (as with an army); to harass<br />HINT: If a league of beesbeleaguersyou, you will most likely try to run away.<br />5. gorge (v.): to eat or swallow greedily<br />HINT:<br />
  9. 9. 6. antiquated (adj.): no longer used or useful; very old<br />HINT: antique<br />7. opiate (n.): a narcotic used to cause sleep or bring relief from <br />HINT: opium <br />8. caricature- n. an exaggerated portrayal of one’s features.<br />HINT: character<br />9. dally- v. to waste time; to dawdle<br />HINT: dilly dally; delay<br />10. felonious – adj. pertaining to or constituting a major crime<br />HINT: felon; felony<br />
  10. 10. 11. peripheral (adj.) marginal, outer<br />HINT: peripheral vision<br />12. pacifist (n): one opposed to war<br />HINT: Pacify; pacifier <br />13. torpor (n) lethargy; sluggishness<br />HINT: After a four hour tour of the local sites, you might suffer from torpor.<br />14. emulate (v.): to imitate<br />HINT: mutual<br />15. ephemeral (adj.): short-lived; lasting only for a brief period of time <br />HINT:<br />
  11. 11. Vocabulary Lesson 3 Review<br />1. edifice (n.): a large, elaborate structure; an imposing building<br />HINT: office<br />2. ambidextrous (adj.):equally skillful with either hand<br />HINT: ambi=both; dexterity<br />3. belated (adj.): delayed; tardy; late<br />HINT: Don’t be late!<br />4. animate (v.): to give life or motion to<br />HINT: animation<br />5. knead (v.): to work dough or clay into a uniform mixture<br />HINT: You need to knead the dough<br />
  12. 12. 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<br />HINT:<br />7. egalitarian (adj.): promoting equal rights for all people<br />HINT: equal<br />8. berserk (adj.): in a state of violent or destructive rage<br />HINT: The berserkers <br />9. ostentatious (adj.): marked by a conspicuous, showy, or pretentious display<br />HINT:<br />10. delude (v.): to mislead; to fool <br />HINT: You might delude someone by diluting their drink.<br />
  13. 13. 11. equivocal (adj.): intentionally misleading; ambiguous<br />HINT: equally vocal<br />12. evanescent (adj.): fleeting; vanishing<br />HINT:<br />13. exalt (v.): to raise in rank or dignity; praise<br />HINT:<br />14. exemplary (adj.): serving as a model; outstanding<br />HINT: example<br />15. facilitate (v.): to help bring about<br />HINT: facile=easy <br />

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