English III Honors Vocab 1

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English III Honors Vocab 1

  1. 1. English III HonorsVocabulary Lesson 1<br />August 31, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Vocabulary Lesson 1<br /> 1. Factious (adj.): causing disagreement <br />HINT: Facts<br /> 2. Ignoble (adj.): dishonorable; shameful<br />HINT: <br /> 3. Boor (n.): a rude or impolite person<br />HINT: Boar (like the animal); bore (if you tell someone that they are boring, you’re being boorish)<br /> 4. Aegis (n.): a shield; protection<br />HINT:<br />
  3. 3. Vocabulary Lesson 1<br /> 5. Perspicacity (n.): keenness of judgment<br />HINT: Perspective<br />6. Fervent (adj.): eager; earnest<br />HINT: Fever<br />7.Rectify (v.): to correct; to make right<br />HINT: Correct<br />8. Enervate (v.): to weaken<br />HINT:Nerve<br />9.Besiege (v.): to overwhelm; to surround and attack<br />HINT: Seize; under siege<br />
  4. 4. Vocabulary Lesson 1<br />10. Ephemeral (adj.): lasting only a brief time; short-lived<br />HINT:<br />11. Altruism (n.): a concern for others; generosity<br />Hint: All true<br />12. Carrion (n.): decaying flesh<br />HINT:<br />13. Erotic (adj.): pertaining to sexual love<br />HINT:<br />14. Amorphous (adj.): shapeless; formless; vague<br />HINT: A= not; morph=shape<br />15.Opulent (adj.): rich; luxurious; wealthy<br />HINT: Opals, opera<br />
  5. 5. Extra Words!<br />16. coalesce (v.) to combine; fuse<br />HINT:<br />17. colloquial (adj.) pertaining to conversational or common speech<br />HINT:<br />18. aversion (n.) firm dislike<br />HINT<br />19. impudence (n.): impertinence; insolence the act of being rude and disrespectful<br />HINT:<br />20. polemical (adj.): aggressive in verbal attack<br />HINT:<br />
  6. 6. Explanation of Vocabulary Assignments<br />Vocabulary Homework<br />Vocabulary Short Stories: You will write a short story each week using the vocabulary words in the current lesson. You must use 15/20 words in each lesson per week with context clues. These assignments will typically be due on Tuesdays since vocabulary is typically introduced on Mondays. <br />Vocabulary Exercises: Complete vocabulary <br /> Lesson 1 exercises 1-3<br />Both assignments are due on Tuesday, September 1, 2009<br />
  7. 7. SAT Writing Prompt<br />Plan and write an essay based on the following statement: “…there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty, or death; if I could not have one, I would take de (the) oder (other); for no man should take me alive; I should fight for my liberty as long as my strength lasted, and when de (the) time came for me to go, de (the) Lord would let dem (them) take me.”-Harriet Tubman<br />
  8. 8. SAT Writing Assignment<br />Assignment: What are the two most important things to which people have a right? In a 3-5 paragraph essay, explain the two rights that are most valuable, the importance they have in people’s lives, and then speculate how society would change if those rights were taken away. You must use references of literature and history to support your argument.<br />

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