English III Honors Vocab 4 (1 4)


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English III Honors Vocab 4 (1 4)

  1. 1. English III HonorsVocabulary Lesson 4 Plus Vocabulary Cumulative Review (Lessons 1-4) <br />September 21, 2009<br />Ms. Barletta cbarleta@dphds.org<br />
  2. 2. Vocabulary Lesson 4<br />1. celibate (adj.): abstaining from intercourse<br />HINT:<br />2. fortuitous (adj.): happening by chance or accident<br />HINT: Fortune<br />3. recapitulate (v.): to summarize; repeat briefly<br />HINT: Recap<br />4. perfunctory (adj.): done without care; in a routine fashion<br />HINT: Function<br />5. baroque (adj.): overly decorated<br />You might go broke if you decorate your home in a baroque style.<br />
  3. 3. 6. hedonism (n.): pursuit of pleasure, especially of the senses<br />HINT: Heathen<br />7. obloquy (n.): strong disapproval; a bad reputation resulting from public criticism <br />HINT:<br />8. debacle (n.): a complete failure; a total collapse<br />HINT: Buckle<br />9. quasi- (adj.): resembling; seeming; half<br />HINT:<br />10. besmirch (v.): to make dirty; to stain<br />HINT: Smudge<br />
  4. 4. 11. imperative (adj.): extremely necessary; vitally important<br />HINT:<br />12. sacrosanct (adj.): extremely holy<br />HINT: Sacrament <br />13. sadistic (adj.): deriving pleasure from inflicting pain on others<br />HINT: It is sad to think that there are sadistic people in the world.<br />14. demeanor (n.): behavior; manner of conducting oneself<br />HINT: manner; mean or…<br />15. facetious (adj.): comical; jocular; flippant<br />HINT: Funny face<br />
  5. 5. Vocabulary Lesson 4 Extra Words<br />16. exuberance (n.): joyful; enthusiasm; overflowing abundance<br />17. anomaly (n.): an irregularity<br />HINT: a=not; normal<br />18. trifling (adj.): trivial; unimportant<br />19. avarice (n.): greediness for wealth<br />HINT: vice<br />20. hedonist (n.): one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life<br />
  6. 6. Vocabulary Review: Lessons 1-3<br />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 />
  7. 7. 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 />
  8. 8. 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 />
  9. 9. Vocabulary Lesson 1 Extra Words<br />16. coalesce (v.) to combine; fuse<br />HINT: <br />17. colloquial (adj.) pertaining to conversational or common speech<br />HINT: Call<br />18. aversion (n.) firm dislike<br />HINT: You might not like a different version of something<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: mimic<br />
  10. 10. Vocabulary Lesson 2 Review<br />1. Impotent (adj.): powerless; lacking strength<br />HINT: im=not; potent=powerful<br />2. Antithesis (noun): an exact opposite<br />HINT: Anti=against; thesis=statement<br />3. Maelstrom (noun): whirlpool; turbulence<br />HINT: Mal=bad; storm<br />4. Emendation (noun): correction<br />HINT: Mend=fix; repair<br />5. Chagrin (noun): embarrassment<br />HINT: grin and bare it<br />
  11. 11. 6. Bauble (noun): showy but useless thing<br />HINT: Bubble<br />7. Diaphanous (adj.): very sheer and light<br />HINT:<br />8. Labyrinth (noun): complicated network of winding passages<br />HINT:<br />9. Gloat (verb): to look at or think about with great satisfaction<br />HINT: <br />10. Impediment (noun): a barrier<br />HINT: <br />
  12. 12. 11. Bestial (adj.) savage; brutal <br />HINT: Beast<br />12. Effete (adj.) worn out; barren <br />HINT: The effect on standing on your feet all day might leave you feeling effete.<br />13. Shard (noun): a fragment<br />HINT:<br />14. Bland (adj.) mild; tasteless; dull<br />HINT:<br />15. Nihilism (noun): a total rejection of established laws<br />HINT:<br />
  13. 13. 16. Conflagration (noun): great fire<br />HINT: flagrant<br />17. Querulous (adj.) complaining ; fretful<br />HINT: query<br />18. Obscure (adj.) indistinct; not easily understood<br />19. Jocular (noun): said or done in jest<br />HINT: joke<br />20. Dissent (verb): to disagree <br />HINT: diss<br />
  14. 14. Vocabulary Lesson 3 Review<br />1. pedestrian (adj.): ordinary or dull<br /> HINT: To be a pedestrian is pedestrian since most people can walk.<br />2. bonafide(adj.): in good faith <br /> HINT: Bueno=good; fidelity=faithfulness<br />3. adventitious (adj.): accidental ; nonessential<br /> HINT: Some adventures are not planned, but adventitious.<br />4. fecund (adj.) fertile, productive<br /> HINT:<br />5. deviate (v.) to turn aside from a course; to stray<br /> HINT:<br />
  15. 15. 6. obfuscate(v.): to confuse; to bewilder<br /> HINT: confuse<br />7. impale (v.): to pierce with a sharp stake through the body <br /> HINT: If you impalesomeone, they will become paleand cease to exist.<br />8. extenuate (v.): to lessen seriousness by providing partial excuses <br /> HINT: extend; extension <br />9. parochial (adj.): local ; narrow; limited<br /> HINT: Parochial parishes contain limited religious views<br />10. glower (v.): to stare angrily<br />HINT: Ouch! That woman glowered at me when she saw that I was the owner of the car that hit her brand new Mercedes. <br />
  16. 16. 11. edify (v.): to improve someone morally<br /> HINT: educate; rectify<br />12. ambiguous (adj.): open to more than one interpretation <br /> HINT:<br />13. cataclysm (n.): a violent change<br /> HINT:<br />14. optimum (adj.) best; most favorable; ideal<br /> HINT: optima; optimal<br />15. importune (v.) to beg<br />HINT: important; tune<br />
  17. 17. Vocabulary Lesson 3 Extra Words<br />16. quiescence (n.): state of being at rest<br /> HINT:<br />17. truncate (v.): to shorten; cut the top off<br /> HINT:<br />18. disinclination (n.): reluctance; unwillingness to do something<br /> HINT: <br />19. prodigal (adj.): wasteful; reckless with money<br /> HINT: prodigal son<br />20. incite (v.) to prompt into action<br /> HINT: if someone is insightful about saving the environment, they might incite others to recycle and purchase “green products.”<br />