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English III Honors Vocab 9

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English 11 Honors: Vocabulary Lesson 9

English 11 Honors: Vocabulary Lesson 9

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  • 1. English III HonorsVocabulary Lesson 9Ms. Barletta cbarletta@dphds.org
    November 9, 2009
  • 2. Vocabulary Lesson 9
    1. machination (n.): an evil design or plan
    HINT: Machine
    2. pejorative (adj.): having a negative effect; insulting
    HINT: perjury
    3. harbinger (n.): an omen or sign
    4. nubile (adj.): suitable for marriage in age and physical development
    5. sapient (adj.): wise; full of knowledge
  • 3. Vocabulary Lesson 9
    6. chimerical (adj.): imaginary; fantastic
    7. masochist (n.): one who enjoys his or her own pain and suffering
    8. finesse (n.): diplomacy; tact; artful management
    9. heterogeneous (adj.): different; dissimilar
    HINT: Hetero=different
    10. eclectic (adj.): choosing from various sources
  • 4. Vocabulary Lesson 9
    11. grandiose (adj.): impressive; showy; magnificent
    HINT: grand
    12. raiment (n.): clothing; garments
    13. blanch (v.): to whiten; to make pale
    HINT: bleach
    14. hybrid (n.): anything of mixed origin
    15. idiosyncrasy (n.): a peculiar personality trait
  • 5. Vocabulary Lesson 9 Extra Words
    16. duress (n.): hardship, restraint, confinement
    17. sonorous (adj.): producing sound
    HINT: sonar
    18. supplant (v.): to take the place of
    HINT: plant
    19. debacle (n.): a sudden calamitous downfall; a complete failure
    20. truculent (adj.): inclined toward conflict; eager to fight