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  • 1. Flowers for Algernon Vocabulary English Department Bidwell Jr. High School
  • 2. Absurd
    • Adj
    • Completely stupid or unreasonable
    • The man’s mullet was absurd.
  • 3. Introspective
    • Adj
    • tending to think deeply about your own thoughts, feelings, or behavior
    • The eighth grader sat alone and was very deep and introspective.
  • 4. Proportional
    • Adj
    • In the correct or most suitable relationship to it in size, amount, importance
    • The mans head was not proportional to his body.
  • 5. Shrew
    • Noun
    • an unpleasant woman who always argues and disagrees with people
    • The mean old woman down the street was a shrew.
  • 6. Syndrome
    • Noun
    • an illness which consists of a set of physical or mental problems
    • Stockholm Syndrome is when a person who is kidnapped shows loyalty to the kidnapper.
  • 7. Naïveté
    • Adj
    • not having much experience of how complicated life is
    • The country bumpkin showed his naiveté when he went to the big city.
  • 8. Regression
    • Noun
    • the act of returning to an earlier condition that is worse or less developed
    • The boy regressed when his little sister was born.
  • 9. Specialization
    • Noun
    • limiting one’s interests or activities to one particular subject
    • The doctor’s specialization was feet.
  • 10. Tangible
    • Adj
    • clear enough to be easily seen or noticed
    • There is no tangible evidence of Casey’s guilt.
  • 11. Hypothesis
    • Noun
    • Idea or guess about something that has yet to be proven
    • The idea that Sasquatch is real is only a hypothesis.
  • 12. Impair
    • Verb
    • to damage something or make it not as good as it should be
    • The illness had impaired his ability to think and concentrate.
  • 13. Opportunist
    • Noun
    • someone who uses every opportunity to gain power, money, or unfair advantages
    • The dishonest kid was an opportunist.
  • 14. Sensation
    • Noun
    • a feeling that you get from one of your five senses, especially the sense of touch
    • One sign of a heart attack is a tingling sensation in the left arm.
  • 15. Statistic
    • Noun
    • A set of numbers which represent facts or measurements
    • Statistics show that 50% of new businesses fail in their first year.
  • 16. Vacuous
    • Adj
    • showing no intelligence or having no useful purpose
    • The kid’s vacuous expression showed he wasn’t very bright.