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

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