True Confession of
                   Charlotte Doyle Vocab
                               Peter Kim 8B




Wednesday, Feb...
Adversity

                   • To be in unfortunate event or fate.
                   • Sentence: Do you want to know whi...
Brawny


                   • Strong, big muscles.
                   • Sentence: He is a brawny man, but lacks
          ...
Congenial

                   • Someone or an environment that is
                           pleasant.
                   ...
Decorum

                   • A behavior that is polite and mannerly
                           behaved.
                 ...
Docile

                   • Easily taught or handled.
                   • Sentence: Jeffrey is a docile; he follows
    ...
Quell

                   • To finish it, to put an end to
                   • Sentence: The police officer quelled the
   ...
Reprieve


                   • To delay punishment or sentence
                   • Sentence: The boy’s sentence was repr...
Slanderous

                   • A false report in intention of damaging
                           other’s fame or reputa...
Transpire


                   • To happen, to be known.
                   • As the killer news got transpired, people
  ...
Vigilant

                   • To watch for danger, a protector
                   • Sentence: The Avenging Angles are uno...
Ardent

                   • To have strong, intense feeling for one
                           person.
                  ...
Somber

                   • Dark, depressing, or dull.
                   • He is a somber man; he is serious about
     ...
Ambition


                   • A desire to do or achieve something.
                   • His dearest ambition is to pilot...
Eminent


                   • Well-known or high ranked person.
                   • Stephen Hawking is an eminent physic...
Intoxication

                   • Overpowering excitement of the mind;
                           euphoria, exhilaration....
Commendation

                   • Official award or formal recommendation.
                   • Jerry received commendatio...
Intone


                   • To say in a low voice or quietly
                   • Ray intoned some prayers as he was get...
Impression


                   • First sensation that settles on one’s mind.
                   • I was under impression ...
Obligation

                   • Something that a person is bounded or
                           have to do.
            ...
Succumbing

                   • To do something in order of someone else
                           or themselves despite...
Confining


                   • To limit or restrict from spreading.
                   • The criminals were confined by th...
Agog


                   • Excited by eagerness.
                   • When lost in a maze, agog feeling can
             ...
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  • Vocabulary

    1. 1. True Confession of Charlotte Doyle Vocab Peter Kim 8B Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    2. 2. Adversity • To be in unfortunate event or fate. • Sentence: Do you want to know which one of your men was a coward when they were in adversity? Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    3. 3. Brawny • Strong, big muscles. • Sentence: He is a brawny man, but lacks intelligence and knowledge. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    4. 4. Congenial • Someone or an environment that is pleasant. • Sentence: the place he used to live was a congenial area: it was where nature thrived and none of the man made mechanics were visible. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    5. 5. Decorum • A behavior that is polite and mannerly behaved. • Sentence: We were treated with decorum while we were in the party by the waiters. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    6. 6. Docile • Easily taught or handled. • Sentence: Jeffrey is a docile; he follows direction well and is eager to be taght with new material. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    7. 7. Quell • To finish it, to put an end to • Sentence: The police officer quelled the problem by arresting the two men who were fighting. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    8. 8. Reprieve • To delay punishment or sentence • Sentence: The boy’s sentence was reprieved due to hung jury. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    9. 9. Slanderous • A false report in intention of damaging other’s fame or reputation. • Sentence: Jerry slandered against Jeff's reputation by telling about his physical handicap. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    10. 10. Transpire • To happen, to be known. • As the killer news got transpired, people panicked and many left the city for asfety. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    11. 11. Vigilant • To watch for danger, a protector • Sentence: The Avenging Angles are unofficial vigilant that stops criminals from mugging people or stealing materials. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    12. 12. Ardent • To have strong, intense feeling for one person. • He was one of the ardent supporters for the people who had schizophrenia. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    13. 13. Somber • Dark, depressing, or dull. • He is a somber man; he is serious about student’s grade and he rarely compliments the students. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    14. 14. Ambition • A desire to do or achieve something. • His dearest ambition is to pilot the zeppelin. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    15. 15. Eminent • Well-known or high ranked person. • Stephen Hawking is an eminent physicist. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    16. 16. Intoxication • Overpowering excitement of the mind; euphoria, exhilaration. Can caused by drug or thin air (less oxygen)-hypoxia. • Larry was intoxicated with the drug and he didn’t even know he wasn’t breathing properly. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    17. 17. Commendation • Official award or formal recommendation. • Jerry received commendation from the government after he helped them shut down the virus program. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    18. 18. Intone • To say in a low voice or quietly • Ray intoned some prayers as he was getting ready for bungee jumping. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    19. 19. Impression • First sensation that settles on one’s mind. • I was under impression that you were a reliable man from Sir Haddock. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    20. 20. Obligation • Something that a person is bounded or have to do. • He was obliged to take charge of cleaning the classroom. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    21. 21. Succumbing • To do something in order of someone else or themselves despite knowing the fact it isn’t right. • Joy was succumbed to steal the wallet because of her friend even though she didn’t want to. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    22. 22. Confining • To limit or restrict from spreading. • The criminals were confined by the FBI agents from getting out of the bank. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    23. 23. Agog • Excited by eagerness. • When lost in a maze, agog feeling can confuse the person. Wednesday, February 18, 2009

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