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Vocabulary 4A
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Detritus
Effervesce
Myriad
Insidious
Invidious
Intransigent
Ineffable

8. Sophisticate...
Detritus
• Noun
• Loose material; miscellaneous
remnants; odds and ends
• A detritus of rock and dirt
rumbled down the hil...
Effervesce
• Verb
• To bubble or hiss; to show
liveliness or exhilaration
• The Alka-Seltzer tablet
effervesced in the gla...
Myriad
• Noun
• Ten thousand; great or vast number
• The box contained a myriad of yarn,
buttons, sequins, and other sewin...
Insidious
• Adjective
• Awaiting a chance to entrap; treacherous; sly
• The insidious spider waited for a fly to enter
int...
Invidious
• Adjective
• Tending to cause discontent, envy, animosity
or ill will
• The political movie was invidious, and ...
Intransigent
• Adjective
• Characterized by a refusal to abandon a
position; very stubborn
• The intransigent cat refused ...
ineffable
• Adjective
• Unable to be expressed in words
• The boy stood in ineffable silence, unable to
speak about what h...
sophisticated
• Adjective
• Highly complicated or quite complex; having a
refined knowledge of the ways of the world
• Sam...
encourage
• Verb
• To foster; to develop; to inspire with hope
• My mother encouraged me to be a great chef
by showing me ...
Fascinate
• Verb
• To transfix with wonder; to hold spellbound
• The book fascinated me with its vivid
characters and stor...
derive
• Verb
• To infer; to take from a specified source
• The word “giant” is derived from the Greek
root “gigas”.
vibrating
• Verb/Adj.
• Oscillating; fluctuating; moving to and fro
• The fan vibrated as it gave out cool, refreshing
air...
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  1. 1. Vocabulary 4A 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Detritus Effervesce Myriad Insidious Invidious Intransigent Ineffable 8. Sophisticated 9. Encourage 10.Fascinate 11.Derive 12.vibrating
  2. 2. Detritus • Noun • Loose material; miscellaneous remnants; odds and ends • A detritus of rock and dirt rumbled down the hillside and into the lake, where it splashed into the water.
  3. 3. Effervesce • Verb • To bubble or hiss; to show liveliness or exhilaration • The Alka-Seltzer tablet effervesced in the glass, and sent up a million bubbles of relief to the top.
  4. 4. Myriad • Noun • Ten thousand; great or vast number • The box contained a myriad of yarn, buttons, sequins, and other sewing supplies – enough for a lifetime of crafting!
  5. 5. Insidious • Adjective • Awaiting a chance to entrap; treacherous; sly • The insidious spider waited for a fly to enter into its carefully constructed web.
  6. 6. Invidious • Adjective • Tending to cause discontent, envy, animosity or ill will • The political movie was invidious, and she refused to stand a minute longer in the theatre watching it.
  7. 7. Intransigent • Adjective • Characterized by a refusal to abandon a position; very stubborn • The intransigent cat refused to get off my lap, pawing in deep with its needle like claws.
  8. 8. ineffable • Adjective • Unable to be expressed in words • The boy stood in ineffable silence, unable to speak about what had happened to him in the camp.
  9. 9. sophisticated • Adjective • Highly complicated or quite complex; having a refined knowledge of the ways of the world • Sam’s cousin has a highly sophisticated understanding of an engine; he can take one look under the hood and tell Sam just what is wrong with his car.
  10. 10. encourage • Verb • To foster; to develop; to inspire with hope • My mother encouraged me to be a great chef by showing me secrets to her favorite recipes and helping me study spices and extracts.
  11. 11. Fascinate • Verb • To transfix with wonder; to hold spellbound • The book fascinated me with its vivid characters and story of the war in Vietnam.
  12. 12. derive • Verb • To infer; to take from a specified source • The word “giant” is derived from the Greek root “gigas”.
  13. 13. vibrating • Verb/Adj. • Oscillating; fluctuating; moving to and fro • The fan vibrated as it gave out cool, refreshing air to the room.

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