Wordly Wise Vocab<br />Lesson 1<br />
Avid<br />Adjective (a word that describes a noun)<br />Having a strong desire for, to the point of greed.<br />Avid for t...
Brusque<br />Adjective<br />Abrupt in manner or speech; gruff.<br />The lawyer’s brusque questioning intimidated the witne...
Concise<br />Adjective<br />Short and to the point.<br />“Speed Kills” is a concise way of warning drivers of the danger o...
Demean<br />Verb: word that shows action or state of being.<br />To cause a lowering of self-esteem; to lower in reputatio...
Despicable<br />Adjective<br />Deserving contempt or scorn.<br />Driving away after hitting the child was a despicable thi...
Emulate<br />Verb<br />To try to equal; to imitate.<br />Musician around the world have tried to emulate Louis Armstrong’s...
Evoke<br />Verb<br />To call forth; to produce.<br />After the oil spill, the governor’s appeal for clean up volunteers ev...
Evoke (continued)<br />Evocative<br />Adjective<br />Creating something again, especially though the imagination.<br />The...
Excruciating<br />Adjective<br />Very painful.<br />The unusual salve soothed the excruciatingburn on Ronald’s arm.<br />
Inaugurate<br />Verb<br />To install in office with a formal ceremony.<br />Presidents of the United States are inaugurate...
Inaugurate (continued)<br />Inauguration<br />Noun<br />The act of installing in office.<br />Governor Maitland was at her...
Pervade<br />Verb<br />To spread throughout.<br />Laughter pervades the house whenever Aunt Sara visits us.<br />Pervasive...
Proprietor<br />Noun<br />An owner of a store or other business.<br />The proprietors of the downtown shops planned a side...
Pseudonym<br />Noun<br />A fictitious name used by an author; a pen name.<br />Female British authors of the nineteenth ce...
						Rebuff<br />Verb<br />To reject bluntly.<br />The owners rebuffed all attempts to take over their successful compute...
Rebuff (continued)<br />Noun<br />A blunt rejection.<br />Caroline’s offer to Fred to patch up                  their quar...
Resilient<br />Adjective<br />Capable of recovering quickly from misfortune.<br />After slipping to third place, the Red S...
Resilient (continued)<br />Resilience<br />Noun<br />The ability to recover.<br />Steven’s body showed great resilience af...
Turbulent<br />Adjective<br />Chaotic; unruly.<br />My brother and I tried our best to stay calm during the turbulent peri...
Turbulent (continued)<br />Turbulence<br />Noun<br />Great disturbance or agitation.<br />The turbulence of the 1960s incl...
To Review!!!<br />
Figurative Language<br />Metaphor: direct comparison between unlike things<br />Simile: comparison between unlike things u...
Allusion:Figure of speech that makes reference to a person, place or event, or another literary work/passage<br />Ie: Kany...
Can you identify an allusion?<br />If you could feel how my face felt you would know how Mace felt<br />Thank God I ain'tt...
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WW Vocab Lesson 1 (and elements of lit review)

  1. 1. Wordly Wise Vocab<br />Lesson 1<br />
  2. 2. Avid<br />Adjective (a word that describes a noun)<br />Having a strong desire for, to the point of greed.<br />Avid for the attention of their baby sitter, the children shouted and tumbled about on the floor.<br />Eager; enthusiastic.<br />Marcia is an avid skier, who spends each weekend on the slopes.<br />
  3. 3. Brusque<br />Adjective<br />Abrupt in manner or speech; gruff.<br />The lawyer’s brusque questioning intimidated the witness.<br />Brusqueness<br />Noun (person, place, thing, qualities)<br />The quality or state of being brusque.<br />With a brusqueness quite unlike her, Melanie ended the phone conversation.<br />
  4. 4. Concise<br />Adjective<br />Short and to the point.<br />“Speed Kills” is a concise way of warning drivers of the danger of going too fast.<br />
  5. 5. Demean<br />Verb: word that shows action or state of being.<br />To cause a lowering of self-esteem; to lower in reputation or character.<br />Don’t demean yourself by denying what everyone knows to be true.<br />Demeaning<br />Adjective<br />Degrading.<br />Being scolded in front of the entire class was demeaning.<br />
  6. 6. Despicable<br />Adjective<br />Deserving contempt or scorn.<br />Driving away after hitting the child was a despicable thing to do.<br />
  7. 7. Emulate<br />Verb<br />To try to equal; to imitate.<br />Musician around the world have tried to emulate Louis Armstrong’s soulful trumpet playing.<br />
  8. 8. Evoke<br />Verb<br />To call forth; to produce.<br />After the oil spill, the governor’s appeal for clean up volunteers evoked a huge response from people in the state.<br />To bring to mind, often by suggestion.<br />The tinkling notes from the music box evoked for me the carefree joys of childhood.<br />Continued…<br />
  9. 9. Evoke (continued)<br />Evocative<br />Adjective<br />Creating something again, especially though the imagination.<br />The costumes and music of the film were evocative of Paris in the 1920s.<br />
  10. 10. Excruciating<br />Adjective<br />Very painful.<br />The unusual salve soothed the excruciatingburn on Ronald’s arm.<br />
  11. 11. Inaugurate<br />Verb<br />To install in office with a formal ceremony.<br />Presidents of the United States are inaugurated in January following the November election.<br />To begin officially or mark the opening of.<br />On Tuesday, Mayor Ovallesinaugurated a free vaccination program for all children under five living in the city.<br />Continued…<br />
  12. 12. Inaugurate (continued)<br />Inauguration<br />Noun<br />The act of installing in office.<br />Governor Maitland was at her desk within hours of her inauguration.<br />
  13. 13. Pervade<br />Verb<br />To spread throughout.<br />Laughter pervades the house whenever Aunt Sara visits us.<br />Pervasive<br />Adjective<br />Spreading throughout.<br />Every Friday afternoon, the pervasive odor of disinfectant fills the halls as the cleaning crew mops the floors.<br />
  14. 14. Proprietor<br />Noun<br />An owner of a store or other business.<br />The proprietors of the downtown shops planned a sidewalk sale for the first weekend in June.<br />
  15. 15. Pseudonym<br />Noun<br />A fictitious name used by an author; a pen name.<br />Female British authors of the nineteenth century often had to use a male pseudonym in order to get their books published.<br />
  16. 16. Rebuff<br />Verb<br />To reject bluntly.<br />The owners rebuffed all attempts to take over their successful computer company.<br />To drive back.<br />Although the men in the Alamo were determined to rebuff Santa Anna’s forces, in the end they were defeated.<br />Continued…<br />
  17. 17. Rebuff (continued)<br />Noun<br />A blunt rejection.<br />Caroline’s offer to Fred to patch up their quarrel met with a rebuff.<br />An abrupt setback in progress.<br />After a storm delayed their start, the climbers experienced another rebuff when a rock slide shut down one of the trails.<br />
  18. 18. Resilient<br />Adjective<br />Capable of recovering quickly from misfortune.<br />After slipping to third place, the Red Sox were resilient enough to regain first place.<br />Returning quickly to an original shape or condition.<br />A wool sweater is more resilient after washing than a cotton one.<br />Continued…<br />
  19. 19. Resilient (continued)<br />Resilience<br />Noun<br />The ability to recover.<br />Steven’s body showed great resilience after the chemotherapy treatment.<br />The ability to spring back.<br />Tennis balls lose resilience after three or four sets of vigorous play.<br />
  20. 20. Turbulent<br />Adjective<br />Chaotic; unruly.<br />My brother and I tried our best to stay calm during the turbulent period of our parents’ divorce.<br />Stormy; tempestuous.<br />Such a turbulent sea prevented all boats from leaving the harbor.<br />Continued…<br />
  21. 21. Turbulent (continued)<br />Turbulence<br />Noun<br />Great disturbance or agitation.<br />The turbulence of the 1960s included peace marches, civil rights protests, and assassinations.<br />Rapid changes in wind speed and direction in the atmosphere.<br />The “Fasten Your Seatbelts” sign flashed on when the plane encountered turbulence.<br />
  22. 22. To Review!!!<br />
  23. 23. Figurative Language<br />Metaphor: direct comparison between unlike things<br />Simile: comparison between unlike things using “like” or “as”<br />Imagery: words and phrases that evoke any of the five senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch)<br />
  24. 24. Allusion:Figure of speech that makes reference to a person, place or event, or another literary work/passage<br />Ie: Kanye West’s “Through the Wire”<br />Symbol: object, person, or event that stands for something greater than itself<br />Flashback: a scene that takes us back in time, usually providing context for the current reality<br />Foreshadowing: clues of what will happen in the story (“plot suggestions”)<br />Elements of Literature<br />
  25. 25. Can you identify an allusion?<br />If you could feel how my face felt you would know how Mace felt<br />Thank God I ain'ttoo cool for the safe belt<br />I swear to God drive two on the sue<br />I got lawyer for the case to keep what’s in my safe; safe<br />My dawgs couldn't tell if I<br />I look like Tom Cruise on Vanilla Sky, it was televised<br />All they heard was that I was in an accident like GEICO<br />They thought I was burnt up like Pepsi did Michael<br />I must gotta angel<br />Cause look how death missed his a**<br />Unbreakable, would you thought they called me Mr. Glass<br />Look back on my life like the ghost of Christmas past<br />Toys R Us where I used to spend that Christmas cash<br />

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