English 9 h vocab 5 8

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English 9 h vocab 5 8

  1. 1. English 9 Honors Vocabulary Review Lessons 5-8
  2. 2. Vocabulary Lesson 8  1. beget (v.): to produce; to make happen HINT: To get  2. educe (v.): to draw or bring out  3. glean (v.): to collect bit by bit; to gather with patient labor HINT: When you clean, you glean everything from off the floor.  4. chafe (v.): to wear or irritate, often through rubbing or friction  5. effrontery (n.): shameless boldness HINT: Front
  3. 3. Vocabulary Lesson 8  6. imbibe (v.): to drink (especially alcohol) HINT: Beber=to drink  7. feign (v.): to pretend HINT: You might feign fainting.  8. desist (v.): to stop; to discontinue  9. allude (v.): to hint at; to refer to indirectly  10. elite (n.): the choice members or best of a group
  4. 4. Vocabulary Lesson 8 Extra Words  11. incongruous (adj.)not appropriate HINT: in=not; congruent=equal to  12. bulwark(n.)a defensive wall  13. connoisseur (n.)an expert HINT: King of the sewer  14. cacophony(n.)harsh sounds  15. expunge(v.)to remove HINT: Sponge
  5. 5. Vocabulary Lesson 7  1. gird (v.): to prepare for an event or an action HINT: Birds gird for the winter.  2. daunt (v.): to make afraid; to discourage HINT: Haunt  3. flux (n.): a state of continual change or movement HINT: Fluctuate  4. hovel (n.): a wretched living place; an open shed HINT: Hole in the ground  5. cadaverous (adj.): of or like a corpse; pale; gaunt; thin HINT: Cadaver
  6. 6. Vocabulary Lesson 7  6. gothic (adj.): of the middle ages; of or relating to a mysterious, grotesque, and desolate style of fiction HINT: Goth  7. penury (n.): extreme poverty HINT: Not even a penny  8. egress (n.): an exit HINT:  9. felicity (n.): happiness; bliss HINT: Feliz  10. despot (n.): a dictator with absolute power HINT: Da spot
  7. 7. Vocabulary Lesson 7Extra Words!  11. chattel (n.): property; a movable item of personal property HINT: Cattle is an example of chattel.  12. austere (adj.): stern, plain HINT: Steer can appear to be austere.  13. lament (v.): to mourn HINT:  14. aloof (adj.):distant; indifferent; disinterested HINT: On the roof  15. cerebral (adj.): relating to the brain HINT:
  8. 8. Vocabulary Lesson 6  1. nepotism (n.): favoritism shown to family or friends by those in power, especially in business or hiring practices HINT: If you have a family member who works at Home Depot, and you get a job there before someone who is more qualified, this is a case of nepotism.  2. begrudge (v.): to resent another’s success; to envy HINT: grudge  3. mandarin (n.): an influential person; a member of an elite group HINT: You might know a man who is successful and therefore, a mandarin.  4. glutinous (adj.): gluey; sticky HINT: glue  5. enmity (n.): deep-seated hostility, often mutual HINT: enemy
  9. 9. Vocabulary Lesson 6  6. declaim (v.): to speak in a dramatic, impassioned, or blustering manner HINT: claim  7. imbue (v.): to inspire or influence; to saturate HINT:  8. gaff (n.): a pole with a large hook on one end HINT: staff  9. quaff (v.): to drink in large quantities; to gulp HINT:  10. bibliophile (n.): a lover of books HINT: biblio=books; phile/o=lover of
  10. 10. Vocabulary Lesson 6 Extra Words!  11. sporadic(adj.)occurring irregularly HINT:  12. stagnant(adj.)motionless; dull HINT:  13. stolid(adj.)impassive; not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive HINT: solid  14. strident(adj.)loud and harsh HINT:  15. superfluous(adj.)unnecessary; extra HINT: super saver
  11. 11. Vocabulary Lesson 5  1. jaded (adj.): worn out; dulled, as from overindulgence HINT: Faded 2. gist (n.): the main point HINT: If someone hits you with their fist, you get the gist. 3. advocate (v.): to recommend; to speak in favor of HINT: Advertise; Vocal 4. efface (v.): to obliterate; to wipe out HINT: Erase your face 5. charisma (n.): a personal appeal or attraction; magnetism HINT: Charm
  12. 12. Vocabulary Lesson 5  6. ogre (n.): a brute; a large monster; a frightful giant HINT: Shrek  7. mesmerize (v.): to hypnotize HINT: Hypnotize  8. entity (n.): anything having existence; either physical or mystical HINT: Entire  9. bandy (v.): to exchange words; to discuss casually HINT: Banter  10. dastardly (adj.): cowardly and treacherous HINT:
  13. 13. Vocabulary Lesson 5 Extra Words  11.mundane(adj.):everyday; commonplace HINT:  12. seclusion(n): isolation HINT: Seclude  13. tirade (n): extensive scolding HINT:  14. servile(adj.): slavish; servant-like HINT: Servant  15. soporific (adj.): sleep causing HINT:

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