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English 9 honors vocab 6


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English 9 honors vocab 6

  1. 1. ENGLISH I HONORS VOCABULARY LESSON 6 October 8, 2010 Ms. Barletta
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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