English 9 honors vocabulary 1 4 (60 words)

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English 9 honors vocabulary 1 4 (60 words)

  1. 1. ENGLISH 9 HONORS VOCABULARY LESSONS 1-4 CUMULATIVE REVIEW SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 TEST ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH Ms. Barletta barlettac@dkja.org
  2. 2. Vocabulary Lesson 4  1. Elude (v.): to escape notice; to get away from HINT: Do not be rude if you want to elude others.  2. Fallow (adj.): inactive; unproductive HINT: Low  3. Blight (n.): anything that destroys, prevents growth, or causes devaluation HINT: Block the light=blight  4. Obsequy (n.): a funeral rite or ceremony HINT:  5. Denizen (n.): an occupant; an inhabitant HINT: Citizen
  3. 3. Vocabulary Lesson 4  6. Fealty (n.): obligated loyalty or faithfulness HINT: Feel a sense of loyalty  7. Entice (v.): to attract by offering reward or pleasure HINT: something nice might entice someone  8. Gratify (v.): to please HINT: Someone might be grateful if you gratify them by compromising.  9. Laggard (n.): a slow person, especially one who falls behind HINT: Drag  10. Gambit (n.): a maneuver or action used to gain an advantage HINT: Game plan
  4. 4. Extra Words!  11. Fanaticism(n.):excessive zeal; devotion HINT: Fanatic; Fan  12. Fastidious(adj.)difficult to please No matter how fast you are, you can never please a fastidious person.  13. Elusive(adj.) hard to grasp HINT:  14. Embellish(v.) to adorn HINT: Bell; Embroider  15. Ardent (adj.) intense; passionate HINT: Ardent Artist
  5. 5. Cumulative Vocabulary Review Lesson 1  1. licentious (adj.): morally unrestrained HINT: Lies  2. numismatist (n.) a coin collector HINT: Numbers, Math  3. paucity (n.) a scarcity; a lack HINT: Poor in the city  4. fatalistic (adj.) believing that all events in life are inevitable and determined by fate HINT: Fate  5. obtrude (v.) to force oneself into the situation HINT: Intrude
  6. 6.  6. pensive (adj.) dreamily thoughtful HINT: Harry Potter-pensive used to store thoughts  7. lackadaisical (adj.) uninterested; listless HINT: Slacker; daze  8. alienate (v.): to turn away feelings or affections HINT: Alien  9. elated (adj.): in high spirits; exultantly proud and joyful  10. epigram (n.) a witty saying expressing a single thought
  7. 7. Vocabulary Lesson 1 Extra Words  11. nonchalance (n): lack of concern HINT:  12. notoriety (n) disrepute; bad reputation HINT: Notorious B.I.G  13. elegy (n): a sad poem or song HINT: Eulogy  14. obstinate (adj.) stubborn HINT:  15. orator (n.) a public speaker HINT: narrator
  8. 8. Vocabulary Lesson 2 Review  1. amalgamate (v.): to combine HINT: mate  2. demented (adj.): mentally ill; insane HINT: mental  3. hone (v.): to sharpen  4. beleaguer (v.): to besiege by encircling (as with an army); to harass HINT: If a league of bees beleaguers you, you will most likely try to run away.  5. gorge (v.): to eat or swallow greedily
  9. 9.  6. antiquated (adj.): no longer used or useful; very old HINT: antique  7. opiate (n.): a narcotic used to cause sleep or bring relief from HINT: opium  8. caricature- n. an exaggerated portrayal of one’s features. HINT: character  9. dally- v. to waste time; to dawdle HINT: dilly dally; delay  10. felonious – adj. pertaining to or constituting a major crime  HINT: felon; felony
  10. 10. Vocabulary Lesson 2 Extra Words  11. peripheral (adj.) marginal, outer HINT: peripheral vision  12. pacifist (n): one opposed to war HINT: Pacify; pacifier  13. torpor (n) lethargy; sluggishness HINT: After a four hour tour of the local sites, you might suffer from torpor.  14. emulate (v.): to imitate HINT: mutual  15. ephemeral (adj.): short-lived; lasting only for a brief period of time HINT:
  11. 11. Vocabulary Lesson 3 Review  1. edifice (n.): a large, elaborate structure; an imposing building HINT: office  2. ambidextrous (adj.):equally skillful with either hand HINT: ambi=both; dexterity  3. belated (adj.): delayed; tardy; late HINT: Don’t be late!  4. animate (v.): to give life or motion to HINT: animation  5. knead (v.): to work dough or clay into a uniform mixture HINT: You need to knead the dough
  12. 12.  6. chauvinist (n.): one having a fanatical devotion to a country, gender, or religion, with contempt for other countries, the opposite sex, or other beliefs HINT:  7. egalitarian (adj.): promoting equal rights for all people HINT: equal  8. berserk (adj.): in a state of violent or destructive rage HINT: The berserkers  9. ostentatious (adj.): marked by a conspicuous, showy, or pretentious display HINT:  10. delude (v.): to mislead; to fool HINT: You might delude someone by diluting their drink.
  13. 13.  11. equivocal (adj.): intentionally misleading; ambiguous HINT: equally vocal  12. evanescent (adj.): fleeting; vanishing HINT:  13. exalt (v.): to raise in rank or dignity; praise HINT:  14. exemplary (adj.): serving as a model; outstanding HINT: example  15. facilitate (v.): to help bring about HINT: facile=easy

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