English 9 vocabulary lesson 2

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English 9 vocabulary lesson 2

  1. 1. Ms. Barletta August 30, 2010
  2. 2. Vocabulary Lesson 2  1. amalgamate (v.): to combine HINT: mate  2. demented (adj.): mentally ill; insane HINT: mental  3. hone (v.): to sharpen HINT:  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 HINT:
  3. 3. Vocabulary Lesson 2  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

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