English I H Vocabulary Lesson 9


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English I H Vocabulary Lesson 9

  1. 1. Vocabulary Lesson 9<br />English I Honors<br />Ms. Barletta<br />November 9, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Vocabulary Lesson 9<br />1. bilk (v.): to cheat or swindle; to thwart<br />HINT: Milk someone for their money<br />2. homily (n.): a sermon<br />3. demise (n.): death; a ceasing to exist<br />4. emit (v.): to send out; to give forth, as in sound or light<br />5. decadence (n.): moral deterioration<br />
  3. 3. 6. aghast (adj.): feeling great dismay or horror<br />7. granary (n.): a storehouse for grain<br />8. choleric (adj.): easily angered<br />HINT: Babies who are choleric at birth, might become choleric as adults<br />9. impede (v.): to hinder; to obstruct<br />HINT: Stampede<br />10. qualm (n.): a feeling of uneasiness<br />
  4. 4. 11. lampoon (n.): a written satire used to ridicule or attack someone<br />HINT: National Lampoon<br />12. narcissistic (adj.): conceited; having excessive self-love or admiration<br />HINT: Narcissus <br />13. eradicate (v.): to wipe out; to destroy<br />HINT: Raid <br />14. fabricate (v.): to concoct; to make up a story in order to deceive<br />HINT: Fable<br />15. ghastly (adj.): horrible; frightful <br />HINT: A ghost might be ghastly to look at.<br />
  5. 5. Extra Words!<br />16. deprecate(v.)to express disapproval<br />17. inundate(v.)to overwhelm with abundance<br />18. exonerate(v.)to free from blame<br />19. squalid(adj.)dirty<br />20. diurnal(adj.)daytime <br />