English I Honors Vocab 17

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English I Honors Vocab 17

  1. 1. English I Honors Ms. BarlettaVocabulary Lesson 17<br />April 12, 2010<br />cbarletta@dphds.org<br />
  2. 2. Vocabulary Lesson 17<br />1. pariah (n.): a social outcast<br />2. fluent (adj.): able to express oneself easily and clearly<br />3. cavort (v.): to leap about in a sprightly manner; gambol; frolic<br />4. pedagogue (n.): a school teacher<br />5. melee (n.): a noisy, confused fight<br />
  3. 3. Vocabulary Lesson 17<br />6. ensue (v.): to follow as a result<br />HINT: You might ENSUE an accident by SUING the person responsible.<br />7. desecrate (v.): to damage a holy place; to treat with irreverence <br />8. personification (n.): a person or thing that represents an idea<br />9. bias (n.): a prejudiced view (either for or against); a preference<br />*10. aloof (adj.): reserved; distant<br />
  4. 4. Vocabulary Lesson 17<br />11. gyrate (v.): to rotate or revolve quickly; to spiral<br />12. fiat (n). An official order<br />13. fidelity (n.): faithfulness<br />HINT: INFIDEL=TRAITOR<br />14. rambunctious (adj.): unruly; uncontrollable<br />15. hilarity (n.); gaiety; joviality<br />HINT: HILARIOUS <br />
  5. 5. Extra Words!<br />16. extrovert (n.): an outgoing person<br />17. demagogue (n.): a person, esp. an orator or political leader, who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people. <br />HINT: DEMO/DEMA=PEOPLE<br />18. capricious (adj.): fickle; flighty<br />HINT: Women who wear CAPRIS are CAPRIOUS since they can not decide between wearing pants or shorts.<br />19. gregarious (adj.): sociable; talkative<br />20. abet (v.): to aid in wrongdoing <br />HINT: You might make A BET with someone in order to get them to ABATE you with a misdeed.<br />

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