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English I Honors Vocab 6


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English I Honors Vocab 6

  1. 1. English I HonorsVocabulary Lesson 6<br />October 5, 2009<br />Ms. Barletta<br /><br />
  2. 2. Vocabulary Lesson 6<br />1. nepotism (n.): favoritism shown to family or friends by those in power, especially in business or hiring practices<br />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.<br />2. begrudge (v.): to resent another’s success; to envy<br />HINT: grudge<br />3. mandarin (n.): an influential person; a member of an elite group<br />HINT: You might know a man who is successful and therefore, a mandarin.<br />4. glutinous (adj.): gluey; sticky<br />HINT: glue<br />5. enmity (n.): deep-seated hostility, often mutual<br />HINT: enemy<br />
  3. 3. Vocabulary Lesson 6<br />6. declaim (v.): to speak in a dramatic, impassioned, or blustering manner<br />HINT: claim<br />7. imbue (v.): to inspire or influence; to saturate<br />HINT:<br />8. gaff(n.): a pole with a large hook on one end<br />HINT: staff<br />9. quaff (v.): to drink in large quantities; to gulp<br />HINT:<br />10. bibliophile (n.): a lover of books<br />HINT: biblio=books; phile/o=lover of <br />
  4. 4. Extra Words!<br />11. sporadic(adj.)occurring irregularly<br />HINT: <br />12. stagnant(adj.)motionless; dull<br />HINT:<br />13. stolid(adj.)impassive; not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive<br />HINT: solid<br />14. strident(adj.)loud and harsh<br />HINT:<br />15. superfluous(adj.)unnecessary; extra <br />HINT: super saver<br />