astute (adj) wise in a clever       or practical way      [uh-stoot, uh-styoot]Clue: astute studentAn astute student studi...
authentic – (adj) genuine;                true          [aw-then-tik]Clue: authentic = the real                    thingAn...
delicacy (n) A choice item of      food. 2. Great      consideration for the      feeling of others.           [del-i-kuh-...
derogatory (adj) expressing     a low opinion; intended     to hurt the reputation     of a person or thing   [dih-rog-uh-...
devour- (v) 1. to eat up     hungrily; 2. to take in     eagerly with the eyes or     ears             [dih-vour]devour = ...
figment (n) something that is     made up in the mind but     that has no connection     with reality.           [fig-muhn...
mythical (adj) imaginary; not               real         [mith-i-kuhl]Clue: mythical = Zeus was                   not real...
plumage - (n) bird feathers          [ploo-mij]  Clue: plumage = feathersParrots have brightly coloredplumage.Ex: colorful...
predatory (adj) 1. living by      killing and eating other      animals; 2. living by      robbing or stealing from      o...
prior (adj) 1. coming earlier                     in time 2. coming                     before in order or                ...
scavenge (v) to search      through or pick over;      looking for something      usable.scavenger (n) 1. someone who     ...
slaughter (v) 1. to kill in order to     obtain meat. 2. to kill     people or animals in large     numbers of in a cruel ...
solitude (n) the condition of     being alone or at some     distance from people       [sol-i-tood, -tyood]Clue: solitude...
ungainly (adj) moving in a     clumsy or awkward way         [uhn-geyn-lee]Clue: ungainly = clumsyWalruses, graceful in th...
vulnerable- (adj) open to     attack; easily injured     physically or emotionally       [vuhl-ner-uh-buhl]Clue: vulnerabl...
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Lesson 2 - Week 4, 5, & 6

  1. 1. astute (adj) wise in a clever or practical way [uh-stoot, uh-styoot]Clue: astute studentAn astute student studies inadvance for tests and usespractical study strategies.Ex: the astute shopper; theastute scientist; the astuteengineer
  2. 2. authentic – (adj) genuine; true [aw-then-tik]Clue: authentic = the real thingAn authority on old mapsdeclared that the sixteenth-century chart of the FloridaKeys is authentic.Ex: authentic painting; theauthenticity of the signature;an expert authenticated thepainting
  3. 3. delicacy (n) A choice item of food. 2. Great consideration for the feeling of others. [del-i-kuh-see]delicacy= handle with careSmoked salmon is a delicacy.Discussing her mistake willembarrass her unless you handlethe matter with delicacy.Ex: caviar is a delicacy
  4. 4. derogatory (adj) expressing a low opinion; intended to hurt the reputation of a person or thing [dih-rog-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]derogatory = degradeHis habit of making derogatorycomments about his co-workersmade him unpopular.Ex: derogatory remarks;derogatory statements
  5. 5. devour- (v) 1. to eat up hungrily; 2. to take in eagerly with the eyes or ears [dih-vour]devour = eat it upThe wolf was about to devourLittle Red Riding Hood when thewoodcutter arrived.The children devoured comicbooks when they were younger.Ex: devour a meal; devour books
  6. 6. figment (n) something that is made up in the mind but that has no connection with reality. [fig-muhnt] Clue: figment = not really thereThe monster in the closet isa figment of the child’simagination.Ex: figment in his mind
  7. 7. mythical (adj) imaginary; not real [mith-i-kuhl]Clue: mythical = Zeus was not realUnicorns are mythicalcreatures.Ex: mythical gods; mythicalstories; mythical monsters
  8. 8. plumage - (n) bird feathers [ploo-mij] Clue: plumage = feathersParrots have brightly coloredplumage.Ex: colorful plumage;peacock plumage
  9. 9. predatory (adj) 1. living by killing and eating other animals; 2. living by robbing or stealing from others [pred-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]Clue: predatory = prey + huntingCrocodiles are predatoryreptiles.Predatory bands of pirates onesailed the Mediterranean seekingvictims.Ex: predatory creatures
  10. 10. prior (adj) 1. coming earlier in time 2. coming before in order or importance [prahy-er] Clue: prior = before Mark Prior I was unable to see you this morning because I had a prior to prior appointment.releasing the ball Ex: prior engagement; prior offense
  11. 11. scavenge (v) to search through or pick over; looking for something usable.scavenger (n) 1. someone who scavenges 2. an animal that feeds on dead or decaying matter. [skav-inj]Clue: scavenge = pick through the leftoversAfter the tornadoes, the peoplescavenged through the wreckagelooking for their valuables.
  12. 12. slaughter (v) 1. to kill in order to obtain meat. 2. to kill people or animals in large numbers of in a cruel way (n) the killing of an animal for food [slaw-ter] Clue: slaughter = killFor centuries, whales wereslaughtered for their oil andother valuable products.Ex: slaughter the hog; slaughterthe cattle
  13. 13. solitude (n) the condition of being alone or at some distance from people [sol-i-tood, -tyood]Clue: solitude = soloWe enjoyed the solitude of awalk on the deserted beach.Ex: solitude confinement;solitude and quiet
  14. 14. ungainly (adj) moving in a clumsy or awkward way [uhn-geyn-lee]Clue: ungainly = clumsyWalruses, graceful in thewater, are ungainly creatureson land.Ex: ungainly athlete; ungainlygiant; ungainly dancer
  15. 15. vulnerable- (adj) open to attack; easily injured physically or emotionally [vuhl-ner-uh-buhl]Clue: vulnerable = easily hurtStarving people are morevulnerable to disease thanthose who are well fed.Ex: vulnerable young animals;vulnerable young children

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