Vocabulary Lesson 2

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Quarter 1 Vocabulary Lesson 2 2009-2010

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Vocabulary Lesson 2

  1. 1. One forgets words as one forgets names. One’s vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.<br /> - Evelyn Waugh<br />Vocabulary<br />Lesson 2<br />
  2. 2. affinity, definitive , infinitesimal , finesse<br />fin<br />end<br />assiduous, dissident, insidious, sedentary<br />sed/sid/sess<br />sit; be still<br />conferred, deferential, insufferable, vociferous <br />fer<br />bear, carry, yield, bring<br />
  3. 3. affinity<br />Natural liking or identification with somebody or something.<br />Somebody to whom somebody else is attracted<br />Synonyms<br />similarity<br />Likeness<br />Empathy<br />Sympathy<br />attraction<br />I have an affinity for . <br />
  4. 4. assiduous<br />Done with constant and careful attention.<br /><ul><li>diligent
  5. 5. industrious
  6. 6. hard-working
  7. 7. attentive
  8. 8. Persistent</li></ul>Keep up the hard work!<br />The teacher praised <br />us for our <br />assiduous work. <br />
  9. 9. conferred<br />discuss something with somebody in order to compare opinions or make a decision.<br />to give something such as a title, honor or favor to somebody.<br />consult<br />deliberate<br />award<br />bestow<br />present <br />The official conferred<br /> with the officials before making the call. <br />
  10. 10. deferential<br />showing respect<br />respectful<br />admiring<br />courteous<br />reverent<br />His deferential attitude<br />toward his opponent was commended by all.<br />
  11. 11. definitive<br />providing a final decision that will not be questioned or changed<br />conclusive<br />final<br />absolute<br />definite<br />The judge’s verdict was definitive.<br />
  12. 12. dissident<br />disagreeing, especially with a majority<br />a person who departs from accepted beliefs or standards<br />nonconformist<br />rebel<br />protester<br />Malcolm X’s dissident ideas roused many to violence.<br />
  13. 13. finesse<br />elegant ability & dexterity<br />a delicate & skillful approach in dealing with a troublesome<br />skill<br />flair<br />poise<br />grace<br />Making the spinner bait required great finesse.<br />
  14. 14. infinitesimal<br />tiny; very small in number, amount, or degree<br />minute<br />minuscule<br />microscopic<br />insignificant<br />It’s hard to imagine how deadly an infinitesimal germ can be.<br />
  15. 15. insidious<br />stealthily treacherous or deceitful<br />intended to entrap or beguile<br />sinister<br />dangerous<br />menacing<br />deceitful<br />duplicitous<br />The insidious virus crashed the entire network.<br />
  16. 16. insufferable<br />so annoying, unpleasant, or uncomfortable as to be unbearable<br />unbearable<br />intolerable<br />unendurable<br />You dense, insufferable beast of burden, don’t you ever shut up?<br />
  17. 17. sedentary<br />tending to sit most of the time and getting little exercise<br />idle<br />inactive<br />sluggish<br />lethargic<br />Some claim kids’ sedentary lifestyles has created an unhealthy generation.<br />
  18. 18. vociferous<br />shouting noisily<br />offensively loud<br />raucous<br />loud<br />boisterous<br />clamorous<br />His vociferous cries grew wearisome.<br />

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