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Vocabulary List A Chpt 4


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Vocabulary List A Chpt 4

  1. 1. Vocabulary List A
  2. 2. repertoire
  3. 3. repertoire <ul><li>Noun – a list pertaining to the arts </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have the band’s repertoire so that we’ll know the order of the songs? </li></ul><ul><li>Her dance repertoire consists of classic, ballet, jazz, and tap. </li></ul><ul><li>That quarterback has pulled out his whole repertoire of tricks tonight. </li></ul>
  4. 4. auspicious <ul><li>Originally offered by the Indian gods to Buddha Sakyamuni at the time of his enlightenment, these symbols bring luck, wealth, health and harmony. </li></ul>
  5. 5. auspicious <ul><li>Adjective – a favorable or good beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>The team has gotten off to an auspicious start of the game. </li></ul><ul><li>Your essay, Susan, has an auspicious beginning, but now you’ll need to expand your thoughts. </li></ul><ul><li>Clyde, you’ve gotten off to an inauspicious start this year, you’ll need to work harder. </li></ul>
  6. 6. furtive
  7. 7. furtive <ul><li>Adjective – apparently hiding something; secretive. </li></ul><ul><li>Adverb – furtively </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>His furtive manner suggested he was hiding something from the teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>She furtively sneaked into the room so that no one could see her. </li></ul>
  8. 8. malevolent
  9. 9. malevolent <ul><li>Adjective – having a mean personality or always doing mean things. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>His malevolent attitude is going to have to change, or he’s going to get fired. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m sorry to say this malevolent child is going to need a lot of counseling. </li></ul>
  10. 10. apathy
  11. 11. apathy <ul><li>Noun – having little to no interest </li></ul><ul><li>Adjective – apathetic </li></ul><ul><li>Adverb – apathetically </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>The apathy at the election polls was most evident in the lower-middle class sections of the city. </li></ul><ul><li>Her apathetic attitude is not helping her get ahead in this company. </li></ul><ul><li>Johnny apathetically took the test because he hadn’t studied, and he had no clue how to do it. </li></ul>
  12. 12. ignominy
  13. 13. ignominy <ul><li>Noun – dishonored and/or disgraced </li></ul><ul><li>Adjective – ignominious </li></ul><ul><li>Adverb – ignominiously </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>The ignominy of the loss had bothered the team throughout the entire off-season. </li></ul><ul><li>The ignominious feelings she felt after getting caught cheating was obvious to everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>The boy walked ignominiously through the halls on his way to the vice-principal’s for fighting. </li></ul>
  14. 14. melancholy
  15. 15. melancholy <ul><li>Noun – a long period of sadness </li></ul><ul><li>Adjective – melancholic </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>The girl’s melancholy was obvious to anyone who knew her. </li></ul><ul><li>Susan’s melancholic behavior is beginning to effect everyone else around her. </li></ul>
  16. 16. myopic
  17. 17. myopia <ul><li>Noun – narrow vision (also a clinical term) </li></ul><ul><li>Adjective – myopic </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Because of their narrow-minded attitudes, the myopia of the panel is beginning to anger the crowd. </li></ul><ul><li>He’s being myopic about this decision, and he needs to look at all sides of the issue. </li></ul>
  18. 18. tacit
  19. 19. tacit <ul><li>Adjective – being very quiet </li></ul><ul><li>Noun – taciturn </li></ul><ul><li>Adverb – tacitly </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>The tacit, young man in the corner of the room rarely says anything to anyone. </li></ul><ul><li>The old man is a taciturn, and so most people don’t bother him when he walks in the park. </li></ul><ul><li>She was late, so she tacitly walked into the room. </li></ul>
  20. 20. benevolent
  21. 21. benevolent <ul><li>Adjective – kind, nice, caring, giving </li></ul><ul><li>Adverb – benevolently </li></ul><ul><li>Noun - benevolence </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>She is such a benevolent person. She’s always offering her help for any project. </li></ul><ul><li>He benevolently put presents under the tree for the family’s children. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Homework Assignment <ul><li>You are to write ten sentences using one of each of the vocabulary words. Be sure to cleverly put some of the meaning of the word into the sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>The tacit, young man was as quiet as a mouse. </li></ul><ul><li>Her apathetic attitude was bugging everyone because her “I could care less” manner is hurting the team. </li></ul><ul><li>His furtive manner suggested that he was hiding something from the teacher. </li></ul>