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English I – EOC Vocab 1.Prosperity 2.Rigid 3.Glorify 4.Sentimental 5.Simplistic 6.Conservative 7.Clarifying 8.Frolics 9.Superiority 10.Inspired 11.Discourage.

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2 English I – EOC Vocab 1.Prosperity 2.Rigid 3.Glorify 4.Sentimental 5.Simplistic 6.Conservative 7.Clarifying 8.Frolics 9.Superiority 10.Inspired 11.Discourage 12.Indifferent 13.Boasting 14.Generalization 15.Coexistence 16.Static 17.Gothic 18.Contemporary 19.Futuristic 20.Tribute 21.Nostalgic 22.Ridicule 23.Predictable 24.Insight 25.Complex 26.Unbiased 27.Perspective 28.Domesticated 29.Underestimated 30.Cynical 31.Deceptive 32.Vengeful 33.Counterpoint 34.Comprehensive 35.Inflexible 36.Futile 37.Typical 38.Universal 39.Harmony 40.Optimistic

3 1. Word Part of Speech: One of the eight Definition: short and sweet! Synonym: same Antonym: opposite Context Sentence: Something to help us remember!

4 1. Prosperity Part of Speech: noun Definition: a time of well being and success Synonym: wealth, success Antonym: poverty, depravity Context Sentence: In the days of prosperity, everyone will have a house, a car, and smile.

5 2. Rigid Part of Speech: Adjective Definition: the state of being stern, strict, stiff, unyielding Synonym: stern, strict, stiff, inflexible Antonym: flexible, easy going Context Sentence: We could tell the police officer was rigid when he gave us a ticket for going one mile per hour over the speed limit.

6 3. Glorify Part of Speech: verb Definition: to honor or praise Synonym: worship, praise, compliment Antonym: curse, defame Context Sentence: Many glorify Coach Dean Smith because he won so many basketball games in a state that loves basketball.

7 4. Sentimental Part of Speech: adjective Definition: ruled by feelings or emotions Synonym: sensitive, nostalgic, emotional Antonym: heartless, uncaring, indifferent Context Sentence: The sentimental girl cried every time she saw a picture of her dead brother.

8 5. Simplistic Part of Speech: adjective Definition: free from pretense or excess Synonym: plain, unadorned, regular Antonym: fancy, complex, ornate Context Sentence: He spoke with simplistic style using language that anyone could understand.

9 6. Conservative Part of Speech: adjective Definition: cautious, does not like change Synonym: traditional, cautious, static Antonym: risky, free, loose Context Sentence: My grandparents are pretty conservative about what they watch; they will not even watch a PG movie.

10 7. Clarifying Part of Speech: adjective Definition: making clear Synonym: explaining, describing Antonym: confusing Context Sentence: Mrs. Kerr likes clarifying directions so that student understand what to do.

11 8. Frolics Part of Speech: verb Definition: joyful skipping, to play happily Synonym: playing, jumping, celebrate Antonym: bored, down, pout, sulk Context Sentence: The New Orleans Saints’ fans frolicked in the streets to celebrate their team’s victory in the Super Bowl last year.

12 9. Superiority Part of Speech: noun Definition: higher rank or authority Synonym: above, better, greater than Antonym: inferiority, beneath, less than Context Sentence: The president’s position of superiority means that he can do many things the rest of us can not.

13 10. Inspired Part of Speech: verb Definition: to lead or create a desire to achieve Synonym: encourage, support Antonym: discourage, drag down, disappoint Context Sentence: The man who finished the marathon in a wheel chair inspired all of us to try harder no matter what.

14 11. Discourage Part of Speech: verb Definition: to take away enthusiasm, advise against Synonym: depress, reject Antonym: encourage, support, inspire Context Sentence: The police officer discouraged her from ever speeding again.

15 12. Indifferent Part of Speech: adjective Definition: having no preference Synonym: apathetic, unmoved, don’t care Antonym: enthusiastic, anxious, excited Context Sentence: He was indifferent about the girl because he never really knew her very well to begin with.

16 13. Boast Part of Speech: verb Definition: brag about yourself Synonym: brag, strut Antonym: shrink, shy away Context Sentence: Somebody who always boasts never takes time to notice her own flaws.

17 14. Generalization Part of Speech: noun Definition: a broad, overall statement or conclusion that is true in most cases but not all the time Synonym: simplification, general statement Antonym: specific detail Context Sentence: The statement that German shepherds are mean is a generalization because my dog Homer was the nicest dog you’ll ever meet.

18 15. Coexistence Part of Speech: noun Definition: the state of living together Synonym: harmony, cooperation Antonym: friction Context Sentence: The dog and cat were a surprising pair because they lived in coexistence.

19 16. Static Part of Speech: adjective Definition: not moving, unchanging Synonym: still, stationary Antonym: dynamic Context Sentence: The static deer did not move until the hunters passed by.

20 17. Gothic Part of Speech: adjective Definition: type of architecture elaborate with spires Synonym: ornate Antonym: plain, simple Context Sentence: Count Dracula swoops from the spires of his gothic castle built on the side of a mountain.

21 18. Contemporary Part of Speech: adjective Definition: up to date Synonym: modern, current Antonym: antique, traditional, old-fashioned Context Sentence: My sister has very contemporary taste; she would never shop in an antique store.

22 19. Futuristic Part of Speech: adjective Definition: relating to the future Synonym: advanced, revolutionary, ahead of its time Antonym: old-fashioned, antique Context Sentence: The futuristic cars at the auto show looked like they could be in a sci-fi movie.

23 20. Tribute Part of Speech: noun Definition: display of respect or gratitude Synonym: compliment, praise, honor Antonym: mock, make fun of Context Sentence: The ceremony was a tribute to her mother for her many years of service to the company.

24 21. Nostalgic Part of Speech: adjective Definition: a quality of sentimental longing for the past Synonym: homesick, sentimental, yearning Antonym: looking forward, excited, anticipation Context Sentence: When the young woman left for college she felt nostalgic; all she could think about was her mother’s home cooking.

25 22. Ridicule Part of Speech: verb Definition: to make fun of someone or something Synonym: to mock, to laugh at, to scorn Antonym: to compliment, to comfort, to praise, to tribute Context Sentence: The sophomore forgot what it was like to be a freshman and ridiculed the ninth grader for taking the wrong stair well.

26 23. Predictable Part of Speech: adjective Definition: easy to figure out in advance Synonym: expected, boring Antonym: surprising, original, imaginative Context Sentence: English class is predictable because we always start with Every Day Edit and vocabulary.

27 24. Insight Part of Speech: noun Definition: the power of seeing into a situation and understanding it Synonym: knowledge, clarity, expertise Antonym: confusion Context Sentence: The guidance counselors are very helpful because they have great insight into what it takes to go to college.

28 25. Complex Part of Speech: adjective Definition: having many related parts that are difficult to understand Synonym: complicated, detailed, intricate Antonym: simple, basic, elementary Context Sentence: Grammar is a complex subject with many different rules and exceptions to the rules.

29 26. Unbiased Part of Speech: adjective Definition: without prejudice or judgment Synonym: neutral, fair Antonym: judgmental, prejudiced Context Sentence: The teacher is unbiased because she gives every student the opportunity to be successful.

30 27. Perspective Part of Speech: noun Definition: the power to be able to think things through from all angles and possibilities or from a limited view Synonym: outlook, point of view Antonym: ignorance, close mindedness Context Sentence: Dr. King had great perspective as he considered racism from all angles and possibilities.

31 28. Domesticated Part of Speech: adjective Definition: adapted to live in a peaceful, family environment Synonym: tame, disciplined Antonym: wild, uncontrollable Context Sentence: The stray tom cat was not domesticated, so he tore up all of the furniture in the house.

32 29. Underestimate Part of Speech: verb Definition: to place too low in value, skill, quality, or worth Synonym: undervalue, mis-judge, take lightly Antonym: overvalue, worship, glorify Context Sentence: The girl underestimated her mother’s eyesight and tried to walk out the door with a short skirt on.

33 30. Cynical Part of Speech: adjective Definition: distrustful of human nature and other people’s motives Synonym: skeptical, suspicious Antonym: trusting, gullible, innocent Context Sentence: My dad is cynical about politicians because the last senator got caught stealing money.

34 31. Deceptive Part of Speech: adjective Definition: tending or having the power to mislead Synonym: misleading, cunning Antonym: honest, truthful Context Sentence: The deceptive teenager told her parents she went to the library when in reality she went to the movies with her friends.

35 32. Vengeful Part of Speech: adjective Definition: filled with a desire to seek revenge Synonym: hostile, spiteful Antonym: forgiving, charitable Context Sentence: The vengeful boy swore that he would get the lunch-lady back for spilling meatloaf onto his white shirt.

36 33. Counterpoint Part of Speech: noun Definition: the opposite viewpoint Synonym: disagreement, contradiction Antonym: agreement Context Sentence: The counterpoint to evolution is that a superior heavenly being created mankind.

37 34. Comprehensive Part of Speech: adjective Definition: covering completely or having vast knowledge Synonym: ample, extensive Antonym: restricted, narrow Context Sentence: Jane gave a comprehensive speech of the presidents of the United States by naming and describing each one of them.

38 35. Inflexible Part of Speech: adjective Definition: not easily influenced or persuaded Synonym: rigid, adamant Antonym: agreeable, yielding Context Sentence: Tom’s mother was inflexible; she refused to give him dessert before dinner.

39 36. Futile Part of Speech: adjective Definition: having no result of effect Synonym: useless, ineffective Antonym: effective, useful Context Sentence: The father’s lecture was futile; his child continued with his bad behavior.

40 37. Typical Part of Speech: adjective Definition: having the characteristics of a group Synonym: normal, average Antonym: unusual, off the wall Context Sentence: Sarah was a typical child; she loved to play outside and spend time with friends.

41 38. Universal Part of Speech: adjective Definition: present everywhere Synonym: worldwide, all-inclusive Antonym: particular, specific Context Sentence: The practice of religion is universal; it occurs all over the world.

42 39. Harmony Part of Speech: noun Definition: pleasing arrangement of parts Synonym: agreement, accord Antonym: clashing, harshness Context Sentence: The argument ended in harmony; Lisa and Emily agreed to study first and go to the mall later.

43 40. Optimistic Part of Speech: adjective Definition: having a positive attitude Synonym: glass half full, hopeful Antonym: glass half empty, pessimistic Context Sentence: Cindy had an optimistic outlook on life; she expected pleasant times to come her way.


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