Presentation on theme: "Vocabulary. 1. junctures (n.): is where two things come together. The juncture of a willow leaf is where the two sides of the leaf meet in the center."— Presentation transcript:
1. junctures (n.): is where two things come together. The juncture of a willow leaf is where the two sides of the leaf meet in the center. 2. debris (n.): remains. In this case, the "debris of the winter's flooding" would be drops of water falling from the leaves of the tree. 3. bindle (n.): a small bundle of items rolled up inside a blanket and carried over the shoulder or on the back; a bedroll.
4. scummy (adj.): dirty, unpleasant, nasty 5. morosely (adv.): in a sad, gloomy manner 6. dejectedly (adv): with depression; with sadness 7. scoff (v): insulted; ridiculed
1. yammered (v): to whine or complain 2.skeptically (adv.): to be skeptical is doubt or question something. George is doubting that the bunk house, and especially his mattress, is really clean 2.Skeptikos (Member of an ancient Greek school that doubted real knowledge) 3.relish (n/v): liking or enjoyment of the taste of something 3.Old French relais, reles, "something remaining, that which is left behind" 4. abruptly (adv.): suddenly; almost rudely Latin ab = off rupt =break
5. ominously (adv.): in a threatening way Used to be a good thing! 6. pugnacious (adj.): eager and ready to fight 7. slough (v): get rid of 8. tart (n): a woman of loose morals; one who is prone to be sexually unfaithful Shortening of sweetheart
1.flounced (v): to go with impatient or impetuous, exaggerated movements 1.Think BoUnCe 2.plaintively (adv.): sorrowfully; mournfully; pathetically 2.Old French plainte “lament, cry” 3.derision (n): to make fun of that person. The sound of voices of derision would be the sound of people making fun of, or laughing at, another. 3.Latin ridere meaning to laugh. Ridiculous, ridicule, deride,
4.solitaire (n): any of various games played by one person with one or more regular 52-card packs, part or all of which are usually dealt out according to a given pattern 5. euchre (n): a card game 6.reverently (adj.): deeply respectful 4.Re= back, anew, again, once more vereri “to stand in awe of, fear” 4.Think Reverend!
1. liniment (n): cream; ointment 2. disarming (adj.): making one helpless or harmless “Dis” Latin prefix = “do the opposite of, lack of, not” 3. contemptuously (adv.): full of contempt or scorn “con” Latin prefix = with “Tempt” = scorn Think TEMPEST = storm
4. sullenness (n): depression; despair; gloom 5. appraised (v): judged “ad” Latin root for “to” French “prisier” means "praise, value” 6. belligerently (adv): aggressively; forwardly “bellum” Latin root for "war“ Antebellum = before war Bellicose= warlike
1. subsided (v): to sink to a low or lower level Sub = ? 2. aroused (v): to stir to action or strong response; excite 3. consoled (v): to alleviate or lessen the grief, sorrow, or disappointment of; give solace or comfort Latin consolari "offer solace, encourage, comfort, cheer« solace 4. writhed (v): twisted Wreath
32. complacently (adv.): done at ease, unruffled; calm 33. discontent (adj.): dissatisfied Latin contentus "contained, satisfied," 34. lynched (v): to execute; to hang; to string up Likely named after William Lynch of Pittsylvania, Virginia, who c.1780 led a vigilance committee to keep order there during the Revolution. Circa = around, about, near