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2 WORDDEFINITION ostentatiousshowy inexorableinevitable indolentlazy dolefulmournful alacrityeagerness

3 The English adjective ostentatious comes from the Latin verb ostentare, which meant to display in a showy or gaudy manner. The noun form of the word is ostentation. In Twain’s Tom Sawyer, there is a “pewter medal which he had worn with ostentation for months.” In Spanish, ostentatious is ostentoso.

4 Inexorable, from the Latin inexorabilis, means inevitable, something than cannot be escaped. William Shakespeare used inexorable in his 1596 classic, Romeo and Juliet, to describe something “More fierce and more inexorable far than empty tigers or the roaring sea.” Which do you think would be more inexorable: empty tigers, or the roaring sea? In Spanish, inexorable is inexorable.

5 The English adjective indolent--indolence is the noun form—comes from the Latin dolere (to feel pain); you are indolent when you are lazy, when you do things that cause you no (in) pain (dol). Being called indolent is not good. In Esther Forbes’s Johnny Tremain, “Dove was garrulous, indolent, complaining, and boastful.” In Spanish, indolent is indolente.

6 A relative of indolent is the English adjective doleful, which has the same stem, dol, meaning pain. Something is doleful it if is full of pain, mournful. Kenneth Grahame wrote in The Wind in the Willows that “The Rat paid no heed to his doleful self-reproaches.” In Spanish, doleful is doliente.

7 The English noun alacrity comes from the Latin alacritas and means an eagerness, a cheerful readiness to something. Benjamin Franklin wrote in his Autobiography that he “proceeded in my electrical experiments with great alacrity.” In Spanish, alacrity is alacridad.

8 WORDDEFINITION ostentatiousshowy inexorableinevitable indolentlazy dolefulmournful alacrityeagerness

9 From Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome He was too ______________ to move. a. ostentatious b. inexorable c. doleful d. indolent

10 From Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome He was too ______________ to move. a. ostentatious b. inexorable c. doleful d. indolent

11 2. From Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 He was tormented __________ by morbid fantasies. a. dolefully b. inexorably c. ostentatiously d. indolently

12 2. From Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 He was tormented __________ by morbid fantasies. a. dolefully b. inexorably c. ostentatiously d. indolently

13 3. From Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man He was weak, ___________ weak. a. dolefully b. ostentatiously c. indolently d. inexorably

14 3. From Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man He was weak, ___________ weak. a. dolefully b. ostentatiously c. indolently d. inexorably

15 Wealthy Romans lived ostentatiously in great villas. __________________________________________


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