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1 Vocabulary for A Man Called Horse and The Gift of the Magi English I ECHS C. Edge

2 A Man Called Horse, p. 166 Vocabulary Restive – adj.: restless; unsettled Restive – adj.: restless; unsettled –Synonyms: agitated, contrary, edgy, fidgety, fretful, jittery, nervous, on edge, restless, tense, uneasy, unruly agitatedcontraryedgy fidgetyfretfuljitterynervouson edge restlesstenseuneasyunrulyagitatedcontraryedgy fidgetyfretfuljitterynervouson edge restlesstenseuneasyunruly –Antonyms: calm, patient calmpatientcalmpatient

3 A Man Called Horse, p. 166 Vocabulary Piteously – adv.: in a way that arouses pity or compassion Piteously – adv.: in a way that arouses pity or compassion –Synonyms: commiserable, distressing, heart-rending, heartbreaking, miserable, mournful, moving, pitiful, ruined, sad, sorrowful commiserabledistressing heart-rendingheartbreakingmiserable mournfulmovingpitifulruinedsad sorrowfulcommiserabledistressing heart-rendingheartbreakingmiserable mournfulmovingpitifulruinedsad sorrowful

4 A Man Called Horse, p. 166 Vocabulary Detractor – n.: one who makes something seem less important or valuable Detractor – n.: one who makes something seem less important or valuable –Synonyms: belittler, defamer, disparager, disputer, doubter, maligner, nitpicker belittlerdefamerdisparager disputerdoubtermalignernitpickerbelittlerdefamerdisparager disputerdoubtermalignernitpicker –Antonyms: advocate, champion, supporter advocatechampion supporteradvocatechampion supporter

5 A Man Called Horse, p. 166 Vocabulary Forestalled – v.: prevented by doing something ahead of time Forestalled – v.: prevented by doing something ahead of time –Synonyms: avoid, deter, frustrate, halt, prevent, ward off avoiddeterfrustratehalt preventward offavoiddeterfrustratehalt preventward off –Antonyms: cause, help causehelpcausehelp

6 A Man Called Horse, p. 166 Vocabulary Docile – adj. easy to manage; submissive Docile – adj. easy to manage; submissive –Synonyms: accommodating, agreeable, amenable, compliant, easygoing, humble, laid back, obedient, orderly, quiet, teachable, willing accommodatingagreeable amenablecomplianteasygoinghumble laid backobedientorderlyquiet teachablewillingaccommodatingagreeable amenablecomplianteasygoinghumble laid backobedientorderlyquiet teachablewilling –Antonyms: defiant, stubborn, uncooperative, unruly defiantstubborn uncooperativeunrulydefiantstubborn uncooperativeunruly

7 The Gift of the Magi, p. 202 Vocabulary Instigate – v.: gives rise to. Instigate is generally used to mean provokes or urges on to some action. Instigate – v.: gives rise to. Instigate is generally used to mean provokes or urges on to some action. –Synonyms: encourage, incite, initiate, provoke, spur, stir up, urge encourageinciteinitiate provokespurstir upurgeencourageinciteinitiate provokespurstir upurge –Antonyms: denounce, deter, discourage, prevent, prohibit denouncedeterdiscourage preventprohibitdenouncedeterdiscourage preventprohibit

8 The Gift of the Magi, p. 202 Vocabulary Scrutiny – n.: close inspection Scrutiny – n.: close inspection –Synonyms: analysis, eagle eye, inspection, scan, study analysiseagle eye inspectionscanstudyanalysiseagle eye inspectionscanstudy –Antonyms: cursory look, glance cursory lookglancecursory lookglance

9 The Gift of the Magi, p. 202 Vocabulary Depreciate – v.: belittle; lower the value of Depreciate – v.: belittle; lower the value of –Synonyms: cheapen, decrease, deflate, detract, discredit, disgrace, diminish, downgrade, reduce, undervalue, write off cheapendecreasedeflate detractdiscreditdisgracediminish downgradereduceundervaluewrite offcheapendecreasedeflate detractdiscreditdisgracediminish downgradereduceundervaluewrite off –Antonyms: appreciate, cherish, esteem, prize, value appreciatecherishesteem prizevalueappreciatecherishesteem prizevalue

10 The Gift of the Magi, p. 202 Vocabulary Covet – v.: to long for something; here it is used as an adjective to describe something that is longed-for. Covet – v.: to long for something; here it is used as an adjective to describe something that is longed-for. –Synonyms: crave, hanker for*, itch for*, long for, lust after, thirst for, want cravehanker foritch for long forlust afterthirst forwantcravehanker foritch for long forlust afterthirst forwant –Antonyms: ignore, not want, reject, spurn ignorenot wantrejectspurnignorenot wantrejectspurn


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