2StandardELA8R2 The student understands and acquires new vocabulary and uses it correctly in reading and writing. The student a. Determines pronunciations, meanings, alternate word choices, or parts of speech
3Atrocity Atrocity: (n) Something cruel, wicked, or horrifying Word Forms:Atrocious, AtrociouslySample Sentence: The grammar in your history report is an absolute atrocity!
4Decipher Decipher (v) - to decode; to figure out the meaning of Word FormsDeciphers, Deciphering, DecipheredSample Sentence: Deciphering the hieroglyphics in the tomb was difficult.
5Surreptitious Surreptitious (adj.) - Sneaky; Secretive; Inconspicuous Word FormsSurreptitiouslySample Sentence: The lion cub surreptitiously crept up on the butterfly.
6Loll Loll (v) - To move lazily, to lounge Word Forms: Lolled, Lolling, Lolls, LollygagSample sentence: Quit lolling around and finish doing your chores.
7RavishingRavishing (adj.) - highly attractive; extremely beautiful; strikingWord Forms:RavishinglySample Sentence: From this room, the view of the ocean is simply ravishing!
8CompatriotsCompatriots (n.)-fellow countrymen Word Forms: Compatriot; patriot; patriotism Sample Sentence: The general gave his fellow compatriots a rousing speech before the battle.
9HarangueHarangue (v.)-to scold, especially in a noisy and bullying way Word Forms: haranguing; harangued; harangues Sample Sentence: “Let me explain before you completely harangue me about my grades,” Billy said, handing his mother his report card.
10LamentLament (v.) To express grief and sadness (n) Sadness and grief Word Forms: Laments; lamenting; lamentation; lamented Sample Sentence: The travelers could only spare a few hours to lament their fallen companion before they had to press on.
11PremonitionPremonition (n.) a feeling that something is about to happen, especially something bad Word forms: premonitions Sentence Sample: Be careful on the roads tonight; I have been having premonitions about car accidents.
12UnremittinglyUnremittingly (adv.) constantly; without interruption Word Forms: Unremitting; remit; remits Sentence Sample: The rain fell unremittingly.
13Definitions!1. Atrocity (n) - Something cruel, wicked, or horrifying 2. Decipher (v) - to decode; to figure out the meaning of 3. Surreptitious (adj.) - Sneaky; Secretive; Inconspicuous 4. Loll (v) - To move lazily, to lounge 5. Ravishing (adj.) - highly attractive; extremely beautiful; striking 6. Compatriots (n.)-fellow countrymen 7. Harangue (v.)-to scold, especially in a noisy and bullying way 8. Lament (v.) To express grief and sadness 9. Premonition (n.) a feeling that something is about to happen, especially something bad 10. Unremittingly (adv.) constantly; without interruption