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1 Journal Write On a scale of 1-10, how easy did you find the vocabulary assignments yesterday? Please explain if necessary…

2 Vocabulary for Achievement Fourth Course (Sophomore Vocab Book)

3 Journal Write Use one of the Lesson 2 vocab words in a sentence. Change form as needed. Diligence Fastidious Judicious Selective Systematic Foresight Minutiae Punctilious Prudent Meticulous

4 Lesson 2 Test Definitions 1.Diligence—Constant and earnest effort to accomplish a task 2.Fastidious—Difficult to please 3.Judicious—Having sound judgment; sensible 4.Selective—Careful in choosing; discriminating 5.Systematic—Having a system, method, or plan; orderly

5 Lesson 2 Test Definitions cont. 6.Foresight—The ability to see what is likely to happen and plan for it accordingly 7.Minutiae—Minor or trivial details 8.Punctilious—Attentive to the finer points of etiquette and formal conduct 9.Prudent—Exercising caution or good judgment in handling practical matters 10.Meticulous—Extremely careful and precise

6 Journal Write Choose a DIFFERENT word from the Lesson 2 vocab words and use in a sentence. Change form as needed. Diligence Fastidious Judicious Selective Systematic Foresight Minutiae Punctilious Prudent Meticulous

7 Use one of the Lesson 3 vocab words in a sentence. Change form as needed. Decorum Provincial Foolhardy Glib Mores Demeanor Unseemly Ignoble Civility Beguile

8 1.Decorum—appropriateness of behavior or conduct 2.Provincial—characteristic of people or things away from the capitol of a country 3.Foolhardy—foolishly bold or daring; rash 4.Glib—performing or performed with careless, often thoughtless, ease 5.Mores-the accepted customs and rules of behavior of a social group

9 6.Demeanor—the way in which one behaves; deportment 7.Unseemly—not in good taste; improper 8.Ignoble—dishonorable 9.Civility—courtesy; politeness 10.Beguile—to deceive; trick

10 Use a different Lesson 3 vocab word in a sentence. Change form as needed. Decorum Provincial Foolhardy Glib Mores Demeanor Unseemly Ignoble Civility Beguile

11 Journal Write Use one of the Lesson 4 vocab words in a sentence. Change form as needed. Reject Injection Trajectory Projectile Dejected Conjecture Objectionable Abject Subjective Jetty

12 Lesson 4 test definitions 1.Jetty—a pier or wharf 2.Reject—to refuse to accept something 3.Subjective—something that is described as coming from thoughts or feelings rather than from an outside source 4.Injection—the forcing of something, such as a liquid, into something else 5.Abject—when someone is lacking in self- respect or is contemptible

13 Lesson 4 test definitions cont. 6.Trajectory—the path taken by a moving object through space 7.Objectionable—something that causes disapproval or is offensive 8.Projectile—something that is shot, thrown, or fired forward 9.Conjecture—the act of forming an opinion from incomplete evidence 10.Dejected—someone who is depressed or disheartened

14 Journal Write Use one of the Lesson 5 vocabulary words in a sentence. Change word form as needed. Apprehensive Categorical Conclusive Dubious Indeterminate Inevitable Precarious Qualm Unequivocal Vacillate

15 Lesson 5 test definitions 1.Unequivocal—a response that leaves no doubt or misunderstanding 2.Inevitable—something that cannot be avoided 3.Indeterminate—something that is indefinite or lacks clarity 4.Apprehensive—one who is anxious about the future 5.Qualm—a sensation of doubt or misgiving about a decision

16 Lesson 5 test definitions cont. 6.Dubious—a person who expresses doubt or uncertainty 7.Categorical—approval that is without exception or qualification 8.Conclusive—results that are decisive and final 9.Vacillate—wavering indecisively between two or more choices 10.Precarious—something dangerously lacking security or stability

17 Journal Write Use one of the Lesson 6 vocabulary words in a sentence. Change word form as needed. Assail Bulwark Citadel Fortitude Haven Invincible Mettle Resilient Stalwart Stamina

18 Lesson 6 test definitions 1.Assail—to attack physically or verbally 2.Bulwark—a defensive wall 3.Citadel—a fortress or stronghold 4.Fortitude—courage in the face of hardship 5.Haven—a place of rest or refuge 6.Invincible—unable to be defeated 7.Mettle—spirit; daring; pluck 8.Resilient—recovering spirits quickly 9.Stalwart—physically strong or sturdy 10.Stamina—endurance; staying power

19 Journal Write Use one of the Lesson 7 vocabulary words in a sentence. Change word form as needed. Accredit Credence Credential Credibility Creditable Credulous Creed Discredit Incredible Miscreant

20 1.Accredit—to recognize as having met official standards, attribute to 2.Credence—acceptance as true of valid; trustworthiness 3.Credential—something that entitles a person to confidence, credit, or authority; written evidence of a person’s qualifications 4.Credibility—the quality of deserving confidence; readiness to believe 5.Creditable—deserving commendation; praiseworthy Lesson 7 test definitions

21 6.Credulous—tending to believe too readily; gullible 7.Creed—a system of beliefs or principles that guides a person’s actions 8.Discredit—to cast doubt on; disgrace 9.Incredible—too extraordinary to be possible; astonishing 10.Miscreant—a person who behaves badly or criminally; villain Lesson 7 test definitions

22 Journal Write Use one of the Lesson 8 vocabulary words in a sentence. Change word form as needed. alacrity composure ennui imperturbable impetuous incite indolent inert pandemonium serenity

23 1.Alacrity—speed and willingness in acting or responding 2.Composure—control of one’s emotions 3.Ennui—listlessness from inactivity or lack of interest 4.Imperturbable—someone who is not easily disturbed or excited 5.Impetuous—someone who tends towards suddenness and boldness of action Lesson 8 test definitions

24 6.Incite—to provoke to action or to urge on 7.Indolent—someone who is reluctant to exert himself or herself 8.Inert—something that lacks the power to move or act 9.Pandemonium—a wild uproar or loud noise 10.Serenity—the quality of being unruffled or untroubled Lesson 8 test definitions

25 Lesson 9 test definitions 1.Brazen—a rudely bold or insolent person 2.Complaisant—someone who shows a desire or willingness to please 3.Conspicuous—something that is easy to notice or that attracts attention 4.Docile—an easily managed person 5.Flamboyant—something that is exaggerated or showy

26 Lesson 9 test definitions 6.Intrepid—a courageous or fearless person 7.Pacific—a peaceful person 8.Reserved—someone who is quiet or restrained in manner 9.Strident—to have a shrill, harsh, or grating sound or effect 10.Unabashed—this type of person is not easily embarrassed

27 Lesson 10 test definitions 1.Avert—to turn away; prevent from happening 2.Diversify—to give variety to or vary 3.Diversion—something that relaxes or entertains; the act of turning aside 4.Inadvertent—accidental or unintentional 5.Incontrovertible—indisputable; unquestionable

28 6.Invert—to turn inside out or upside down 7.Irreversible—not capable of being reserved 8.Revert—to return to a former condition or belief 9.Versatile—able to do many things well 10.Vertigo—a sensation of dizziness Lesson 10 test definitions

29 Lesson 12 test definitions 1.Didactic—intended to teach 2.Edify—to instruct in order to improve 3.Elucidate—to make clear or plain 4.Erudite—possessing deep and extensive learning 5.Explicit—expressed clearly and precisely

30 6.Imbue—to pervade as if with a dye 7.Indoctrinate—to instruct in the beliefs of a special group 8.Instill—to introduce gradually 9.Pedagogy—the art of teaching 10.Pedantic—marked by a concern for minute details Lesson 12 test definitions

31 Journal Write Use TWO of the Lesson 13 vocabulary words in a sentence. Change word form as needed. Concurrent Courier Cursory Discursive Incur Incursion Precursor Recourse Recurrent Succor

32 Lesson 13 definitions 1.Concurrent—simultaneous 2.Courier—a messenger 3.Cursory—hasty; not thorough 4.Discursive—rambling; covering many subjects 5.Incur—to bring something upon oneself

33 Lesson 13 definitions 6.Incursion—an attack on or an invasion of enemy territory; a raid 7.Precursor—someone or something that precedes something else 8.Recourse—a turning to someone or something for aid or support 9.Recurrent—occurring repeatedly 10.Succor –help in time of distress

34 Lesson 14 definitions Test on THURSDAY 1.Acrimonious—bitter and ill-natured in language or tone 2.Chastise—to punish for wrongdoing; criticize severely 3.Derogatory—detracting from the character or standing of; worthless 4.Disparage –to speak of as unimportant or inferior; belittle 5.Harass—to irritate or torment persistently; carry out repeat attacks

35 Lesson 14 definitions Test on THURSDAY 6.Impugn—to criticize by argumentation; oppose as false or worthless 7.Innuendo—a roundabout and often spiteful reference to someone or something not named; an insinuation 8.Invective—insulting words used to attack; violent denunciation or abuse 9.Reprove—to scold or correct with kindly intent; express disapproval of 10.Vilify—to utter slanderous and abusive statements against; defame

36 Vocabulary Activity Assignment (due end of class! + test on Friday!) Please complete ONE of the following tasks: Create your own “Vocab Story” using all of the words at least once. Create a list of Movie or Song Titles using all of the vocab words at least once. Create a vocabulary Crossword Puzzle using the definitions as your HINTS, but fill in the boxes like a Key. (Note: NOT a word search!)


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