Presentation on theme: "Vocabulary Unit 8 English 9. To Adulterate (verb) to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value The soup will be great as long."— Presentation transcript:
To Adulterate (verb) to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value The soup will be great as long as the chef does not adulterate (ruin) it with too much salt.
Ambidextrous athlete (adj.) able to use both hands equally well The ambidextrous artist draws equally well with both her left and right hands. Ambidextrous athlete (adj.)
Pat Venditte pitches with both his left and right arms; he wears a custom made six-finger glove so that he can switch hands easily while on the mound (T.O.N.Y. Sports)
To augment (verb) (v) to make larger, increase In order to augment (increase) her income, she worked overtime every day of the week.
Bereft fans (adj.) deprived of, made unhappy through a loss The Miami Heat were left bereft (without) of a championship because the Mavericks were the better team. left without
To deploy (verb) (v) to position or arrange, to utilize, to form up Our country’s military leaders must decide how to deploy (use) our troops around the world.
The dour expression (adj.) (adj) stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored The man’s dour (sour) expression made it clear that he was not happy about the job he had to do. The sour expression (adj.)
To gibe (v. and n.) to utter taunting words an expression of scorn Although the words were insulting, she knew her friends were simply using the gibes ( ) to get a reaction from her. The comedian is so quick witted that he is able to gibe at every member of the audience before he has finished his set. Gibe is like jab, taking shots at someone or something.
The insidious advertisement (adj.) (adj) meant to deceive/trick someone, sly The Camel cigarette company came up with an insidious (sly) plan to market cigarettes to children using a cartoon camel.
Acrid smell (adj.) The acrid (pungent) smell of rotten eggs on the bench made Andray gasp.
Reprisal (noun) Referees never see the initial punch or penalty, but they always catch the reprisal.
The Misnomer (Noun) Some people think that hamburger and hotdog are misnomers because there is no ham in that burger and no dog in that hot dog (we hope).
Unkempt room (adj.) untidy, unpolished, not done up Like un-kept, not keeping up with your appearance The unkempt beard gave clear evidence of the man’s off-beat sense of style.
Verbatim (adj., adv.) (adj, adv) word for word Saying or repeating “per” word The teacher had such high expectations for the accuracy of the students’ answers that she would only give credit if they repeated her ideas verbatim.
Walk Warily (adv.) cautiously, being very careful as you go Walk warily (carefully) in a recently cleaned area; beware of slippery floors!