Presentation on theme: "Middle School SAT Vocabulary List 9. List 9 Words Anomaly Antagonistic Condescending Exasperated Illuminate Laceration Nurture Pariah Savant."— Presentation transcript:
List 9 Words Anomaly Antagonistic Condescending Exasperated Illuminate Laceration Nurture Pariah Savant Volatile Study the definitions, synonyms, & antonyms, and know how to use them in a sentence.
Anomaly (n) something that is noticeable because it is different from what is usual The Incredible Hulk’s blood work is an anomaly. We’ve never seen DNA like this before. Synonyms: irregularity, difference, variance Antonym: consistency Also: anomalies
Antagonistic (adj) unfriendly; wanting to argue or disagree My sister is always antagonizing me and trying to get me to argue with her. Synonyms: hostile, opposed, incompatible Antonym: friendly Also: antagonizing, antagonist
Condescending (adj) behaving as though you think you are better, more intelligent, or more important than other people; used to show disapproval Your condescending attitude makes you look like a snob. Synonyms: patronizing, disdainful Antonyms: admiring, reverent Also: condescension, condescendingly
Exasperated (adj) very annoyed and upset The mother is completely exasperated because she has been stuck in the house with three moody toddlers. Synonyms: infuriated, maddened, frustrated Antonym: unperturbed Also: exasperate
Illuminate (v) to make a light shine on something or to fill a place with light; to make something much clearer and easier to understand Can you illuminate the room with a candle please? Synonyms: enlighten, explain, inform Antonym: confuse Also: luminary, illumination
Laceration (n) a cut in your skin The swordfight left a laceration on his forearm. Synonyms: gash, slash Antonyms: n/a Also: lacerate
Nurture (v) to help a plan, idea, feeling, etc. to develop; to feed and take care of a child or a plant while it’s growing Nurses who work in the neonatal unit are usually very nurturing and take care of the babies. Synonyms: cherish, encourage, foster Antonym: abandon Also: nurturing, nurtured
Pariah (n) someone who everyone hates and avoids The pariah was exiled from the community. Synonyms: outsider, recluse, exile Antonym: insider Also: n/a
Savant (n) someone who knows a lot about a subject; someone who has mental problems and may have lower intelligence than average but who can do one thing very well They call him an idiot savant because he can name every area code in the U.S. and the state where it is located, but he can’t find his way home. Synonyms: guru, sage, expert Antonym: ignoramus Also: n/a
Volatile (adj) a situation likely to change suddenly and without warning; someone who is volatile can become suddenly violent The students had to wear safety goggles because the chemicals were very volatile. Synonyms: unstable, unpredictable, explosive Antonym: docile Also: volatility, volatileness
Assignment-List 9 Using at least five of the words, write a short story about a character who is exiled from his community. You MUST use them correctly in order to receive credit. It’s best to choose the words that you need to study.
List 9 Review Click on each synonym for the correct vocabulary word. Click on the picture on the word slides to take you back to the review.
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