Your notes should contain: 1. The word with page number 2. Part of Speech 3. Definition 4. Sentence
To lessen the intensity of; eased; relieved Kyra’s fear of the dark was assuaged by a night light in her room.
A formal decision, formal opinion (as by an authority figure) or judgment His parents’ dictum on the value of hard work had been instilled in Lee for years.
Disinclined to talk; silent Cole’s taciturn uncle rarely spoke about his wartime experiences or anything else for that matter.
A low-ranking city official with minor duties The town beadle made her rounds downtown checking to make sure storefronts were locked.
Without permission; unlawfully or illegally Fully aware of the “No U-Turn” sign, Claire illicitly made a U-turn hoping she would not be seen.
To persist in spite of difficulty Despite a sprained ankle, Cheyenne chose to persevere to get to the finish line.
Argumentative; belligerent Some reality TV shows intentionally create situations where contestants become contentious.
Small in stature or size (referring to a person) The diminutive David defeated the giant Goliath.
A variety of yellowish-green grapes usually found in the Southern U.S. (muscadine grapes) Chilled scuppernongs on a hot afternoon are really delicious.
Kindness Donating blood is an act of benevolence.
Calmly; tranquilly After rehearsing several times, Simon gave his speech very placidly in front of the class.
Not conspicuous; not noticeable or prominent Good detectives learn to be inconspicuous when needed.
A verbal denunciation with harsh, insulting language. The angry football player was ejected from the field after his loud philippic to the referee.
Offense; To take offense or displeasure in something. After hearing, “Oh, I already have one of these” during the birthday party, the guest took umbrage and decided to leave.
A preliminary survey or mission to gain information Agent 007James Bond was sent on a reconnaissance mission to determine whether the North Koreans were planning a takeover of Thailand.
To form or move in waves; fluctuate The flock of geese began to undulate through the sky due to the southerly winds.
Ill-natured; quarrelsome Really tired children tend to have a reputation for being somewhat cantankerous.
Natural inclinations; tendencies Casey has great natural propensities in both music and math.
Chapters 12-31 Your notes should contain: 1. The word with page number 2. Part of Speech 3. Definition 4. Sentence
a soft, brown, lumpy gum resin having an unpleasant odor once used for medicinal purposes but sometimes used for cooking. The barber rubbed a foul-smelling cream of asafoetida onto the man’s head to help heal his scalp.
An engraved image (part of the intaglio printing process where the image is engraved on to a copper cylinder). Delia looked closely at the rotogravure of the burning of Atlanta in her textbook.
A child secretly exchanged for another. In the movie the Changeling, a mother feels her own child has been replaced with another that is not her own.
A lack of foresight; a narrow view The contractor’s myopic planning usually resulted in poorly constructed houses.
Of an impressive age The venerable man at the Senior Citizens’ center told us fascinating stories about living through the Great Depression.
Very concise; to the point The text message Rachel received from her mother was very succinct-- “call me”.
Impressive; inspiring wonder The Statue of Liberty is quite a formidable sculpture.
To make clear; to explain; to enlighten Maria brought in a diagram to elucidate how a lightbulb works for her science class.
Native to an area or occurring naturally in an environment The indigenous people frequently had to fight outsiders for control of their lands.
Caustic, biting, or especially bitter in feeling, language, or manner. The couple’s break up was extremely` acrimonious.
Using both hands with equal ease. After Jenny broke her “writing hand” she soon discovered her ambidextrous talents and used her other hand with ease.
A combination of a wardrobe and a chest of drawers. The chiffarobe was constructed out of oak.
To intimidate with an overbearing manner or through words; to bully The judge ordered the attorney to cease his browbeating of the witness.
To strike out, obliterate, or mark for deletion. The court records of the juvenile defendant were expunged.
To clear of charges; to find NOT guilty. O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder charges in his criminal trial during the 1990s.
The capacity for belief; believability Because she had lied previously, Meg’s credibility was on very shaky ground with her mother.
Done by stealth; sly or sneaky Tyler stole a furtive glance over at Kim, afraid she would see the affection in his eyes.
Unshakeable or insistent especially in maintaining in a position or an opinion; inflexible. Jill’s parents were adamant that she give her best effort in school.
Strongly emotional; impassioned The climber’s vehement pleas for help were finally heard.
Compulsion by threat; intimidation Under duress during interrogation, the embezzler confessed to his crime.
Restrained; bound The defendant’s hands were pinioned in shackles during the trial.