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Level B Unit 4
Alliance (n) The United States formed an alliance with England to fight terrorists. North Korea and South Korea do not have an alliance. Have you formed an alliance with someone to reach a common goal?
Bewilder (v) The teacher bewildered us with unclear test directions. I was bewildered when the old man tried to give me directions to the mall. What bewilders you?
Buffoon (n) Don’t act like such a buffoon! Behave yourself in class! Can you name a buffoon from TV or the movies?
Controversial (adj) A controversial subject is one that people have strong opinions and disagreements about. I do not like to discuss abortion rights with people because it is such a controversial topic. List 3 controversial topics/subjects.
Dishearten (v) : to discourage I was so disheartened when I learned I could not afford to go to college, so I stopped trying to get good grades.
Fruitless (adj) My efforts to find my lost ring were fruitless. I cannot find it anywhere! It is fruitless to drink salt water if you are lost at sea because_______________. What is something you attempted, but were unsuccessful? Use fruitless to describe your attempt.
Hostile (adj): unfriendly If you are a hostile person that means you are not nice and want to fight with people. I feel hostility toward people who abuse animals. Name a nation that is hostile to your country.
Inflammable (adj): easily set on fire or angered A hostile person is inflammable—they will easily get angry. What kind of house is more inflammable: a wooden house or a brick house?
Inflict (v): to give or cause something bad to happen to someone A bee can inflict a painful sting. Please do not inflict a harsh punishment. I did not mean to break the lamp! What is something you have inflicted upon someone?
Malignant (adj): deadly or evil People with cancer have malignant tumors. Opposite: harmless, benign Adolf Hitler was a malignant person.
Mortify (v): to hurt someone’s feelings or embarrass them The child was mortified when his pants fell down in front of the class! Mort= death Mortal, mortuary What kind of situation would mortify you?
Orthodox (adj): very traditional; following rules strictly People who are orthodox about their religion follow it very closely. Detentions are an orthodox punishment. Making naughty children stand on their heads is a very unorthodox punishment!
Procure (v): to get, or achieve through a special effort Luckily, I was able to procure 2 plane tickets at the last moment! How can you procure a good grade in your most difficult class?
Scurry (v); to run quickly The mouse scurried across the floor. The children scurried up the stairs.
Sodden (adj): soaked with liquid; dull or lifeless After a hard rain, the fields are sodden. In court, the criminal had a sodden face in front of the judge. If my fish tank breaks, what will happen? Use the word sodden.
Spirited (adj): full of life We had a spirited football game against Souderton last week. Synonyms: vibrant, animated Who is a spirited person?
Virtual: (adj) almost the real thing, but not Guitar Hero is a virtual game. You are pretending to play a guitar, but aren’t really playing. Virtual reality games make you feel like you are really experiencing something.
Void Noun: empty place “There is a void in my heart now that my husband is gone.” Verb: to cancel “I need to void my appointment” Adj: empty or having no legal effect “A buffoon is completely void of good ideas.”
Wayward (adj): disobedient, not following the rules The mother could not control her wayward children. They never listened to her! I have one wayward hair that keeps sticking up! What is something that is wayward?
Wince: (v) (n): to pull back because you are in pain When I get a vaccination, I wince because of the pain. My friend winced when I told her how I broke my arm.