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1 Level F Unit 4 1.Connotation: In the RIGHT margin, use a plus (+) to indicate a positive connotation for the word, and a minus (-) to indicate the negative connotation of a word. 2.Use the last slide to work out the RPS for this unit. 3.If there is a question on the slide, answer it on the sidelines. 4.FIND TWO SYNONYM CLUES and two signal words. Make them known. HOL13

2 affable We spent a pleasant afternoon with our ____ neighbors. If you happen to have a(n) ______ seatmate on a long airplane ride, you may find yourself talking more freely about personal matters than you would under normal circumstances. What a pleasure to talk about old times with an_______ companion!

3 aggrandize John D. Rockefeller worked to _______ his empire by purchasing oil wells, refineries, and pipelines (this is known as vertical integration in the business world. He invented it). He used his admittedly remarkable talents only to _______ himself, not to benefit the society that was so kind to him. Throughout his career, the man has emphasized the _______ of wealth and power at the expense of other values.

4 amorphous The ______ body of the amoeba was fascinating to watch under the microscope. The program he suggested was so barren of guiding ideas and specific proposals that I felt justified in referring to it as ______. The musical composition with no melodic pattern and no well-defined structures of development seemed ______ to my ear.

5 aura What people thought was her _____ of mystery was actually a mask for her shyness. On his combat uniform he wore absolutely no insignia of rank, but he was surrounded by an unmistakable _____ of authority. On the Sabbath, the entire village is immersed in an ______ of religious devotion that is difficult to convey to outsiders.

6 contraband Three jeweled combs from the 17 th century were among the _____ seized by the police. Under the latest regulations, any shipment of arms to those countries is illegal and may be seized as ______. We cannot bar foreign influences from our shores, and we cannot treat unfamiliar ideas as _______.

7 erudite For my paper, I would like to find an ____ history of the subject written in a clear and unbiased manner. As my opponent cited facts and figures without once referring to notes, I became aware of how ______ she was. Lucy finally completed her _____ term paper, in which she quoted from more than one hundred sources.

8 gossamer The book was so old that each finely printed page seemed only the weight of _______. The drops of dew sparkled like diamonds on the ________ threads of the spider web. I think that nothing in Shakespeare is more delightful than the ______ wit and fancy of a Midsummer Night’s Dream.

9 infer I can _____ nothing from his odd behavior. + This sentence requires better clue. Use an antonym clue, and write the sentence on the lines. Am I to ______ from what you just said that you were not present at the scene of the accident? Am I to ______ from your statement that there would be no point in further negotiations?

10 inscrutable I could not tell by her ______ smile whether she was pleased or only amused by me. He tried in vain to guess what surprise he might expect next from that _______ power, Lady Luck. I tried to make some sense out of the strange orders he had given us, but his plan and purpose remained utterly _______.

11 insular You seem too sophisticated to hold such _____ opinion. While tsarist Russia’s vast territories were almost prely continental, the British Empire included numorous ______ possessions. In an age when the world has become a global village, we cannot afford leaders with _____ outlooks.

12 irrevocable We tend to think of court verdicts as ______, but they are often overturned by higher courts. The commitment you have made is _____ without the consent of the other party to the agreement. Our determination never to yield to force or the threat of force is firm and _______.

13 Propensity: what word from unit 3 shares this definition? Queen Elizabeth I showed a strong ______ for putting off decisions in the hopes that they would resolve themselves. Because of his _____ for gossiping, we tried not to let him learn anything about our personal affairs. Your _____ for spending more than you make will lead to one result: bankruptcy!

14 querulous Some flight attendants dread a _____ airline passenger more they do rough weather. He is really insufferable when he gets into one of those ______ moods in which nothing in the world satisfies him. What we really resent is not sensible criticism but nagging that is petty, capricious, and ____.

15 remonstrate Slowly, carefully, keeping his voice down, he argued with the caller as he might ________ with a child. Since our efforts to _____ with the factory managers about pollution of the lake have been ineffective we are now considering legal action. Since he seems to have no moral standards whatsoever, it would probably be futile to ____ with him about his outrageous behavior.

16 repudiate He was forced to _____ a stateent he had made before he’d had all the information. I am not going to _____ the ideas and standards by which I have guided my life just because they have become unpopular. To limit the free expression of unpopular ideas is to _______ the basic spirit of the Bill of Rights.

17 Resilient The development of lightweight, ______ plastics revolutionized the design of many durable goods. The jacket is made of a material so _____ that it sheds wrinkles and keeps its shape even when worn for days. When we arrived at home we were tired and depressed, but the _____ spirit of youth made things look brighter the next morning.

18 reverberate From the construction site, the noise of bulldozers and dump trucks _______ across the valley. The sharp crack of the rifle shot _______ through the hills. The minister said that Cain’s question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” has continued to ______ throughout the ages. *** Which character in Beowulf is a descendent of Cain?

19 scurrilous Days passed and unrest grew, and soon the rebels began a ______ attack on their absent leader. His attempts to discredit her by belittling her ability and character were nothing more than _______ abuse. The language he used in his bitter attack on us was so _____ that I hesitate to even use it.

20 sedulous No one could say that he was lazy, for he was a careful, _______ copier of other people’s work. Carefully avoiding any attempt at originality, he has fashioned his style on _______ mimicry of other more talented writers. Perhaps she had less native ability than some of her classmates, but her powers of concentration and _____ study program enabled her to finish first in her class.

21 sleazy The old lady made her clothes at home in order to avoid the _____ goods sold in general stores. The pitiful derelict’s only protection against the elements was a cheap overcoat made out of some kind of _______ material that wouldn’t keep the cold out in a heat wave. _____ dives full of disreputable and dangerous characters have given the waterfront areas of many cities a bad reputation.

22 PrefixesRootsSuffixes ANo, absence of, without FabSpeak, say, spoken about IzeTo acti in a certain way or make into proBefore, forward, forth MorphShape, formAbleExpressing capacity ReBack, againContraAgainst, opposed, conflicting OusFull of or having the qualities of RudRough, unformed ScrutInvestigation, inquiry Insulaisland VerberTo beat, to strike

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