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1 Coach Carter Vocabulary

2 battered (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: beaten persistently or hard; pounded repeatedly 3.Your own sentence

3 stark (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: complete, harsh, or grim 3.Your own sentence

4 dingy (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: lacking brightness or freshness; dull 3.Your own sentence

5 pristine (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: clean; having its original purity; uncorrupted 3.Your own sentence

6 sheepishly (adv.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: done in an embarrassed or bashful way 3.Your own sentence

7 boring (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: penetrating, puncturing, or piercing 3.Your own sentence

8 grapple (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: to hold or make fast to something 3.Your own sentence

9 vehemently (adv.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: done in an intense, passionate, or emotional way 3.Your own sentence

10 Chapter Two

11 façade (n.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: the front of a building 3.Your own sentence

12 conspicuous (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: easily seen or noticed; readily visible 3.Your own sentence

13 officious (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: assertive and commanding 3.Your own sentence

14 exude (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: to project or display; to give off 3.Your own sentence

15 stipend (n.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: a periodic payment for services 3.Your own sentence

16 quip (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: to make a clever, witty, or sarcastic remark 3.Your own sentence

17 dubiously (adv.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: done in a questioning or doubtful way 3.Your own sentence

18 Chapter Three

19 Corralled (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: collected, gathered, or captured 3.Your own sentence

20 Miniscule (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: very small 3.Your own sentence

21 Mimed (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: portrayed by gestures and bodily movements; mimicked 3.Your own sentence

22 Gripe (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: to complain naggingly or constantly 3.Your own sentence

23 Nullify (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: to declare legally void; to cancel 3.Your own sentence

24 Impassive (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: without emotion; calm; unmoved 3.Your own sentence

25 Pleading (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: begging or persuasive 3.Your own sentence

26 Chapter Four

27 Ruefully (adv.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: done to cause sorrow or pity 3.Your own sentence Keep in mind: You must use this word as an adverb. The child looked down ruefully at the food he had to finish before he could leave the table.

28 Saunter (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: to walk with a leisurely gait; to stroll 3.Your own sentence

29 Sparse (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: thinly scattered or distributed 3.Your own sentence

30 Radiating (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: emitting, projecting, or extending from something 3.Your own sentence

31 Fluid (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: capable of flowing or changing shape 3.Your own sentence

32 Chapter Five

33 Wince (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: to draw back or tense the body, as from pain 3.Your own sentence

34 Crow (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: to boast or to gloat 3.Your own sentence

35 Bask (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: to enjoy a pleasant situation 3.Your own sentence

36 Riveted (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: fastened or fixed firmly 3.Your own sentence

37 Trudge (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: to walk wearily; to drag oneself 3.Your own sentence

38 Chapter 6

39 Wheeled (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: to turn, rotate, or revolve 3.Your own sentence

40 Voluminous (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: of great size, extent, or form 3.Your own sentence

41 Reluctantly (adv.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: done in an unwilling or struggling way 3.Your own sentence

42 Quad (n.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: a building designating four levels or rooms 3.Your own sentence

43 Perennial (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: enduring, lasting, or continuing for a long time 3.Your own sentence

44 Chapter 7

45 Milled (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: to move around aimlessly, slowly, or confusedly 3.Your own sentence Example: After losing his wallet on the hike, he milled around the woods for three hours.

46 Immaculate (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: free from errors; spotlessly clean 3.Your own sentence Example: My uncle always keeps the inside of his car in immaculate condition.

47 Smother (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: to stifle or suffocate; to suppress 3.Your own sentence Example: We smothered the fire with heavy, wet blankets.

48 Chapter 8

49 Elegant (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: refined and dignified; luxurious 3.Your own sentence Example: She wanted to eat in an elegant restaurant for our anniversary, so I chose The Grand Concourse.

50 Shimmy (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: to shake, vibrate, or wobble 3.Your own sentence Example: Every Christmas, Santa Claus has to shimmy up and down the chimney.

51 Gape (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: to stare with open mouth, as in wonder 3.Your own sentence. Example: He could only gape at the rest of the team as the puck went between his legs and into the net.

52 Skulk (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: to hide for some secret or evil reason 3.Your own sentence Example: The killer was skulking in the shadows, hiding from the police.

53 Snaked (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: winded, twisted, or moved, 3.Your own sentence Example: The hiking trail snaked down the mountain. Example: The roller coaster car snaked its way along the tracks.

54 Recite (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: to repeat from memory 3.Your own sentence Example: For my English class, we have to recite an entire poem in front of everybody!

55 Relic (n.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: an object of the past 3.Your own sentence Example: On the television shows, American Pickers and Pawn Stars, they try to buy and sell relics from America’s past.

56 Chapter 9

57 Landscape (n.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: An overall view or outlook on something. 3.Your own sentence Example: You have to take a look at your financial landscape before making any major purchases.

58 Muffled (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: quieted, silenced, or suppressed from sound. 3.Your own sentence Example: The muffled cries of the dog could not be heard over the furnace in the basement.

59 Listlessly (adv.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: showing little or no interest in anything; showing indifference. 3.Your own sentence Example: Although he did them, he listlessly completed all of his chores around the house.

60 Chapter 10

61 Dais (n.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: a raised platform at the front of the room for meeting seating 3.Your own sentence Example: The board members all sat at the dais for the budget meeting.

62 Pursed (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: pressed together into folds or wrinkles; puckered 3.Your own sentence Example: After the little boy swore and realized his mother heard him, he immediately pursed his lips.

63 Inform (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: to give substance, character, or distinction to; to influence 3.Your own sentence Example: My parents hope the lessons and habits they teach me will inform my future life decisions.

64 Negate (v.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: to nullify or cause to be ineffective; to reverse 3.Your own sentence Example: Her walking out of class only negated any progress she made with her teacher.

65 Thronged (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: filled with people or objects; crowded 3.Your own sentence Example: Before the release of the new Jordan’s, the shoe store’s façade was thronged with eager customers.

66 Chapter 11

67 Rout (n.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: any overwhelming defeat 3.Your own sentence Example: The game was a rout: Pittsburgh 13 and New England 41.

68 Absolute (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: complete; outright; total 3.Your own sentence Example: The cafeteria broke out into absolute mayhem after the fight started.

69 Tentative (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: not definite or positive; uncertain 3.Your own sentence Example: Although I would like to see a few movies over Christmas break, my plans are really tentative for the entire break.

70 Emblazoned (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: decorated; ornamented; depicted 3.Your own sentence Example: Every can of soda you drink has the company logo emblazoned across the front of it.

71 Dejected (adj.) 1.Guess: 1-5 words 2.Definition: depressed in spirits; disheartened 3.Your own sentence Example: The day he lost his job, he came home completely dejected.


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