Presentation on theme: "Vocabulary Unit 1 English II Honors. 1. ambidextrous – able to use both hands equally well Being ambidextrous helps some athletes experience more success."— Presentation transcript:
Vocabulary Unit 1 English II Honors
1. ambidextrous – able to use both hands equally well Being ambidextrous helps some athletes experience more success. 2. gibe – ridicule, mock, jeer The governor received gibes from the press during the live interview. 3. bereft – bereaved; made unhappy because of loss The Harris family bereaved the unfortunate loss of their grandmother.
4. intimation – inkling, clue, hint, indication The teacher intimated to her students to read the notes on Google Docs. 5. dour – bleak, gloomy At times this weekend, the weather was quite dour. 6. fortitude – steadfastness, resolve Even though Nikki had four projects to complete this weekend, her mental fortitude helped her stay focus and finish all of them.
7. gape – gawk, ogle; to open the mouth The family gaped at the cupcakes until they were allowed to indulge. 8. reiterate – restate, repeat The doctor reiterated the instructions for taking the medication. 9. guise – costume, mask Cynthia wore the guise of a chef, but could not cook at all.
10. insidious – cunning, intended to deceive, treacherous The insidious doctor was sued by five patients for malpractice. 11. adulterate – contaminate, sully, corrupt The restaurant needed to close early because the wait staff adulterated some of the food. 12. tentative – uncertain, inconclusive During the snow storm, the city gave its citizen a tentative trash pick-up schedule.
13. verbatim – word for word The court transcriber typed the testimony verbatim. 14. opulent – rich, abundant, lavish The resort the family booked for their vacation looked opulent online. 15. stolid – impassive, unresponsive The student appeared stolid when the the teacher handed back the report.
16. augment – enlarge, amplify, increase A huge donation from Bill Gates augmented the food supply at the shelter. 17. unkempt – sloppy, disheveled After running away from his family, the poor dog came back unkempt. 18. deploy – station, organize, arrange Security guards were deployed around the arena during the game.
19. warily – carefully, cautiously Steve’s parents warily permitted him to attend the party. 20. pliable – resilient, flexible; easily influenced The contractor needed pliable materials when they renovated the house.