Presentation on theme: "Week 7 SAT Words January 31 st -February 4 th. bedlam: madhouse, utter chaos The bombing of Pearl Harbor created absolute bedlam in the moments and hours."— Presentation transcript:
bedlam: madhouse, utter chaos The bombing of Pearl Harbor created absolute bedlam in the moments and hours afterwards.
erudite: very learned, educated Because Shakespeare’s works reveal such erudition and a broad wealth of knowledge, it is speculated by some that Shakespeare was in fact the name of only one of the writers responsible for his works.
duplicity: double-dealing Politicians are often suspected of duplicity in their business and political dealings— pretending to be one thing to satisfy one group of people, but having plans in another area.
decimate: to destroy a measurable or large proportion of The Holocaust decimated the Jewish population in Europe.
chagrin: keen vexation, annoyance, or mortification Much to the marcher’s chagrin, it would be 2 more years before Prohibition would be repealed.
docile: easy to manage Sheep are often referred to as being docile; it is not really a flattering term, as it has connotations of a vapid mind, and unthinking obedience.
perturb: to cause to be worried or upset It’s hard to say which boy in this picture is more perturbed, both look rather overwhelmed by the circumstance they find themselves in.
cede: to pass a title to When Queen Elizabeth I died in 1604, her final act was to cede the throne to King James of Scotland, who then became King James of England, Scotland and Wales. (He was the son of Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth’s cousin whom she had beheaded after 18 years of imprisonment.)
boorish: rude Borat’s racist, anti- Semitic and boorish behavior makes him a rather terrifying houseguest if your goal is to have a pleasant dinner party.
brusque: somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech Tommy’s mother was rather brusque when she encountered her son stuck in the toilet. It wasn’t the first time, and she was getting rather tired of having to dislodge his stupid toddler feet.