Presentation on theme: "VOCAB LIST #3 WORDS RELATED TO HEIGHT / DEPTH Keystone English 10 Blocks 3."— Presentation transcript:
VOCAB LIST #3 WORDS RELATED TO HEIGHT / DEPTH Keystone English 10 Blocks 3
PART #1 - WORDS RELATED TO HIGHNESS / HEIGHT Keystone English 10 Honors Blocks 1 & 4
Acme (noun) Definition: highest point, pinnacle, summit Context Sentence: Many believe that Shakespeare reached his acme as a playwright when he wrote his tragic masterpiece, Hamlet.
Consummate (adjective) Definition: perfect; superb; carried out to the highest degree Context Sentence: Highly trained fighter pilots command their jets with consummate skill and finesse.
Eminent (adjective) Definition: standing out; notable; famous Context Sentence: Dr. Seuss is one of the most eminent authors in the world of children’s literature.
Ethereal (adjective) Definition: heavenly, celestial; delicate; airy; intangible Context Sentence: The haunting, ethereal sound of the harp floated through the air, filling my ears with a soothing melody.
Precipitous (adjective) Definition: hasty, rash, ill- advised, dangerous Context Sentence: Not thinking about the precipitous position he was putting himself in, the young man rushed into the burning building to try to save a baby trapped inside.
Sublimate (verb) Definition: to redirect bad impulses into positive action Context Sentence: Working with a psychologist, Heath learned how to sublimate his anger into motivation on the football field.
Sublime (adjective) Definition: noble, exalted; uplifting Context Sentences: The sublime scenery of the Grand Canyon inspires and refreshes all those who visit this natural wonder.
Zenith (noun) Definition: highest point; culmination; peak Synonym: acme; Antonym: nadir Context Sentence: Ronald Reagan’s election to President marked the zenith of his long career in politics.
PART #2 - WORDS RELATED TO LOWNESS / DEPTH Keystone English 10 Honors Blocks 1 & 4
Abject (adjective) Definition: deserving of contempt; sunk to a low condition; wretched Context Sentence: Unfortunately it often requires addicts to get to the most abject point in their lives before they realize they have a problem.
Abysmal (adjective) Definition: extremely or hopelessly bad or severe. Context Sentence: Many charities and service organizations work to try to improve the abysmal living conditions in third- world countries.
Dregs (noun) Definition: most worthless part, sediment at the bottom of a liquid. Context Sentence: Drug dealers who target children are among the dregs of society.
Menial (adjective) Definition: low; subservient; servile Context Sentence: Some people may consider mowing the lawn to be menial work, but it happens to be Dean’s favorite chore.
Nadir (noun) Definition: lowest point Antonym: Zenith Context Sentence: The hopes of the American Revolutionary forces were at their nadir during the bitter winter of 1778 at Valley Forge.
Plumb (verb) Definition: to get to the bottom of; ascertain the depth of; fathom Context Sentence: Sherlock Holmes has an amazing ability to plumb even the deepest of mysteries.
Profound (adjective) Definition: intellectually deep or deeply felt Context Sentence: Einstein’s theories are so profound that only a few people are able to understand them.