Vocabulary Words ◦ Synonyms- words with similar meanings example: happy, glad, joyful
hamper to hinder or prevent the progress of Example: Rain will hamper our plans to have a picnic.
impulsive given to acting without thinking first Example: The impulsive boy spoke without thinking.
optimism belief that good things happen Example: Optimism makes you believe you can do it.
accomplice one who helps or assists with something Example: I won’t help or be an accomplice to a crime.
dispense to distribute something give out Example: Vending machines dispense candy when paid.
mustache facial hair that is above the lip Example: The hair above his lip is called a mustache.
literal taken or mean word for word as is Example: My words are literal: I’m not exaggerating.
criminal one who breaks the law Example: The criminal was caught with stolen merchandise in her pocket.
enhance make better; intensify; or improve Example: Spices will enhance and improve the flavor of the beef.
anonymous- nameless or unnamed: having an unknown source not known by name or author Example: ◦ The anonymous donor gave ten thousand dollars to the charity event.
hysteria- uncontrollable excitement or emotion; a mental disorder in which physical symptoms as extreme as blindness or partial paralysis can occur without a physical cause Example: ◦ There was hysteria among the crowd.
tranquility- the quality or condition of being serene or calm state of serenity ◦ Example: There was a feeling of tranquility near the goldfish pond.
wholesome- being conducive to sound health or well-being; sound healthy; promoting good habits Example: ◦ The family meal provided was wholesome and nourishing.
woe- deep distress or misery, as from grief; a misfortune or difficulty Example: ◦ The victims of war suffer much woe even after they are safe.
valid- well grounded; just; having legal force something true, legitimate Example: ◦ The report was valid and provided many details.
lurch- to move suddenly and unsteadily; stagger; to roll or pitch suddenly or unsteadily Example: ◦ The wagon gave a sudden lurch forward when the horse was startled.
awed- to fill with a feeling of wonder, fear, and respect inspired by something mighty or majestic caused great amazement, respect, or dread Example: ◦ The crowd was awed by the meteor shower.
humility- the quality or condition of being modest or humble meekness Example: ◦ He showed great humility as he received several awards.
perish- to die be destroyed or ruined Example: ◦ If the plane should crash, all aboard will perish.