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Allusion. Definition: an implied reference to something PictureSentence SynonymMorphemes Allusion citation, connotation, denotation, hint, implication,

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1 Allusion

2 Definition: an implied reference to something PictureSentence SynonymMorphemes Allusion citation, connotation, denotation, hint, implication, imputation, mention, indication, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, mention, quotation Allude (L)—to play beside ion (L)– suffix denoting action The broadcast made an allusion to Julius Caesar.

3 Odious

4 Definition: (on back of card) PictureSentence SynonymMorphemes Odious Highly offensive Odium (L)--hateful Abhorrent, abominable, detestable, disgusting, execrable, foul, horrid, loathsome, obnoxious, ornery, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, unpleasant, vile The woman’s mean words were odious to her children.

5 Deference

6 Definition: (on back of card) PictureSentence SynonymMorphemes Deference Respectful De (L)-of ferre (Fr.)—to bear down ence (L)-quality or condition acquiescence, capitulation, complaisance, condescension, docility, obeisance, submission, yielding My parents do not use profanity, so in deference to their beliefs, I do not curse around them.

7 Conjecture

8 Definition: (on back of card) PictureSentence SynonymMorphemes Conjecture to guess Con (L) – with ject (L)-to throw ure (Fr.) –suffix of action conclusion, fancy, hypothesis, inference, notion, opinion, presumption, supposition, surmise, theory I conjectured that Mrs. Smith was 32 years old although I learned later that she was older.

9 Evince “If a slave was convicted of any high misdemeanor…or evinced a determination to run away, he was brought immediately here, severely whipped…and sold…as a warning to the slaves remaining” (Douglass 9).

10 Definition: (on back of card) PictureSentence SynonymMorphemes Evince to show clearly evincere (L)--prove attest, declare, demonstrate, disclose, display, furnish, indicate, prove, reveal, show Write your own about something you or someone else evinces.

11 “The hearing of those wild notes [of the slave songs] always depressed my spirit, and filled me with ineffable sadness” (Douglass 8). Ineffable

12 Definition: (on back of card) PictureSentence SynonymMorphemes Ineffable inexpressible in (L)—not eff (L)-utter, speak able (L)- capable of incommunicable, incredible, indefinable, indescribable, nameless, unspeakable, untellable, unutterable Write your own about a feeling you have that that was ineffable.

13 Obdurate He was artful, cruel, and obdurate. He was just the man for [Great House Farm], and it was just the place for such a man.

14 Definition: (on back of card) PictureSentence SynonymMorphemes Obdurate Unmoved by persuasion ob (L)-against dur (L)-hard ate (L)- having characteristics of adamant, dogged, firm, fixed, immovable, implacable, inflexible, obstinate, perverse, relentless, rigid, uncompassionate, uncompromising, uncooperative, unrelenting, unshakable, unsympathetic, unyielding Write your own about a time when you were obdurate.

15 Defile This plan worked well; the slaves became as fearful of tar as of the lash. They seemed to realize the impossibility of touching tar without being defiled.

16 Definition: (on back of card) PictureSentence SynonymMorphemes Defile to make filthy de (O. Fr.)-down file (from fouler)-to tread Defouler—trample down abuse, adulterate, befoul, besmirch, contaminate, debase, degrade, desecrate, disgrace, dishonor, pollute, profane, shame, soil, stain, sully, taint, tarnish, vitiate What thing can be defiled by you?

17 Ascertain The slaveholders have been known to send in spies among their slaves, to ascertain their views and feelings in regard to their condition.

18 Definition: (on back of card) PictureSentence SynonymMorphemes Ascertain to learn with certainty A (O.Fr.)- “to” certain(O.Fr.)-to assure confirm, determine, discover, divine, establish, identify, learn, verify What have you ascertained about your experience in school?

19 Imbibe I had somehow imbibed the opinion that, in the absence of slaves, there could be no wealth, and very little refinement.

20 Definition: (on back of card) PictureSentence SynonymMorphemes Imbibe to receive im (L)-to bibere (L)--absorb absorb, assimilate, consume, ingest, partake, swallow I imbibed the beautiful scenery fearful that I would not remember all of it’s precious detail.


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