2 For each vocabulary term: Left side of your paper: The termRight side of your paperPart of speechDefinitionSynonyms and/or antonymsAn example sentence or visual representation of term
3 Affiliated – associated, connected Adjective Syn: attached, related, joined Ant: dissociated, unconcerned Example: The town’s central radio station and its affiliated studios broadcast the entire political debate to the surrounding counties.
4 Ascertain – to find outVerb Syn: discover, determine, establish Example: Sherlock Holmes examined all of the evidence at the scene of the crime to ascertain the truth about the murder.
5 Attainment – an accomplishment, the act of achieving Noun Syn: achievement, fulfillment Ant: failure, defeat, frustration Example: For those who have served in the armed forces, perhaps the highest military attainment is the Purple Heart.
6 Bequeath – to give or pass on as an inheritance Verb Syn: transmit, bestow, hand down Example: A woman in our community caused a scandal several years back when she bequeathed her fortune and estate to her cat, rather than her grandchildren.
7 Cogent – forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point Adjective Syn: persuasive, compelling Ant: weak, unconvincing, ineffective, irrelevant Example: The results of the DNA fingerprinting were the most cogent evidence for conviction.
8 Converge – to move forward one point, approach nearer together Verb Syn: meet, unite, intersect, merge Ant: diverge, separate Example: I’m standing at the intersection, where High Street and Louther Street converge.
9 Disperse – to scatter, spread far and wide Verb Syn: break up, dispel Ant: collect, congregate, assemble, muster Example: Santa Claus spends Christmas Eve traveling around the world, dispersing gifts to the children on his “Nice List.”
10 Esteem – to regard highly (v); a highly favorable opinion or judgment (n) Verb, Noun Syn: (v.) respect, admire, honor, revere Ant: (v.) disdain, scorn; (n.) contempt Example: Bullying can cause a devastating drop in one’s self esteem by making one feel worthless and weak.
11 Expunge – to erase, obliterate, destroy Verb Syn: delete, efface, annihilate Ant: insert, mark, imprint, impress Example: You should take care to expunge all errors and misspelled words before turning in the final copy of an essay.
12 Finite – having limits; lasting for a limited time Adjective Syn: bounded, measurable Ant: unlimited, immeasurable, everlasting, eternal Example: Our finite minds cannot possibly understand all there is to know about the infinite universe.
13 Invulnerable – not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack Adjective Syn: impregnable, impervious, immune Ant: exposed, unprotected, defenseless Example: Surrounded on all sides by 50-foot high stone walls and a moat filled with hungry crocodiles, the kingdom was nearly invulnerable to foreign attack.
14 Malevolent- spiteful, showing ill will Adjective Syn: malicious, wicked, sinister, malignant Ant: kind, benevolent, compassionate Example: The malevolent queen not only sent a huntsman to kill Snow White, but also tried to tempt her with a poisoned apple.
15 Nonchalant – cool and confident, unconcerned Adjective Syn: composed, unruffled, indifferent, blasé Ant: perturbed, agitated, disconcerted, abashed Example: When asked about his plans for the future, the high school senior produced a nonchalant response, which caused his parents to become concerned.
16 Omniscient – knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding Adjective Syn: wise, all-knowing Ant: ignorant, unknowing Example: The fortune teller’s omniscient abilities warned us of the impending storm.
17 Panacea – a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems Noun Syn: universal cure, easy solution Example: Lucy thought she was advertising a marvelous new panacea; in reality, Vitameatavegamin contained no health benefits and consisted of 23% alcohol.
18 Scrupulous – exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principledAdjective Syn: painstaking, meticulous, conscientious Ant: careless, negligent, remiss, dishonest Example: Less scrupulous companies are always finding ways to cut corners and evade the law.
19 Skulk – to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding Verb Syn: lurk, slink, prowl Example: After his master whacked him in the head with a newspaper, the disobedient puppy skulked inside his dog house.
20 Supercilious – proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority Adjective Syn: snobbish, patronizing, overbearing Ant: humble, meek, deferential, servile Example: Though the boy genius acted supercilious toward his peers, it was revealed that he did not know the first thing about modernist art.
21 Uncanny – strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation Adjective Syn: eerie, inexplicable, spooky Example: The resemblance between my friend Mark and the character Kip from Napoleon Dynamite is uncanny.
22 Venial – easily excused; pardonable Adjective Syn: excusable, forgivable Ant: inexcusable, unforgivable, unpardonable Example: In the Catholic religion, a venial sin, such as stealing a small piece of property, is less egregious than committing adultery.
23 You now have…The remainder of class to review your terms with a partner
24 Exit Ticket On a half sheet of paper, write five sentences. Each sentence must contain at least one vocabulary word, as well as demonstrate your understanding of the term’s definition.