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Week 14 Vocabulary Objectives: 1. Help us become more sophisticated readers…so we understand fluently what we read. 2. Help us understand words in context,

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1 Week 14 Vocabulary Objectives: 1. Help us become more sophisticated readers…so we understand fluently what we read. 2. Help us understand words in context, to help us understand words we don’t currently know. 3. Help us become more sophisticated writers, so we use a mature vocabulary and sound like adults in our word choices.

2 This week’s SAT Vocabulary Words Using the information provided, please write down the definitions and parts of the speech for each of the provided SAT vocabulary words. Then, write a meaningful sentence with context clues that show me you understand the meaning of each word. Underline the word within the sentence.

3 SAT Vocabulary - Lesson Eleven  epistle n. a letter or literary composition in letter form  avid adj. enthusiastic; extremely interested  gadfly n. an irritating and persistent person  humility n. absence of vanity; humbleness

4 SAT Vocabulary - Lesson Eleven  dolorous adj. exhibiting sorrow or pain  gargantuan adj. of huge or extraordinary size and power  arduous adj. difficult; requiring much effort  affable adj. friendly; agreeable; easy to talk to

5 SAT Vocabulary - Lesson Eleven  grandiloquent adj. pompous or high-flown in speech  agrarian adj. concerning farms, farmers, or the use of land  grimace n. a facial expression of fear, disapproval, or pain  harangue n. a long, strongly expressed speech or lecture

6 SAT Vocabulary - Lesson Eleven  formidable adj. arousing fear or awe  sycophant n. a flatterer; one who fawns on others in order to gain favor  explicit adj. clearly and openly stated; leaving nothing to the imagination


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