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REVIEW OF VOCABULARY PROCEDURE Every Monday you will receive 20 vocabulary words that you will be tested on, the following Monday (or Tuesday if there is no school Monday ) You will copy the 20 words, their definitions, part of speech, and synonyms and antonyms by the end of the class period every Monday *If you receive a 90% on the test from the previous week you may opt out We will go over the words as a class, via power point, the day they are assigned or the Friday before the test and before you take the test. You will receive 10 points extra credit for making flash cards- due at the time of the test. If you are caught cheating; you will receive a zero, your parents will be notified, and you will be written up.
How do we use the vocab book? Units in corner! Checking out a vocab book: After school, due the next day in class After schools assigned until book is returned Tests can be retaken or made up anytime before school, after school, or at lunch if scheduled ahead of time
1. Approbation: (n) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval Synonyms: commendation (to commend), sanction Antonyms: disapproval, condemnation (to condemn), censure *prefix “dis”
2. Assuage: (v) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench Synonyms: mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay Antonyms: intensify, aggravate, exacerbate *what types of settings/situations might these words be used for?
3. Coalition: (n) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose Synonyms: alliance, league, federation, combine Antonyms: splinter group *give me an example of each!
4. Decadence: (n) decline, decay, or deteriation; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence *what does the prefix “de” mean? *how do the 2 parts of this definition relate to each other? Synonyms: degeneration, corruption Antonyms: rise, growth, development, maturation *how do the antonyms help you understand the word better?
5. Elicit: (v) to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person) *what situations would this be used in? Synonyms: call forth, evoke, extract, educe Antonyms: repress, quash, squelch, stifle
6. Expostulate: (v) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning *give me an example! Synonyms: protest, remonstrate, complain
7. Hackneyed: (adj) used so often as to lack freshness or originality *any examples? Synonyms: banal, trite, commonplace, corny Antonyms: new, fresh, novel, original
8. Hiatus: (n) a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing) Synonyms: pause, lacuna Antonyms: continuity, continuation
9. Innuendo: (n) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense) *what does “often in a derogatory sense” mean? *Give me an example Synonyms: insinuation, intimation *what does the prefix “im” mean? Antonyms: direct statement
10. Intercede: (v) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in an agreement Synonyms: intervene, mediate
Review! What is a good trick for using a definition to find out if a word is a verb?
11. Jaded: (adj) wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence) *what is this word usually used to describe? Synonyms: sated, surfeited, cloyed Antonyms: unspoiled, uncloyed *what does the prefix “un” mean?
12. Lurid: (adj) causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint *give me some good examples! Synonyms: gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly Antonyms: pleasant, attractive, appealing, wholesome
13. Meritorious: (adj) worthy, deserving recognition and praise Synonyms: praiseworthy, laudable, commendable Antonyms: blameworthy, reprehensible, discreditable *what does the prefix “dis” mean?
14. Petulant: (adj) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset *what sort of things might this word describe? Synonyms: irritable, testy, waspish Antonyms: even-tempered, placid, serene, amiable
15. Prerogative: (n) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence Synonyms: perquisite, perk
16. Provincial: (adj) pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward; of a simple, plain design that originated in the countryside; (n) a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or a colony Synonyms: narrow-minded, parochial, insular, naive Antonyms: cosmopolitan, catholic, broad-minded
17. Simulate: (v) to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of Synonyms: feign, pretend, affect *what is the difference between affecting and effecting?
18. Transcend: (v) to rise above or beyond, exceed Synonyms: surpass, outstrip
19. Umbrage: (n) shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence of power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion Synonyms: irritation, pique, annoyance Antonyms: pleasure, delight, satisfaction
20. Unctuous: (adj) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable Synonyms: mealymouthed, servile, fawning, greasy Antonyms: gruff, blunt