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WordDefinition Accentuate VERB: to stress or emphasize (Her new haircut really accentuated her cheekbones) Alliteration The repetition of consonant sounds.

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1 WordDefinition Accentuate VERB: to stress or emphasize (Her new haircut really accentuated her cheekbones) Alliteration The repetition of consonant sounds (Peter Piper picked a pack of pickled peppers.) Analogy A comparison between two things that are similar in some ways (Her hair glistened like the sun. – compares her hair to the sun) Antibody Protein that fights infections (His body didn’t have enough antibodies to fight the cold.) Aspire To seek to attain a goal (Justin Bieber once aspired to be a performer.)

2 WordDefinition Bamboozle 1.To cheat or trick someone 2.To leave someone confused (Tim Tebow was bamboozled to find that he was cut from the Patriot’s roster.) Bizarre Strikingly out of the ordinary (Many people thought that it was bizarre that Bill Belichick asked Tebow to join the team.) Boisterous Noisy, energetic, and rowdy (Mrs. Nicholson’s most boisterous class is her fifth period.) Boycott To act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor (This summer, some people boycotted all of Paula Dean’s restaurants. Camouflage Behavior designed to deceive or hide (His tough attitude served as a camouflage for the pain he was hiding.)

3 WordDefinition Chronology the arrangement of events or dates in the order of their occurrence (I organized my scrapbook in chronological order.) commemorate recall and show respect for (someone or something) in a ceremony (There was a ceremony to commemorate the fallen soldiers.) cower To crouch down in fear (The bully yelled insults as the victim cowered in the corner.) decorum Proper and polite behavior (Belching in front of the queen does not demonstrate much decorum.) deduction The action of deducting or subtracting something (Late work will receive a deduction in points.)

4 WordDefinition deign to do something that you think you should not have to do because you are too important (He would not deign to discuss the matter with us.) despondent extremely unhappy and discouraged (Until yesterday, I had not seen Redskins fans look so despondent.) dialogue Talk of any kind between two people (In order for discussion to work, there must be some dialogue between classmates.) divulge to reveal information, especially information that was previously secret (It’s always interesting when celebrities divulge their greatest secrets.) electric Thrilling or exciting (The atmosphere at the concert was electric.)

5 WordDefinition elevate To raise something up to a higher level or position (The talent of the other dancers elevated Emma to a level she had never been before the competition. ) embargo A government order restricting or prohibiting commerce (The U.S. has decided to place an embargo on all trade coming from Syria.) Enthusiastic Showing excited interest (Students are most enthusiastic to come school during homecoming week.) Exponentially rapidly increasing (My joy for teaching increases exponentially as the school year goes on.) Extradite to give up an alleged fugitive or criminal to another state or nation at its request. (The criminal was extradited back to his home state.)

6 WordDefinition Fallacy A mistaken belief based on an unsound argument (The notion that the camera never lies is a fallacy.) Flourish To grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way (Wild plants flourish on the banks of the lake.) Formidable Inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable (The football team from Maryland proved to be a formidable force at the game this weekend.) Gallant Unflinching in battle or action (The fearless and gallant young knight rode boldly through the night.) Guerrilla A member of a small independent group taking part in irregular fighting, typically against larger, regular forces (The small town was forced into guerrilla style warfare.)

7 WordDefinition Guru Influential expert; someone who has a reputation as an expert leader/teacher in a particular field Heritage 1.Property that descends to an heir 2.Practices that are handed down from the past by tradition Hieroglyphic Ancient Egyptian writing in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound. Hone To make perfect or complete, especially in regards to a skill Hypocrisy the behavior of people who do things that they tell other people not to do

8 WordDefinition Immune Not affected by a given influence (Hurt too many times before, Haley was now immune to his charm.) Impertinent not showing proper respect; rude (The inconsiderate man interrupted the counselor’s speech to ask an impertinent question.) Inference A conclusion reached on the basis of evidence (Based on the smears of peanut butter on the counter and bread crumbs on the kitchen floor, I can make the inference that someone ate a peanut butter sandwich.) Introspection An examination of one’s own thoughts (Sometimes, quiet introspection can lead to clarity about the most complex dilemmas.) Jaunty Having or expressing a lively, cheerful, and self-confident manner ( The newly-adopted puppy jauntily skipped around his new home.)

9 WordDefinition Jovial Cheerful in mood or disposition (The king proved to be a jovial host who greeted each guest with a smile and a handshake.) Juncture A crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made (Having just graduated high school, Melody was at a critical juncture in her life. ) Labyrinth Something that is made up of many different parts that is complicated and hard to understand; A MAZE (There was a labyrinth of underground tunnels connecting the two houses.) Laconic Using few words in speech or writing (The laconic message left by the secret admirer left Chris confused and intrigued.) Languid Lacking spirit or liveliness (After watching hours of Awkward reruns, I felt languid and lifeless.)

10 WordDefinition latter referring to the second of two things or persons mentioned (or the last one or ones of several) lavish Characterized by extravagance Malevolent Wishing or appearing to wish evil on others; arising from intense ill will or hatred Maneuver A movement or action that requires skill Martyr One who suffers for the sake of principle

11 WordDefinition Mutation An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality Naïve Showing unaffected simplicity and lack of worldly experience Narcissist Someone who is in love with him/herself Nefarious Extremely wicked Oblivious Lacking conscious awareness of

12 WordDefinition Obtuse Slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity Omen A sign of something about to happen Omnipotent Having unlimited power Omnipresent Being present everywhere at once Omniscient Infinitely wise

13 WordDefinition Pacifist Someone opposed to violence as a means of settling dispute Perpetuate To cause to continue or prevail philanthropist Someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being Plausible Apparently reasonable and valid Quandary a difficult or trying situation (EX: colleges and universities are in a quandary; spending cuts, combined with a freeze on tuition, mean fewer teachers and the closing of certain programs.)

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