Presentation on theme: "+ English II Honors Vocabulary Unit 3. + 1. fallow – (1) plowed but not seeded; (2) inactive; (3) reddish-yellow The fallow farm land looked quite desolate."— Presentation transcript:
+ 1. fallow – (1) plowed but not seeded; (2) inactive; (3) reddish-yellow The fallow farm land looked quite desolate. 2. coerce –to compel, force She coerced her daughter into going to the grocery by letting her drive. 3. punitive – inflicting or aiming at punishment The punitive measures taken by school administration prevented the belligerent students from returning. 4. precedent – an example that may serve as a basis for later imitation or later action Barbara Walters set a precedent for all women reporters to follow. 5. perpetuate – to make permanent or long lasting People should not perpetuate the stereotype that blondes are ditzy.
+ 6. adversary – an enemy, opponent His adversary for the chess match was undefeated. 7. harass – (1) to disturb, worry; (2) to trouble by repeated attacks The point guard was harassed all game by the double team defense. 8. inclement – (1) stormy, harsh; (2) severe in attitude or action The threat of inclement caused the school to cancel the game. 9. culinary – of or related to cooking or the kitchen He went to culinary school to become a chef. 10. redress – (verb) to set right, remedy; (noun) relief from wrong or injury The drunk driver redressed his actions by paying all the family’s medical bills.
+ 11. craven – (adj.) cowardly; (noun) coward By not putting your name on a comment to a blog, some people see that as cravenly. 12. negligible – so unimportant that it can be disregarded The teenager was found negligible in the accident because she was texting while driving. 13. artifice – (1) a skillful or ingenious device; (2) clever trick; (3) clever skill Most magicians perform artifices for audiences. 14. sojourn – (noun) a temporary stay; (verb) to stay for a time Chris McCandless’ family had no clue about his sojourn to Alaska. 15. muse – to think about in a dreamy way; ponder The muse for his painting was a girl he met in Paris.
+ 16. exhilarate – to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to Bungee jumping can give some people a feeling of exhilaration. 17. delete – erase, wipe out When typing the research paper, the student accidentally hit the delete button. 18. alienate – to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile When no one talked to her at the party, she felt alienated. 19. urbane – refined in manner or style, suave Everyone stared as the urbane man walked in the room. 20. demise – a death, especially of a person in a high position The demise of the mayor came from his dishonesty about the unauthorized contracts regarding transportation.