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VOCABULARY UNIT 2. Kassi Cervantes Michelle Morris Michele Ramos Marisa Garcia. MAELSTROM [ meyl -str uh m ]. (noun)- a whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction.

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Vocabulary unit 2

VOCABULARY UNIT 2

Kassi Cervantes

Michelle Morris

Michele Ramos

Marisa Garcia


Maelstrom meyl str uh m

MAELSTROM [meyl-struhm]

  • (noun)- a whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction.

  • Cassandra is in the middle of the maelstrom of war, trying to make sense of the chaos that surrounds her.


Myopic mahy op ik oh pik

MYOPIC [mahy-op-ik, -oh-pik]

  • (adjective)- nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment

  • The myopic foreign policy of the last administration has led to serious problems with our allies.


Overt oh vurt oh vurt

OVERT [oh-vurt, oh-vurt]

  • (adjective)- open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized

  • In order for Congress to declar war, the President must demonstrate an overt threat.


Pejorative pi jawr uh tiv

PEJORATIVE [pi-jawr-uh-tiv]

  • (adjective)- tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, deprecatory, belittling

  • The lawyer was accused of making a pejorative remark when referring to the defendant’s background.


Propriety pr uh prahy i tee

PROPRIETY [pruh-prahy-i-tee]

  • (noun)- the state of being proper, appropriateness

  • (pl.)- standards of what is proper or socially acceptable

  • The social worker questioned the propriety of the police’s request to see confidential records.


Sacrilege sak r uh lij

SACRILEGE [sak-ruh-lij]

  • (noun)- improper of disrespectful treatment of something held sacred

  • The anthropologist was accused of committing a sacrilege when she disturbed an ancient burial ground.


Summarily s uh mair uh lee

SUMMARILY [suh-mair-uh-lee]

  • (adverb)- without delay or formality; briefly, concisely

  • As soon as there was evidence of criminal wrongdoing, the official was summarily ousted from his post.


Suppliant suhp lee uh nt

SUPPLIANT [suhp-lee-uhnt]

  • (adjective)- asking humbly and earnestly

  • (noun)- one who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, a suitor

  • He made a supppliant address to the parole board.


Talisman tal is m uh n iz

TALISMAN [tal-is-muhn, -iz-]

  • (noun)- an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers, an amulet, fetish

  • Most people do not believe that rabbit’s feet and other talismans actually bring good luck.


Undulate uhn j uh leyt

UNDULATE [uhn-juh-leyt]

  • (verb)- to move in waves or with a wavelike motion; to have a wavelike appearance or form

  • The baseball fans began to undulate as they cheered, so that they appeared to move in a wave.


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