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Vocabulary Unit 3A. Word One: belated 1. Definition: delayed beyond the usual time 2. Part of Speech (please circle-it may be more than one!) Verb Adjective Adverb Noun 3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the sentence):

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Vocabulary unit 3a

Vocabulary Unit 3A


Vocabulary unit 3a

Word One: belated

1. Definition: delayed beyond the usual time

2. Part of Speech (please circle-it may be more than one!)

Verb Adjective Adverb Noun3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the sentence):

I forgot my friend’s birthday and had to give him a belated birthday present.

4. Synonyms (words that mean the same):

_______________________________

5. Antonyms (words that mean the opposite):

_______________________________

6. Writing

Write two sentences describing a time that you or a friend had a belated arrival somewhere.


Vocabulary unit 3a

Word Two: decoy

1.Definition: to lead into a trap; a person or thing used to lead into a trap

2. Part of Speech (please circle-it may be more than one!)

Verb Adjective Adverb Noun

3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the sentence):

The policewoman acted as a decoy when the police were trying to catch the murderer.

The huntersdecoyed the ducksto an area right in front of the blind where another hunter was waiting for them.

4. Synonyms (words that mean the same):

_______________________________

5. Antonyms (words that mean the opposite):

_______________________________

6. Writing

Describe how a thief might use a decoy. Write at least two complete sentences.


Vocabulary unit 3a

Word Three: impart

1. Definition: to make known; to give or pass something on

2. Part of Speech (please circle-it may be more than one!)

Verb Adjective Adverb Noun

3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the sentence):

All over the world, grandparents impart the traditions of their culture to the

younger generation.

4. Synonyms (words that mean the same):

_______________________________

5. Antonyms (words that mean the opposite):

_______________________________

6. Writing

Describe something that has been imparted to you by an older person. Write at least two complete sentences.


Vocabulary unit 3a

Word Four: outlandish

1. Definition: strange, odd; beyond reasonable or normal limits

2. Part of Speech (please circle-it may be more than one!)

Verb Adjective Adverb Noun

3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the sentence):

Fashion shows often have models wearing outlandish outfits that no normal

person would wear.

4. Synonyms (words that mean the same):

_______________________________

5. Antonyms (words that mean the opposite):

_______________________________

6. Writing

Describe an outlandish Halloween costume that either you wore or saw worn by someone else. Write at least two complete sentences.


Vocabulary unit 3a

Word Five: taint

1. Definition: contamination; a hint of corruption or dishonor; to stain or contaminate

2. Part of Speech (please circle-it may be more than one!)

Verb Adjective Adverb Noun

3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the

sentence):

The taint of bribery can put an end to a person seeking the nomination for president.

When toxic chemicals taint lakes and rivers, many fish and other animals die.

4. Synonyms (words that mean the same):

_______________________________

5. Antonyms (words that mean the opposite):

_______________________________

6. Writing

Describe something or someone that has been tainted. Write at least two complete sentences.


Vocabulary 3b

Vocabulary 3B


Vocabulary unit 3a

Word One: appease1. Definition:to make calm; to satisfy 2. Part of Speech (please underline-it may be more than one!)Verb Adjective Adverb Noun3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the sentence):A snack of fresh fruit should appease your hunger until dinnertime.4. Synonyms (words that mean the same):_______________________________5. Antonyms (words that mean the opposite):_______________________________6. Writing Write at least two sentences describing how you might appease your parents.


Vocabulary unit 3a

Word Two: cite1. Definition: to quote; to recommend; to summon to appear in court 2. Part of Speech (please circle-it may be more than one!)Verb Adjective Adverb Noun3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the sentence):The police officer will cite you for speeding if you do not slow down!Be sure to cite all of your sources when doing a research paper.4. Synonyms (words that mean the same):_______________________________5. Antonyms (words that mean the opposite):_______________________________6. WritingWriting at least two complete sentences, describe a time you were cited for doing something good.


Vocabulary unit 3a

Word Three: mediate1. Definition: to bring about an agreement between persons or groups, act as a go-between; to be in the middle position2. Part of Speech (please circle-it may be more than one!)Verb Adjective Adverb Noun3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the sentence):The teacher will mediate the meeting of the two students that had a fight at lunch.The name of the mediate star in the constellation, Orion’s Belt, is Alnilam.4. Synonyms (words that mean the same):_______________________________5. Antonyms (words that mean the opposite):_______________________________6. WritingWriting at least two complete sentences, describe how an umpire might mediate at a baseball game.


Vocabulary unit 3a

Word Four: overbearing1. Definition: domineering; to be overpowering 2. Part of Speech (please circle-it may be more than one!)Verb Adjective Adverb Noun3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the sentence):An overbearing person has a strong need to be in charge all of the time.4. Synonyms (words that mean the same):_______________________________5. Antonyms (words that mean the opposite):_______________________________6. WritingWriting at least two complete sentences, describe someone you know that is overbearing. Make sure to include an example of that person’s behavior.


Vocabulary unit 3a

Word Five: quirk1. Definition: a wierd way of acting; a sudden twistor turn 2. Part of Speech (please circle-it may be more than one!)Verb Adjective Adverb Noun3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the sentence):Sometimes, when you least expect it, there are quirks in a computerprogram that cause the program to just close and you lose all of your work!Iago’s plans for Othello and those surrounding him, are full of suspenseful quirks.4. Synonyms (words that mean the same):_______________________________5. Antonyms (words that mean the opposite):_______________________________6. WritingWriting at least two complete sentences, describe someone or something that has quirks.


Vocabulary unit 3c

Vocabulary Unit 3C


Vocabulary unit 3a

Word One: delve1. Definition: to dig; to search deeply and thoroughly2. Part of Speech (please circle-it may be more than one!)Verb Adjective Adverb Noun3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the sentence):After being on a diet all week, Kerry was unable to resist the big chocolate cake that her mother had made and delved into it with great happiness.4. Synonyms (words that mean the same):_______________________________5. Antonyms (words that mean the opposite):_______________________________6. WritingDescribe a time that you delved into something with great happiness.Write at least two complete sentences.


Vocabulary unit 3a

Word Two: judicious1. Definition: wise; using good judgement2. Part of Speech (please circle-it may be more than one!)Verb Adjective Adverb Noun3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the sentence):Cautious and judicious peopleconsider all their options before making any important decisions.4. Synonyms (words that mean the same):_______________________________5. Antonyms (words that mean the opposite):_______________________________6. WritingDescribe a time that you made a judicious decision. Write at least two complete sentences.


Vocabulary unit 3a

Word Three: pert1. Definition: lively; bold; high-spirited2. Part of Speech (please circle-it may be more than one!)Verb Adjective Adverb Noun3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the sentence):“In that cute new outfit, you look as pert and stylish as a model,” I said to my sister.Sometimes peoplefeel that pert behavior in young children is bratty behavior.4. Synonyms (words that mean the same):_______________________________5. Antonyms (words that mean the opposite):_______________________________6. WritingDescribe a time that someone was pert.Write at least two complete sentences.


Vocabulary unit 3a

Word Four: calamity1. Definition: a great misfortune; a disaster2. Part of Speech (please circle-it may be more than one!)Verb Adjective Adverb Noun3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the sentence):In 1906, San Francisco suffered a great calamity when there was an earthquake and a fire that leveled much of the city.Dinnertime was a calamity in our house last night because my motherdropped the whole pot of spaghetti sauce all over the floor!4. Synonyms (words that mean the same):_______________________________5. Antonyms (words that mean the opposite):_______________________________6. WritingDescribe a calamity that you have had. Write at least two complete sentences.


Vocabulary unit 3a

Word Five: milieu1. Definition: the setting or environment2. Part of Speech (please circle-it may be more than one!)Verb Adjective Adverb Noun3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the sentence):Language that seems appropriate in the milieu of the locker room may be totally inappropriate in the classroom.4. Synonyms (words that mean the same):_______________________________5. Antonyms (words that mean the opposite):_______________________________6. WritingName and describe a place with a peaceful milieu. Write at least two complete sentences.


Vocabulary unit 3d

Vocabulary Unit 3D


Vocabulary unit 3a

Word One: conventional1. Definition: common; in line with accepted ideas or standards2. Part of Speech (please circle-it may be more than one!)Verb Adjective Adverb Noun3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the sentence):His computer has a conventional hookup, so he can’t access the latest technology.4. Synonyms (words that mean the same):_______________________________5. Antonyms (words that mean the opposite):_______________________________6. Writing-Write at least two complete sentences.Describe or draw someone wearing clothing that is NOT conventional.


Vocabulary unit 3a

Word Two: regale1. Definition: to entertain, to feast2. Part of Speech (please circle-it may be more than one!)Verb Adjective Adverb Noun3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the sentence):Most people are happy to regale their friends with pictures and tales from their vacation.4. Synonyms (words that mean the same):_______________________________5. Antonyms (words that mean the opposite):_______________________________6. Writing-Write at least two complete sentences.Describe a time that you regaled someone OR someone regaled you and why.


Vocabulary unit 3a

Word Three: gallant1. Definition: showing courage, respect and courtesy like a knight; being very attentive and polite to a woman ; a man fond of paying attention towomen.2. Part of Speech (please circle-it may be more than one!)Verb Adjective Adverb Noun3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the sentence):The soldier, under fire, made a gallant attempt to save his friend’s life by dragging him to safety.Do you think that Mitsubishi thought of this vocabulary word when naming their car the Galant?4. Synonyms (words that mean the same):_______________________________5. Antonyms (words that mean the opposite):_______________________________6. Writing-Write at least two complete sentences.Describe someone’s behavior that you thought was gallant.


Vocabulary unit 3a

Word Four: shiftless1. Definition: lazy, lacking ambition and energy2. Part of Speech (please circle-it may be more than one!)Verb Adjective Adverb Noun3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the sentence):Bill’s shiftless attitude toward work causes him to quickly lose most of his jobs.4. Synonyms (words that mean the same):_______________________________5. Antonyms (words that mean the opposite):_______________________________6. Writing-Write at least two complete sentences.If you were a boss, how might someone behave doing a shiftless job to cause you to fire them?


Vocabulary unit 3a

Word Five: ensue1. Definition: to follow in order, come immediately after and as a result2. Part of Speech (please circle-it may be more than one!)Verb Adjective Adverb Noun3. Sample Sentence (underline the vocabulary word in the sentence):When an airplane crashes, both investigations and lawsuits ensue in the weeks and months following.4. Synonyms (words that mean the same):_______________________________5. Antonyms (words that mean the opposite):_______________________________6. Writing-Write at least two complete sentences.If you were to bring home a report card with all “F’s” what might ensue?


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