Vocab 2.2. Man, can life get any better??!?. longevity. N. Long life My family is blessed (?) with longevity ; all of my grandparents lived to be over 90. reverence. N. Great respect Your elders should be treated with reverence ; it is the ultimate rudeness to disrespect an older person.
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Man, can life get any better??!?
N. Long life
My family is blessed (?) with longevity; all of my grandparents lived to be over 90.
N. Great respect
Your elders should be treated with reverence; it is the ultimate rudeness to disrespect an older person.
Adj. Negligent; careless
I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you that your vocab quiz is on Thursday, September 19th.
Lauren knew the coach would upbraid the cheerleaders for not knowing the routine by Friday’s game.
(An upbraiding is more severe than an admonishment.)
Adj. Rich and lavish; expensive; fine
The people in The Great Gatsby reflected the opulent lifestyles of the über-wealthy in 1920s America.
V. Make less severe or unpleasant
When her brother scraped his knee, Grace tried to palliate his pain with a Band-Aid and a lollipop.
Adj. Deprived of something; lonely and abandoned
Even with Facebook and Twitter to stay in touch, Jasmine felt bereft of her friends when her family moved to Pittsburgh.
N. Funeral song
The Scottish have a tradition of playing dirges on bagpipes; it is a haunting, mournful sound.
N. Song or poem expressing loss
Writing an elegy is a way of working through the loss of a loved one, but delivering it in public is something I could never do.
V. Praise highly
B.J. likes to extol the virtues of language arts class to his family, but his brother sees more value in math.