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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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Vocab 2 2

Vocab 2.2

Man, can life get any better??!?


Longevity

longevity

N. Long life

My family is blessed (?) with longevity; all of my grandparents lived to be over 90.


Reverence

reverence

N. Great respect

Your elders should be treated with reverence; it is the ultimate rudeness to disrespect an older person.


Remiss

remiss

Adj. Negligent; careless

I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you that your vocab quiz is on Thursday, September 19th.


Upbraid

upbraid

V. Scold

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.)


Opulent

opulent

Adj. Rich and lavish; expensive; fine

The people in The Great Gatsby reflected the opulent lifestyles of the über-wealthy in 1920s America.


Palliate

palliate

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.


Bereft

bereft

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.


Dirge

dirge

N. Funeral song

The Scottish have a tradition of playing dirges on bagpipes; it is a haunting, mournful sound.

Bagpipe Dirge


Elegy

elegy

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.


Extol

extol

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.


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