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Vocabulary reading and writing 2

Vocabulary: Reading and Writing 2


For the following vocabulary words complete all steps below

For the following vocabulary words, complete all steps below:

  • Copy the word and part of speech.

  • Take a guess at the word’s meaning in the sentence (use the context clues).

  • Copy the actual definition down for the word.

  • Use it in your own sentence.


Week one words

Week One Words

Humble-Perfunctory for Selma’s Texas BBQ Reading


1 humble adj

1. Humble (adj.)

  • Even though he was the best player in the league and had plenty to brag about, he was very humble when talking to reporters and everyday people.

  • Write down your guess

  • Definition:not proud or arrogant; modest

  • Use it in a sentence


2 discerning adj

2. Discerning (adj.)

  • In order to be at the top of your field as a mechanic, you must be very discerning and not miss any details.

  • Write down your guess

  • Definition:showing good or outstanding judgment or understanding.

  • Use it in a sentence


3 enticing adj

3. Enticing (adj.)

  • The food on the table looked very enticing to every hungry person in the room.

  • Write down your guess

  • Definition:attractive; exciting; creating desire.

  • Use it in a sentence


4 improbable adj

4. Improbable (adj.)

  • It is improbable they will have the game today if this rain keeps up.

  • Write down your guess

  • Definition:not likely to happen or to be true

  • Use it in a sentence


5 concoction n

5. Concoction (n.)

  • A smoothie is usually a concoction that consists of many different fruits.

  • Write down your guess

  • Definition:a combination of ingredients

  • Use it in a sentence


6 miscalculation n

6. Miscalculation (n.)

  • Because of their miscalculation, there was not enough pizza for every one at the party. Many people left hungry and angry.

  • Write down your guess

  • Definition: an incorrect estimate

  • Use it in a sentence


7 suffused adj

7. Suffused (adj.)

  • The ribs were suffused with barbeque sauce, so they were very moist.

  • Write down your guess

  • Definition:overspread with liquid or another material

  • Use it in a sentence


8 subtle adj

8. Subtle (adj.)

  • Good readers can catch all the subtle details and not simply character names and major events.

  • Write down your guess

  • Definition:fine or delicate in meaning

  • Use it in a sentence


9 cloying adj

9. Cloying (adj.)

  • The student’s cloying questions drove the teacher insane. The teacher could not get through one minute of instruction without being questioned.

  • Write down your guess

  • Definition: causing disgust through excess or overuse

  • Use it in a sentence


10 primed adj

10. Primed (adj.)

  • All the food was primed and ready for the oven.

  • Write down your guess

  • Definition:prepared for a special purpose Use it in a sentence


11 ubiquitous adj

11. Ubiquitous (adj.)

  • Stink bugs are ubiquitous at his house. They are on the walls, on the windows, and in fireplace.

  • Write down your guess

  • Definition:everywhere all at once

  • Use it in a sentence


12 succulent adj

12. Succulent (adj.)

  • The succulent chicken was cooked perfectly and watered as much as our mouths when we saw it.

  • Write down your guess

  • Definition:moist

  • Use it in a sentence


13 dollop n

13. Dollop (n.)

  • “Please, please waiter, would you bring another dollop of sour cream for my baked potato,” the customer asked, “this is not enough?”

  • Write down your guess

  • Definition:a lump or blob of a soft substance.

  • Use it in a sentence


14 transcend v

14. Transcend (v.)

  • Although professional basketball has come a long way since the 1990s, we are still waiting for a player to transcend the skills and statistics of Michael Jordan.

  • Write down your guess

  • Definition:to go beyond the limits

  • Use it in a sentence


15 perfunctory adj

15. Perfunctory (adj.)

  • Man, that cake was decorated in a very perfunctory way. The name is on the side of the cake, the flower pedals are not touching the center of the flowers, and the icing is not a consistent color.

  • Write down your guess

  • Definition:done without care or attention.

  • Use it in a sentence


Reyna s restaurante lag compliment

Reyna’s Restaurante: lag-compliment


1 lag v

1. Lag (v.)

  • We were hoping the other hikers were not lagging too far behind. It was getting dark.

  • Definition: to move slowly; to fall behind.

  • Write it in a sentence


2 international adj

2. International (adj.)

  • Sarah had to take an international flight, which would be very expensive and would probably be lengthy and involve many stops.

  • Definition: among nations; of many nations

  • Use it in a sentence


3 cuisine n

3. Cuisine (n.)

  • We are hoping to sample many different cuisines at the buffet: Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Asian, and Indian.

  • Definition: cookery; food

  • Use it in a sentence


4 kitschy adj

4. Kitschy (adj.)

  • The bright dress got everyone’s attention, but because it was a bright gold and poorly made, many considered it to be kitschy.

  • Definition: shallow; showing a lack of good taste.

  • Use it in a sentence


5 staple n

5. Staple (n.)

  • Spaghetti and meatballs is a staple of Italian cuisine. Tacos are a staple of Mexican cuisine.

  • Definition: a basic or necessary item

  • Use it in a sentence


6 auspicious adj

6. Auspicious (adj.)

  • Fortunately, the weather was very auspicious for the picnic: it was sunny and 82 degrees.

  • Definition: fortunate; lucky

  • Use it in a sentence


7 pliable adj

7. Pliable (adj.)

  • Unlike tree branches, which are very stiff, tree limbs are very pliable.

  • Definition: easily bent or influenced; flexible

  • Use it in a sentence


8 consciousness n

8. Consciousness (n.)

  • The team’s consciousness was very hurt by their coach leaving them for their biggest rivals.

  • Definition: collective thoughts and feelings

  • Use it in a sentence


9 rehydrate v

9. Rehydrate (v.)

  • After running five miles, it is a good idea to rehydrate so you do not get ill or faint.

  • Definition: to restore moisture or fluid to something.

  • Use it in a sentence


10 pungent adj

10. Pungent (adj.)

  • The pungent taste and smell of the cheese deterred many people from having a second slice.

  • Definition: sharp or biting in taste or odor

  • Use it in a sentence


11 complement v

11. Complement (v.)

  • The salsa really complemented to chicken tacos very well.

  • Her shoes really complemented the rest of her outfit.

  • Definition: to complete or go along with

  • Use it in a sentence


12 compliment v

12. Compliment (v.)

  • Tiara complimented Taylor on her shoes and her outfit.

  • Definition: to praise

  • Use it in a sentence


13 complimentary adj

13. Complimentary (adj.)

  • The restaurant offers complimentary mints with every meal.

  • Definition: given free

  • Use it in a sentence


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