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Vocabulary: Reading and Writing 2. 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.

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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
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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