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VOCABULARY 3-4. NONENTITY. NONENTITY: One of little or no importance. Freshmen sometimes feel like nonentities on campus. OUST. OUST: To Remove from a position of power. The king was ousted from his throne by an opposing force

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nonentity one of little or no importance
NONENTITY: One of little or no importance
  • Freshmen sometimes feel like nonentities on campus
oust to remove from a position of power
OUST: To Remove from a position of power
  • The king was ousted from his throne by an opposing force
  • The Egyptian President was ousted after 18 days of demonstartion
peruse to read carefully
PERUSE: To read carefully
  • Always peruse the contract before signing it.
  • The students perused their notes before he test
promontory a high point of land jutting into water
PROMONTORY: A high point of land Jutting into water
  • The lighthouse was perched on a promontory
recourse to turn to for aid or safety
RECOURSE: To turn to for aid or safety

After getting several driving tickets, the only recourse available to the teen was to get enrolled in a Driver’s Ed Program.

residue something that is left over after part is removed
RESIDUE: something that is left over after part is removed
  • The dishwashing detergent left a residue on the glasses
solicitous full of concern anxious
SOLICITOUS: Full of concern, Anxious
  • Parents are solicitous of their children’s welfare
  • Calpurnia was a solicitous housekeeper and always took good care of the Finch children.
mishap an unfortunate accident
MISHAP: An unfortunate accident
  • The mishap was caused by the distracted teen driver talking on the cell phone.
instigate to cause trouble
INSTIGATE: To cause trouble
  • The football player instigated a fight and received a penalty.
perspective point of view
PERSPECTIVE: Point of view
  • From my perspective, the decision to cancel school vacation was unfair.
relevant having to do with the matter being considered to the point
RELEVANT: having to do with the matter being considered; to the point
  • The students were required to answer the question on the test using relevant details from the passage.
ado fuss trouble or bother
ADO: Fuss, Trouble, or bother
  • The actress was making much ado about nothing and delayed the play.

“ Without further ado I present the stars of the show”….said the director of the play.

apparition1
Apparition
  • The apparition appeared out of nowhere and scared me!
assert to state firmly
Assert: To state firmly
  • Tom Robinson asserted that he was not guilty of the crime.
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