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Oh, the wonderful words we know!. English 9 Unit 4. Vocabulary words discovered.

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vocabulary words discovered
Vocabulary words discovered . . .
  • “One moment I was turning, thinking I had heard a sound, the next I returned to my senses stretched out on the ground, with my horse no where to be seen. One of the brigands lay an arm’s length away, trampled and dead, while the other was just disappearing into the forest, cradling an arm that will require splinting, if I’m any judge” (62).
  • from Songsmith by Andre Norton and A.C. Crispin
vocabulary test december 15
Vocabulary test = December 15
  • fated (adj.)
  • determined in advance by destiny or fortune
  • intrepid (adj.)
  • very brave, fearless; unshakable
  • larceny (n.)
  • theft
after this test you ll have a small reprieve from vocabulary
After this test, you’ll have a small reprieve from vocabulary.
  • reprieve
  • (n.) a temporary relief or delay;
  • (v.) to grant a postponement
  • abscond (v.)
  • to run off and hide
  • arduous (adj.)
  • hard to do, requiring much effort
everywhere is walking distance if you have the time steven wright
Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. – Steven Wright
  • daunt (v.)
  • to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage
  • hoodwink (v.)
  • to mislead by a trick, deceive
are you using these words with your parents
Are you using these words with your parents?
  • revile (v.)
  • to attack with words, call bad names
  • pompous (adj.)
  • overly self-important in speech or manner; excessively stately or ceremonious
you d like me to abridge this list wouldn t you
You’d like me to abridge this list, wouldn’t you?
  • to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage
  • daunt (v.)
  • to mislead by a trick, deceive
  • hoodwink (v.)
the more words you know the easier it is to avoid trite phrases
The more words you know, the easier it is to avoid trite phrases.
  • theft
  • larceny (n.)
  • determined in advance by destiny or fortune
  • fated (adj.)
  • very brave, fearless; unshakable
  • intrepid (adj.)
maybe you ve heard it before but did you know it
Maybe you’ve heard it before, but did you know it?
  • to run off and hide
  • abscond (v.)
  • (n.) a temporary relief or delay;
  • (v.) to grant a postponement
  • reprieve
  • hard to do, requiring much effort
  • arduous (adj.)
did you know the real meaning of some of these
Did you know the real meaning of some of these?
  • to attack with words, call bad names
  • revile (v.)
  • overly self-important in speech or manner; excessively stately or ceremonious
  • pompous (adj.)
trivia what was the name of the woman who refused to get up for a man on the bus in birmingham
Trivia: What was the name of the woman who refused to get up for a man on the bus in Birmingham?
  • inanimate (adj.)
  • not having life; without energy or spirit
  • access
  • (n.) approach or admittance to places, persons, things; an increase;
  • (v.) to get at, obtain
answer rosa parks
Answer: Rosa Parks
  • biased (adj.)
  • favoring one side unduly; prejudiced
  • incinerate (v.)
  • to burn to ashes
  • rectify (v.)
  • to make right, correct
what s another word for thesaurus steven wright
What’s another word for thesaurus? – Steven Wright
  • pliant (adj.)
  • bending readily, easily influenced
  • disentangle (v.)
  • to free from tangles or complications
  • anarchy (n.)
  • a lack of government and law, confusion
i m afraid i can t condone not studying it s against my job description
I’m afraid I can’t condone not studying. It’s against my job description.
  • auspicious (adj.)
  • favorable; fortunate
  • precipice (n.)
  • a very steep cliff; the brink or edge of disaster
more trivia olympia is the capitol of what state
More trivia: Olympia is the capitol of what state?
  • to free from tangles or complications
  • disentangle (v.)
  • a lack of government and law, confusion
  • anarchy (n.)
  • bending readily, easily influenced
  • pliant (adj.)
answer washington
Answer: Washington
  • not having life; without energy or spirit
  • inanimate (adj.)
  • (n.) approach or admittance to places, persons, things; an increase;
  • (v.) to get at, obtain
  • access
the pauper pilfered bread to stay alive
The pauper pilfered bread to stay alive.
  • favorable; fortunate
  • auspicious (adj.)
  • a very steep cliff; the brink or edge of disaster
  • precipice (n.)
the normally cherubic boy lost his job after the altercation with his boss
The normally cherubic boy lost his job after the altercation with his boss.
  • favoring one side unduly; prejudiced
  • biased (adj.)
  • to burn to ashes
  • incinerate (v.)
  • to make right, correct
  • rectify (v.)