Night Vocabulary Words. Pages 3-28. Essential Question. How do word meanings and connotations evolve? . Penury (noun). Catherine was forced to live in near penury when the stock market crashed. Poverty; destitution . Annihilate (verb).
How do word meanings and connotations evolve?
Catherine was forced to live in near penury when the stock market crashed.
Two hours after the battle started, the building was completely annihilated.
To completely destroy
My brother had a delusion when he thought he was stronger than me.
Surreptitiously, Alex tried to cheat off of Anastasia’s paper.
After the nuclear conflagration, the entire city was obliterated.
Huge, Raging Fire
After the governor stole money from contributors, the campaign became a farce from that point on.
Absurdity, mockery, sham
The deeply pious man went to church every Sunday.
Sudden violent outburst of pain in the abdomen or bowels
Abraham Lincoln helped in the liberation of the slaves.
Setting free from imprisonment