Vocabulary Unit 2 F . Introduction. Ameliorate. Hopefully, what will the medicine do for a sick person?. Verb : to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming. Aplomb. What characteristics is this gymnast trying to show the judges?.
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will the medicine
do for a sick
Verb: to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
is this gymnast trying
to show the judges?
Noun: poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity
Why does this man want
to put duct tape on
the speaker’s mouth?
Adjective: pompous or overblown in language;
full of high-sounding words intended to
conceal a lack of ideas
Either this bird has no feathers,
or it is having a really,
really bad hair day!
Adjective: without experience; immature, not
fully developed; lacking sophistication and
poise; without feathers
Remember that this is only cute
for babies, not teenagers!
Noun: saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth
or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense
Verb: to let saliva flow from the mouth; to utter
nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly
Why is this a good example
Noun: a summary, condensed account; an
instance that represents a larger reality
How do we know that this
mother means what she says?
Verb: to urge strongly, advise earnestly
What jobs does a mother have
just because she’s a mother?
Adjective/Adverb: by virtue of holding a
If a person crosses this boundary, what
will he or she be doing?
Verb: to violate, trespass, go beyond
Why would someone give his/her
boss a mug like this?
Verb: to make oneself agreeable and thus
gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes
used in a critical or derogatory sense)
Why do we think this cat is up to no good?
Noun: one who moves in where he or she
is not wanted or has no right to be;
If this teddy bear only cost $3,
what could make it valuable
to the child who owns it?
Adjective: belonging to someone or something
by its very nature, essential, inherent;
originating in a bodily organ or part
How are these protesters
expressing their disapproval
of housing policies?
Verb: to make a violent attack in words,
express strong disapproval
Clearly, what has overcome
Noun: weariness of body or mind,
lack of energy
What event is this magazine
Noun: a period of one thousand years;
a period of great joy
Why did most critics not like the
Harry Potter books?
Adjective: mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means;
Verb: to hide, conceal, eclipse
Noun: matters involving the supernatural
What would this coffee
do to someone’s shirt?
Verb: to spread through, penetrate, soak through
What is it doing
In these pictures?
If the yellow stuff falls to the bottom of the beaker, what will it be?
Verb: to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height; to give distinct form to
Adjective: characterized by excessive haste
Noun: moisture, the product of an action or process
Why doesn’t Godzilla like his parents’ rules?
Adjective: strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste
Clearly, the scientists who surmised this were missing some key information!
Verb: to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess
Noun: likely idea that lacks definite proof