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  1. Vocabulary #2 Words Ready, set, vocabulary!

  2. beguile • The students tried to beguile their teachers into giving them less homework.

  3. beguile (verb) • Trick or deceive

  4. trite • My teacher instructed me to look for trite, or overused sentences in my rough draft writing.

  5. trite (adjective) • Describes something that is overused and, therefore not very important.

  6. inundate • Every night, Alex inundated with homework and football practice.

  7. inundate (verb) • To flood or overwhelm someone with too much of something.

  8. foil • In the Hunger Games, Katniss had to foil many attempts on her life to win the games.

  9. foil (verb) or (noun) • defeat or frustrate • metal in the form of very thin sheets (aluminum foil)

  10. emulate • My little sister tries to emulate me by wearing my clothes and jewelry.

  11. emulate (verb) • To imitate or act like someone else

  12. copious • My civics teacher makes me take copious notes, to the point my hand starts to cramp.

  13. copious (adjective ) • Something that is large in quantity or number

  14. winsome • Katie had such a winsome personality; everyone just loved being around her.

  15. winsome (adjective) • Describes someone who is appealing in appearance.

  16. accentuate • Marty’s festive apparel seemed to accentuate her flamboyant personality.

  17. accentuate (verb) • To highlight or give emphasis to something. • What skills of writing do you tend to accentuate when “showing,” not “telling” ?

  18. bard • The principle form of communication culture and history in pre-literature societies was the bard.

  19. bard (noun) • Use when identifying someone as a skilled poet. • Can you name three of your favorite bards? • Least favorite?

  20. cerebral The defendant described the crime scene in a much more cerebral way than the detective expected.

  21. cerebral (adjective) • Describes things that require more brain power than muscle power. • Synonyms: creative, brainy, bookish...