Vocabulary #2 Words Ready, set, vocabulary!
beguile • The students tried to beguile their teachers into giving them less homework.
beguile (verb) • Trick or deceive
trite • My teacher instructed me to look for trite, or overused sentences in my rough draft writing.
trite (adjective) • Describes something that is overused and, therefore not very important.
inundate • Every night, Alex inundated with homework and football practice.
inundate (verb) • To flood or overwhelm someone with too much of something.
foil • In the Hunger Games, Katniss had to foil many attempts on her life to win the games.
foil (verb) or (noun) • defeat or frustrate • metal in the form of very thin sheets (aluminum foil)
emulate • My little sister tries to emulate me by wearing my clothes and jewelry.
emulate (verb) • To imitate or act like someone else
copious • My civics teacher makes me take copious notes, to the point my hand starts to cramp.
copious (adjective ) • Something that is large in quantity or number
winsome • Katie had such a winsome personality; everyone just loved being around her.
winsome (adjective) • Describes someone who is appealing in appearance.
accentuate • Marty’s festive apparel seemed to accentuate her flamboyant personality.
accentuate (verb) • To highlight or give emphasis to something. • What skills of writing do you tend to accentuate when “showing,” not “telling” ?
bard • The principle form of communication culture and history in pre-literature societies was the bard.
bard (noun) • Use when identifying someone as a skilled poet. • Can you name three of your favorite bards? • Least favorite?
cerebral The defendant described the crime scene in a much more cerebral way than the detective expected.
cerebral (adjective) • Describes things that require more brain power than muscle power. • Synonyms: creative, brainy, bookish...