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  1. Vocab Number 1 “My IQ has risen by 4 points this year!” -Thomas Rich

  2. Lassitude • Noun • “A feeling of lassitude overcame us, so we hiked instead of hiked.” • Weariness of body or mind • Synonym: Listless, languor

  3. Intrepid • Adjective • An intrepid explorer, Eric is a mountain-climbing guide. • Resolutely fearless • Synonym: courageous

  4. Cerebral • Adjective • Steven’s second novel was more cerebral than the first, but was still entertaining. • Pertaining to the brain or intellect • Synonym: intellectual

  5. Cynical • Adjective • Janet is cynical about internet dating after her last disastrous relationship. • Distrusting the motives of others. • Synonym: Jaded

  6. Depict • Verb • Movies often depict superheroes as victims of weird scientific accidents. • To represent or characterize • Synonym: portray

  7. Overt • Adjective • In an overt attempt to cheat, Sarah wrote the answers on the back of her hand. • Open to view, not concealed • Synonyms: apparent, obvious

  8. Domestic • Adjective • My domestic skills are lacking; I can’t iron, cook, or sew. • Of, or pertaining to, the home • Synonym: household

  9. Mollify • Verb • In order to mollify her, Molly’s mom baked her a pie. • To soften in feeling or temper • Synonyms: appease, pacify

  10. Iconoclastic • Adjective • The church youth group was offended by the iconoclastic pamphlet. • Pertaining to image breaking, or an attack on beliefs • Synonym: irreligious

  11. Empathy • Noun • Susan and I had empathy for each other, the only two players cut from the team. • To feel another person’s feelings • Synonyms: understanding, compassion