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Lesson 1 Vocabulary List. The Phantom Tollbooth Period 1. Doldrums. (n.) a state or period of inactivity, stagnation, or depression.

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lesson 1 vocabulary list

Lesson 1 Vocabulary List

The Phantom Tollbooth

Period 1

doldrums
Doldrums

(n.) a state or period of inactivity, stagnation, or depression.

Sailors sometimes have difficulty when sailing in the doldrums. Winds will be light causing boats to come to a standstill, sometimes for days. Only sudden storms with strong winds allow sailors to move on.

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Peculiar

  • Definition:
  • Something that you don’t see every day meaning its very unusual and really weird you see.

Sentence: When I went Trick-Or-Treating a peculiar double headed man came to the door and gave me eye balls instead of candy.

Part of speech:

The word Peculiar is an adjective

dawdle noun

Dawdle (noun)

To waste time by taking to long to do something.

We dawdled away the whole morning by watching T.V and not doing our chores.

dejected noun

Dejected (Noun)

Dejected is a person having low spirits; depressed.

Buster felt dejected because he didn’t get to go on the family vacation. He is feeling dejected because he wants to be with his family.

lethargic

(n.) The quality or state of being drowsy; Apathetic or sluggish, inactivity.

The teenager was lethargic after eating and drinking way too much after the Halloween party last night.

Lethargic

presume v

Presume (v)

I presumed I was allowed to go to the mall with friends , but I got an F on a test.

To take for granted , assume or suppose

2. to take upon oneself without warrant or permission

3. to rely or depend don't presume on his agreement

4. Law to take as proved until contrary evidence is produced

monotonous adjective adj

People at school, at work, and other places it seems to be MONOTONOUS! When I see people monotonous it looks like they hate their job or what ever they are doing .One thing that I know for a fact is that makes tasks monotonous is paper work. Workers sometimes have difficulty when they have MONOTNOUS paper work. Especially in companies like cars, company ,and ect.

MONOTONOUS:Adjective(ADJ)

DEFINITION:

1.Sounded or spoken in an unvarying tone.

2.Tediously repetitious or lacking in variety.

Synonym: Boring

strenuous

We had a strenuous day, moving into are new house.

Strenuous

Strenuous: very active, full of energy, and requiring much energy.

Verb/Noun

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Definition

Grave risk, something that might cause injury, loss, or destruction

Perilous

When you decide to fight somebody, you are taking a perilous decision.

By Ignacio Balasch

The firefighter made a perilous decision by trying to save the woman in the building on fire and not getting himself save first.

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Effusive (adj)

Unrestrained in express feelings: giving or involving an extragant and sometimes excessive of feeling speech or writing

The effusive protesters were yelling at the Congress men for shutting down the government in Washington D.C.

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Indignant (adj)

feeling or showing of annoying

The kids were indignant when little Michael won the best costume because he wore a slenderman costume and to many people were wearing the same costume.

balderdash noun

Balderdash [NOUN]

The rule no running on compass is balderdash because

teachers ‘have a cow’ when you’re late to class.

Nonsense pointless talk OR writing

conciliatory
Conciliatory

(adj.) win over; placate. To win or gain

The audience expected a conciliatory speech.

s urmise

Surmise

Definitions :

To make a guess about something.

(Sermiz)

verb

A conclusion drawn on only limited evidence and intuition

The teacher surmised Molly stole T’kyha’s pencil because she was sitting right next to her.

Synonyms

Guesswork, conclusion, inference, hypothesis

tumult

TUMULT

The lion roared causing a tumult in his African kingdom.

(adjective)

NOISE OR UPROAR, DISORDOLY AGITIATION OR MILLING ABOUT CROWD USUALLY WITH UPROAR

concilatory

NOUN

CONCILATORY

DEFINITION:

WINNING OVER,TO OVERCOE DISTRUST OR ANIMOSOTS, TO REIGN TO MAKE OR ATTEMPT TO.

THE PERSAINS WANTED TO CONCILATE SPARTA BECAUSE PERSIA WANTED TO CLAIM THAT LAND.