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  1. Vocabulary List 8 You’re on your way to an A! Study tip: Print this PowerPoint and write sentences for each word next to the slides.

  2. diffident • dis = not • Diffident is an adjective. • Try writing a sentence using the word diffident. • Now, look at the example to the right. • How does your sentence compare? Do you use diffident to describe a noun? • The diffident child did not participate in the game of kickball at recess. • Synonyms: shy, timid Diffident: lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy.

  3. belligerent • bell = war • Belligerent is an adjective. • Write a sentence using the word belligerent. • Now, look at the example sentence to the right. • How does your sentence compare? Do you use belligerent to describe a noun? • The belligerent customer fought with the sales clerk and demanded a refund. • Synonyms: hostile, aggressive, quarrelsome Belligerent: of warlike character; aggressively hostile; waging war; engaged in war

  4. supersede • super = above • Supersede is a verb. • Write a sentence using the word supersede. • Now, look at the example sentence to the right. • How does your sentence compare? Do you use supersede as an action verb? • Your new contract supersedesany previous agreements, negotiations, promises or representations, whether verbal or written. • Synonyms: replace, surpass Supersede: to replace in power, authority, effectiveness, acceptance, use, etc., as by another person or thing.

  5. inanimate • in = not • Inanimate is an adjective. • Write a sentence using the word inanimate. • Now, look at the example sentence to the right. • How does your sentence compare? Do you use inanimate as an adjective? • Jim is always so lively and cheerful, so I was surprised to see him so inanimate at the party. • Synonyms: lifeless, dull inanimate: not animate; lifeless; spiritless; sluggish; dull.

  6. intervene • inter = between • Intervene is a verb. • Write a sentence using the word intervene. • Now, look at the example sentence to the right. • How does your sentence compare? Do you use intervene as a verb? • The umpire had to intervene when the two managers started arguing. • Synonyms: mediate, intercede intervene: to come between disputing people, groups, etc.; intercede; mediate.

  7. subordinate • sub = under • Subordinate is an adjective. • Write a sentence using the word subordinate. • Now, look at the example sentence to the right. • How does your sentence compare? Do you use subordinate as an adjective? • Everyone at XYZ Corporation resented how their boss treated them as subordinate workers and nothing more. • Synonyms: inferior, lesser Subordinate: placed in or belonging to a lower order or rank of less importance; secondary; subject to or under the authority of a superior.

  8. dissonant • son = sound • Dissonant is an adjective. • Write a sentence using the word dissonant. • Now, look at the example sentence to the right. • How does your sentence compare? Do you use dissonant as an adjective? • LA Reid described Fifth Harmony’s performance as dissonantand off-key.