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Unit 1 Vocabulary. adjacent (ad-jac-ent). definition – (adj) near to My house is adjacent to my neighbor’s house. alight (a –light). 1.)(v)means to land, to come down from Did you see the bird alight on the branch? 2.)(adj) means made bright by The discarded match was alight.

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adjacent ad jac ent
adjacent(ad-jac-ent)
  • definition – (adj) near to
  • My house is adjacent to my neighbor’s house.
alight a light
alight(a –light)
  • 1.)(v)means to land, to come down from
  • Did you see the bird alight on the branch?
  • 2.)(adj) means made bright by
  • The discarded match was alight.
barren bar ren
barren(bar-ren)
  • Means not productive, bare (adj)
  • The land was barren because nothing would grow.
disrupt dis rupt
disrupt(dis-rupt)
  • Means to break up, disturb (v)

The toddler was able to disrupt his whole family with all the racket he made.

dynasty dy na sty
dynasty(dy na sty)
  • Definition – ( n) A powerful family or group of rulers that maintains its position or power for some time.
  • The Ming Dynasty is in China
foretaste fore taste
foretaste(fore taste)
  • Definition – ( n) An advance indication, sample, warning
  • Seeing the dandelions in the yard gave the boys a foretaste of spring weather.
germinate ger mi nate
germinate(ger mi nate)
  • Definition -To begin to grow (v)
  • Can you see that the seeds are beginning to germinate?
humdrum hum drum
humdrum(hum drum)
  • Definition –(adj) Ordinary, dull routine, boring
  • This man finds his paperwork to be very humdrum.
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hurtle hur tle
hurtle(hur tle)
  • Means to rush violently (v)
  • The rocket began to hurtle through space.
insinuate in sin u ate
insinuate( in sin u ate)
  • Definition – to suggest or hint slyly (v)
  • Did your teacher insinuate that your homework excuse was untruthful?
interminable in ter mi na ble
interminable(in ter mi na ble)
  • Definition – means endless or so long to seem endless (adj)
  • The children thought the car ride to Wisconsin was interminable.
interrogate in ter ro gate
interrogate(in ter ro gate)
  • Definition – (v) to ask questions
  • The officer was beginning to interrogate the suspect.
recompense rec om pense
recompense(rec om pense)
  • Definition – (v) to pay back; to give an award (n) a payment for loss, service or injury.
  • The homeowner was happy to recompense the teen for painting his fence.
renovate ren o vate
renovate(ren o vate)
  • Definition – (v) to repair, restore to good condition, make new again
  • The family hired a contractor to help them renovate their home.
resume res u me
resume( res u me)
  • Definition – (n) a brief summary; a short written account of one’s education, working experience, or qualifications for a job.
  • The young man gave a copy of his resume to the employer.
sullen sul len
sullen(sul len)
  • Definition – (adj) anger or resentment, silently brooding
  • The boy was sullen because his dog ran away.
trickle trick le
trickle(trick le)
  • Definition- (v) to fall by drops (n) a small quantity of anything
  • The water began to trickle from the faucet.
trivial triv i al
trivial(triv i al)
  • Definition- (adj) not important, minor
  • Trivial Pursuit is the name of a game that asks questions about trivial matters.
truce
truce
  • Definition –(n) a pause in fighting, temporary peace
  • The commander ordered a truce for the holidays.
vicious vic ious
vicious(vic ious)
  • Definition – (adj) evil, bad
  • The vicious dog was not allowed to come by the children.