Vocabulary Week 4 Quiz on Thursday, October 27
Bigot (noun) • One who is intolerant of differences in others • Think: Bigot = big idiot • Hitler was a bigot because he hated all other races besides his own.
Bigot (Noun) Racists (can you find Hitler?)
Expunge (verb) • To erase or eliminate • I’ve heard a rumor that if you do something dumb when you’re very young, when you turn 18 your criminal record is expunged, but I don’t know if that is true.
Candid (adjective) • Outspoken; blunt; direct speech • “Can I speak candidly?” the mother asked the son. The son didn’t respond, so she said, “I just hate that new haircut you got.”
Argot (noun) • Special words used by a specific group of people • Mrs. Roy is excellent at speaking in her husband’s British argot; you’d think she lived in England before with the types of words she uses.
Negligence (noun) • Careless neglect often resulting in injury • Due to the father’s negligence, his baby put her finger in a socket while the father was napping.
Appease (verb) • To calm; to make satisfied for the time being • The child ate one pea to appease his mother who kept after him to eat his veggies. She calmed down after his one bite.
Strident (adj) • Harsh sounding; grating • Some people love the sound of marching bands, but I find their sounds strident especially the horns!
Chaos (noun) • Complete disorder • Miss Swanson’s desk is in complete chaos all the time, and it drives Mr. Schlenker crazy because he is so neat.
Augment (verb) • To enlarge; to increase in amount or intensity • Most people get nose jobs to shrink their noses, but not Mr. Rife. He wanted to augment his nose so it was larger than life!
Augment (verb) Final product after augmentation.
Jingoism (noun) • Extreme, chauvinistic patriotism favoring aggressive warlike foreign policy • Frighteningly, the Neo-Nazis are still around and their strongest policy seems to be jingoism; they care most about loyalty to their cause and support fighting for their cause at all times.
Jingoism (noun) • Terrifying.