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Vocabulary Unit 12. English 1 English 1 Honors. RAP. “to snatch; greedy, devouring”. RAPACIOUS. Adjective Seizing everything; greedy. A rapacious group of colonists seized all the land for themselves, leaving none for the people who arrived later. RAPT. Adjective

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vocabulary unit 12

Vocabulary Unit 12

English 1

English 1 Honors

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RAP

“to snatch; greedy, devouring”

rapacious
RAPACIOUS
  • Adjective
  • Seizing everything; greedy.
  • A rapacious group of colonists seized all the land for themselves, leaving none for the people who arrived later.
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RAPT
  • Adjective
  • Giving total attention to; captivated.
  • As a program on birds played across the screen, the kittens sat rapt in front of the television.
surreptitious
SURREPTITIOUS
  • Adjective
  • Hidden or secret; done without notice.
  • With a surreptitious motion of his hand, the magician hid the coin in the scarf.
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CEP

“seize, take”

perceptible
PERCEPTIBLE
  • Adjective
  • Able to be noticed or felt.
  • The wink that Kevin gave Laurel was so fast it was barely perceptible.
susceptible
SUSCEPTIBLE
  • Adjective
  • Able to be influenced.
  • Ben felt that if he were too open-minded, he would be susceptible to harmful ideas, so he lived in isolation.
precept
PRECEPT
  • Noun
  • An idea important to a system of beliefs.
  • One of the main precepts of the religion is kindness to other living creatures.
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VOR

“to eat”

voracious
VORACIOUS
  • Adjective
  • Devouring everything.
  • The voracious locusts left a path of ruined crops a mile long.
omnivorous
OMNIVOROUS
  • Adjective
  • Feeding on both animals and plants.
  • My two brother are strict vegetarians, but a I consider myself omnivorous.
herbivorous
HERBIVOROUS
  • Adjective
  • Eating only plants.
  • Early American pioneers found lots of grazing land for the herbivorous animals.
cad cas
CAD/CAS

“to fall”

decadent
DECADENT
  • Adjective
  • Overly luxurious and lacking moral discipline; excessive.
  • The billionaire’s spoiled children wasted millions of dollars on decadent parties.
cadence
CADENCE
  • Noun
  • Rhythmic rise and fall.
  • The beautiful cadence of Jeff’s voice as he read lulled us to sleep.
casualty
CASUALTY
  • Noun
  • Something or someone injured, killed or eliminated.
  • Grandmother said that politeness was just one more casualty of a world that couldn’t slow down.