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Mnemonics. Unit 9. aux iliary. giving assistance; a helper, aid an ox = gives assistance to the farmer (pulls the plow). candid. frank, sincere, honest ; unposed Candid Camera (like Punk’d) get an honest reaction to a situation Or a candid photo - unposed. cub icle.

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mnemonics

Mnemonics

Unit 9

aux iliary
auxiliary

giving assistance; a helper, aid

an ox = gives assistance to the farmer (pulls the plow)

candid
candid

frank, sincere, honest; unposed

Candid Camera (like Punk’d)

get an honest reaction to a situation

Or

a candid photo - unposed

cub icle
cubicle

a small room or compartment

cubby hole: in kindergarten –small cube to put your things in

cubicles in offices – small space/room

dru d g ery
drudgery

work that is difficult and tiresome

drugs make your body work hard

Cinderella had all of the drudgery to do around the house. (difficult chores)

env oy
envoy

arepresentative or messenger

envelope = a messenger (envoy) delivers an envelope

escalat e
escalate

toelevate; to increase in intensity

escalator = you ride to “elevate” to the next floor –to go UP

exp edient
expedient

a means to an end

expedient=hear speed=to get the end quickly

expire = the end—it’s over

f eign
feign

to pretend

tofake

flair
flair

a natural quality, talent, or skill

flare= break dancingmove

a natural style/skill

flair for fashion

grievous
grievous

causing sorrow or pain

General Grievous = Star Wars

(4 light sabers = able to cause pain)

hetero gene ous
heterogeneous

composed of different kinds, diverse

genes = genetic make-up

Amat has a heterogeneous student body.

h o rde
horde

a vast number

hordeof people

herdof animals

im pel
impel

compel – driven

Under a spell

(you may be forced to do something)

in cred ulous
incredulous

disbelieving; skeptical

creed= what we believe

credible = believable (opposite)

in scrib e
inscribe

to write

scribble

escribe – to write (Spanish)

a scribe(one who wrote down laws, etc.)

mono logue
monologue

aspeech by one actor; a long talk by one person

mono=one

dialogue=two people talking

prog nosis
prognosis

the outcome of a situation

diagnosisof an illness

(what the problem is)

prognosis

(how will things turn out)

rasp ing
rasping

with a harsh grating sound

SOME American Idol contestants

re pug nant
repugnant

offensive; disagreeable

pug= nose = OFFENSIVE odor

thug= disagreeable

= rebellious behavior

s cu t tle
scuttle

to sink a ship by cutting holes in it

scurry away

the Sea Gull in The Little Mermaid

(named Scuttle) = sea = ships

= sunken treasures