Vocabulary PowerPoint! Morgan Lindsey! Freshman English! 9/29/08!
Churlish! • Lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude • Like Gregory House!
Plaudits! • Applause; enthusiastic praise or approval
Hover! • To float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around. • The ROFL copter hovers over the earth.
Wrangle! • to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; to obtain by argument; to herd.
Vigil! • a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention.
Antics! • Ridiculous and unpredictable behavior.
Congested! • Overcrowded, filled or occupied to excess.
Incognito! • In a disguised state, under an assumed name or identity; a person in disguise.
Oblique! • slanting or sloping.
Maim! • To cripple, disable, injure, mar, disfigure, mutilate. • I feel bad for anyone maimed by Chuck Norris.
Audacious! • Bold, adventurous, recklessly daring.
Longevity! • Long life, length of life. • Yoda’s longevity is about 900 years.
Prodigious! • Immense; extraordinary in bulk, size, or degree. • Like people’s hair in the 80’s (Mr. Etheridge’s favorite picture!) =D
Vie! • To compete; to strive for victory or superiority. • Like my husband Michael Phelps =D
Willful! • Stubbornly self-willed
Ornate! • Elaborately decorated; showily splendid
Porous! • Full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water.
Promontory! • A high point of land extending into water
Prone! • Lying face down • Like this penguin.
Staid! • Serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct.