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  1. Week 2 Vocabulary They all come from the first four chapters of our book.

  2. Assuaged • To pacify or soothe Example: The mother assuaged the baby with a bottle.

  3. Predilection • A tendency to think favorably of something in particular. Example: Smiley has a predilection for raw hide bones.

  4. Taciturn • Stern or silent Example: My grandfather can sometimes seem taciturn, but in reality he is a great guy.

  5. Ambled • To go at a slow, easy pace. Example: The couple ambled along talking and holding hands.


  6. Phantom • An appearance or illusion without material substance. • Example: The woman thought she saw her dead dog running, but it was only a phantom.

  7. Intimidation • To force someone to do something through use of fear. • Example: The criminal tried to intimidate the elderly lady, but she hit him with her purse.

  8. Transaction • The published records of the proceedings, as papers read, addresses delivered, such as in a courtroom. Example: The transaction showed that the man had lied in court.

  9. Malevolent • Wishing evil or harm Example: The student was malevolent to her teacher.

  10. Indigenous • originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country; native (often fol. by to): Example: The aborigines are indigenous to Australia.

  11. flivver • something of unsatisfactory quality or inferior grade Example: The flivver was stranded on the side of the road.

  12. Illicitly • Not permitted. Example: The Governor has been accused of illicit activity.

  13. Tranquil • Free from commotion or tumult. The island was a tranquil oasis.

  14. Inequities • lack of equity; unfairness; favoritism or bias. Example: The trial was filled with inequities.

  15. Fractious • Readily angered or unruly. Example: The student was kicked out of the game for fractious behavior.

  16. Disapprobation • Disapproval The principal showed disapprobation for the student’s skimpy shirt.

  17. Mortification • Humiliation or shame The girl experienced mortification when her friends played a mean prank on her.

  18. vexations • The act of annoying or irritating. His behavior vexed his girlfriend.

  19. Literate • Able to read and write. The point of English class is to become literate members of society.

  20. Auspicious • Promising success, fortunate. People say that Obama has an auspicious future ahead of him.

  21. Unanimous • Complete agreement The vote to impeach the president was unanimous.

  22. Ritual • prescribed or established rite, ceremony, proceeding, or service

  23. Anxiety • distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune. Example: The man shows anxiety of losing his job.

  24. Pestilence • A usually fatal epidemic disease, evil. • Example: The pestilence caused many deaths and even more illnesses.

  25. Inquisitive • given to inquiry, research, or asking questions; eager for knowledge; intellectually curious. The child is inquisitive and always ask a million questions.

  26. Edification • Moral improvement or guidance. Example: The priest offered the man edification for his bad behavior.

  27. Assignment • Vocabulary War Sentence. Come up with at least one sentence using 5 of the vocabulary words.

  28. Assignment 2