January 30, 2012 – Vocabulary Welcome to English class! Unit 10
acquiesce –(v) to accept without protest; to agree or submitSynonym= to comply with
allure – (v) to attract someone by seeming to offer something pleasant or exciting; (n) the strong attractionSynonym=to tempt/tempatationTravel allures millions of peoplearound the world.
The yellow lines in the road have gone askew! “The best laid schemes of mice and men go oft askew.” –Robert Burns
askew – (adj.)crooked; twisted to one sideSynonym=lopsided
Students (and teachers) are often blithe in the summertime when they do not have to attend school!
blithe – (adj.)cheerful, lighthearted; casualsynonym=carefree
contentious –(adj.) likely to cause a lot of argumentSynonym=argumentative
covet –(v) to desire something belonging to anothersynonym= to yearn for
Pig Pen is a disheveled cartoon character from the comic strip Peanuts. • A synonym for disheveled is _____________ ?
exponent – (n) one who advocates, speaks for, explains AND the power to which a number is raised (in math)Synonym=defender, champion
InSUPERable – (adj.) incapable of being defeatedSynonym= invincibleWill the Pats be insuperable next Sunday???
The lamentable deaths of Romeo and Juliet could have been easily avoided.
lamentable – (adj.)very disappointing or in a regrettable stateSynonym=deserving pity The state of our current economy is lamentable.
Everyone should feel comfortable professing their love of English class!
During spring break, I suggest you find respite by basking in the sun with a good book!
retribution – (n) a repaymentsynonym= retaliation; revenge Lady Capulet seeks retribution against Romeo for killing Tybalt; she wants to poison him!
Lombard Street in San Francisco, California is known as the most sinuous street.
sinuous – (adj.)winding, having many curvessynonym=twisting
sonorous – (adj) rich in sound, impressive in stylesynonym= full; deep in sound
Cell phone companies remain in constant competition for the vanguard position.
vanguard – (n.)the leading positionSynonym= cutting edge; forefront The ipad will keep Apple in the vanguard of technology.
wastrel – (n) a wasteful person, spendthriftsynonym= a loafer; someone who wastes time and money