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  1. January 30, 2012 – Vocabulary Welcome to English class! Unit 10

  2. The student acquiesced and served his detention.

  3. acquiesce –(v) to accept without protest; to agree or submitSynonym= to comply with

  4. Dreams of stardom allured many people to the show American Idol.

  5. 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.

  6. The yellow lines in the road have gone askew! “The best laid schemes of mice and men go oft askew.” –Robert Burns

  7. askew – (adj.)crooked; twisted to one sideSynonym=lopsided

  8. Students (and teachers) are often blithe in the summertime when they do not have to attend school!

  9. blithe – (adj.)cheerful, lighthearted; casualsynonym=carefree

  10. This contentious cat is always ready for an argument.

  11. contentious –(adj.) likely to cause a lot of argumentSynonym=argumentative

  12. Do you ever covet other people’s cell phones?

  13. covet –(v) to desire something belonging to anothersynonym= to yearn for

  14. The student was crestfallen to learn that he did not have a snow day. 

  15. crestfallen – (adj.)discouragedsynonym= disappointed and sad

  16. Pig Pen is a disheveled cartoon character from the comic strip Peanuts. • A synonym for disheveled is _____________ ?

  17. UNKEMPT!

  18. disheveled – (adj.) untidy, rumpledSynonym=unkempt

  19. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an exponent of civil rights.

  20. exponent – (n) one who advocates, speaks for, explains AND the power to which a number is raised (in math)Synonym=defender, champion

  21. Garrulous people often have very high cell phone bills!

  22. garrulous – (adj.)chattysynonym= talkative, loquacious

  23. Superman was an insuperable comic strip character.

  24. InSUPERable – (adj.) incapable of being defeatedSynonym= invincibleWill the Pats be insuperable next Sunday???

  25. The lamentable deaths of Romeo and Juliet could have been easily avoided.

  26. lamentable – (adj.)very disappointing or in a regrettable stateSynonym=deserving pity The state of our current economy is lamentable.

  27. Can you guess why the words eggplant and pineapple are misnomers?

  28. misnomer – (n) an unsuitable or misleading nameSynonym= a wrong name

  29. Everyone should feel comfortable professing their love of English class!

  30. profess-(v) to openly state; to claimSynonym= to delcare

  31. During spring break, I suggest you find respite by basking in the sun with a good book!

  32. respite –(n) a period of relief or restsynonym=a breather

  33. Ms. LoBue is seeking retribution against the person who hit her car!

  34. retribution – (n) a repaymentsynonym= retaliation; revenge Lady Capulet seeks retribution against Romeo for killing Tybalt; she wants to poison him!

  35. Lombard Street in San Francisco, California is known as the most sinuous street.

  36. sinuous – (adj.)winding, having many curvessynonym=twisting

  37. Professor Dumbledore speaks with a sonorous voice!

  38. sonorous – (adj) rich in sound, impressive in stylesynonym= full; deep in sound

  39. Cell phone companies remain in constant competition for the vanguard position.

  40. vanguard – (n.)the leading positionSynonym= cutting edge; forefront The ipad will keep Apple in the vanguard of technology.

  41. A wastrel is a person (or cat) who squanders money and loafs about!

  42. wastrel – (n) a wasteful person, spendthriftsynonym= a loafer; someone who wastes time and money