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  1. SAT Vocabulary Lesson 4 Pre-AP English II

  2. 1. Aesthetic • Adj. – relating or pertaining to a sense of beauty or art

  3. 2. Aloof • Adj. – apart, indifferent

  4. 3. Archaic • Adj. – antiquated, old, out of use

  5. 4. Assuage • V. – to ease, to mitigate, to make less painful or burdensome; to calm

  6. 5. Belie • V. – to contradict, to give a false impression

  7. 6. Contentious • Adj. – quarrelsome, stirring controversy

  8. 7. Daunt • V. – to intimidate, to dismay

  9. 8. Debilitate • V. – to weaken, to enfeeble

  10. 9. Discord • N. – lack of agreement, tension, strife

  11. 10. Dissemination • N. - the act of spreading widely, scattering

  12. 11. Dogmatic • Adj. – strongly opinionated in an unwarranted manner

  13. 12. Duplicity • N. – double-dealing, hypocrisy

  14. 13. Egocentric • Adj. – self-centered, selfish

  15. 14. Euphemism • N. – substituting a less offensive phrase or word for one that may be offensive

  16. 15. Gluttonous • Adj. – greedy for food and drink

  17. 16. Mundane • Adj. – ordinary, commonplace

  18. 17. Ominous • Adj. - threatening

  19. 18. Petulance • N. – unreasonable touchiness or irritability

  20. 19. Pompous • Adj. – exaggerated show of dignity or self-importance, bombastic

  21. 20. Precocious • Adj. – exceptionally early in development or occurrence

  22. 21. Slothful • Adj. – lazy, indolent

  23. 22. Trivia • N. – insignificant matters

  24. 23. Verbose • Adj. – wordy, very talkative

  25. 24. Virulent • Adj. – extremely poisonous, hateful

  26. 25. Volatile • Adj. – quickly changeable, easily vaporized

  27. Sentences – due 4/25 • Use context clues in the sentence for each vocabulary word. Highlight the context clues you used. • Circle the vocabulary word in each sentence. • Your sentences must be a minimum of 15 words in length and should show variety. • Must be related to Huck Finn • DUE Friday, 4/25 • Vocabulary Test is 5/2 • *Other deadlines - Don't forget ch. 26-34 due Friday, the rest of the book is due 4/30, and the dialectical journal is due 5/1.