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  1. Chapter 1 Vocabulary Created By, Ms. Jennifer Duke

  2. Chapter 1 Vocabulary Take out a piece of paper and pen or pencil. Copy down each of the following words and their definitions for future reference. You will turn in your word list and assignment at the end of the class period for credit.

  3. WORD LIST Detriment (n.) Scrupulous (adj.) Dexterous (Adj.) Sensory (adj.) Discretion (n.) Vicarious (adj.) Facetious (adj.) Gregarious (adj.) Optimum (adj.) Ostentatious (adj.)

  4. Detriment (n.) Something that causes damage, harm, or loss.

  5. Dexterous (adj.) Skillful in using the hands or body.

  6. Discretion (n.) Good judgement or tact in actions or in speaking.

  7. Facetious (adj.) Humorous or playfully joking.

  8. Gregarious (adj.) Sociable; enjoying and seeking the company of others.

  9. Optimum (adj.) Best possible; Most favorable; Most desirable

  10. Ostentatious (adj.) Meant to impress others; flashy

  11. Scrupulous (adj.) Careful about moral standards; conscientious

  12. Sensory (adj.) Having to do with seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting or smelling

  13. Vicarious (adj.) Experienced through the imagination; not experienced directly

  14. WORD LIST Detriment (n.) Scrupulous (adj.) Dexterous (Adj.) Sensory (adj.) Discretion (n.) Vicarious (adj.) Facetious (adj.) Gregarious (adj.) Optimum (adj.) Ostentatious (adj.)

  15. Assignment Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word from your list. (We will correct at the end.) • Drinking is a _________ to your health. Many people get into car accidents because of drunk driving. • I had a __________ experience of traveling to France by watching a movie of France on the television.

  16. Assignment Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word from your list. • Gymnasts are very __________. They are able to flip their bodies with force and strength. • The secretary has a _________ sign on her door that says, “I’m not deaf, I’m just ignoring you.”

  17. Assignment Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word from your list. • When we write, we want our readers to have a __________ experience where they are able to see, feel, hear, taste, and touch the same things that we do. • Zane wasn’t using much ___________ when he asked an old person when they were going to die.

  18. Assignment Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word from your list • The student was very __________ about never copying another student’s paper. • Jake was so ___________ that he always wanted to make new friends and be around other people.

  19. Assignment Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word from your list • Movie Stars sometimes wear very_______ clothing that is flashy and fancy to the academy awards. • For someone who loves tropical weather, Hawaii or Florida would be the _________ place to live.

  20. Correct Your Own AssignmentsIf you miss one, circle the word and then write out the correct word. If you do this, you will receive full credit. You will need to study all of the words for the test, but especially the ones that you miss on the assignment. The assignment will tell you which words you need to study the most.

  21. ANSWERS Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word from your list. • Drinking is a _________ to your health. Many people get into car accidents because of drunk driving. • I had a __________ experience of traveling to France by watching a movie of France on the television. Detriment Vicarious

  22. ANSWERS Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word from your list. • Gymnasts are very __________. They are able to flip their bodies with force and strength. • The secretary has a _________ sign on her door that says, “I’m not deaf, I’m just ignoring you.” Dexterous Facetious

  23. ANSWERS Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word from your list. • When we write, we want our readers to have a __________ experience where they are able to see, feel, hear, taste, and touch the same things that we do. • Zane wasn’t using much ___________ when he asked an old person when they were going to die. Sensory Discretion

  24. ANSWERS Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word from your list • The student was very __________ about never copying another student’s paper. • Jake was so ___________ that he always wanted to make new friends and be around other people. Scrupulous Gregarious

  25. ANSWERS Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word from your list • Movie Stars sometimes wear very_______ clothing that is flashy and fancy to the academy awards. • For someone who loves tropical weather, Hawaii or Florida would be the _________ place to live. Ostentatious Optimum