Good News! • The next test will be on Tuesday, January 19. • Therefore, there will only be 11 new words on the test! In other words, there will only be two categories.
Week 1 • Yippee! • Words related to how wonderful! How exciting!
Ardent- adj • Full of passion and emotion • Only the most ardent of football fans braved the snow and bitter cold in the stands to cheer the team to victory!
Ebullient- adj • Filled with a bubbly excitement • On New Year’s Eve, ebullient party goers in Times Square ring in the New Year.
Effervescent- adj • Lively; full of uplifted spirit; vivacious • Champagne, which many people use to ring in the New Year, has an effervescent quality.
Fervent- adj • Filled with passion or intensity • At the New Year’s Day celebration, the speaker made a fervent appeal for all the attendants to go forth and do good works.
Zealous- adj • Filled with enthusiasm • A zealous Ravens’ fan, Jacquel got into a fist fight at lunch when someone questioned the superiority of her team.
Week 2 • HeeHaww • Words related to being stubborn
Dogmatic- adj • Strongly opinionated; bossy; no room for compromise • In the kennel, all the dogs were aware of the alpha dog from his dogmatic behavior, including growling and bared teeth.
Obdurate-adj • Resistant to persuasion or softening • Because the obdurate criminal refused to show any remorse, he was sentenced to the death penalty.
Recalcitrant- adj • Stubborn; disobedient; defiant • Recalcitrant until the bitter the end, the child wound up spending the night in time out.
Resolve-noun • Firmness; determination • The boxer’s resolve allowed him to endure broken noses and ringing ears in order to hit the big time.
Unwavering-adj • Firm and determined • Unwavering in his resolve, the boxer withstood every bloody blow to his already reconstructed face.