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Week 3 and 4 Vocabulary. Mrs. Blake English III/ English III Honors. SAT Vocabulary. Group 1 English III- Words 1-10 English III Honors- Words 1-15. Group 1 Word 1. Altruistic. [al tru IS tik] Adjective Unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others

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week 3 and 4 vocabulary

Week 3 and 4 Vocabulary

Mrs. Blake

English III/ English III Honors

sat vocabulary

SAT Vocabulary

Group 1

English III- Words 1-10

English III Honors- Words 1-15

altruistic

Group 1

Word 1

Altruistic
  • [al tru IS tik]
  • Adjective
  • Unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others
    • Synonyms: Generous, ______, ______
    • Antonyms: belligerent, ______, ______
    • Derivations: altruism, altruist, altruistically
    • Nuns and nurses are usually very altruistic people since they seek ways to help people.
ambivalent
Ambivalent

Group 1

Word 2

  • [am BIV uh lunt]
  • Adjective
  • Having contrary feelings or attitudes, uncertain as to course of action
    • Synonyms: undecided, ______, _____
    • Antonyms: certain, ______, _____
    • Derivations: ambivalence
    • I am ambivalent about a permanent relationship with him, because I like him one day and don’t the next.
angular
Angular

Group 1

Word 3

  • [ANG gyuh ler]
  • Adjective
  • Lean, sharp cornered
    • Synonyms: gaunt, ______, _____
    • Antonyms: rotund, ______, _____
    • Derivations: angulated, angularity, angulations
    • The patient has lost so much weight that his face has become quite angular.
arrogant
Arrogant

Group 1

Word 4

  • [AIR uh gunt]
  • Adjective
  • Overbearingly assuming; insolently proud
    • Synonyms: presumptuous, ______, _____
    • Antonyms: meek, ______, _____
    • Derivations: arrogance, arrogance, arrogantly
    • Because the girl was so arrogant, she had few friends.
aversion
Aversion

Group 1

Word 5

  • [uh VER shun]
  • Noun
  • Strong disinclination or disliking
    • Synonyms: reluctance, ______, _____
    • Antonyms: inclination, ______, _____
    • Derivations: averseness, aversely, averse
    • I have an aversion to eating peas; I just don’t like that vegetable!
discern
Discern

Group 1

Word 6

  • [deh SURN]
  • Verb
  • To differentiate between two or more things
    • Synonyms: differentiate, ______, _____
    • Antonyms: to be oblivious, ______, _____
    • Derivations: discerner, discernible (able), discernibly (ably), discernment
    • Because of the fog, the pilot was barely able to discern the landing strip.
disdain
Disdain

Group 1

Word 7

  • [dis DANE]
  • Verb
  • Intense dislike; to treat with scorn or contempt, to reject as unworthy
    • Synonyms: arrogant, ______, _____
    • Antonyms: admiration, ______, _____
    • Derivations: disdained, disdainful, disdainfully, disdainfulness
    • Never having had to do manual labor, he disdained the idea of becoming a cotton picker.
disparage
Disparage

Group 1

Word 8

  • [deh SPAR ij]
  • Verb
  • To degrade, to speak of someone or something in a derogatory manner
    • Synonyms: belittle, ______, _____
    • Antonyms: to praise profusely, ______, _____
    • Derivations: disparagement, disparager, disparagingly
    • His disparaging remarks about me caused the committee to give the job to another person.
disparity
Disparity

Group 1

Word 9

  • [deh SPAR eh tee]
  • Noun
  • The condition or fact of being unequal in age, rank or degree
    • Synonyms: inequality, ______, _____
    • Antonyms: similarity, ______, _____
    • Derivations: disparate, disparately, disparateness, disparatum
    • The couple got married even though there was a great disparity in their ages.
embellish
Embellish

Group 1

Word 10

  • [em BEL ish]
  • Verb
  • To decorate, to make beautiful with ornamentation
    • Synonyms: garnish, ______, _____
    • Antonyms: to abbreviate, ______, _____
    • Derivations: embellisher, embellishment
    • He would embellish his narratives with anecdotes about famous people.
engender
Engender

Group 1

Word 11

  • en JEN der
  • Verb
  • To cause, to produce, to create
    • Synonyms: propagate , ______, _____
    • Antonyms: to squelch , ______, _____
    • Derivations: engendered, engenderer, engenders, engendering
    • His angry words engendered strife in his relationship with his wife.
innocuous
Innocuous

Group 1

Word 12

  • [en NOK yoo us]
  • Adjective
  • producing no injury
    • Synonyms: harmless , ______, _____
    • Antonyms: dangerous, ______, _____
    • Derivations: innocuously, innocuousness
    • Since the drink was innocuous, the mother gave it to her child.
insipid
Insipid

Group 1

Word 13

  • [in SIP id]
  • Adjective
  • Boring and stupid
    • Synonyms: inane, ______, _____
    • Antonyms: spirited, ______, _____
    • Derivations: insipidity, insipidly, insipidness
    • I am bored by your insipid talk.
lament
Lament

Group 1

Word 14

  • [luh MENT]
  • Verb
  • To mourn or to express sorrow in a demonstrative manner
    • Synonyms: bemoan, ______, _____
    • Antonyms: rejoice, ______, _____
    • Derivations: lamented, lamenting, lamentation, lamentable
    • She lamented the death of her father in a very lachrymose manner.