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  1. Vocabulary Wordsfrom “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

  2. Cannonading • The family hid in the basement when the enemy started CANNONADING their village. • Shooting, launching • Part of speech? • Other form - cannon

  3. Cur • After the masked man stole her purse, Ellen yelled at him, “You are such a CUR.” • Scoundrel or rascal • Part of speech? • Other form/ opposite • Hero, nice guy

  4. Derisive After his mom took away his car keys, Tom said derisively, “You don’t want me to have any fun!” Disrespectfully Part of speech? Most LY words are adverbs. They describe an action. Other form – Derisive (adjective)

  5. Distraught • When the mother realized her daughter had wandered off into the forest, she was DISTRAUGHT. • Worried, troubled • Part of speech? • Opposite: • Calm

  6. Haggard • After spending the night searching for his lost boy, Mr. Jones was HAGGARD. • Exhausted • Part of speech? • Opposite? • Rested

  7. Hurtling • The cannon balls were HURTLING through the air when the enemy cannonaded the village. • Flying • Part of speech? • Opposite? • Lying still

  8. Inscrutable • James Bond was inscrutable when the spy was trying to see how much he knew about the plan. • Baffling, Hard to investigate or understand • Part of speech? ABLE usually is an adjective • Opposite: • Clear or easy to understand

  9. Insinuatingly • “Someone stole my purse,” said the lady insinuatingly,” and you were the last person neat it!” • Accusingly, implying • Part of speech (LY) • Form: • Insinuate - verb

  10. Insolent • When the policeman asked him if he had run the red light, the insolent young man replied, “No, but I’m sure you will give me a ticket anyway.” • Disrespectful • Part of speech: • Opposite: • Respectful

  11. Rakishly • Oh, he is so handsome!” exclaimed the girl. “He is always so stylish! I love the way he rakishly wears his cap tilted to one side.” • Stylishly • Part of speech – LY • Opposite? • Plainly