Vocabulary: Week 2. 10 th Grade NMHS. Asinine ( adj ) “ASS- ih -nine” . Asinine is stupid and silly and dumb . You would look asinine Sucking your thumb. REMEMBER THIS : Asinine=making an * ss of yourself. Definition : Extremely stupid or foolish.
Asinine is stupid and silly and dumb.
You would look asinine
Sucking your thumb.
REMEMBER THIS : Asinine=making an *ss of yourself.
Definition: Extremely stupid or foolish
Egregious refers to something
That’s really, really bad,
Like the worst kind of mistake,
Or the worst date you ever had.
REMEMBER THIS : Egregious errors can cause grief.
Definition: Outstandingly bad; shocking
Oh, I’m gonna get it for this one,
But how can I not spell it out?
That you’re safe from attack,
And you’re thinking of “pregnant,” No doubt.
REMEMBER THIS : Impregnable = can’t be attacked, can’t get pregnant
Definition: Unable to be captured or broken into
And so indolent.
Did I mention slacker?
Well, that’s what I meant.
REMEMBER THIS : Lackadaisical=slackadaisical.
Definition: lacking enthusiasm and determination; lazy
Mournful and dismal and gloomy—
That’s what lugubrious means.
You’re dreary and draggy and mopey.
Maybe you need some caffeine.
REMEMBER THIS : Lugubrious: always lugging your problems around.
Definition: looking or sounding sad and dismal
I love this word.
It means you’re a suck up,
A fawning cajoler.
Makes me want to chuck up.
REMEMBER THIS : Obsequious people seek your approval.
Definition: Obedient to an excessive degree
It’s predict, just like a fortune teller.
My talent with this stuff is stellar.
If you want to know your fate
Call me And I’ll prognosticate.
REMEMBER THIS : Prognosticate=predict, as with a prognosis.
Definition: to foretell or prophesy
You revere someone you respect.
You look up to the guy
Without straining your neck.
REMEMBER THIS : Who didn’t revere Paul Revere? Well, I guess the British didn’t.
Definition: to feel deep respect or admiration for
A scourge is a terrible thing or event
That causes widespread devastation.
A scourge of great whites In the mood for a fight
Could disfigure your surfing vacation.
REMEMBER THIS : Do what you can to scour and purge a scourge.
Definition: A person or thing that causes great pain and suffering
Let me attempt to describe unkempt:
It’s sloppy, disheveled, and rough.
Unkempt can be slimy
And vulgar and skuzzy . . .
Alright, alright . . . enough.
REMEMBER THIS : Unkempt is unclean.
Definition: having an untidy or disheveled appearance
Write a four to six line rhyme for each vocabulary word. It must include context clues and words that imply its meaning. Use the previous list as examples.
After this week and last week,
You’ve seen the words to know,
Followed by a rhyme scheme
That helped your teacher show,
The true word’s meaning through poetry
And great it was to read,
But now it’s your turn to write the lines,
That will make you succeed.
Create a vocabulary Frayer Model for each vocabulary word.