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Level F Vocabulary Unit #2

vocabulary word

  • Definition
  • “Link” word
  • Or
  • Synonym
  • Sentence
  • Picture

audio

  • http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/vocabulary/iwords/Level_F/Unit_2/Vocabulary_LevelF_Unit2.mp3

ameliorate

  • improve
  • No matter how bad things get, there’s always something you can do to ameliorate the situation.

aplomb

  • levelheadedness
  • composure
  • The outstanding candidate responded to harsh criticism with aplomb.

bombastic

  • (adj) pompous; high-sounding language
  • pretentious
  • inflated

callow

  • inexperience
  • green
  • Fans complained about the bad calls made by the callow NFL referees.

drivel

  • hogwash
  • nonsense

epitome

  • (n) A condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality
  • model
  • archetype

exhort

  • (v) To urge strongly
  • implore
  • entreat
  • I exhorted my companion to swim faster as I saw the shark catching up to him.

ex officio

  • (adj or adv) by virtue of holding a certain office
  • Mr. Whitehead is an ex officio member of the KHS Standleaders.
  • The company's elected treasurer may be, ex officio, a member of the Finance Committee.

infringe

  • Intrude
  • encroach
  • You can do anything you want as long as you don’t infringe on anyone else’s rights.

ingratiate

  • (v) To make oneself agreeable to and accepted by others
  • cozy up to
  • Betsy tried to ingratiate herself to her new team members by bringing them cupcakes.

interloper

  • trespasser
  • intruder
  • Mr. Joe build a large
  • fence to keep out
  • the interlopers.

intrinsic

  • (adj) essential; inherent; naturally occurring
  • It’s hard to comprehend a person’s intrinsic beauty until you get to know him.

inveigh

  • (v) To make a violent verbal attack; express strong disapproval
  • remonstrate
  • rail
  • The students inveighed against the new dress code.

lassitude

  • (Noun) lack of energy
  • fatigue
  • lethargy
  • All of the students in my 7th period class appear to suffer from lassitude.

millennium

  • Chiliad
  • Golden age
  • His heart was broken when she told him she’d return his love in the next millennium.

occult

  • (adj) mysterious, magical
  • (verb) to hide or conceal
  • supernatural
  • esoteric

permeate

  • (verb) to spread through, penetrate, soak in
  • penetrate
  • The smell of Axe Body Spray permeated throughout the middle school.

precipitate

  • (v) provoke; produce
  • (adj) reckless
  • The verbal argument precipitated the fist fight.
  • Her precipitate essay writing resulted in a poor essay.

stringent

  • (adj) strict; severe
  • stern
  • tough

surmise

  • (v) to guess without support or proof
  • (n) Idea that lacks proof
  • infer
  • gather
  • Workbook pages 31-33 completed by Friday 10/5/12 beginning of class.
  • Quiz on Unit #2 on Tuesday, 10/9/12


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