English III Vocabulary Lesson 1 accentuate introspective ambiguous

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English III Vocabulary Lesson 1 accentuate introspective ambiguous provocative comprehensive rhetorical felicitous usurp intricacy

English III Vocabulary Lesson 1 accentuate introspective ambiguous provocative comprehensive rhetorical felicitous usurp intricacy vernacular

accentuate Verb To emphasize; to heighten the effect of; to pronounce or mark with

accentuate Verb To emphasize; to heighten the effect of; to pronounce or mark with an accent

ambiguous adjective Having more than one possible meaning; uncertain; vague or unclear

ambiguous adjective Having more than one possible meaning; uncertain; vague or unclear

comprehensive adjective Of wide scope; all-inclusive; thorough

comprehensive adjective Of wide scope; all-inclusive; thorough

felicitous adjective Well chosen for the occasion; appropriate; apt; having an agreeable or delightful

felicitous adjective Well chosen for the occasion; appropriate; apt; having an agreeable or delightful manner of writing or speaking

intricacy noun Condition or state of being complex (complexity), involved, or detailed; elaborateness;

intricacy noun Condition or state of being complex (complexity), involved, or detailed; elaborateness;

introspective Adjective Given to examination of one’s own thoughts and feelings; contemplative

introspective Adjective Given to examination of one’s own thoughts and feelings; contemplative

provocative Adjective Stimulating; pushing or tending toward action, thought, or strong feeling

provocative Adjective Stimulating; pushing or tending toward action, thought, or strong feeling

rhetorical Adjective The effective use of words (particularly in prose composition) designed to be

rhetorical Adjective The effective use of words (particularly in prose composition) designed to be impressive; showy and oratorical

usurp Verb To take (power, rights, position, etc. ) by force, wrongfully, or without

usurp Verb To take (power, rights, position, etc. ) by force, wrongfully, or without rights

vernacular noun The native language or dialect of a country or region; everyday or

vernacular noun The native language or dialect of a country or region; everyday or informal language (adjective – using everyday language)

English III Vocabulary Lesson 2 allegory incongruous conjecturemisanthrope despicable prologue dissolute protagonist ferocity terse

English III Vocabulary Lesson 2 allegory incongruous conjecturemisanthrope despicable prologue dissolute protagonist ferocity terse

allegory Noun A symbolic story in which people, settings, or actions represent ideas or

allegory Noun A symbolic story in which people, settings, or actions represent ideas or moral qualities

conjecture Noun - An opinion without proof; guesswork Verb – to speculate; to guess

conjecture Noun - An opinion without proof; guesswork Verb – to speculate; to guess

despicable Adjective Contemptible, deserving of scorn; vile

despicable Adjective Contemptible, deserving of scorn; vile

dissolute Adjective Lacking moral restraint; very wicked; immoral; undisciplined

dissolute Adjective Lacking moral restraint; very wicked; immoral; undisciplined

ferocity Noun The quality or state of being fierce (fierceness), savage, or relentless

ferocity Noun The quality or state of being fierce (fierceness), savage, or relentless

incongruous Adjective Not suitable or appropriate (inappropriate); not consistent; not conforming to a pattern

incongruous Adjective Not suitable or appropriate (inappropriate); not consistent; not conforming to a pattern

misanthrope Noun An individual who dislikes or distrusts other human beings (a “hater”)

misanthrope Noun An individual who dislikes or distrusts other human beings (a “hater”)

prologue Noun Introductory lines of a play; the preface to a literary work; an

prologue Noun Introductory lines of a play; the preface to a literary work; an introductory or preceding event (introduction)

protagonist Noun The main character in a story or play; a person who plays

protagonist Noun The main character in a story or play; a person who plays a leading or active part in something

terse Adjective Brief and to the point (in writing or speaking); concise

terse Adjective Brief and to the point (in writing or speaking); concise