SAT Vocabulary Lesson 4 PreAP English II 1

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SAT Vocabulary Lesson 4 Pre-AP English II

SAT Vocabulary Lesson 4 Pre-AP English II

1. Aesthetic • Adj. – relating or pertaining to a sense of beauty or

1. Aesthetic • Adj. – relating or pertaining to a sense of beauty or art

2. Aloof • Adj. – apart, indifferent

2. Aloof • Adj. – apart, indifferent

3. Archaic • Adj. – antiquated, old, out of use

3. Archaic • Adj. – antiquated, old, out of use

4. Assuage • V. – to ease, to mitigate, to make less painful or

4. Assuage • V. – to ease, to mitigate, to make less painful or burdensome; to calm

5. Belie • V. – to contradict, to give a false impression

5. Belie • V. – to contradict, to give a false impression

6. Contentious • Adj. – quarrelsome, stirring controversy

6. Contentious • Adj. – quarrelsome, stirring controversy

7. Daunt • V. – to intimidate, to dismay

7. Daunt • V. – to intimidate, to dismay

8. Debilitate • V. – to weaken, to enfeeble

8. Debilitate • V. – to weaken, to enfeeble

9. Discord • N. – lack of agreement, tension, strife

9. Discord • N. – lack of agreement, tension, strife

10. Dissemination • N. - the act of spreading widely, scattering

10. Dissemination • N. - the act of spreading widely, scattering

11. Dogmatic • Adj. – strongly opinionated in an unwarranted manner

11. Dogmatic • Adj. – strongly opinionated in an unwarranted manner

12. Duplicity • N. – double-dealing, hypocrisy

12. Duplicity • N. – double-dealing, hypocrisy

13. Egocentric • Adj. – self-centered, selfish

13. Egocentric • Adj. – self-centered, selfish

14. Euphemism • N. – substituting a less offensive phrase or word for one

14. Euphemism • N. – substituting a less offensive phrase or word for one that may be offensive

15. Gluttonous • Adj. – greedy for food and drink

15. Gluttonous • Adj. – greedy for food and drink

16. Mundane • Adj. – ordinary, commonplace

16. Mundane • Adj. – ordinary, commonplace

17. Ominous • Adj. - threatening

17. Ominous • Adj. - threatening

18. Petulance • N. – unreasonable touchiness or irritability

18. Petulance • N. – unreasonable touchiness or irritability

19. Pompous • Adj. – exaggerated show of dignity or selfimportance, bombastic

19. Pompous • Adj. – exaggerated show of dignity or selfimportance, bombastic

20. Precocious • Adj. – exceptionally early in development or occurrence

20. Precocious • Adj. – exceptionally early in development or occurrence

21. Slothful • Adj. – lazy, indolent

21. Slothful • Adj. – lazy, indolent

22. Trivia • N. – insignificant matters

22. Trivia • N. – insignificant matters

23. Verbose • Adj. – wordy, very talkative

23. Verbose • Adj. – wordy, very talkative

24. Virulent • Adj. – extremely poisonous, hateful

24. Virulent • Adj. – extremely poisonous, hateful

25. Volatile • Adj. – quickly changeable, easily vaporized

25. Volatile • Adj. – quickly changeable, easily vaporized

Sentences – due 4/25 • Use context clues in the sentence for each vocabulary

Sentences – due 4/25 • Use context clues in the sentence for each vocabulary word. Highlight the context clues you used. • Circle the vocabulary word in each sentence. • Your sentences must be a minimum of 15 words in length and should show variety. • Must be related to Huck Finn • DUE Friday, 4/25 • Vocabulary Test is 5/2 • *Other deadlines - Don't forget ch. 26 -34 due Friday, the rest of the book is due 4/30, and the dialectical journal is due 5/1.