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Vocab List 24
Word Roots in Word Definition of Word: advocate ad voc ate ponderous pond er ous speak for weighty retribution re trib u tion revenge android adr oid robot infidel in fid el unbeliever resurgence re surg ence punctilious punct ili ous rising again precise in conduct condescend con de scend lower oneself collateral co l lat er al side by side irrevocable ir re voc able beyond recall elucidate e luc id ate explain epigram epi gram witty comment eccentricity ec centri city oddness
Word Roots in Word Definition of Word: cognizant cogn izant aware stringent string ent binding anthropoid anthrop oid manlike diffident di f fid ent shy pandemonium pan demon ium demonic clamor urbane urb ane sophisticated tractable tract able docile supersede super sed e replace temporize tempor ize delay somnambulist somn ambul ist sleepwalker sanguinary sangui nary bloody inanimate in anim ate lifeless
List 24 Sentences Directions: Fill in the blanks with the best word from the list. eccentricity urbane infidel cognizant diffident retribution punctilious ponderous collateral anthropoid pandemonium sanguinary android anthropoid 1. The higher apes have _____features. sanguinary 2. The major battles of the Civil War were very_____. 3. His conduct was _____ in every point. punctilious 4. His manners had an _____metropolitan quality. urbane diffident 5. His lack of confidence made him _____. 6. The Crusaders attacked the ______. infidel pandemonium 7. A _____arose from the playground. 8. The metal enemy was an____resembling a human. android ponderous 9. The load was too _____ to carry. retribution 10. The angry corporal vowed _____to his enemy. collateral 11. The _____issues were discussed as one. cognizant 12. It is crucial to be _____of the rules. 13. The ____of his mind often excluded him from society. eccentricity
List 24 Sentences Directions: Fill in the blanks with the best word from the list. epigrams stringent inanimate 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. docile elucidate condescend advocate supersedes resurgence somnambulist irrevocable temporized somnambulist Lady Macbeth was a _____. stringent Our lives were tied down by severe_____regulations. Rule 1431 _____Rule 1076. supersedes The poor madman walked about talking to ____objects inanimate irrevocable The past is _____; it cannot be altered. Rebellion against the dictator began a _____. resurgence advocate She intends to _____our cause. He seemed annoyed to ____speaking to commoners condescend like us. docile 22. The ____boy followed the gentlest instruction. elucidate 23. Can you _____this mystery? epigrams 24. His _______make him fun company. 25. He _______before climbing into the police cruiser. temporized
List 24 Classic Words 1. From Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Professional honor and faith to his dead friend were _____obligations. a. punctilious b. ponderous c. stringent d. diffident 1. From Esther Forbes’s Johnny Tremain: A little ______Isannah herself emerged from behind the lady’s great dark skirts. a. diffidently b. irrevocably c. punctiliously d. ponderously 1. From Virginia Woolfe’s Mrs. Dalloway: And Lady Bruton went _____, majestically up to her room. a. urbanely b. inanimately c. irrevocably d. ponderously 1. From Mary Wolestonecraft Vindication of the Rights of Women I have always found horses very _____when treated with humanity… a. tractable b. irrevocable c. eccentric d. sanguinary 1. From William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair: They cut at each other with _____that were as sharp as razors. a. condescensions b. epigrams c. eccentricities d. resurgences
EVALUATION: • Is it a good idea or a bad idea to begin marketing personal androids which would perform services for their owners? AESTHETICS: • If someone gave you whatever money you would need to make some truly eccentric art, what eccentric object would you create?