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3rd Nine Weeks Vocabulary  

Khrushchev Letter Vocabulary

 

1. proportion - a share, a part in relation to a whole
2. devolves - to delegate power
3. preservation - protect
4. formidable - powerful, capable
5. dismantle - take apart
6. piratic - a boat (vessel) with pirates
7. fugitives - someone who has escaped/ in hiding
8. piracy - term used for people that rob ships at sea
9. render - provide
10. rash - lack of consideration
11. fraught - result into something undesirable
12. thermonuclear - explosive force
13. vested - secured in the possession of a person
14. detente - easing hostility between countries
15. practical - actual, possibility
16. absolving - declare free from blame
17. upsurge - increase
18. reconnaissance - a region to locate the enemy
19. denounced - publically declare to be wrong
20. provocation - action that makes someone angry.

Vocabulary Words - Week of 2/5/18 Protest Music vocabulary

1. Escalated - to increase in extent, volume, number,

amount, intensity, or scope

2. Militarism - a policy of aggressive military preparedness

3. Explicitly - leaving no question as to meaning or intent

4. Resonate - to produce or exhibit

5. Mimicking - to imitate closely, to ridicule by imitation

6. Induction - to install; to admit as a member

7. Prophesize - to make a prediction

8. Coagulating - to become thickened; to gather together

or form into a mass or group

9. Contemplating - to ponder; to think deeply

10. Integration - to incorporate


Jekyll & Hyde Vocabulary  

1.  countenance (n.) appearance
2.  pedantically (adv.) characterized by a
concern for book learning and formal rules;
concerned with minute details.
3.  iniquity (n.)  Gross injustice or a wicked
act/ sin
4.  disreputable (adj) having a bad
reputation; dishonorable
5.  calamity (n.)  a great misfortune or
disaster; catastrophe

6.  dire (adj.)-  causing or involving great
fear or suffering; terrible
7.  depravity (n.)   Moral corruption or
degradation; wickedness
8.  malady (n.)  a disease, disorder, or
ailment
9.  decisively (adv.)  having the power or
quality of deciding; determined
10.  amorphous (adj) Lacking definite
form

11.  callous (adj)  Insensitive
12.  austere (adj.) severe in manner or
appearance; strict
13.  odious (adj)  deserving or causing
hatred; disgusting
14.  efficacy (n.) producing desired result
or effect; effectiveness

Vocabulary part 2

1.  sinister (adj.)- evil
2.  labyrinth (n.)- a complicated or torturous
arrangement.
3. accost (v.)- to approach and speak to
boldy
4.  malefactor (n.)- a criminal; one who wants
to cause harm
5.  morbid (adj.)- gloomy
6.  cerebral (adj.)- relating to the brain or
intellect

7.  enigma (n.)- something that is puzzling
8.  aghast (adj)- struck with terror or amazement
9.  infamy (n.)-  evil reputation
10.  chastisement (n.)- punishment

 


Miss Peregrine's Vocabulary Words  

Miss Peregrine's Vocabulary - Prologue & Chapter 1

1.    Regale – to entertain or amuse someone with talk.
2.    Lurid – presented in vividly shocking or explicit details.
3.    Lanai – porch or veranda
4.    Moniker – a name; nickname
5.    Banal – boring; lacking originality
6.    Meticulous – great attention to precise detail.
8. Spire – tapering conical structure on top of a building; steeple.
9. Caroming – any strike or rebound.
10. Somnolent – sleepy; drowsy
11.    Dour – stern or gloomy in appearance.
12.  Dank – damp, musty, and cold.
13.  Encroach – to intrude on.

14.    Brawn – physical strength
15.    Errant – straying from the proper course or standards.
16.    Reverence – deep respect
17. Labyrinth – a maze/path in which it is difficult to find one’s way.
18. Gallows – a structure for the execution by hanging.
19. Viscous – thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid.
20. Lucidity – expressed clearly; easy to understand.

 

Miss Peregrine's Chapter 2 & 3 Vocabulary Words

1. purgatory - a place where sinners go to rid themselves of their sin before going to heaven
2. plagued - a thing causing trouble or irritation
3. fret - constantly worried or anxious
4. rational - able to think clearly, logically
5. placate - to soothe someone's anger
6. transparent - able to see through something
7. feral - wild, in a wild state

8. connoisseur - an expert, specialist
9. conjured - to call upon a spirit or ghost to appear or do something
10. arcane - understood by few, mysterious
11. soporific - inducing drowsiness or sleepiness
12. detritus - small loose pieces of rock
13. extoll - to praise enthusiastically
14. admonish - warn or reprimand firmly
15. iniquity - immoral or grossly unfair
16. inconsequential - not important

18. curator - keeper of a museum
19. cacophony - harsh mixture of sounds
20. turrets - small tower on top of a larger tower typically on a tower
21. idyllic - extremely happy, peaceful

 

Miss Peregrine's chapter 4 and 5 words

 

1. Persist - to last or endure tenaciously
2. Legend - a collection of stories about an admirable person.
3. Endured - to bear without resistance or with patience; tolerate
4. Inhabitant - a person or animal that resides in a place, especially as a permanent resident.
5. Uncanny - mysterious; arousing superstitious fear or dread; uncomfortably strange
6. Morbid - gruesome; grisly.
7. Congeal - to curdle; coagulate, as a fluid.
8. Corresponding - to communicate by exchange of letters.
9. Tawdry - gaudy; showy and cheap

10. Decrepit - worn out by long use; dilapidated
11. Malevolent - evil; harmful; injurious
12.Ornate - showy, ostentatious; rich, lavish.
13. Meander - to wander aimlessly; ramble
14. Ghastly - shockingly frightful or dreadful; horrible
15. Cairn - a heap of stones set up as a landmark, monument, tombstone, etc.
16. Prodigious - extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.
17. Bedraggled - limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt.
18. Spectacle - a public show or display, especially on a large scale

 

Chapters 6-7

Levitate - to rise or float in the air

Elaborate - made or done with great care or detail

 

Fastidious - hard to please; very particular

 

Withering - to shrivel from lack of moisture

 

Dawdle - to spend time wastefully; to move slowly or aimlessly

 

Contorted - to twist in a violent way; to twist into astrained shape or expression

 

Morose - having a sullen or gloomy attitude

 

 Intuit - to know or understand something because of what you feel or sense

Gait - a way of walking

Tacit - understood; make known though not actually expressed

Manipulate - to control in an unfair way to your own advantage

Nostalgia - being homesick; wanting to return to a past time

Centaur - creature said to be half horse and half human

Clamor - noisy shouting; loud continuous noise

 

Volatile - likely to change suddenly or quickly like a temper

 

Anonymous - not known; not named; not identified

 

Hover - to remain suspended over a place or object

 

Ponder - to think deeply; to reflect on something

 

Eccentric - acting or thinking in an unusual way; odd

 

Chapters 8-9 Vocabulary

1. disquisition - Mr. Stockett gave a thirty minute disquisition on his time spent over seas.
2. breadth - My classroom has a breadth of 40 feet.
3. terse - Her email was so terse that I knew she was upset about something.
4. blithe - Everyone loved her for her blithe spirit.
5. extricate - The kitten couldn't extricate himself from the string.
6. menagerie - My grandmother has a menagerie of porcelain dolls.
7. judiciously - My essay was judiciously edited.
8. derision - People laugh in derision when they find out my moniker.
9. interloper - Where is the interloper staying?
10. furtively - He glanced furtively at her as she entered the room.

11. vis-a-vis - in relation to; with regard to.
12. condescending - having or showing a feeling of superiority; snobby/haughty.
13. indomitable - impossible to subdue or defeat; invincible/unbeatable.
14. hone - refine or perfect something over time.
15. philanderer - womanizer/ladies man.
16. fortnight - a period of two weeks.
17. irrevocable - unable to change or reverse; final.
18. coterie - a group of people with shared interests; clique/inner-circle.
19. impunity - exemption from punishment.
20. refutation - proving a statement or theory to be wrong or false.

 

Chapters 10-11

1. sentries - guard, watchman
2. torpor - lethargy, mental inactivity
3. lethargic - sluggish
4. autonomy - the right to self government, freedom
5. tableau - a group representing motionless figures in a scene from a story or history
6. mutineers - people who refuse to obey authority
7. topiary - clipping bushes/trees into shapes
8. effigy - statue, sculpture or model of a person
9. viscid - sticky
10. leprous - covered in scales
11. pulverized - reduced to fine particles

12. sinewy - person/animal lean and muscular
13. clambering - climbing using both hands and feet
14. tourniquet - compressing device used to stop blood
15. desecrated - treat with violent disrespect
16. forlornly - pitifully sad and abandoned
17. exponentially - becoming more and more rapid
18. unmitigated - unqualified
19. jettison - throw/drop from an aircraft or ship

 

 


Vocabulary Words 8/14 - 8/18  

Iron Heart Vocabulary week 1 chapters 1-4

1. Distorted - Pulled or twisted out of shape

2. Gurney - Wheeled stretcher used for transporting hospital patients

3. Peripheral - outer part of the field of vision

4. Crucifixion - a pose referring to being hung on a cross with outstretched arms

5. Neuron - a nerve cell

 

The Call of the Wild Vocabulary chapters 1-3

1. Primitive - characteristic of an earlier ancestral type

2. Interlace - spin, wind, or twist together

3. Imperious - having or showing arrogant superiority

4. Sate - fill to contentment

5. Treachery - act of deliberate betrayal

6. Menacing - threatening or forwshadowing evil or tragic developments

7. Hydrophobia - a morbid fear of water

8. Calamity - an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

6. Hoisting - being raised by ropes or pulleys

7. Precarious - uncertain or unpredictable

8. Confirm - establish the truth or correctness


Vocabulary Words 8/21-8/25  

Iron Heart chapters 5-8

1. vegetative - a person alive but comatose and without brain activity or responsiveness

2. silhouette - the outline or general shape of something

3. tantalizing - to torment or torture with something desired or out of reach

4. delirium - a state of violent excitement, restlessness, delusion or hallucination

5. elude - to avoid or escape by speed, cleverness, or trickery; to evade

6. anguish - excrucuating or acute distress, suffering, or pain

7. tranquility - calmness, peacefulness, and serenity

8. dislodge - to remove or force out of a particular place

9. commence - to begin; to start

 

The Call of the Wild Vocabulary for chapters 4-5

1. assail - to attack

2. metamorphose - to change

3. ferocity - wildness

4. primoridal - having existed from the beginning

5. appeasement - the act of giving in to demands

6. ravenous - extremely hungry


Vocabulary Words 8/28 - 9/1  

Iron Heart Vocabulary Words chapters 9-12

1. substantial - large in amount, size or number

2. catastrophic - complete failure; sudden disaster

3. coherent - easy to understand; logical

4. engrossed - to hold the attention or interest of someone

5. revulsion - complete dislike

6. culmination - to reach the highest point

7. agitated - to stir up, excite, or disturb

8. infantile -childish

9. premonition - a feeling that something bad is going to happen

10. empathy - being aware of and sharing someone else's feelings, experiences, or emotions


Vocabulary Words 9/11-915  

1. inkling - slight knowledge; a hint

2. interweave - blend closely

3. distinctive - characteristic of one thing that distinguishes it from another

4. disheveled - untidy, disordered

5. lingered - staying in one place longer than necessary

6. subsequent - coming after something in time; following

7. languished - lack of vitality; weak

8. haggard - looking exhausted from work or suffering

9. inexplicable - unable to be explained

10. ailments - a minor illness

11. fortify - secure against attack

12. liberation - setting someone free from prison, slavery or oppression

13. regiments - pattern of events

14. merriment - cheerful


Vocabulary Words 9/18-9/22  

1.intersection - a place where two or more roads meet

2.inevitable- unable to be avoided or escaped

3. embankment - a bank or mound of dirt used to hold back water

4.palpable- readily or plainly seen;obvious

5.mortality- the state of being subject to death; able to die

6.genuine- authentic; real

7.equilibrium- equal balance

8. adversary- an opponent, enemy, or foe

9.oblivion - the state of being completely forgotten or unknown

10. aura- atmoshpere emanating from a person

11. emerge- to come forth into view

12. delinieate- to trace the outline of

13. tenacious- keeping a firm hold; stubborn

14. commemorate- to serve as a memorial or reminder of


 


Vocabulary Words 9/5 - 9/8  

Iron Heart Vocabulary words for chapters 13-16

1. Dissipate - to disappear or cause to disappear

2. Relentless - harsh or inflexible

3. Scrutinize - to examine or inspect closely and thoroughly

4. Corridor - a long passage in a building which leads through 2 doors into rooms

5. Cordial - warm and friendly

6. Claustrophobic - the fear of being trapped in a small space

7. Oblige - to do as someone asks in order to help or please them

8. Insignia - official emblem or logo

9. Prognosis - forecasting of the outcome of a disease or problem