Vocabulary

Vocab

A Raisin in the Sun Vocabulary – Definitions Act 1

1/5/16 - All Classes

  1. rousing capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement

  1. stupor marginal consciousness

  1. disheveled in disarray; extremely disorderly

  1. erratic likely to perform unpredictably

  1. exasperated greatly annoyed; out of patience

  1. vindicated freed from any question of guilt

  1. defiance a hostile challenge

  1. permeate spread or diffuse through

  1. inflection the patterns of stress and intonation in a language

  1. vengeance the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done)  

  1. feeble pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness

  1. doggedly with obstinate determination

  1. ledger a record in which commercial accounts are recorded

  1. furtively in a furtive manner

  1. raucous unpleasantly loud and harsh

  1. neurotic a person suffering from neurosis

  1. bastion a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle

  1. dejection a state of melancholy depression

  1. quizzical perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know)

  1. incredulity doubt about the truth of something

  1. liberated free from traditional social restraints

  1. haphazardly in a random manner

  1. exasperation an exasperated feeling of annoyance

  1. frantically in an uncontrolled manner


Week 3 Intensive:

1. exculpate - To show or declare that (someone) is not guilty - V

2. garrulous - excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters - adj

3. haughty - arrogantly superior or disdainful - adj

4. impertinence - lack of respect; rudeness - N

       5. inculcate - To teach someone by persistent instruction - V

Honors - The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary List

1.  utopia - Place where everything is perfect n
2.  rigid - Severe, stern, strict adj  /  rigidity n
3.  transgressor - One who goes beyond the limits that have been set for them n
4.  venomous - Full of the desire to hurt or offend someone, spiteful adj
5.  hypocrisy - Claiming to have high morals, but showing less n
6.  inauspicious -  unsuccessful  adj
7.  remonstrance - a forceful and disapproving protest n
8.  sagacity - quality of having good judgment  n

9.  exhort – to strongly encourage someone to do something v
10.  mien - a person's look or manner that can indicate their mood  n
11.  composure - N state of feeling calm and in control  adj
12.  ascetic - a person who practices self-discipline adj / n
13. amenable - responsive to suggestion adj
14. perverse - showing deliberate and unreasonable behavior adj
15. emaciated - abnormally thin or weak adj

16. inexplicable – not able to be explained  adj

17. despondent – loss of hope adj

18. caprice – a sudden change of mood or behavior n

19. ordeal – a painful or frightening experience n

20. ignominy – public shame n

*Fill in blank test with word-bank  &  matching word with definition test

Part 2:

1.  demerits - a mark awarded against someone for fault or an offense  n
2.  ethereal - extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world  adj
3.  inextricable - impossible to disentangle or separate  adj
4.  expiation - atonement  (make up for) for sin or guilt  n
5.  portent - a sign or warning that something momentous is about to happen  n

6.  austerity – sternness or severity of attitude n

7.  petulant – childishly bad-tempered adj

8.  innate – inborn or natural adj

9.  requital – an appropriate reward for a favor or service n / requite v

10.  enigma – a person or thing that is difficult to understand, mysterious, or puzzling n (riddle)

11.  infamy - well known for something bad adj
12. exemplary - representing the best of its kind adj
13. scrupulous - person or process that is extremely attentive to details adj
14. diabolical - as evil as the devil adj
15.  malevolence - wishing evil upon others noun
     malevolent- showing a wish to do evil to others adj




Week 2: Honors (4 & 6) Vocab for week of 10/26 - 10/30

.  utopia - Place where everything is perfect n
2.  rigid - Severe, stern, strict adj  /  rigidity n
3.  transgressor - One who goes beyond the limits that have been set for them n
4.  venomous - Full of the desire to hurt or offend someone, spiteful adj
5.  hypocrisy - Claiming to have high morals, but showing less n
6.  inauspicious -  unsuccessful  adj
7.  remonstrance - a forceful and disapproving protest n
8.  sagacity - quality of having good judgment  n

9.  exhort – to strongly encourage someone to do something v
10.  mien - a person's look or manner that can indicate their mood  n

Week 2: Intensive (1 & 2) Vocab for week of 10/26 - 10/30

  1. depravity - moral corruption - N

  2. diatribe - a forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something -N

  3. equate - to consider (one thing) to be the same as or equivalent to another-V

  4.  egregious - bad; shocking - adj

  5.  evident - obvious; clearly understood - adj

HW -  5 Defining Sentences - due Tuesday 10/27/15


Week 1:  Hr & Int

Vocab for week of 10/5 - 10/9


  1. abject - An extremely bad or unpleasant situation or condition - adj

  2. ablution -  the act of ceremonial washing oneself - V

  3. acquire - to buy or obtain, learn or develop, or achieve - V

  4. avarice - extreme greed for wealth or material gain - N 

  5. circumlocution - the use of many words where fewer would do, especially in a deliberate attempt to be vague - N