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    Vocabulary for The Crucible
     
    blink- ignore 
    fathom- understand
    Sabbath- Sunday
    prodigious- large or great 
    
meeting house- church 
    
quail- fear 
    
Old Boy- Satan
     
heathen- savage or not religious 
    
Goody- good wife or Mrs.
     
psalm- song from the bible
    gibbet- scaffold
    pulpit- place where minister stands
    conjure- invoke or raise up
    adultery- having an affair  outside marriage
    faction or party- a group of people
    make a compact with- make a deal with
    base- low
    poppet- doll
    theocracy- government based on religion
    Gospel- the bible
    crucible- hard test or able to withstand a hot fire
    aye- yes
    dumb-unable to speak
    exorcist- priest or minister who performs a ritual to make the
    devil leave someone possessed 
    excommunicate- kicked out of the church, forever
    beguile- fool or to fool
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Vocabulary for October
     
    requiem- mass for the soul of the dead

    poltergeist- ghost causing unexplained events

    apparition- ghost or phantom

    ethereal- heavenly or spiritual

    rigor  mortis- stiffening of the body after death

    necrology- study of the dead

    embalm- to preserve a body that is dead

    parapsychology- branch of psych dealing with E.S.P.

    inter- to bury a body

    talisman- a figure supposed to have magical powers

    dirge- song for the dead

    epitaph- inscription on a tomb

    specter- ghost

    crypt- a burial vault

    expire- to die

    mummy- any well preserved corpse

    cadaver- corpse

    shade- ghost

    mortician- someone who prepares a dead body

     
     
    For the Month of January
     

    poltroon-  coward

    cherub-  angel child with wings  OR innocent child

    embrasure-  small window in a castle

    camaraderie-  trust existing between friends

    chukker-  a period of play in polo

    geis-  curse, spell or incantation

    academic interest- not important other than philosophically

    modicum- a small amount

    denizens- inhabitant or resident

    affable- friendly, cordial, polite

    obfuscate- to confuse or bewilder

    conglomerate- consisting of numerous parts

     
     
     
     
     
     
    For the week of November 23rd and 30th
     

    Spell vocab words part II

     

    sundered- separate or divide

    divination- discover knowledge through magic

    orienting- fixating on

    semi anonymous- sort of unknown

    voluptuous- pleasing to the eye

    pseudo-pretended, false or trying to be something

    adolescent-youthful

    perplexed- confused

    disconcerting- upsetting or confusing

    coalesce- to blend or come together

    blithely- without thought or carefree

    diminish- to lessen or reduce

    interminable- incapable of being figured out

    sinister- bad or evil

    hinterland- remote or less developed

    homely- not attractive

    indistinguishable- can’t tell the difference

    metamorphosed- changed or transformed

    surrogate- a substitute

    futile- worthless or ineffective

    torrent-a rushing violent stream of anything

    rivulets –a small stream

    paunch- large stomach

    vacuous- empty or unintelligent

    concubine- royal lover
     
    aghast- horrified or stunned
     
    moue- pout
     
    acquiescence- agreement 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    For the Week of Sept. 28th-
     mirth- happiness

    abate- end or cut off

    percolate- diffuse through

    chasm- big trench

    cataclysmic- large or great

    inimical- evil or intending harm

    ruefully- causing sorrow or pity

    tedious- long and tiresome

    tenuous- weak or thin

    onus- obligation

    exultant- very happy

    equanimity- calmness

    hostile- not friendly

    malice- intending to do harm

    oblivion- non- existence

    recalcitrant- reluctant

    atone- to make up for doing something bad

    dowry- money paid when a girl gets married

    scoffers- people who don't believe

    innocuous- innocent

    voluptuous-pleasing or delightful

    dilution- to make something weaker or more varied.

    superfluous- not necessary

    abysmally-extremely or hopelessly 

    inertia-something tending to stay in motion until acted upon by another force

    futile-not effective

    indignities- an injury to a person's dignity

     wraith-a visible spirit.

     bailiff-  a court officer who keeps order in the court 

     canine- the family of dogs, or dog-like

     gruel- a light,  thin, cooked cereal 

     shade- a ghost or spirit

     subliminal- operating below the threshold of consciousness

     quarry- an excavation or pit

     insidious- operating  in a seemingly harmless  but trying to trap or fool someone

     heyday- the stage or period of greatest vigor, strength, success, 

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    For the week of February 2nd.  From The Illustrated Man 
     
    prologue- the introduction of a book
    asphalt- similar to tar
    "making money hand over fist"- making a lot of money
    prospects- opportunities
    Milky Way- a cluster or row of stars in the sky
    veldt- hot grassland
    thatch- straw or leaves used to cover  ground or roof 
    paprika- a red, powdery condiment derived from dried, ripe sweet peppers. 
    jaunt-  a short journey, especially one taken for pleasure
    appalled- overcome with horror, or fear
    darn- to mend
    jovial- happy
    persecute-to annoy or trouble persistently
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Vocabulary for And Then There Were None-
     
    For the next four weeks students should take these words in two chapter groups and copy them into their notebooks.   After reading the pages on which they appear, students should then try to guess the definition, this based on how the words  are used in the sentence and paragraph.  We will then discuss these words in class.
     

    Chapters 1-2

     

     

    Abode - 2

     

     

    Illegible - 2

     

     

    Strenuous - 4

     

     

    Acquit - 4

     

     

    Reputation - 6

     

     

    Empowered - 6

     

     

    Dividends - 9

     

     

    Brooding - 10

     

     

    Ruminated - 14

     

     

    Pacifically - 15

     

     

    Recumbent - 15

     

     

    Surreptitious - 17

     

     

    Imperceptibly - 19

     

     

    Natal - 23

     

     

    Malevolence - 23

     

     

     

     

    Chapters 3-5

     

     

    Caustic - 39

     

     

    Replete - 42

     

     

    Habitual - 44

     

     

    Verisimilitude - 53

     

     

    Purports - 57

     

     

    Incoherent - 57

     

     

    Iniquitous - 58

     

     

    Tumult - 58

     

     

    Reconnaissance - 61

     

     

    Deferential - 62

     

     

    Covertly - 65

     

     

    Contorted - 67

     

     

    Brusquely - 69

     

     

    Decorous - 79

     

     

    Rancour - 80

     

     

     

     

    Chapters 6-8

     

     

    Desultory - 85

     

     

    Acquiesced - 97

     

     

    Chaotic - 99

     

     

    Hypocrisy - 100

     

     

    Condone - 100

     

     

    Reproach - 101

     

     

    Placidly - 102

     

     

    Feasible - 103

     

     

    Genially - 112

     

     

    Dubiously - 113

     

     

    Clambered - 114

     

     

    Aversion - 115

     

     

    Impassive - 121

     

     

    Countenance - 121

     

     

    Admonitory - 122

     

     

    Furtively - 122

     

     

     

     

    Chapters 9-10

     

     

    Mirthless - 127

     

     

    Perjury - 127

     

     

    Eloquent - 128

     

     

    Discourse - 131

     

     

    Overt - 134

     

     

    Succinctly - 137

     

     

    Corroborate - 137

     

     

    Exertion - 138

     

     

    Exonerated - 139

     

     

    Wry - 152

     

     

    Shrewdly - 155

     

     

    Plight - 156

     

     

    Tenacious - 156

     

     

    Lingered - 162

     

     

     

     

    Chapters 11-13

     

     

    Abated - 164

     

     

    Laconically - 171

     

     

    Prim - 171

     

     

    Perseveringly - 171

     

     

    Dank - 180

     

     

    Suffused - 182

     

     

    Fraught - 185

     

     

    Meticulously - 187

     

     

    Pretence - 191

     

     

    Chancery - 203

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    K-2- the world’s second highest mountain    
    Everest- the world’s highest mountain at 29,028 feet                                                                                             
    Himalaya- mountain range in Asia which contains Everest                                                                                          
    High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) swelling of the brain                                                                                           
     High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) swelling of the lungs and heart                                                           
    Rush Limbaugh- a conservative radio host             
    Limbaughesque rant- speaking in a style like Rush Limbaugh                                                                                             
    Sherpa- native to the Himalaya region hired as porters                                                                                                  
     yak- large ox-like animal used to carry goods 
    rogue storm- an unexpected and fierce storm
    Death Zone- climbing above 26,000 feet
    bottleneck- a large group of people trying to move through a small area                                                               
    cwm (Koom)- valley                                                                  
    queue- what we would call a line (standing in a queue, standing in a line)                                  
    supplemental oxygen- an air tank that gives one just enough air to stay alive                                            
    apex- top or peak                                                                          
    Sir Edmund Hillary- first man to climb Everest
    Tenzing Norgay- first man to climb Everst (Hillary’s Sherpa)                                                                                             
    base camp- a camp established at around 21,000 feet at the base of Everest                                             
    bivouac- a temporary encampment                               
    knot- used to measure speed of wind- 1.15 miles per hour      
    summit top or peak                                                                        
    glacier- river of ice moving slowly                                                                       
    dung- poop                                                                                     
    ambient- the air around you, not from a tank    
    jumar clamp- moves freely up a rope but locks when downward pressure is applied              
    crampon- spikes strapped to the bottom of boots
    loquacious- talkative                                                 
    raconteur-  person who is skilled in relating stories and anecdotes interestingly.                                                                                 
    kiwi- a  New Zealander
     
     
     
    Vocab for the Week of March 10th- "Top of the mornin' to ya"

    shamrock- clover plant

    boycott- refuse to do business with

    brogue- Irish accent

    smithereens- little fragments

    shillelagh- wooden club

    banshee- wailing female spirit

    colleen- Irish lass

    donnybrook- free-for-all fight

    blarney- flattery or nonsense

    shebeen- illegal drinking establishment

    drumlin- elongated ridge

     

     

     

     
    Vocabulary words for Monday, February 24th

    connoisseur--one who is skilled in a particular art

     emanations--something sent forth

    indignant--filled with anger

    jaunt--a short journey

     laden--weighed down

    relish--the liking or enjoyment of something

    dogmatic:--opinionated

     haggard--having an exhausted appearance

     errant--to stray from the proper course

     tarmac--a layer of tar, a paved road

     retort--a reply in a sharp manner

     derelict--deserted by an owner

     edict--a written statement enforcing authority

     garret--the topmost room in a house; attic

     undulant--wavelike in motion or pattern

     plumage--feathery covering of a bird

     coalesce--to bring together

     aseptic--free from germs

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Vocabulary for "Leiningen Vs. the Ants.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    1.      plantation

    farm

     

    2.      placidly

    pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled

     

    3.      lucid

    clear, transparent; shining or bright; easily understood and intelligible

     

    4.      bunk

    humbug; nonsense

     

    5.      saurians

    any of various reptiles of the suborder Sauria, which includes the lizards and in former classifications also the crocodiles and dinosaurs.

     

    6.      distended

    increased in volume, size, etc; swollen

     

    7.      blindgut

    a digestive cavity having only one opening

     

    8.      conceivably

    possibly; imaginably

     

    9.      obstinacy

    stubborn persistence

     

    10.   moored

    to fix in place, secure, especially a boat

     

    11.   imploring

    to beg urgently or piteously for aid or mercy

     

    12.   ravenous

    extremely hungry; famished

     

    13.   campaigns

    military operations for a specific objective

     

    14.   peril

    exposure to injury, loss, or destruction; grave risk; jeopardy; danger

     

    15.   conquer

    to win, especially through struggle

     

    16.   dullards

    a person regarded as mentally dull; a dolt.

     

    17.   reeled

    to go around and around in a whirling motion; to stagger or sway

     

    18.   cranks

    eccentric persons, especially who are unduly zealous.

     

    Vocabulary for the week of  November 15th

    delegation- group of representatives

    plaque- flat wall tablet

    parasite- plant or animal living off another

    stem- to derive from

    enunciate- to state clearly

    monitor- to keep an eye on

    succumb- to yield or submit

    prudent- wisely cautious

    consolidate- to unite or combine

    stipend- income

    audit- to examine

    picayune - of little value 

     

     
     
     
     
    Vocabulary for October 28th
    requiem- mass for the soul of the dead

     

     

    poltergeist- ghost causing unexplained events

     

     

    apparition- ghost or phantom

     

     

    ethereal- heavenly or spiritual

     

     

    rigor  mortis- stiffening of the body after death

     

     

    necrology- study of the dead

     

     

    embalm- to preserve a body that is dead

     

     

    parapsychology- branch of psych dealing with E.S.P.

     

     

    inter- to bury a body

     

     

    talisman- a figure supposed to have magical powers

     

     

    dirge- song for the dead

     

     

    epitaph- inscription on a tomb

     

     

    specter- ghost

     

     

    crypt- a burial vault

     

     

    expire- to die

     

     

    mummy- any well preserved corpse

     

     

    cadaver- corpse

     

     

    shade- ghost

     

     

    mortician- someone who prepares a dead body

     
     

     

     

     
     
    Vocabulary from A Spell For Chameleon
     
     
    mirth- happiness

    abate- end or cut off

    percolate- diffuse through

    chasm- big trench

    cataclysmic- large or great

    inimical- evil or intending harm

    ruefully- causing sorrow or pity

    tedious- long and tiresome

    tenuous- weak or thin

    onus- obligation

    exultant- very happy

    equanimity- calmness

    hostile- not friendly

    malice- intending to do harm

    oblivion- non- existence

    recalcitrant- reluctant

    atone- to make up for doing something bad

    dowry- money paid when a girl gets married

    scoffers- people who don't believe

    innocuous- innocent

    voluptuous-pleasing or delightful

    dilution- to make something weaker or more varied.

    superfluous- not necessary

    abysmally-extremely or hopelessly 

    inertia-something tending to stay in motion until acted upon by another force

    futile-not effective

    indignities- an injury to a person's dignity