Junior Vocabulary 1

Performance Indicators:

P.S. ELA-1 Language:   Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

A. Notice and correct grammatical and mechanical errors in writing.
B. Demonstrate command of correct sentence structure and variety.
C. Apply standard usage to formal speaking and writing.


The vocabulary words provided for you this year are compiled from a list of words commonly found on the SAT as well as words used in the literary titles that are assigned for you to read throughout the course of the academic year in English.

Write a definition for each of the following words, include the word’s part of speech and compose an original sentence (underlining the vocabulary word), that demonstrates your understanding of the word’s meaning and use.

1.  abase
2.  abominate
3.  abrade
4.  actuate
5.  agglomerate
6.  bauble
7.  candor
8.  decorous
9.  effulgence
10. frugal
11. fulminate
12. germane
13. heptarchy
14. imbroglio
15. junta
16. knavery
17. laudation
18. officious
19. posit
20. somnolent