Vocabulary 2 Review

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 terms, their definitions and their parts of speech will be emphasized on the Vocabulary 2 test.  The test will resemble the same format as the Vocabulary 1 test.

1.  ambiguous-  (adj) having a double meaning

2.  amour- (n)  a love affair

3.  brood- (v) to worry; (n) offspring

4.  contiguous- (adj)  joining at the edge

5.  convivial- (adj)  socially eating or drinking

6.  crescendo- (adj)  gradual increase in loudness

7.  echolalia- (n)  repetition of what is said or sounded

8.  hauteur- (n)  arrogant pride

9.  impetuous-  (adj)  impulsive

10. languid- (adj)   relaxed

11. melancholy- (n)  sadness

12. obstetrical- (adj)  related to childbirth and pregnancy

13. oculist- (n)  a doctor dealing with eye-care

14. punctilious- (adj)  strictly observing to rules/customs

15. spectroscopic- (adj)  related to an optical instrument

16. staid- (adj) of a steady and sober character

17. subterfuge- (n)  evasive

18. sumptuous- (adj)  rich and costly

19. vacuous- (adj)  empty

20. vinous- (adj) nature and characteristic of wine

Quizlet Vocabulary 2

You will have a vocabulary test next class.  The format of the vocabulary test appears on the following link if you prefer to be more familiar with the emphasis of the test.  The test is designed to emphasize usage in order that your recall of the words will be more than just a fleeing memory:  Sample Vocabulary Test