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 vocabulary word, its definition, and part of speech follows a related picture included to help you associate the vocabulary term’s meaning.

1.  Aberration- (n)  departure from the normal

2.  Anachronism- (n) a person or thing that is chronologically out of place

3.  Bravado- (n) the quality or state of being foolishly reckless or adventurous

4.  Congenital- (adj) existing since birth; being such by nature

5.  Didactic- (adj) intended to teach or instruct

6.  Empirical- (adj) based on observation or experience rather than theory

7.  Gaunt- (adj) lean, haggard, desolate

8.  Ignominy- (n) dishonor, disgraceful conduct

9.  Invidious- (adj) tending to cause discontent; offensive, unjust

10. Liaison- (n) a close bond or link; a joining together of forces

11. Malleable- (adj) capable of being changed or altered

12. Maudlin- (adj) foolishly sentimental

13. Polemic- (n) a controversial argument, as one against some opinion, doctrine

14. Propitiate- (v) to gain or regain the favor of

15. Prurient- (adj) having, possessing or inciting lustful ideas or desires

16. Quixotic- (adj) foolishly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical

17. Rapport- (n) relationship marked by harmony,affinity, closeness

18. Salubrious- (adj) favorable to or promoting health or well-being

19. Sanguine- (adj) having a warm cheerful and hopeful nature

20. Taciturn- (adj) habitually silent; uncommunicative

21. Tenable- (adj) capable of being defended

22. Travesty- (n) a distorted or false representation of

23. Ubiquitous- (adj) seemingly everywhere at once

24. Vestige- (n) a mark left in passing; a trace of something that is no longer present

25. Zealot- (n) a fanatic; a person uncompromising in his pursuit of religious, political or other ideas

Vocabulary 2 Quizlet

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 on 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

One section of the vocabulary test requires you to execute analogies.  You may want to use the link in order to adequately prepare for the test.