CCSS:

Speaking & Listening Standard 4. Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow
Speaking & Listening Standard 5. Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data
Language Standard 3. [[#|external image arrow-10x10.png]] knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts.
Language Standard 4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words
Language Standard 5. Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meaning.
Language Standard 6. Acquire and use accurately a range of general [[#|academic]] and domain-specific words and phrases; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary [[#|knowledge]]

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Vocabulary Review Help

Root Words and Prefixes
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fiscal (adj) of or relating to government revenue, especially taxes


empathy (noun) the ability to understand the feelings of another


unctuous( adj.) excessively or ingratiatingly flattering; oily.


delineate (v.) describe or portray (something) precisely.

bombast (noun) high-sounding language with little meaning, used to impress people


desultory (adj) lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm


upbraid (v.) to criticize or scold severely

livid (adj) furiously angry

elicit (v.) to draw or bring out or forth

mendacious (adj) not telling the truth; lying


denouement (n.) the resolution of a chain of events


effulgent (adj.)radiant, splendorous


hiatus (n) a pause or gap in a sequence, series, or process

demeanor (n.) conduct, behavior, deportment

luminous (adj) full of or shedding light; bright or shining, especially in the dark


antithesis (n.) a contrast or opposition between two things


expiate (v.) to make amends for; atone

epitome (n.) a person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type


bauble (n.) a small, showy trinket or decoration



cessation (n.) the fact or process of ending or being brought to an end


censure (n.) an expression of formal disapproval or harsh criticism

replete (adj) full, abundant


heterogeneous (adj.) diverse in character or content

deviate (verb) to turn aside, as from a route, way, course, etc.

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quagmire (n.) an awkward, complex, or hazardous situation

bedlam (n.) a scene of uproar and confusion


verdant (adj.) green in tint or color


elicit (v.) to evoke from someone in reaction to one's own actions or questions.


juxtapose (v.) place or deal with close together for contrasting effect




boor (n.) a rude or insensitive person; a peasant


debauchery (n.) excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures


malevolent (adj.) having a wish to do evil to others


recant (v.) say that one no longer holds an opinion or belief, especially one considered heretical

cataract (n.) a large waterfall

paleontology (noun) the branch of science concerned with fossil animals and plants


debacle (n.) a sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco.

precocious(adj.) advanced, developing ahead of time

affinity (n.) a spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something

malapropism (n.) an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound

blanch (verb) make white or pale by extracting color


antipathy (n.) a deep-seated feeling of dislike

impetuous (adj.) rash; hastily done

delineate (verb) describe or portray something precisely

carcinogen (n.) a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue

ambiguous (adj.) open to more than one interpretation


fastidious (adj.) very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail.

arrogate (v.) to take without justification

opulent (adj.) ostentatiously rich and luxurious or lavish

affluence (n.) abundance of money, property, and other material goods; riches; wealth

fetish (noun) a strong or unusual desire for something


coalesce (v.) to come together and form one mass or whole.

querulous (adj.) whiny, complaining

ignoble (adj.) not honorable in character or person

brevity (n.) shortness of time or duration

bestial (adj.) of or like animal or animals


adventitious (adj) happening or carried on according to chance rather than design or inherent nature

intransigent (adj.) refusing to compromise, often on an extreme opinion

deviate (v.) depart from an established course

bona fide (adj.) genuine; real

labyrinth (noun) a complicated irregular way of paths in which it is difficult to find a way out


glower (verb) to have an angry or sullen look on one's face


fetid (adj.) having a foul odor

empirical (adj.) verifiable by observation or experience rather than theocracy or pure logic

despicable (adj.) deserving to be despised

amoral (adj.) neither moral nor immoral


peccadillo (n.) a small, relatively unimportant sin or offense


puerile (adj.) juvenile, immature

catharsis (n.) the process of releasing and thereby providing relief from strong emotions.

animosity (n.) strong hostility

elixir (noun) a magical or medicinal potion


ratiocinate (v.) form judgments by a process of logic; reason

extol (v.) to praise highly
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affinity (n.) a spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something

juxtapose (v.) place or deal with close together for contrasting effect