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Name: English II HH (1203-2)

Vocabulary Unit #4a: Division, Reconciliation, & Expansion Directions:

Date: Ms. Ryan

Locate each vocabulary word in context and do the following: Write down the sentence or phrase in which the word appears, citing the page number. Record the definition and part of speech (noun, adj., etc.) of the word. Record other forms of the word (noun, adj., adv., etc.). Write your own sentence using the word.

from My Bondage and My Freedom (p. 521-527) Benevolent o Adjective: characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings o Benevolently: adverb o benevolentness: noun deficient o adjective: lacking some element or characteristic o deficiently: adverb fervent o adjective: having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm o fervently: adverb o ferventness: noun piety o noun: reverence for God or devout fulfillment of religious obligations consternation o noun: a sudden, alarming amazement or dread that results in utter confusion; dismay redolent o adjective: having a present odor o redolence: noun from An Account of an Experience with Discrimination (p. 555-556) ascend o verb: to move, climb, or go upward; mount; rise The Gettysburg Address (p. 539) score consecrate o verb: to make or declare sacred; set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity hallow o verb: to make holy, sanctify The Open Boat (handout) tumultuous o adjective: marked by disturbance and uproar epithet o noun: any word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or attributed quality ingenuous o adjective: free from reserve, restraint, or dissimulation o ingenuously: adverb

Name: English II HH (1203-2)


o ingenuousness: noun supplicant implacable o adjective: not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified diabolical o adjective: having the qualities of the devil

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The Outcasts of Poker Flat (handout) anathema o noun: a person or thing detested or loathed o a person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation or destruction. o She was an anathema to the team. bellicose o adjective: inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious o bellicosely: adverb o bellicosity: noun o his bellicose remarks resulted in his immediate dismissal from the team. recumbent o adjective: lying down, reclining, leaning, inactive o recumbence: noun o recumbently: adverb o the recumbent dog slept all day. equanimity o noun: mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium o her equanimity is admirable. jocular o adjective: given to, characterized by, intended for, or suited to joking or jesting o jocularly: adverb o my dads jocular comments made the dinner much more comfortable. provincial o adjective: belonging or peculiar to some particular province; local o province: an administrative division or unit of a country noun o provincially: adverb o interprovincial: adjective o the colonists brought provincial traditions to America. vituperative o adjective: characterized by or of the nature of vituperation o vituperatively: adverb o vituperation: verbal abuse o his vituperative insults caused his children to be constantly depressed nad scared. querulous o adjective: full of complaints; complaining o querulously: adverb o querulousness: noun o you are always querulous and complaining about life. To Build a Fire (p. 596-610) intangible

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adjective: incapable of being perceived by the sense of touch, as incorporeal or immaterial things o intangibility, intangibleness: noun o intangibly: adverb o time is an abstract and intangible concept. conjectural o adjective: of, of the nature of, or involving conjecture; problematical o conjecture: the formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof o conjecturally: adverb o ghosts and supernatural realms are conjectural. unwonted o adjective: not customary or usual; rare o unwontedly: adverb o wontedness: noun o she brought unwonted recipes and jewelry from the middle east. appendage o noun: a subordinate part attached to something; an auxiliary part; addition o the dolls appendage fell off. conflagration o noun: a destructive fire o the conflagration in Northern California left part of the state in ruins. peremptorily o adjective: leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative o peremptorily: adverb o peremptoriness: noun o it is peremptorily to do well on the midterms.