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English as She is Taught

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Contents

I. Vocabulary

2

II. Grammar

9

III. Mathematics

11

IV. Geography

12

American 12

14

16

European

V. Essays

Man

16

A Rainy Afternoon

16

The Cow

16

Laughter

17

Umbrellas

17

Reading

18

Girls 18

19

20

Politeness

VI. History

American 20

21

English

French 23

23

Roman

Grecian 24

VII. Writing

26

VIII. Science

30

IX. Politics

36

 

X. Music

37

XI.

Speech

38

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I. Vocabulary

1. Aborigines—a system of mountains.

2. Aboriginal—what was original before.

3. Alienate—to make a citizen of. —to make a foreigner.

4. Amenable—any thing that is mean.

5. Aristocracy—to be stuck up.

6. Armistice—one who takes part in battle.

7. Assiduity—state of being an acid.

8. Audible—worthy of applause.

9. Beneficence—a state of insanity.

10. Burglarize—to make burglars.

11. Capillary—a little caterpiller.

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12. Cassowary—a kind of dromedary.

13. Centaur—a three legged animal.

14. Culinary—cunning or cute.

15. Delineate—to make lean.

16. Demagogue—a vessel containing beer and other liquids.

17. Equestrian—an equal.

—a competetor.

—one who asks questions.

—one who walks on foot.

18. Erudition—state of being erude.

19. Espionage—a kind of cabbage.

20. Eucharist—one who plays euchre.

21. Ignition—the art of not noticing.

22. Impetuosity—to get into a pet.

23. Implacable—not able to be placed.

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24. Ingratiating—grating up the ear.

25. Interloper—one

who

runs

away

married.

to

get

26. Mendacious—what can be mended.

27. Mercenary—one who sets on fire with hostile intent.

28. Ominous—power to eat all things.

29. Parasite—a sort of bird.

—one who speaks well.

—an example.

—a kind of umbrella.

—the murder of an infant.

30. Perennial—every seven years.

31. Plagiarist—a writer of plays.

32. Plagiarism—fire worship.

33. Prism—a prim precise person.

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34. Publican—a man who does his prayers in public.

35. Reticence—something of the eye.

36. Technology—according to the text.

37. Tenacious—ten acres of land.

38. She is related to him by animosity.

39. A great many people alienate from their country to this.

40. Chronology is the science of the brane.

41. He had a chronic disease—something the matter with the chrone.

42. Her hat is contiguous because she wears it on one side.

43. The girl was delineate in her work.

44. The washwoman dilated the clothes.

45. The officer is to be tried for dissertation of his office.

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