11th Grade Vocabulary

Current Vocabulary

Vocabulary #3
1. equinox
2. euro
3. evanescent
4. expurgate
5. facetious
6. fatuous
7. feckless
8. fiduciary
9. filibuster
10. gamete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

The Great Gatsby Vocabulary

1. deft
2. extemporize
3. feign
4. fractious
5. incredulous
6. peremptory
7. reproach
8. swank
9. supercilious
10. affectation
11. caterwaul
12. corpulent
13. desolate
14. disdain
15. ectoplasm
16. enjoin
17. florid
18. haughtily
19. homogeneity
20. insolent
21. poignant
22. provincial
23. spectroscope
24. strident
25. sumptuous
26. transcendent
27. vacuous
28. vinous
29. wan
30. bond

 

To Kill a Mockingbird
1. iota
2. effort
3. motivated
4. victim
5. circumstantial
6. temerity
7. context
8. idealists
9. passion
10. precisely
11. remorse
12. tacit
13. convict
14. overpower
15. convincing
16. impassive
17. heathen
18. demise
19. prompt
20. credibility
21. misgiving
22. improbable
23. apprehension
24. preface
25. tribute

 

Vocabulary: 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know
Period 6 Contemporary Composition

Each week, handwrite the number, the word, its part(s) of speech, and definition(s)
— from http://www.wordcentral.com, http://www.m-w.com, and http://www.dictionary.com
—, and a sentence applying, not just using it. (10 points / Points will be deducted for incorrect or missing items.)

Vocabulary #1 Definitions and Quiz on Thursday, TBD
1. abjure
2. abrogate
3. abstemious
4. acumen
5. antebellum
6. auspicious
7. belie
8. bellicose
9. bowdlerize
10. chicanery

Vocabulary #2 Definitions and Quiz on Thursday, TBD
1. chromosome
2. churlish
3. circumlocution
4. circumnavigate
5. deciduous
6. deleterious
7. diffident
8. enervate
9. enfranchise
10. epiphany

Vocabulary #3 Definitions and Quiz on Thursday, TBD
1. equinox
2. euro
3. evanescent
4. expurgate
5. facetious
6. fatuous
7. feckless
8. fiduciary
9. filibuster
10. gamete

Vocabulary #4 Definitions and Quiz on Thursday, TBD
1. gauche
2. gerrymander
3. hegemony
4. hemoglobin
5. homogeneous
6. hubris
7. hypotenuse
8. impeach
9. incognito
10. incontrovertible

Vocabulary #5 Definitions and Vocabulary #1-5 Midterm on Thursday, TBD
1. inculcate
2. infrastructure
3. interpolate
4. irony
5. jejune
6. kinetic
7. kowtow
8. laissez faire
9. lexicon
10. loquacious

Vocabulary #6 Definitions and Quiz on Thursday, TBD
1. lugubrious
2. metamorphosis
3. mitosis
4. moiety
5. nanotechnology
6. nihilism
7. nomenclature
8. nonsectarian
9. notarize
10. obsequious

Vocabulary #7 Definitions and Quiz on Thursday, TBD
1. oligarchy
2. omnipotent
3. orthography
4. oxidize
5. parabola
6. paradigm
7. parameter
8. pecuniary
9. photosynthesis
10. plagiarize

Vocabulary #8 Definitions and Quiz on Thursday, TBD
1. peruse
2. polymer
3. precipitous
4. quasar
5. quotidian
6. recapitulate
7. reciprocal
8. reparation
9. respiration
10. sanguine

Vocabulary #9 Definitions and Quiz on Thursday, TBD
1. soliloquy
2. subjugate
3. suffragist
4. supercilious
5. tautology
6. taxonomy
7. tectonic
8. tempestuous
9. thermodynamics
10. totalitarian

Vocabulary #10 and Vocabulary #6-10 Midterm on Thursday, TBD
1. unctuous
2. usurp
3. vacuous
4. vehement
5. vortex
6. winnow
7. wrought
8. xenophobe
9. yeoman
10. ziggurat

 

The Great Gatsby
1. deft
2. extemporize
3. feign
4. fractious
5. incredulous
6. peremptory
7. reproach
8. swank
9. supercilious
10. affectation
11. caterwaul
12. corpulent
13. desolate
14. disdain
15. ectoplasm
16. enjoin
17. florid
18. haughtily
19. homogeneity
20. insolent
21. poignant
22. provincial
23. spectroscope
24. strident
25. sumptuous
26. transcendent
27. vacuous
28. vinous
29. wan
30. bond

 

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1. deft - skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands
2. extemporize - perform or speak without preparation
3. feign - make believe with the intent to deceive
4. fractious - easily irritated or annoyed
5. incredulous - not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving
6. peremptory - putting an end to all debate or action
7. reproach - express criticism towards
8. swank - imposingly fashionable and elegant
9. supercilious - having or showing arrogant superiority to
10.affectationa - deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
11.caterwaul - make a shrill and unpleasant screeching sound
12.corpulent - excessively fat
13.desolate - providing no shelter or sustenance
14.disdain - lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
15.ectoplasm - the outer granule-free layer of cytoplasm
16.enjoin - give instructions to or direct somebody to do something
17.florid - elaborately or excessively ornamented
18.haughtily - in a haughty manner
19.homogeneity - the quality of being similar or comparable
20.insolent - marked by casual disrespect
21.poignant - keenly distressing to the mind or feelings
22.provincial - associated with an administrative district of a nation
23.spectroscope - an optical instrument for spectrographic analysis
24.strident - unpleasantly loud and harsh
25.sumptuous - rich and superior in quality
26.transcendent - exceeding or surpassing usual limits
27.vacuous - devoid of matter
28.vinous - of or relating to wine
29.wan - deficient in color suggesting physical or emotional distress