Vocabulary Week 16 - Ms. Henry

VOCABULARY WEEK OF 1/2 - 1/5 Goal: to learn a new word, its part of speech, and to use it correctly in an original sentence Vocabulary Word of the Day Tuesday, January 2nd (2018!) abyss

The man kept having a reoccurring nightmare where he would slip off the edge of the cliff and fall into a dark abyss. Please guess the definition a deep or seemingly bottomless chasm abyss is a noun synonyms: rift, pit antonym: N/A

Now please write a sentence with context clues and where the vocabulary word is used correctly. Vocabulary Word of the Day bask Pets love days where they can lie about and bask in the sunlight.

Please guess the definition lie exposed to warmth and light, typically from the sun, for relaxation bask is a verb synonyms: laze, lounge antonym: hide Now please write a sentence with context clues and where the vocabulary word is used correctly.

Vocabulary Word of the Day Wednesday, January 3rd cajole The used car salesman tried to cajole the woman into spending way too much on a new car.

Please guess the definition persuade someone to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery cajole is a verb synonyms: persuade, sweet talk antonym: repulse Now please write a sentence with context clues and where the vocabulary word is used correctly.

Vocabulary Word of the Day cipher His notes were all written in a cipher; as of yet, no one could figure out their meaning. Please guess the definition a secret or disguised way of writing; a code

cipher is a noun synonyms: secret writing, cryptogram antonym: N/A Now please write a sentence with context clues and where the vocabulary word is used correctly. REVIEW THESE WORDS FOR FRIDAYS QUIZ

CIPHER TRANSMUTE CAJOLE CONCOCT BASK

FEIGN ABYSS GREIVOUS ADEPT

Vocabulary Word of the Day Thursday, January 4th chide The teacher chided the student for coming into class late again. Please guess the definition

to blame; scold chide is a verb synonyms: admonish, reprimand antonym: praise Now please write a sentence with context clues and where the vocabulary word is used correctly. Vocabulary Word of the Day

despicable Whatever the reason, there is no justification for despicable behavior. Please guess the definition worthy of scorn, contemptible despicable is an adjective

synonyms: vile, disgraceful antonym: virtuous Now please write a sentence with context clues and where the vocabulary word is used correctly. Vocabulary Word of the Day Friday, January 5th

diminutive The diminutive lapdog was so small it actually fit in its owners purse. Please guess the definition small, smaller than most others of the same type diminutive is an adjective synonyms: tiny, small

antonym: giant Now please write a sentence with context clues and where the vocabulary word is used correctly. Vocabulary Word of the Day fetter

Freed from the fetters of her parents expectations that she attend college, she decided to travel the world. Please guess the definition A chain or shackle placed on the feet; anything that confines or restrains / to chain or shackle; to render helpless fetter is a noun and a verb synonyms: trap, shackle antonym: free/freedom

Now please write a sentence with context clues and where the vocabulary word is used correctly.

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