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					Quack Vocabulary
          Lesson 2

Make flash cards for any words
       you don’t know.
               discern
   to differentiate between two or
    more things




   Because of the fog, I was barely
    able to discern the shore.
               disdain
   intense dislike; to treat with
    scorn or contempt




   Never having had to do manual
    labor, he disdained the idea of
    working on his car.
             disparage
   to degrade; to speak of in a
    derogatory manner




   His disparaging remarks about
    the girl caused her not to get the
    job.
             disparity
   inequality; unequal in age, rank,
    or degree




   There was an obvious disparity in
    the ages of the girl and her
    grandmother.
             embellish
   to decorate




   She would embellish her face with
    lots of make-up.
           AMOROUS

Feeling loving, especially in a sexual
                 sense
         ASSAIL
To attack with words or force
BENEVOLENT
Generous, kind
       CORROBORATE
To confirm; to back up with evidence
  DECOROUS
Proper; in good taste
DERIDE
To ridicule
            DIDACTIC
Intended to teach; morally instructive
     DISCORDANT
Lacking harmony or agreement
   DISTEND
To swell; to extend
 EXASPERATE
To annoy thoroughly
      EXPEDITE
To speed up the progress of
HISTRIONIC
Overly dramatic
   IDYLLIC
Naturally peaceful
     INCANDESCENT
Brilliant; giving off heat or light
  JUXTAPOSE
To place side by side
           SAGE
A wise man; to be wise through
    experience and reflection
    SCRUTINIZE
To examine very carefully
       VACUOUS
Lacking ideas or intelligence
      VOLATILE
Highly unstable; explosive
   FECUND
Fertile; productive
             Review Game
• Play like Million Dollar Pyramid
  – Partner guessing has back to screen so
    he/she CANNOT see words
  – Partner giving clues faces screen so he/she
    CAN see words
  – On command, clue giver gives guesser clues
    to help partner guess the word on the
    screen
  – Once partner guesses correctly, move on to
    the next word
  – After all words are guessed correctly,
    change positions for new set of words
Game Time!
 Round 1

 1. SAGE
2. ASSAIL
3. FECUND
4. DERIDE
5. IDYLLIC
  Round 2
 1.    DISTEND
2.    AMOROUS
3.    EXPEDITE
4.    DECOROUS
 5.   VACUOUS
  Round 3
  1. DIDACTIC
  2. VOLATILE
3. JUXTAPOSE
4. HISTRIONIC
  5. DISDAIN
   6. DISCERN
 7. DISPARAGE
   Round 4
  1. DISCORDANT
  2. EXASPERATE
  3. SCRUTINIZE
  4. BENEVOLENT
 5. CORROBORATE
6. INCANDESCENT
    7. DISPARITY
           How’d You Do?
• Make sure you study any words you
  couldn’t define
• You will be quizzed and tested on all of
  the words we learn in class.

				
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