Wordly Wise Lesson 11 Kevin Closs Period 5 - Holmdel

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					Wordly Wise Lesson 11

      Kevin Closs
       Period 5
               Augment
• V. To increase in size, amount or degree
• Sentence- The price of the game was
  augmented after it became so popular.
                Benign
• Adj. Kind; gracious; gentle
• Sentence- Restaurants with benign
  waiters make people want to eat at them.
• Favorable; not threatening
• Sentence- Sailors hope for benign weather
  when they set sail.
             Connoisseur
• N. A person with extensive knowledge,
  especially of the fine arts; a person of
  refined taste.
• Sentence- A connoisseur of history would
  make a great tour guide at historical
  places
                          Discern
• V. To detect with the eyes.
• Sentence- In some spots in New Jersey, people could discern the
  NYC skyline.
• To understand or comprehend.
• Sentence- After the movie was over, John discerned the theme of
  the film.
• To recognize as separate or different
• Sentecne- In an airport, before people check their bags, some
  people put something on their bag so they can discern it from the
  rest on the baggage carousel.
• DISCERNING:
• ADJ. Having good judgment; perceptive
• Sentence- Simon Cowell’s discerning comments on American Idol
  are true, but are often very harsh
               Embellish
• V. To make beautiful by adding decorative
  elements
• Sentence- The boring picture of a prairie
  was embellished with flowers.
• To add fictitious details to
• Sentence- The Wave was based on a true
  story, but was embellish by stretching the
  truth
                     Execute
• V. To carry out; to perform
• Sentence- When I was asked to carry bags upstairs, I
  successfully executed the request by doing what I was
  told.
• To create as a work of art
• Sentence- Michelangelo executed one of his most
  famous pieces of work in the Sistine Chapel.
• To put to death as a legal penalty
• Sentence- If you receive the death penalty and are
  executed, you must have committed a hideous crime.
               Exemplify
• ADJ. To illustrate by being an example of
• Sentence- The mind set of a depressive
  person is exemplified by Edgar Allen Poe’s
  writing.
              Grotesque
• ADJ. So distorted or strange as to appear
  bizarre or comical
• Sentence- When cultures go to other
  countries, they may be considered
  grotesque; this used to be true of
  Americans when they went to foreign
  countries and formed lines automatically;
  many cultures simply push and shove.
                Hallowed
• ADJ. Greatly respected; holy; sacred
• Sentence- There is no fooling around
  allowed in church because it is a hallowed
  place.
            Impersonate
• V. To assume the character or
  appearance of
• Sentence- Many toddlers impersonate
  their favorite TV characters; this is a
  problem when they act like cartoon
  characters and try to fly.
• To mimic
• Sentence- My cousin always impersonates
  SpongeBob when he sees me because he
  knows that I will laugh at him.
                 Malevolent
• ADJ. Showing ill will or hatred; producing harm or
  evil
• Sentence- Kevin clearly had malevolent intent
  when he went to the Weight Watchers meeting
  with a gigantic cake.
• MALEVOLENCE:
• N. An expression of ill will
• Sentence- When two people don’t like each other,
  they might give malevolence looks at each other
              Precarious
• ADJ. Not safe or secure; dangerously
  uncertain
• Sentence- When drunk drivers are on the
  road it is a precarious situation.
                 Ornate
• ADJ. Heavily or elaborately decorated
• Sentence- Some people during Christmas
  season have ornate displays their yards
  with lights and other catchy decorations.
               Pastoral
• ADJ. Having to do with shepherds and
  herders
• Sentence- In colonial times, there were
  many more pastoral people then there are
  now.
• Relating to country life, and often
  presented as charmingly simple.
• Sentence- A picture of a Ohio farm land
  might be considered pastoral.
                Renown
• N. Fame; Honor
• Sentence- Notre Dame football has
  achieved renown; it even has its own
  national TV contract.
• RENOWNED:
• Famous; Honored
• Sentence- Bruce Springsteen is a
  renowned signer and performer.

				
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