Vocab Lesson 3
There’s a lot to be
learned from The
• Itchy and Scratchy never fails to
flabbergast me. Once I think they’ve
outdone themselves, they leave me
• Adj or V. Shocked, often to the point of
confused or speechless.
• Homer found that he had to vamoose,
and fast! He had to leave Springfield
because the town wanted to lynch him
for dumping a silo of pig-doo in the lake.
• V. to leave quickly
• The Simpsons drove over the horizon
and saw the beautiful fjords of Alaska.
The cliffs dropped down into the ocean
where the waves crashed. They were
• N. Cliffs that drop straight into the ocean
• Homer ate his pork chops with zest. He
loves his pork chops with a passion.
• N. passion, great energy, enthusiasm
and excitement for
• Adj = zestful, zesty
• Bart is usually very lackadaisical,
reading comic books and lounging in
front of the TV. But when motivated
properly, like getting Krusty’s job back
or getting free from the grasp of
Sideshow Bob, he’s anything but lazy.
• Adj. Lazy, spiritless
• Bart skateboarded through the town,
taking a sinuous path. He wound his
way this way and that.
• Adj. bending and twisting; curving and
• Sometimes has a connotation of moral
• Sideshow Bob bamboozled Chief
Quimby into thinking that he was
reformed; however, he really wanted to
• V. to trick or cheat
• Barney reformed as he trained and
competed against Homer to be an
astronaut. He developed coordination
and gymnastic skills, but once he took a
sip of Champaign, he became the
lummox he normally is--a complete oaf.
• N. an oaf; an uncoordinated person
• Professor Frink has made many crazy
inventions over the year, but not one
had a single iota of practicality. There
isn’t even the smallest usefulness in any
• N. a jot; an infinitesimal amount
• Bart and Milhouse ogled the latest
edition of Radioactive Man; he stared at
it for the longest time until Comicbook
Guy chased them out of the store.
• V. to stare at; to “check out”
• Moe is a very quirky fellow. He has a lot of
odd habits and tendencies, like writing all of
the horrible things that occur to him on Post-It
• Adj. having odd and unique tendencies;
characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits
• N = quirkiness
• When Bart and Lisa received a lot of
cardboard boxes, they built a castle with
it, but the other kids wanted to raze the
• V. To level or knock completely down
– Odd-- “raise” means “to build or lift,” but
“raze” means “to knock down.” Odd, huh.
• Groundskeeper Willy’s hovel was a small
shack in the back of the school; the
dilapidated building leaked and dripped and
let the cold winds blow in. But he usually
slept on his tractor anyway.
• N. a shanty, a shack, a small dilapidated
D’oh! Is this the end of the
And gee, I didn’t know Homer’s
catchphrase was in some
dictionaries! Not all of them, the
informal ones at least!