Quarter 4 Vocabulary (English 10H)
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Quarter 4 Vocabulary (English 10H)
english 10H vocabulary for quarter 4
o do what is right
heeding moral scruples.
ex. She is so scrupulous that she will not do personal e-mail while she is a work.
ex. By sheer acprice he changed his plans.
based on slight evidence
ex. Investigators surmised that a cigarette had started the fire.
ex. Test results confirmed his surmise.
or away with speed
ex. The commander dispatched reinforcements to the battle site.
hard to please
ex. Fastidious dieters ask waiters to list the ingredients.
an artificial or
ex. His affections of superiority is annoying.
ex. Rubber is pliant.
ex. My pliant friend cannot say no.
ex. The supercilious king expected dukes to bow.
ex. The impertinent child sassed the teacher.
tediously displaying learning
; insisting on
outpouring of emotions
or words 2. a
, as of fluids
ex. Her effusion of sorrow made grown men cry.
anxious care and
ex. Her solicitude sometimes embarrasses me.
; disinclined to move
ex. He is too indolent to stir from the sofa.
good taste in conduct
ex. In a surprising violation of decorum, the class president passed out the diplomas at the graduation ceremony.
; the behavior of civilized people.
ex. Treat guests with civility.
, in oratory or writing
ex. The patriotic poet wrote a panegyric commending the glories of Rome.
ex. Foolish rumors spread with amazing celerity.
ex. Debaters expostulated heatedly.
promptness in response
ex. I accepted the offer with alacrity.
offend or insult
ex. Her snide jokes about the sport I love affronted me.
ex. I took his criticism of my plan as a personal affront.
concise in expression to the point of
seeming rude or mysterious
ex. Asked why he had climbed Mt. Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary gave a famous laconic reply: "Because it's there."
wicked, evil, unjust.
ex. Outraged citizens protested the iniquitous law.
ex. Father Damien is famed for his beneficent works.
of surface, sound, or manner
ex. The asperity of her tone hurt him.
; pleasant manner
ex. The surgeon's affability heps patients relax.
ex. I trust the veracity of your sources.
ex. The taciturn grl surprised classmates by entering a speech contest.
ex. For her great feats her name will be honored by posterity.
brilliant effect, publicity, dazzling success
ex. Th eclat surrounding the new pop star died down after a few months.
ex. Her cool hauteur made me feel inferior.
to reproach severely,
ex. The Dean upbraided me for cuting class.
ex. The probity of high public officials must be unquestionable.
ex. The speech drew derision from protesters in the crowd.
ex. Our hosts entreated us to stay, but it was getting late.
; eagerness to please
ex. The complaisance of the sales staff makes it a pleasant place to shop.
the holder of an office.
1. holding office 2. impsed as a duty
ex. The incumbent was reelected.
ex. I feel it is incumbent on all citizens to help their envirnment.
, esp. to long for something
ex. The rejected lover repined in woe.
ex. I was incredulous at the news.
careful to consider all consequences;
ex. She was circumspect in making financial investments.
esp. when suppressed and/or released 2. an organ that helps regulate blood supply
ex. In private he would vent his spleen against his rival.
to a superior
ex. He showed deference to his elders.
ex. He returned from Oxford with a refined deportment.
ex. Miss Bingley's arch remarks do not amuse Darcy.
; conformity to what is socially accpetable
ex. The newcomer to Hawaii was unsure of the propriety of wearing aloha attire at a funeral.
ex. New students feel trepidation on the first day of school.
of, usu. with the intent to deceive
ex. To avoid incriminating himself, he misrepresented the facts.
ex. He has a propensity to daydream.
pertaining to money
ex. THe chief architect concentrated on design and left pecuniary matters to other members of the firm.
stead, place (usu.
in lieu of
ex. In lieu of a test, studnts can create a project.
yield to a request
ex. He acceded to the rebels' demands.
to support with
or athority; to
ex. A witness corroborated the story.
due to embarrassment
ex. To her chagrin, no one came to her party.
ex. He was chagrined when he overslept.
ex. The power outage caused consternation throughout the crowded theater.
1. subject to different interpretations;
(often intentionally) 2.
hard to classify
ex. Lawyers debated the equivocal phrasing in the will.
ex. The wild mob was in a state of tumult.
ex. The negative test results allayed the patient's fears.
ex. Elizabeth Bennet wishes her mother were less voluble.
2. a legal writ requiring or forbidding someone to do something
ex. Employees were undera strict injunction not to talk to the media.
ex. The querulous boy annoys teachers.
submit without opposition
(used with in or to)
ex. Keeping his annoyance to himself, he acquiesced in the wishes of the group.
between two persons (French for "head-to-head")
ex. Eager to confide her secret, she drew her sister aside for a tete-a-tete.
; to attribute blame
ex. The prince imputed her vows of love to greed.
ex. I could understand such pouting and petulance in a spoiled child, but she is a grown woman.
sharpness of speech
ex. She responded with acrimony to her friend's betrayal.
ex. Steroids palliate some diseases.
to take the full attention of; to
ex. The book engrossed me.
a self-indulgetn person who spends recklessly
ex. The profligate man threw wild, expensive parties.
ex. Everyone avoided the insufferable bore.
1. intended to
2. tendng to
ex. Unwilling to commit, the bachelor kept giving her dilatory half-promises
ex. He was dilatory in paying debts.
, lessen; to make more bearable
ex. An aspirin alleviated the pain.
to commit an act
ex. The assault was commited on impulse and not with premeditation.
or restraint when provoked
ex. I admire her forbearance in responding so calmly to rude questions.
, esp. as relief from worry 2. to
ex. After long hours of study, she watches comic shows on TV o divert herself.
in meeting obligations
ex. I was
with my rent.
2. a polite social remark
ex. The speaker's pleasantries relaxed the audience.
ex. We only had time to exchange pleasantries.