English 11

Master Vocabulary List

 

Online Dictionaries

 

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Merriam-Webster  http://www.m-w.com

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The American Heritage Dictionary http://www.bartleby.com/61/

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Your Dictionary.com http://www.yourdictionary.com

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One Look (a dictionary search) http://www.onelook.com

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The Free Dictionary http://www.thefreedictionary.com/

 

Study ten words per week to be quizzed on each week. Quizzes will be as follows: I will pronounce a word and you will spell it correctly, define it, and use it in a sentence with contextual clues that help define it further.  I suggest you know the part of speech; if the word functions equally as two parts of speech (a noun and a verb, for example) know the meanings of each so that you actually KNOW the word.  When you write your sentences, you may use various forms of the word; adjective, adverb, or any verb tense, provided you use the form correctly.  The quizzes are worth 30 points each.  Once the words have been tested, I expect to see them in your writing!

      You may use this master list as your definition guide and to keep track of which words to study.  You do not have to hand this list in. This list will be used both semesters; donít lose it!

 

September 21/22

Abhor

Bigot

Counterfeit

Enfranchise

Hamper

Kindle

Noxious

Placid

Remuneration

Talisman

 

September 28/29

Abrasive

Bilk

Covert

Engender

Hangar

Knotty

Nuance

Plagiarism

Renown

Tangent (not mathematical)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 12/13

Abrasiveness

Billowing

Cower

Enhance

Harangue

Labyrinth

Nullify

Plaintiff

Replete

Tangible

 

October 19/20

Abrogate

Blasphemy

Credible

Enigma

Harbingers

Labyrinthine

Nuzzle

Plaudit

Reprehensible

Tardy

 

October 26/27

Absolution

Blatant

Creditable

Ensconce

Hasten

Laceration

Obdurate

Plausible

Reprieve

Tawdry

 

November 2/3

Abstain

Blighted

Credulous

Enshroud

Haughtiness

Lachrymose

Obfuscate

Plethora

Repudiate

Tedium

 

 

 

 

November 9/10

Abstemious

Blithe

Crepuscular

Enunciation

Headstrong

Lackluster

Objective

Pliable

Rescind

Temper

 

November 16/17

Abstruse

Blunderbuss

Cringe

Envenom

Hedonism

Laconic

Oblique (not an angle)

Plumage

Resignation

Tenacious

 

November 30/December 1

Accolade

Bolster

Cryptic

Ephemeral

Hedonist

Lamentation

Obliterate

Plummet

Resolution

Tentative

 

December 7/8

Acquiesce

Bombast

Curtail

Epicure

Heed

Lampoon

Oblivious

Podium

Resonant

Tenuous

 

 

 

 

December 14/15

Acrid

Boorish

Cynical

Epistle

Heresy

Lance

Obscure

Poignant

Respite

Terse

 

January 11/12

Acrophobia

Bourgeois

Debility

Epistolary

Hiatus

Languid

Obscured

Poised

Resplendent

Therapeutic

 

February 1/2

Acuity

Braggart

Debunking

Epitomized

Hidebound

Languish

Obsequious

Polemical

Restorative

Thwart

 

February 15/16

Adamant

Brawny

Decathlon

Equivocate

Hieroglyphics

Larceny

Obsession

Ponderous

Retention

Timorous

 

 

 

 

February 22/23

Adroit

Brevity

Decorum

Err

Hinder

Largess

Obsolete

Pontificate

Reticent

Tirade

 

March 1/2

Adulation

Bristle

Decoy

Erratic

Histrionic

Laud

Obstreperous

Portend

Retraction

Titter

 

March 8/9

Adversity

Broach

Deference

Esoteric

Hoary

Lavish

Obtuse

Portent

Revere

Tome

 

March 22/23

Advocate

Brusque

Defoliate

Espouse

Hone

Lax

Obviate

Poseur

Riddled

Torpid

 

 

 

 

March 29/30

Aesthetic

Bulwark

Etymology

Hyperbole

Legend

Odious

Posterity

Rife

Torpor

 

April 12/13

Affable

Bureaucracy

Degradation

Eulogy

Hypochondriac

Legion

Officious

Posthumous

Rigor

Totter

 

April 19/20

Alacrity

Burgeon

Deleterious

Euphemism

Hypocritical

Lethargic

Ogle

Postulate

Robust

Tractable

 

April 26/27

Alchemy

Burnish

Deliberate

Euphony

Iconoclast

Levity

Olfactory

Potable

Rotund

Tranquil

 

 

 

 

 

May 3/4

Alibi

Buttress

Delineation

Evacuate

Idiosyncrasy

Libertarian

Ominous

Potent

Ruminate

Transcribe

 

May 10/11

Allay

Byline

Demur

Exacerbate

Ignominious

Liniment

Omnipotent

Pragmatic

Ruse

Transgress

 

May 17/18

Alleviate

Cacophony

Denounce

Exasperated

Ignominy

Lithe

Omniscient

Pragmatist

Saccharin

Transient