ELAStudyGuide.pdf - ELA Study Guide I Vocabulary A 1 2 3 SAT Vocabulary SAT Vocabulary Lesson 1 Aberration-not usual or out of the ordinary(noun

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ELA Study Guide I. Vocabulary A. SAT Vocabulary 1. SAT Vocabulary Lesson 1 Aberration-not usual or out of the ordinary (noun) Abstract-a summary (noun or adjective) Abstinence-the giving up of certain pleasures; to refrain from (noun) Acquiesce-surrender to, accede (verb) Acclaim-to applaud or cheer (noun) Admonished-to warn (verb) Affinity-strong liking (verb) Aesthetic-artistic, attractive (adjective) Aggrandizement-growth in rank, wealth, power (noun) Advocate-to support (noun or verb) 2. SAT Vocabulary Lesson 2 Alienate-separate (verb) Alleviate-to help with (verb) Aloof-antisocial (adjective) Altruistic- concern for the welfare of others (adjective) Ambiguous-not clearly defined (adjective) Ambivalence-not being able to make a decision (noun) Ameliorate- improve or make better (verb) Analogous-similar to (adjective) Animosity- secretive or private (noun) 3. SAT Vocabulary Lesson 3 Antagonism- hostility;opposition (noun) Antithesis- opposite; direct opposite (noun) Apocryphal-false; fate; counterfeit (adjective) Arduous- difficulty; hard to do (adjective) Articulate- clear; able to express one’s self clearly and distinctly (adjective/verb) Assuage- satisfy; calm; soothe (verb) Atrophy- to weaken (verb) Augment- increase (verb) Austere- harsh; stern; strict (adjective) Authoritarian-one who exerts total control or authority; strict disciplinarian (noun/adjective) B. The Sniper and The Scarlet Ibis Vocabulary Doggedness- stubbornness Reiterated- repeated before Precariously- unsteadily Ascetic- laborious Beleaguered- besieged Parapet- a wall elevation made of earth or stone to protect soldiers
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Paroxysm- an attack or fit Fanatic- inspired by a deity Remorse- sense of guilt Ruse- to dodge or deciere Silhouetted- to represent by a silhouette Breastwork- a temporary fortification Iridescent- rainbow like shimmer Mar- physical damage or spoil Four Courts- Ireland’s main court buildings Liffey- a river in the Republic of Ireland II. Of Mice and Men A. Vocabulary Allegory- a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms Microcosm- a little world Pugnacious- inclined to quarrel or fight readily Naive- having or showing unaffected simplicity of nature or absence of artificiality Callous- made hard Naturalist Writer- writers that write as realistic as they can B. Characters and their Characteristics Lennie- A giant migrant worker that suffers from a mental disability.
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