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Unformatted text preview: Week 3 Vocabulary Week 3 Vocabulary Why do we learn vocabulary? Why do we learn vocabulary? • Help us become more sophisticated readers…so we • • understand fluently what we read. Help us understand words in context, to help us understand words we don’t currently know. Help us become more sophisticated writers, so we use a mature vocabulary and sound like adults in our word choices. For example: Unsophisticated: “He’s very sad and really gloomy.” More sophisticated: “He’s dejected and morose.” Greek & Latin Prefixes #3 Greek & Latin Prefixes #3 Directions: Using a dictionary, find three words that use the Prefix correctly. Write the word AND the definition. Do not use any of my sample words. 1. De­ • From/Down Ex: Descend 2. Deci­ • Ten Ex: Decimate • Two 3. Ex: Direction Di­ • Opposite Ex: Disaster 4. Dis­ • State / quality of Ex: Earldom This week’s SAT Vocabulary This week’s SAT Vocabulary Words Using the information provided, please write down the definitions and parts of the speech for each of the provided SAT vocabulary words. Then, write a meaningful sentence with context clues that show me you understand the meaning of each word. Underline the word within the sentence. SAT Vocabulary ­ Lesson One SAT Vocabulary ­ Lesson One • Divulge v. to tell; to reveal (as a secret) • Abet v. to assist or encourage, especially in wrongdoing • Dogmatic adj. arrogant and stubborn about one’s (often unproven) beliefs • Insipid adj. lacking flavor; dull; not at all stimulating SAT Vocabulary ­ Lesson One SAT Vocabulary ­ Lesson One • Extraneous adj. inessential; not constituting a vital part • Coerce v. to force by using pressure, intimidation, or threats • Jaundiced adj. prejudiced; hostile • Meticulous adj. extremely, sometimes excessively, careful about small details; precise SAT Vocabulary ­ Lesson One SAT Vocabulary ­ Lesson One • Temerity n. recklessness; a foolish disregard of danger • Gregarious adj. sociable; fond of the company of others ...
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