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Farnsworth Vocabulary

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Vikolia Meade

on 18 April 2013

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Week 1 Chattel Expunge An item that obeys orders; slave

I know you're bossy but I am not your chattel Incongruous To remove from existence

She expunged all her old messages. Not fitting in with or to the surroundings

She was incongruous to the group in that she wore a short dress compared to the others who wore long flowing gowns. Connoisseur someone that specializes in the art of taste

He is a connoisseur of wine. Cerebral Having to do with the brain; an intellectual person

He is cerebral because he studies very hard Cacophony Harsh sounds Aloof Distant and set apart from the crowd

The shy new girl was very aloof the first day of school. Austere mean or harsh in manner; severely simple and plain.

Her mother was austere in walmart because she was whining. Bulwark an obstacle; s/t serving as a principle defense

The defensive players set a bulwark for the opposing team to overcome. Lament to be sad or sorrowful

They lament their best friend that passed away. Week 2 Asunder not together; or to divide

The the teacher split the class asunder Incite To motivate s/t or someone to act or react

The man who hates cats saw one in the street and was not incited to rescue it. Evade To avert or abscond using ones wits and knowledge

The cat evaded the dog by climbing up a tree. Efface To fade or be removed over time.

The town was so small that is was almost effaced from the map. Roster A record or tabulation of names.

the military uses a roster for the draft Procrastinate To wait to do s/t later so that one can do what it is more suitable to their interests.

the students procrastinated by watching TV instead of studying. Impede to stop, halt or hinder the progress of s/t

the good teacher impeded the bully from following out his scheme Trenchant directly harsh or brutally honest in manner or language; physically sharp/ pointed

The jury used very trenchant evidence against the defendant. Forbear to abnegate from doing something.

They forbear telling the unsuitably dressed woman how they fell about her attire at the wedding. Migratory Drifting or to perambulate

birds are migratory animals Week 3 Reminisce to remember or call upon past events

The doctors were reminiscing about their very first day at medical school. Histrionic excessively comical or melodramatic

The girl who was just dumped made a very histrionic scene when she punched her ex. Quixotic absurd and irrational

It was very quixotic that no one helped the man who had fallen into the way of a subway. Arduous Herculean or needing great skill, ability and endurance.

Wining the arduous triathlon was worth every blood, sweat and tear. Beleaguer to bother or badger some one or something

The very excited preschoolers beleaguered the teacher immediately after entering the room. Dulcet pleasing to the ears

the dulcet song on the radio put the baby to sleep. Porcine having something to do with a pig; to look like a pig

The porcine man was just finishing his third plate of breakfast when he had asked the chef what was for lunch. Opportune To appear or be present at a good time

He thought that it was and opportune moment to play his trumpet while the college scout walked by. Milieu habitat, conditions or atmosphere

The milieu at the basketball game was loud and full of school spirit. Bludgeon a large weapon; or to bully/ intimidate; to physically hurt or harm

The cats were not bludgeoned by the hateful old man but, instead were cuddled and cared for. Week 4 Askew curved or mis-shapped; an eerie or off environment.

Her hat was slightly askew due to the wind. Cubism a way to express ones artistic abilities through shapes

The unicorn's horn, that was drawn in cubism, was a cone shape. Enrage to irritate and aggravate

The alarm clock enraged the the sleepy teenager out of bed. Propulsive forceful or powerful

The truck was propulsive in the act of pulling the car from the ditch Cranny nook or tiny space; more often than not in a rocky surface.

The bouncy ball fell into the cranny in the parking lot. Ballistics relating to an object and its motion affiliated characteristics

The man recorded all his observations about the ballistics of the plane in conjuncture to the bird Ambiance the quality or tone of a milieu

The cheerful girl created a joyful ambiance in the room and causing even the scornful people to become happy. Lassitude lackadaisical, or sluggish

After a hard practice the players walked with lassitude to the locker room. Coterie a clique or tight group of people or friends

The only three kids in the neighborhood were a coterie--due to them spending all their time together. Girth the circumference of something

The girth of the volcano was sixty feet. Week 5 Aptitude The readiness and capability to acquire knowledge

A good cook has the aptitude for cooking with diversity Irascible To effortlessly become maddened

The cat became irascible when the man stomped on her tail Gossamer something dainty, thin, and airy; cobweb-like

The new nightgown was gossamer Giddy An overly happy and impulsive feeling
The girl became giddy when her crush walked by Cower to shrivel in fear; draw back
The dogs large stature caused the mouse to cower back into the cranny from whence it came Queue to assemble or wait in line
The queue outside the restaurant began to go around the block Chronic lasting long duration of time
Cancer is a chronic disease unless a cure is found Harrowing Scarey, agonizing, or tormenting
The cacophony created by the eighteen-wheeler caused a harrowing car ride for the toddler Laconic short, concise, or terse
With the lack of sleep the students speech became laconic. Endure To bear hardships
The students had to endure the teachers long talk Week 6 Caucus when a group of people get together to make a decision

The student council held a caucus over the school dress code. Myriad a countless number or sum

The hammer broke the glass into a myriad of small shards. Atrophy to waste away

the old fruit became atrophied. Harangue an informative long speech

the teacher's harangue became tiresome very quickly. Demonic of or pertaining to the devil/evil The demonic man stole the young lady's purse. Accolade recognition of an achievement
The happy girl received an accolade for being helpful. Proficient To do well or a good job at a given task
the boy studied very hard to become proficient in math Grandiloquent big-talking in order to impress
The young boy made a grandiloquent speech in front of his teachers. Dromedary a single-humped camel
The tourist visited the dromedary in Arabia Noxious something that is harmful or injurious physically or mentally
The noxious fumes in the school caused no school for a week Week 7 Muster to conjure up or accumulate.
The brave boy mustered his courage and got on the swing. Swing set. Digital image. Kettler Usa. Kettler Usa, n.d. Web. 7 Mar. 2013. Craven to cower
the little boy became craven when he saw the big truck. Semi truck. Digital image. Cool Chaser. Cool Chaser, n.d. Web. 7 Mar. 2013. Alienate to make something indifferent
He alienated himself from the group Man rejected. Digital image. Santa Maria Real Estate. Santa Maria Real Estate, n.d. Web. 7 Mar. 2013. Facilitate to make something less difficult
He learned the words to the song in order to facilitate singing the song in choir. Choir. Digital image. Cherry Creek Schools. Cherry Creek Schools, n.d. Web. 7 Mar. 2013. Paranoia having the belief that someone is out to get you
The man in solitude became very paranoid. Paranoia. Digital image. Amix. Amix, n.d. Web. 7 Mar. 2013. Mode A manner of acting or doing
The author's mode was to brainstorm first Brainstorming. Digital image. Idea Champions. Idea Champions, n.d. Web. 7 Mar. 2013. Glutton someone who gorges in food

The man was a glutton because he ate all day Fat man. Digital image. 123rf. 123rf, n.d. Web. 7 Mar. 2013. Curtail to cut
The man curtailed the line by going to his friends in line A line of people. Digital image. Special Education in Ontario. Special Education in Ontario, n.d. Web. 7 Mar. 2013. Beget to generate
To beget his model car he needed to read the instructions. Model car. Digital image. Kai Art International. Kai Art International, n.d. Web. 7 Mar. 2013. Catapult To throw or make like a sling shot
Catapults used to be used in battles Week 8 Fjord a constricted branch from the sea surrounded by cliffs and hills.

The lady canoed down the fjord with ease. "Mahogany Canoe by Sue Spray, DVM." Mahogany Canoe by Sue Spray, DVM. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2013. Consensus the majority of opinion
The class consensus was that lunches are bad. "Brooklyn Feed." Brooklyn Feed. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2013. Doldrums a duration of time or condition of depression or dormant
During the winter the soccer teams are in the doldrums "Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Assoc." Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Assoc. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2013. Aspire to seek or aim for something; ambition.

The soccer team aspires to become state champions. "Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Assoc." Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Assoc. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2013. Citadel a castle that sits above a city; something that is sessile.

The peasant's houses are tiny compared to the king's citadel. "III Citadel Blog." : Citadel: Pioneers, Craftsmen & Tradesmen. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Apr. 2013. Blather to babble or chatter without making making sense.

The soccer player blathered on the field as a way to confuse the defense. "Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Assoc." Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Assoc. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2013. Martyr a person who willingly gives up something for a cause; someone who fakes for attention

The forward on the soccer team was a martyr when she faked her injury in order to red card the opponents. "Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Assoc." Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Assoc. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2013. Scrutinize to inspect or look at in depth.
The goalie scrutinized to forward's foot-work in order to read where she plan to kick the ball. "Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Assoc." Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Assoc. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2013. Congenial being well-liked; draws people towards them by their friendly ambiance.
The very aggressive soccer team was surprisingly congenial. "Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Assoc." Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Assoc. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2013. Obtuse indifferent to the feelings of others; slow in understanding
The soccer team was obtuse because they did not understand the simplist line-up. "Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Assoc." Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Assoc. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2013. Week 9 Draconian Evil, harsh in manner
The soccer player played with draconian vigor. Veer to divert or move in a new direction
Th e soccer player veered to left and tricked the defense. Resurgent resilient
The goalie was resurgent after every shot on goal. Artisan a person that is knowledgeable in a specified activity
The younger players thought that the starters were artisans in soccer. Astute witty, keen
The defensive player was astute to the movement of the ball.
Misnomer A name that is incongruous to the object
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