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Farnsworth Vocab

Anna Seydel

Anna Seydel

on 12 March 2013

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Anna Seydel The Journey Through AP English Vocab Week 5-8 Week 1-4 Week One: Start off Strong! Lament to display sadness or regret The child lamented his lost toy. Cacophony harsh noises Some believe that Lady Gaga's music is merely cacophony. The Great Wall of China is one of the most famous bulwarks of all time. Bulwark a defensive wall either mentally or physically Austere strict; extremely plain and simple Austere and intimidating, the boss reprimanded the employees that had made a mistake. Aloof distant; detached emotionally Due to lack of interaction with the crowd, one could tell that the man was very aloof. Cerebral corresponding to the brain; an intelligent person Often studying for hours at a time, the girl was known to her class as a cerebral. Incongruous inappropriate; conflicting with the surroundings When he met the Prime Minister, Justin Bieber was dressed incongruously. Chattel a slave It is now illegal in the United States to own a chattel. Connoisseur a specialist, normally in areas including art and taste The connoisseur artfully discussed the painting with his colleagues. Expunge to get rid of; to erase The easiest mistakes to expunge are those made with a pencil. Week Two: A Ways to Go Asunder into pieces The pieces of broken glass went asunder after the aristocrat dropped his wine glass. Incite to arouse into action A large riot was incited by the influential speech. Evade to get away from Frightened for their lives, Scooby and Shaggy try to evade the ghost. Efface to rub away My eraser helps me efface the mistakes I make. Roster an index of names The girl ran, leaping for joy, excited that she was on the varsity roster. Procrastinate to put off until later I spent hours working on this Prezi because I procrastinated and did not work on it until the night before it was due. Impede to get in the way of; to interfere Some cops impede traffic violations. Trenchant piercing and abrasive; sarcastic The nun had an extremely trenchant tone as she worked on catechism with the young girl. Forbear to be abstinent; to be patient In order to lose weight, the woman decided to forbear junk food. Migratory constantly changing location Most birds live migratory lives. Week Three: Just Keep Moving! Porcine pig-like The girl was considered ugly because of her porcine characteristics. Opportune happening at the perfect time Her paycheck came at an opportune moment because her car needed repairs. Milieu the setting or surroundings In most novels, the author gives the reader an idea of the milieu at the beginning of the book. Bludgeon to hit; the blunt object used to hit The bludgers in Harry Potter are very appropriately named because one is required to bludgeon the bludger. Quixotic idealistic yet impractical The Knight's quixotic efforts to fight the dragon to win the princess were romantic yet unrealistic. Arduous difficult; strenuous Climbing an enormous mountain would be an arduous activity for most. Beleaguer to surround completely; to harass In The Lion King, Scar feels as though he is beleaguered by idiots. Dulcet tranquil; calming To a child, there is nothing more dulcet than the mother's voice. Reminisce to remember the past Grandparents often recall old memories that allow them to create stories for their grandchildren. Histrionic melodramatic Teenage girls are often categorized as being histrionic individuals. Week Four: You got this! Enrage anger; infuriate Propulsive to propel; propelling forces Cranny a nook in a wall or rock face Ballistics the study of dynamics and flight characteristics of projectiles Askew off-center; crooked Cubism a style of art in which the figures are represented with cubes Ambiance general atmosphere Lassitude tiredness; weariness Coterie group of close friends Girth measure around object; to circle around an object Angry Gamer. Digital Image. Game Podunk. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. http://www.gamepodunk.com/uploads/. Many boys are enraged when they lose while playing video games. The fish enters the Krusty Krab in search of food, water, and ambiance. Atmosphere Fish. Digital Image. Wikia. 4 May 2012. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. http://images.wikia.com/spongebob/images/c/ce/Patty-hype-1.jpg. In order to study the ballistics of missiles, I became an engineer. Missile. Digital Image. Gawker. 8 Apr. 2008. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. http://gawker.com/assets/resources/2008/04/missile.jpeg Jamming his fingers into the cranny, the man scaled the side of the mountain. Mountain Cranny. Digital Image. Gold Panning Supplies. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. http://www.goldpanningsupplies.co.uk/store/images/ Harry Potter's glasses are often askew. Harry Potter. Digital Image. Movie and T.V. Celebrity Sunglasses. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. http://www.maximumeyewear.com/productfolder/celebrity-sunglasses/movie-sunglasses/harry-potters-glasses.jpg The obese man had an extremely large girth. Large Man. Digital Image. Novasans: A World of Health. 2 Dec. 2010. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. http://www.myhealthnewsdaily.com/images/i/52/iFF/belly-fat-man-100903-02.jpg?1321890780 It is often very difficult to see the figures outlined using cubism. Cube Art. Digital Image. Qataracademy. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. http://www.sketchbooksnapshots.com/images/hswork/cubism_carousel.jpg When finally getting off of work at Subway, I experience a large amount of lassitude accompanied by dread of my next shift. Subway Logo. Digital Image. Subway Online Delivery. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. http://subwaylg.com/images/subway_333733353334_89_logo.jpg Scooby and his coterie make a living off of solving mysteries. Scooby and Gang. Digital Image. Wikipedia: Scooby-Doo. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9a/Scooby-gang-1969.jpg/250px-Scooby-gang-1969.jpg Propulsive forces prevented the airplane from falling to the ground. Propellers. Digital Image. Wikipedia: Hercules Propeller. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c3/Hercules.propeller.arp.jpg Aptitude natural skill; ability to learn Irascible quick-tempered Squidward. Digital Image. Feedio.net. 2012. Web. 17 Feb. 2013. Squidward is quite irascibile when dealing with Spongebob's antics. Gossamer flowing cobwebs; something delicate, light, and flimsy Gossamer. Digital Image. Riverside Twin Theater. Web. 17 Feb. 2013. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hRdpFFX9GlA/TavE-mvYDHI/AAAAAAAAABQ/1St53CIlKC8/s1600/gossamer.jpg Ironically, the Looney Tunes character Gossamer is big and menacing unlike the definition of Gossamer. Giddy lightheaded; dizzy; woozy Giddy with delight, the boy exited the roller coaster. Roller Coaster. Digital Image. Wikimedia. 11 Aug. 2004. Web. 17 Feb. 2013. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f7/Rollercoaster_dragon_khan_universal_port_aventura_spain.jpg Cower to recoil in fear Scooby and Shaggy. Digital Image. 6gradevocabularyandliterature2011. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JDDmqRqNwkk/Te5fYKUw1-I/AAAAAAAAKsI/QuQ3tkUNm1Q/s1600/files_2011-6_imgs_Scooby%2BDoo%2B%2526%2Bthe%2BGoblin%2BKing.gif Scooby and Shaggy often cower when they see monsters. Queue to form or to wait in line DOT. Digital Image. Santa Monica Property Blog. Web. 17 Feb. 2013. http://www.santamonicapropertyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/department-of-transportation.jpg. People often dread visiting the Department of Transportation because of the long queues they must wait in. Chronic continuous; recurring Chronic Back Pain. Digital Image. Pain Clinic. Web. 17 Feb. 2013. http://www.backpainputney.co.uk/img/back-pain.jpg A lot of people suffer chronic back pain throughout their whole life. Harrowing terrifying; traumatic Robber. Digital Image. Chris Real Animator. Web. 17 Feb. 2013. http://www.chrisreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/1940s-Bank-Robber.jpg After the harrowing experience of being robbed in her own house, the woman was afraid to enter her home. Laconic brief; concise Chuck Norris. Digital Image. Chuck Norris Did. Web. 17 Feb. 2013. https://twimg0-a.akamaihd.net/profile_images/1697024721/Chuck_Norris.jpg Although he is laconic, Chuck Norris gets the job done. Endure to tolerate or withstand Frodo. Digital Image. Critiqueen. Web. 17 Feb. 2013. https://twimg0-a.akamaihd.net/profile_images/1697024721/Chuck_Norris.jpg Frodo endures a long journey to dispose of the ring. Test. Digital Image. The Krine. Web. 17 Feb. 2013. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6b_n-9lj20Q/UCouQ5TidgI/AAAAAAAAAHc/6xTy4wGY31Y/s1600/aptitude-tests.jpg Students are generally required to take aptitude tests that allow teachers to measure their aptitude. Week Six: Keep Pushing! Week Five: Half Way There! Proficient competent in a subject The judge deemed the boy proficient at playing the piano, so he awarded him with a bright, shiny medal. Medals. Digital Image. KMEA Solo and Ensemble Medals. Web. 28 Feb. 2013. http://www.kmea.org/FESTIVAL/S&EMedals/default.htm Grandiloquent ostentatious or flashy Attempting to win the debate, Barrack Obama finished with a grandiloquent conclusion. Obama Speech. Digital Image. Beer Barrel Politics. 10 Sep. 2011. Web. 28 Feb. 2013. http://beerbarrelpolitics.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/1708/ Dromedary a one-humped tamed camel Furry and tan in color, Camels are commonly found in regions of Asia and Africa. Camel on Horizon. Digital Image. Panoramio. 7 Apr. 2012. Web. 28. Feb. 2013. http://www.panoramio.com/photo/69844134 Atrophy to decay or deteriorate In the winter, beautiful flowers atrophy until summertime comes again. Dead Flower. Digital Image. Stock Photo. 6 Dec. Web. 28 Feb. 2013. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/atrophy?s=t. Noxious detrimental to humans; physically or mentally dangerous Being the largest cause of cancer, cigarettes are noxious for human health. Cigarette. Digital Image. DNAinfor.com. 21 Apr. 2011. Web. 28 Feb. 2013. http://s3.amazonaws.com/sfb111/image_xlimage_2009_12_R9195_cigarette.jpg. Demonic relating to evil; persistence or drive Sometimes, employees think their bosses have a demonic quality, such as the movie starring Anne Hathaway. Devil Wears Prada. Digital Image. The Movie Mind. 25 Nov. 2007. Web. 28 Feb. 2013. http://www.themoviemind.com/2007/11/25/the-devil-wears-prada/ Accolade an honor, trophy, approval and such The brave squire received the accolade of becoming a knight. Knight Ceremony. Digital Image. Wikipedia: Accolade. Web. 28 Feb. 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Accolade_by_Edmund_Blair_Leighton.jpg. Harangue to scold or criticize; a passionate speech The critic harangued the chef's food until the poor man fled the restaurant. Food Critic. Digital Image. Movie Critic Assassins. 29 Aug. 2011. Web. 28 Feb. 2013. http://moviecriticassassins.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/snobish-critic-pic.jpg.
Myriad a huge amount The concert contained a myriad of individuals from all over the country. Concert. Digital Image. Wales Music. 18 Apr. 2009. Web. 28 Feb. 2013. http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/music/sites/tsunami-relief-cardiff/. Caucus a meeting of party leaders to make choices; to meet in caucus In order to make a decision regarding the City Hall, the mayor held a caucus. Vote. Digital Image. Denver Post. 7 Feb. 2012. Web. 28 Feb. 2013. http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_19914772 Week Seven: You're Doing Great! Muster to assemble or rally; to inspect or critically analyze After waking, the sergeant mustered his troops outside the barracks. Army. Digital Image. The Guardian. 14 Oct. 2009. Web. 12 Mar. 2013. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/14/afghanistan-more-british-troops. Mode the manner for doing something, technique There are plenty of different modes when it comes to preparing dinner, but some are better than others. Hamburger. Digital Image. One Smart Cookie Marketing. 10 Mar. 2010. Web. 12 Mar. 2013. http://incrediblechef.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/feb2010-111.jpg. Craven lacking courage Scooby and Shaggy are two of the most craven characters ever put in cartoons. Scooby and Shaggy. Digital Image. Life in the Stressed Lane. 13 Oct. 2011. Web. 12 Mar. 2013. http://lifeinthestressedlane.blogspot.com/2011/10/zoinks.html. Alienate to estrange or cause unfriendliness The alien alienated the rest of his crew after coming to Earth. Alien. Digital Image. Fanpop. 2010. Web. Mar. 12. 2013. http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/monsters-vs-aliens/images/5375160/title/monsters-vs-aliens-photo. Facilitate to assist the progress of something Teachers facilitate the learning of their young students. Teacher. Digital Image. Del Mar Union School District. Web. 12 Mar. 2013. http://www.dmusd.org/Page/856. Paranoia an emotional disorder that often involves delusions In the movie Shutter Island, Leonardo Dicaprio plays a very paranoid character. Leonardo Dicaprio. Digital Image. Examiner.com. 22 Feb. 2010. Web. 12 Mar. 2013. http://www.examiner.com/article/current-picture-shows-martin-scorsese-s-shutter-island. Glutton someone who eats a lot; having ability to receive or withstand Being a glutton, Shaggy constantly eats. Shaggy Eating. Digital Image. Photobucket. Web. 12 Mar. 2013. http://s592.beta.photobucket.com/user/WallaMalla/media/ShaggyandScoobyEating2.png.html. Curtail to cut, reduce or shorten In Chemistry, the final answer is only correct if one curtails it in order to produce the right amount of significant figures. Chemistry Math. Digital Image. Symbols R Us. Web. 12 Mar. 2013. http://www.chemistryland.com/CHM151S/00-Intro/02-Succeed/DaVinci/SymbolsVsReal151.htm. Beget Magnificent and majestic, the Lord begot the entire world. to produce or bring about Heaven. Digital Image. God the Father. Web. 12 Mar. 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_the_Father. Catapult to hurl as if with a sling; a medieval weapon By catapulting dead animals into the opposing fortress, the army caused a disease to spread. Catapult. Digital Image. Catapult. Web. 12 Mar. 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catapult.
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