Monday, October 1, 2012

Lesson 4 Vocab

Lesson 4

Autonomy n. Independence, self-government
     In search of autonomy, the settlers refused to pay taxes to their mother country.
     Greater autonomy was the candidate's promise, should he be elected.
     Sine the judge was an authoritarian, the lawyers could not look for any autonomy in his court.
Aversion n. strong or fixed dislike; antipathy
     Having an aversion toward cheese,  I avoid eating pizza.
     Coach Grady has an aversion toward players who are unwilling to pass the ball.
     Uncle Andres aversion to arduous work is an open secret.
Belittle v. To make something seem less important
     My feeling were hurt when the neighbors tried to belittle my abundant crop of tomatoes and squash.
      The purpose  of much campaign oratory is to belittle your opponent's record.
       We all realized that Roger belittled the painting because he could not compete with the artist.
Bequeath v. to leave money or property by a will; to pass along
        The austere, old tightwad would not bequeath even one penny to charity.
        One of the skill I would like to bequeath to my children is piano playing.
        Because of Allen's well-know aversion to religion, we were stunned by his plans to bequeath money to the church.
Bizarre adj. Strikingly odd in appearance or style; grotesque
          The beggar's bizarre street behavior alerted he police to question her.
          Bizarre costumes are in order for our annual Halloween party.
          I thought it rather bizarre for Mrs. Greene to bequeath her entire fortune to her cats.
Blithe adj. Happy and cheerful; gay.
          With blithe disregard for our finances, Henry continued to squander his inheritance.
          Lori's blithe attitude toward her terrible predicament was bizarre indeed.
          "Hall to thee, blithe spirit," said the poet to the skylark.
Bombastic adj. High-sounding; marked bu use of language without much real meaning
         The citizens failed to be aroused by their mayor's bombastic speech.
         Marc Antony's shrewd funeral address is anything but bombastic. 
         Ferris did not get the part because the director had an aversion to his bombastic style.
Buffoon n. A clown; someone who amuses with tricks and jokes
        After Bert had a few drinks, he became a willing buffoon at the party.
        Keller was content to act the buffoon, but in reality he was a brilliant undercover agent.
        The other players told Roger that they did not appreciate his performance as a buffoon.
Cache n. Hiding place; something hidden in a hiding place
         The hungry mountain climbers gave thanks when they discovered the cache of canned food.
         Police searched in vain for the cache of jewels which the thieves had skillfully concealed.
        Without access to their cache of weapons, the terrorists were forced to surrender.
Cacophony n. Discord; harsh sound.
          While we sought harmony, our enemies were pleased with cacophony.
          Instead of mellow sounds, the conductor was greeted with earsplitting cacophony.
         The junior high band was born in cacophony,  but their swift improvement was noted by all.  
 
          

HW 10/1/12

Euro Lit: None!

English 9: Read "Heracles" for possible reading quiz Tues.

Honors 9: Re-read Siegfried and complete vocab sheet.