• 9th Grade Honors VOCABULARY

    “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference
    between lightning and the lightning bug.”
    – Mark Twain

    Why Study Vocabulary?

    (1) To read everything from novels to magazines to newspapers more effectively.
    (2) To understand the reading from class better.
    (3) To get in to college-- from dominating your SAT verbal to improving your writing skills.

     

    QUIZLET: CLICK HERE

     

     

    List 1

    1. Cosmopolitan
    2. Sagacious
    3. Indolent
    4. Peruse
    5. Venerate
    6. Pyre
    7. Perennial
    8. Pilgrimage
    9. Magnanimous
    10. Mnemonic
    11. Posthumous
    12. Loquacious
     

    List 2

    1. Palpable
    2. Pall
    3. Futile
    4. Medley
    5. Maverick
    6. Succor
    7. Foray
    8. Melancholy
    9. Flustered
    10. Regime
    11. Conflagration
    12. Serendipity
     

    List 3

    1. Invariable
    2. Epistolary
    3. Droll
    4. Countenance
    5. Peripatetic
    6. Inane
    7. Inure
    8. Genial
    9. Taciturn
    10. Enmity
    11. Lucid
    12. Tenuous
     

    List 4

    1. Denigrate
    2. Ebullient
    3. Nefarious
    4. Extol
    5. Blatant
    6. Respite
    7. Gregarious
    8. Denizen
    9. Machination
    10. Rapier
    11. Retribution
    12. Impunity  
     

    List 5

    1. Expletive
    2. Profligate
    3. Zealous
    4. Approbation
    5. Attribute
    6. Bellicose
    7. Indisposed
    8. Gambit
    9. Cache
    10. Pejorative
    11. Elucidate
    12. Innocuous
     

    List 6

    1. Languid
    2. Deleterious
    3. Judicious
    4. Ominous
    5. Placid
    6. Desultory
    7. Avail
    8. Introspective
    9. Conundrum
    10. Astute
    11. Salacious
    12. Lascivious
     

    List 7

    1. Libation
    2. Urbane
    3. Ascertain
    4. Avarice
    5. Exalt
    6. Preclude
    7. Apprise
    8. Resonant
    9. Staccato
    10. Ignominious
    11. Mollify
    12. Pungent
     

    List 8

    1. Celestial
    2. Terrestrial
    3. Proliferate
    4. Prolix
    5. Prolific
    6. Brusque
    7. Imperious
    8. Fervent
    9. Ardor
    10. Aesthetic
    11. Panacea
    12. Windfall
     

    List 9

    1. Exacting
    2. Irrevocable
    3. Felicity
    4. Fortitude
    5. Prostrate
    6. Spurious
    7. Erudition
    8. Nimbus
    9. Luminous
    10. Aversion
    11. Impetuous
    12. Turbid
     

    List 10

    1. Onerous
    2. Truculent
    3. In lieu of
    4. Ad hoc
    5. Status quo
    6. Redress
    7. Draconian
    8. Promethean
    9. Paradox
    10. Buffalo
    11. Absolve
    12. Achilles’ heel
     

    List 11

    1. Tantalize
    2. Mercurial
    3. Axiom
    4. Bacchanalian
    5. Labyrinth
    6. Ague
    7. Disparity
    8. Facetious
    9. Extrapolate
    10. Unobtrusive
    11. Stupor
    12. Adroit
     

    List 12

    1. Derisive
    2. Inscrutable
    3. Exonerate
    4. Patronize
    5. Pandemonium
    6. Obsequious
    7. Ennui
    8. Naïve
    9. Scrupulous
    10. Niche
    11. Subversive
    12. Ensconce

    List 13

    1. Sepulcher
    2. Exhort
    3. Vindicate
    4. Salient
    5. Glower
    6. Rejoinder
    7. Imperceptible
    8. Inveigle
    9. Engulf
    10. Latent
    11. Incredulous
    12. Coup de Grace

    List 14

    1. Belligerent
    2. Deem
    3. Decimate
    4. Silhouette
    5. Cleave
    6. Tepid
    7. Nepotism
    8. Extant
    9. Invincible
    10. Proscribe
    11. Lassitude
    12. Dispassionate

    List 15

    1. Oxymoron
    2. Intractable
    3. Connotation
    4. Denotation
    5. Assonance
    6. Skepticism
    7. Rhetoric
    8. Jaunty
    9. Penultimate
    10. Misconstrue
    11. Dogmatic
    12. Indefatigable



    List 16

    1. Precipice
    2. Prodigious
    3. Etymology
    4. Mundane
    5. Infallible
    6. Callous
    7. Discrete
    8. Discreet
    9. Eminent
    10. Imminent
    11. Carte Blanche
    12. Plethora

     

    List 17

    1. Precarious
    2. Prowess
    3. Resplendent
    4. Exorbitant
    5. Pandemic
    6. Nostalgic
    7. Impecunious
    8. Assiduous
    9. Ephemeral
    10. Benevolent
    11. Sedulous
    12. Obsolete

    List 18

    1. Pervasive
    2. Sinuous
    3. Aberration
    4. Aggrandize
    5. Evince
    6. Usurp
    7. Spectral
    8. Expedite
    9. Promulgate
    10. Emissary
    11. Pragmatic
    12. Irascible



    List 19

    1. Wrath
    2. Assassin
    3. Fetid
    4. Herculean
    5. Adage
    6. Wraith
    7. Amalgamate
    8. Blithe
    9. Autonomous
    10. Cabal
    11. Quizzical
    12. Stentorian

     

    List 20

    1. Voracious
    2. Prudent
    3. Gingerly
    4. Extricate
    5. Replenish
    6. Disarming
    7. Encroach
    8. Morass
    9. Mawkish
    10. Repertoire
    11. Mendacious
    12. Vicarious

    List 21

    1. Espouse
    2. Erratum
    3. Luminary
    4. Beguile
    5. Scion
    6. Inveigh
    7. Fortnight
    8. Quaff
    9. Inundate
    10. Abhor
    11. Paean
    12. Arresting

    List 22

    1. Rueful
    2. Havoc
    3. Dilatory
    4. Insidious
    5. Contemptible
    6. Elusive
    7. Improvisation
    8. Calamity
    9. Cliché
    10. Scourge
    11. Waver
    12. Eloquence

    List 23

    1. Curmudgeon
    2. Corpulent
    3. Paramour
    4. Supplant
    5. Callow
    6. Reputable
    7. Implacable
    8. Impeccable
    9. Aegis
    10. Tremulous
    11. Amorous
    12. Non sequitur

    List 24

    1. Pernicious
    2. Transgression
    3. Chastise
    4. Grievance
    5. Fallacious
    6. Agile
    7. Procure
    8. Pensive
    9. Solace
    10. Peerless
    11. Penury
    12. Palatable