Name _________________________________________ Period ______ Vocabulary Unit 1 Quiz Adulterate Ambidextrous Augment Bereft Deploy Dour Fortitude Gape Gibe Guise Insidious Intimation Opulent Pliable Reiterate Stolid Tentative Unkempt Verbatim Warily Synonyms: (2 points each) Choose the word from this unit that is the same or most nearly the same in meaning as the boldface word. Her bleak outlook on life kept people from befriending her. ________________________ His unemotional nature meant that the qualities he looked ________________________ for in friends were relatively adaptable. ________________________ Lacking any other options, ____________________(of) they decided on a provisional relationship ________________________ so as to ensure they each had a date to prom. Antonyms: (2 points each) Choose the word from this unit that is most nearly the opposite in meaning to the boldface word. His sparse living situation meant that his quarters ________________________ were uncontaminated by trash or dirty laundry. ____________________ (-d) The well-organized nature of his room ________________________ Diminished his need for a Roomba vacuum cleaner, ________________________ as the televisions’s direct order that he purchase one ________________________ for $19.95 a month for 4 months might suggest! Write a Sentence: (5 points each) On a separate sheet of paper, write a sentence for THREE words from the vocabulary list that were NOT already used in the two sections above. Adulterate Ambidextrous Augment Bereft Deploy Dour Fortitude Gape Gibe Guise Insidious Intimation Opulent Pliable Reiterate Stolid Tentative Unkempt Verbatim Warily Connotations: (20 points total) In addition to a word’s literal meaning (denotation), all words also carry certain connotations, meaning the feelings or implications that come along with that word. For example, “determined” has positive connotations, while “stubborn” has negative connotations, even though they both have similar literal definitions. In the table below, group words according to their positive, neutral, or negative connotations. Consider their meaning, how you would use it in a sentence, and the feelings/emotions that you think about when you use the word. NEGATIVE NEUTRAL POSITIVE Essay Portion (25 points total) Write a response to ONE of the following questions using at least FIVE words from the vocabulary list. Underline the vocabulary word when you use it. 1) Is Of Mice & Men a good novel? Why or why not? Consider themes, style, characterization, and action as you evaluate its merits! 2) Who is a more relatable and/or likeable “main” character, Gene (A Separate Peace) or George (Of Mice & Men)? 3) What are your thoughts on writing OR reading? Do you find it to be an enjoyable activity? Is there a difference between writing OR reading in school versus in life?