Chapter 3 – AA Freshmen 1) Inane -adjective All my friends think my dad is completely inane because he likes to talk like Daffy Duck and do the moon walk. It’s really quite embarrassing. Children sometimes make inane comments about seeing monsters in their closet. a. silly 2) Incandescent - adjective --verb 4) Dyspeptic - adjective c. sensible The incandescent moon set the atmosphere for the romantic night when we first met. Incandescent light bulbs are brighter than the old ones. a. warm 3) Incarcerate b. gloomy b. glowing c. dim The thief was incarcerated for two years after the judge found her guilty of shoplifting. To be sent to your room when you’re a kid is like being incarcerated as an adult. a. to free b. to vacation c. to imprison The dyspeptic young man cast a gloom over the party the minute he walked in. It’s no wonder pregnant women can be very dyspeptic; they gain over 30 lbs, their feet swell, and they have to get up 4 times per night to use the bathroom. a. crazy b. irritable c. tired 5) Debase -verb When President Clinton had “relations” with Monica Lewinsky, he debased the stature of his office. Using confidential information, the irate ex-wife contrived a way to debase the actor’s career a. to humiliate b. to impeach c. to glorify 6) Loiter -verb The teenagers loitered on the corner, waiting for something to happen. In malls, some people tend to loiter rather than shop, annoying the storeowner. a. talk b. stand around c. sleep 7 )Perpetual -adjective Although objects may appear solid, the electrons that make up matter are actually in perpetual motion. The perpetual lecture about my poor report card lasted through dinner and continued the next morning at breakfast. a. motionless 8) Permeable -adjective b. dry c. penetrable The Claytons considered Rocky, a convicted felon, to be a pernicious influence on their innocent daughter. Illegal drugs are pernicious to the body. a. good 10) Subliminal -adjective c. temporary Karen discovered that her raincoat was permeable when her clothes were drenched while wearing it in a rainstorm. Bulletproof vests are supposed to be impermeable to most bullets, protecting the wearer from harm. a. wet 9) Pernicious -adjective b. endless b. harmless c. very harmful Subliminal messages flash by so quickly on the TV screen that viewers are not consciously aware that they have seen them. On a subliminal level, Joyce knew that her husband was cheating on her, but she didn’t believe it until she caught him kissing her sister. a. cautious b. subconscious c. silent inane perpetual incandescent permeable incarcerate pernicious dyspeptic subliminal debase loiter 1. Wait, linger, or dawdle ______________________ 2. Continuing forever _________________________ 3. Highly injurious or destructive _____________________ 4. Lacking significance or meaning; immature ___________________ 5. Penetrable or porous _____________________________ 6. Strikingly bright; radiant __________________________ 7. Subconscious; concealed _______________________ 8. Suffering from indigestion OR gloomy ____________________ 9. To degrade or lower in status; dishonor _____________________ 10. To subject to confinement; imprison _________________________ inane perpetual incandescent permeable incarcerate pernicious dyspeptic subliminal debase loiter 1. The student made an _____________ comment about flatulence that sent the class into a fit of giggles for the next five minutes. 2. When a bottle has a skull and crossbones across it, beware! There could be a ___________________ chemical inside of it. 3. The sign read, “No __________(ing)”, but the group of girls stood around anyway, chatting about their hair and cute boys. 4. Luckily for OJ Simpson, he had enough money to buy himself out of trouble. Do you think the jury should have ___________________ him? 5. The soldiers built a fortress around their castle; however, the enemy found their way in through some water vents. The fortress was ______________. 6. My attempt to send my boyfriend ______________ messages about asking me to marry him backfired when he woke up while I was whispering the words in his ear. 7. The full moon cast an ________________ light across our path, making it easier to find our way through the darkness. 8. For some odd reason, Katie was drawn to ____________ men, until one day, when she fell in love with a clown from the traveling circus. 9. The unwed, pregnant Chinese girl was given the option of fleeing to America or committing suicide. Her traditional family felt she had _____________ them by having a wanton affair. 10. When Mike walked into his first period class late for the umpteenth time, his teacher assigned him lunch detention for ______________ tardiness. inane perpetual incandescent permeable incarcerate pernicious dyspeptic subliminal debase loiter David was secretly in love with Brittney Spears. Because he had a tough-guy image to uphold and did not wish to (1)____________ himself in front of his friends, he decided to swipe her CD. Three of his buddies were (2)_________(ing) in the front of the store, making the security guard suspicious. David admitted that stealing was an (3)____________ thing to do, especially under the (4)_______________ lights of the store, but he really wanted to jam to “Oops! I Did it Again” in the privacy of his bedroom. Unfortunately for him, the security guard spotted him stealing the CD, and he was brought to the police station where he was (5)________________ until his parents came to get him. After what seemed like a (6)________________ amount of time cooped up in the (7)___________ cell with a scary looking guy named Bubba, his parents finally arrived. He could hear their verbal abuse from down the hall. It felt like the walls were (8)______________ and sound could travel right through them. From the look on David’s father’s face, he sensed that when he arrived home, he would be in a (9)___________ situation. As soon as he and his parents stepped out of the police station, his father turned around and told David that he wasn’t going to be able to sit for a week after he was through with him. The message was definitely not (10) ___________; his fate was very clear.