Name__________________ Period___ Vocabulary Words for this Week: List Eleven 1. annex (n.) An attachment to something or an addition. 2. debacle (n.) An overwhelming defeat; a complete collapse or failure. 3. devitalize (v.) To make weak or lifeless; to lower the vitality of. 4. embroil (v.) to involve in a conflict or difficulty; to throw into confusion. 5. haphazard (adj.) by chance, not planned; lacking in order. 6. improvise (v.) to compose or perform without preparation; to construct from only the materials available to you. 7. incite (v.) to rouse, stir up. 8. influx (n.) an inflow or coming in of something. 9. precipitous (adj.) very steep; vertically steep (elevation) 10. profuse (adj.) very abundant; flowing or pouring forward freely. Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word from your vocabulary list: 1. I really was not ready for the speech, so I had to __________________. It still turned out pretty well. 2. After the mid-1960’s, there was an ___________________ of tourists in Las Vegas. It was one of the number one tourist attractions in the United States. 3. My uncle is thinking about adding an ____________________ to his house so he will have a room to put his arcade and pinball machine collection. 4. The Steelers’ Christmas Eve game against the Cleveland Browns was a ______________________. The Steelers won 41-0! 5. Before the Super Bowl this Sunday, Bill Cowher will try to ______________________ his players so they are excited and fired up for the game. Now, on a separate sheet of lined paper, use all of the vocabulary words in your own sentences. (Ten sentences total).