Group #5 VOCABULARY words Name: ___________________ ~~ Assignment due ________(A day) _________ (B day) ~~ ** Test will be on ________ (A day) _________ (B day) ** Word Part of Speech Definition – Use it in a sentence & add context clues: Counter – (verb) To say or do something in opposition to something else. Cunning (adj.) Sly, crafty or clever. Isabel will always counter her friends’ arguments; she goes against the crowd because she likes to be different. Marty the magician is cunning; he fools people all the time with his magic tricks. Debris – (noun) Defiance – (noun) Remains of destroyed or discarded materials; wreckage. Debris and rubble were everywhere after the tornado hit and destroyed our town; torn up houses and clothes were strewn across the landscape. An act of refusal or resistance to an opposing force or authority. Prometheus was in defiance of Zeus when he stole fire from the gods, giving it to man. He acted against Zeus’ orders. Jut – (verb) Kindle – (verb) To extend sharply outward; to project or stick out. As we climbed Mt. Everest we encountered sharp rocks jutting from the mountain’s surface; some stuck out far and were dangerous to climbers. To build or start a fire; to excite a feeling or idea. After Emma kindled a fire in the hearth, a great new idea was kindled in her mind. Suddenly she knew how to spread warmth and friendship to a somber friend. Synonyms Antonyms Group #5 VOCABULARY page 2 Word Synonym Definition – Part of Speech Antonym Use it in a sentence & add context clues: A small, rounded hill. Knoll – (noun) Our habitat is perched on a knoll, so we are able to see for miles because it is above the valley. Luminous – (adj.) Specimen – (noun) Giving off light; shining. A halo shining over Athena’s head was so luminous that we were almost blinded. Something studied by scientists or doctors as an example of a set of things or systems. Dr. Scoon drew a specimen of the athlete’s blood after he injured himself. He wanted to make sure the player had no internal injuries. The ability to resist fatigue or illness; endurance. Stamina – (noun) Running the pacer in P.E. tests your stamina. If you last past 40 laps you have strong endurance. To become less active or intense or agitated. Subside – (verb) Winter’s bitter winds and snow will subside as soon as Spring arrives; chilly winds and snow will melt away. Swagger – (verb) To walk in a way that makes it look as if you think you’re important or confident; strut. Jeff, after winning the soccer tournament walked with a swagger, he was so imperious. ~~Flash cards Assignment due _____(A day) ______ (B day) ~~ Side 1 a. Word c. Synonym Side 2 b. P.O.S. d. Antonym e. picture a. Definition b. Your own sentence with context clues.