*The Necklace* Vocabulary

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“The Necklace”
Vocabulary
Vocabulary 1
English 1
prospects
noun
chances or
possibilities,
especially for
financial success
Do you think Johnny
Football will be a
promising NFL
prospect?
Incessantly
adverbwithout interruption;
continuously
Carlie’s complaining
incessantly made her
difficult to be around.
Vexation
noun
irritation; annoyance
Jessica, Jenny’s little
sister, strolled into
school wearing
Jenny’s new shirt.
Jenny bit her tongue
in vexation.
pauper
noun
a poor person,
especially one who
depends on public
charity
During the Great
Depression, many
Americans lost their jobs
and were forced to
become paupers.
adulation
noun
excessive praise or
flattery
John Mayer could
not deal with the
adulation from his
fans.
disconsolate
adjective
extremely
depressed or
dejected
After the loss of the
championship
game, the football
player was
disconsolate.
aghast
adjective
filled with shock or
horror
Michelle stared out
at the aghast faces
when she delivered
the devastating
news.
gamut
noun
an entire range or series
The artist used a gamut
of colors in the painting.
privation
noun
the lack of basic
necessity or comfort of
life
The founders of our
country were forced
to experience months,
and even years, of
rationing and privation
upon landing after the
maiden voyage.
askew
adjective
crooked; to one side
When Logan pushed
Jake into the wall and
knocked all the frames
askew.
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