The Prince: Vocabulary

The Prince: Vocabulary
Directions: Read each sentence below and try to determine the meaning of the underlined word. Write your
definition below each sentence.
1. Helping out at the shelter during the hurricane was a laudable thing to do.
Laudable means:
2. It was an astute decision to leave early for your meeting, otherwise you would have been
Astute means:
3. I know you have integrity because you do what you are supposed to even when I am not
Integrity means:
4. My backpack is so durable; I have had it since the fourth grade.
Durable means:
5. I will let you go to the nurse only if you have a legitimate reason.
Legitimate means:
Directions: Answer the following questions using your understanding of each vocabulary word. If you are
unsure of what a word means, there are definitions on the reverse side of the paper.
1. What is one laudable thing you have done this semester?
2. Is it good to be an astute person?
3. Do you think people view you as a person with integrity? Why?
4. Would you rather own something that is fancy or durable?
5. What grade do you think you should have for the first interim? Provide legitimate supporting details.
Laudable (adj.)- Deserving praise and commendation.
Astute (adj.)- an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage
Integrity (noun)- strongly following a set of moral rules
Method (noun)- a procedure or process
Sufficient (adj)-enough to meet the needs of a situation
Recourse (Noun)- turning to someone or something for help or protection
Covert (adj.) -not openly shown
Parable (Noun)- a usually short fictitious story that illustrates a moral attitude or a religious principle
Durable (adj.)- able to exist for a long time without significant deterioration
Oblige (Verb)- to do a favor
Prudent (adj.)- marked by wisdom
Precept (noun)- a commandment or direction given as a rule of action or conduct
Legitimate (adj.)- lawfully gained, in accordance with the law
Fulfill (verb)- to make full, to meet the requirements of
Infinite (adj.)- limitless or endless
Variation (noun)- a change or difference
Deviate (verb)- to depart from an established course
Constrain (verb)- to hold back or to force into a specific action
Majesty (noun)- royal power or greatness
Conquer (verb)- to take control of a place or people by force
Vulgar (adj.)- disgusting or vile