10th Grade Vocabulary Lesson 8 Preview Name: ___________________________________ Word Bank aegis amends mediate conciliatory mitigate conducive patronize extricate renovate importune *Match the words to their definitions: 1. Peacemaking; appeasing; intended to overcome distrust, animosity, or conflict. ________________________ 2. Something done to make up for a wrong, an injury, or a mistake; compensation. ________________________ 3. To restore something to an earlier condition, by repairing or remodeling. ________________________ 4. To treat as inferior. ________________________ 5. To annoy with repeated and insistent requests; to ask for urgently or repeatedly. ________________________ 6. To make less severe; to soften; to lessen; or moderate. ________________________ 7. To go as a customer; to shop at regularly. ________________________ 8. To help opposing sides reach an agreement; to intervene in a conflict in order to improve the situation. ________________________ 9. To support or sponsor. ________________________ 10. To free from difficulty or entanglement. ________________________ 11. Tending to cause or bring about; favorable to. ________________________ 12. Protection; sponsorship; guidance. ________________________ Turn over * More difficult. Put the correct word into the correct sentence. You may have to add –ed to some words. 1. I worked hard to ________________________ the antique desk by carefully sanding and stripping away old paint. 2. The teacher ________________________ the bully’s teasing with a pat on the shoulder and a warm smile. 3. My older brother likes to ________________________ me when he thinks I don’t know how to do something. 4. Sometimes I’m stuck in the middle of my feuding parents and I have to ________________________ the argument. 5. I noticed how angry I sounded, so I calmed down and adopted a more _______________________ tone of voice. 6. Melanie does not ________________________ stores that sells clothing made from child labor. 7. Regular exercise, adequate sleep, and a varied diet are ___________________ to good health. 8. My Aunt Louise’s Company ________________________ the annual benefit for World Hunger. 9. I helped ___________________ a sea turtle that was tangled up in my net. 10. Valerie made ______________________ for using her dad’s credit card by working hard and paying him back. 11. Much medical research is conducted under the _____________________ of the federal government. 12. My 4 year old cousin _____________________ me by constantly asking for a piggy back ride. Ugh! I finally gave in!