VL07 Sophomore English Walsh Name _____________________________ Pd ____ Directions: Below each word and its definition, write out a sentence that follows one of the “strong sentence” formats. A STRONG SENTENCE CONTAINS THE WORD AND ITS DEFINITION. Color your words and definitions with their signature highlighter colors. DUE: next Wednesday. QUIZ: next Wednesday. o The translucent curtains couldn’t keep the sunlight out, because they were partially transparent. o The partially transparent quality of the old tea set made people desire the translucent items. translucent - (adj) partially transparent; allowing light to pass through the object ironic - (adj) opposite of what is expected (adv) ironically- paradoxically, incongruently facetious - (adj) not intended to be serious, humorous (adv) facetiously- frivolously, dismissively intact - (adj) kept together; not broken apart precarious - (adj) in danger of falling; dependent on chance (adv) precariously- riskily, perilously insular - (adj) isolated from one’s surroundings; narrow-minded wizened - (adj) wrinkled and dried up sedately (adv) in a calm and dignified manner, without excitement (adj) sedate- calm, demure (v) sedate- anesthetize; tranquilize peevishness - (n) irritability, impatience (adj) peevish-cranky, spiteful (adv) peevishly- grumpily, crossly superlative - (adj) better than the others, supreme (adv) superlatively- unbeatably, matchlessly Greek and Latin roots: Write out your sentences and highlight your words and definitions in the text of those sentences. o Cumulative contains cumu; therefore, I know it HTDW (has to do with) heaping something. cumu - heap/pile cumulative, cumulus, accumulate cur - run current, occur, excursion dem - people democrat, demographic, epidemic dic - speak dictate, diction, indictment doc - teach doctrine, doctor, document Vocabulary List 07 Worksheet 1. We were amazed that the china was still _______________ after the box fell from the shelf and should have broken it. 2. The student wrote a ___________________ essay, far better than anyone else in the class. 3. The _______________ curtains allowed light in, but blocked our view of the street. 4. The teacher’s _______________ was aggravated by the class clown’s inability to be quiet. 5. The heavy box was placed in a _______________ position, where it would too easily fall from the shelf. 6. The king’s _________________ point of view kept him shut off from his subjects’ opinions. 7. It is _______________ that the girl’s aloof manner made the boy much more interested in her, which was unexpected. 8. Remaining true to her form, the queen accepted the news of her husband’s death _______________, despite the pain she felt inside. 9. It was inappropriate to be _______________ because we were supposed to be serious at this important event. (ant) 10. The apples we found in the back of the car were so old and _______________, they looked more like giant raisins. 11. My _______________lative grade point average is a 3.5. 12. The disease reached epi________________ic proportions in a few short weeks, wiping out all the people in the small town. 13. In a formal in________________tment, the District Attorney charged the boys with murder. 14. Martin Luther King, Jr. shared his __________________trine of non-violent protest with his supporters. 15. The stream’s rapidly running _________________rent carried the little boat out of reach.