Vocabulary Unit 9B Heterogeneous (adj.) composed of different kinds, diverse Hint: prefix “hetero” means different Sentence Parkland High School has a heterogeneous student population which provides us with the opportunity to learn from other cultures. Horde (n.) a vast number (as of people); a throng Hint: “a horse cannot hold hordes” Sentence The horde of people at the mall during Christmas season is enough to deter all but the most determined shoppers. Impel (v.) to force, drive forward Hint: repel is to drive back and impel is to drive forward Sentence The need for a snack finally impelled Elliot from his comfortable position on the couch. Incredulous (adj.) disbelieving, skeptical Hint: Prefix “in” means not and the root word “cred” means believe, therefore you cannot believe Sentence The audience was incredulous; it appeared as if the woman was cut in half right before their eyes. Inscribe (v.) to write or engrave; to enter a name on a list Hint: the root word is Scribe which means to write, we also get the word script for a type of writing Sentence The couple had the date they met inscribed on their wedding bands. Monologue (n.) a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person Hint: the prefix “mono” means one and the root “logue” means speech (as in dialogue) Sentence Shakespeare is famous for his monologues in which the main character shares his thoughts and feelings with the audience. Prognosis (n.) a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease or situation Hint: a diagnosis tells you what the illness is, a prognosis tells you how your illness will progress (when or if you will recover) Sentence We were happy to learn that the prognosis was for a full recovery within 3-4 months. Rasping (adj.) with a harsh or grating sound; a harsh sound Hint: when you “gasp” for air you making a “rasp”ing sound Sentence She knew the violin was drastically out of tune by the rasping sounds as she drew the bow across the strings. Repugnant (adj.) offensive, disagreeable, distasteful Hint: Repugnant and Repulsive Sentence Poor table manners are repugnant and can cause some diners to lose their appetites. Scuttle (v.) to sink a ship by cutting holes in it; to get rid of something in a decisive way; to run hastily, scurry; (n.) a pail Hint: sCUTtle or CUT a ship SCUrry and SCUttle or Sentence (v.) Their escape by sea was foiled when they realized their boat had been scuttled.