ALA Vocabulary Lesson 8

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Ardent – adj.
• In spite of Miriam’s ardent praise of
Walter, I was not convinced of his
ability.
• Predict the meaning of the word.
• Definition: intensely eager; passionate
feeling
Assail - verb
• Critics assailed the book when it first
appeared but the reading public loved it.
• Predict the definition of the word.
• Definition: attack violently or verbally,
trouble in the mind
Asset - noun
• The late Mr. Kim’s assets include a
valuable stamp collection.
• Predict the meaning of the word.
• Definition: something owned of value that
can be sold, quality used to advantage.
Barter - verb
• The Pilgrims bartered with the Native
American for the things they needed.
• Predict the definition of the word.
• Definition: exchanged goods or services
without the use of money
Bonanza - noun
• The musical “Cats” was a bonanza for
the estate of T.S. Eliot.
• Predict the definition of the word.
• Definition: source of great wealth;
something that brings great wealth
Contagious – adj.
• They say that laughter is contagious.
• Predict the meaning of the word.
• Definition: able to be passed easily from
one person to another.
Contemplate – verb
• Einstein contemplated the relationship
between matter and energy.
• Predict the definition of the word.
• Definition: give careful thought to;
ponder; have plans to; to intend.
Deter - verb
• Yesterday’s rough seas deterred the
divers from exploring the sunken ship.
• Predict the meaning of the word.
• Definition: discourage or prevent from
taking action
Flair - noun
• Jimmy’s flair for bantering with the
audience made him a popular
entertainer.
• Predict the meaning of the word.
• Definition: natural gift or ability; a talent
Forfeit - verb
• By leaving the stadium before the end
of the concert, you forfeit the right to
return.
• Predict the meaning of the word.
• Definition: forced to give up or lose;
something given up as a result of an error
Innovation - noun
• Adding sound to movies was an
innovation that transformed the film
industry.
• Predict the meaning of the word.
• Definition: something new; new way of
doing things; fresh or original
Mania - noun
• The trendy new video game system
caused a mania in toy stores.
• Predict the meaning of the meaning.
• Definition: intense or extreme enthusiasm
or excitement.
Stymie - verb
• Attempts to make super-conductive
materials were stymied by the
extremely low temperatures required.
• Predict the meaning of the word.
• Definition: thwart; make difficulties for or
find problems with
Synonymous – adj.
• The company boasts that its name is
synonymous with quality.
• Predict the meaning of the word.
• Definition: close in meaning; closely
related
Wrangle - verb
• Sue and Mario wrangled over whose turn
it was to cut the grass.
• Predict the meaning of the word.
• Definition: quarrel in a noisy or angry way