Thursday, February 14, 2008

Red Class--Vocabulary words from The Minister's Black Veil

Here is a list of vocabulary words from The Minister's Black Veil. You should print this out at home so you can study these words for a quiz next week. Write a sentence using the word that you've been assigned. As always, indicate who you are by with your initials.




Sexton—n- church official who maintains property or tolls bell

Semblance—n—an outward appearance

Clerical—adj—trained to handle official duties

Inanimate—adj—not animated or energetic

Perturbation---n—the state of being agitated or perturbed

Iniquity—n— a gross injustice

Unwonted—adj—not usual

Indecorous—adj—lacking propriety or good taste

Profane---adj—vulgar, sacrilegious ---v—to put to disgrace

Ostentatious—adj—showy display, pretentious

Sagacious---adj—acutely insightful and wise

Hoary—adj—gray and white with age

Vagary—n—an extravagant or erratic notion or action

Imbue—v- to inspire or influence thoroughly, to pervade

Averse---adj—having a feeling of opposition, distaste, or aversion

Remonstrance---n—an expression of protest

Expedient---adj—appropriate to a purpose

Deputation—n—delegation or group of delegates

Abash—v--- to make ashamed or uneasy

Plight—n—a situation or condition, esp. bad or unfortunate

Preternatural---adj—beyond the norm or natural

Antipathy—n—feeling of opposition

Irreproachable—adj—perfect or blameless in every respect

Mitigate—v—alleviate or lessen in intensity

Comely—adj—pleasure to look at

Torpor—n—state of mental or physical inactivity

30 Comments:

At 8:44 AM, Anonymous kared said...

Martin Luther King Jr. imbued people all over the world with his I Have a Dream Speech.

 
At 8:47 AM, Anonymous jf red said...

The man who lived alone deep in the forest enjoyed being secluded from society and being in his very own torpor.

 
At 8:48 AM, Anonymous lb red said...

Although the man's peers believe him to have lived an irreproachable life, he actually had a dark past in which he committed various crimes.

 
At 8:48 AM, Anonymous EJ Red said...

The terrible plight of the space shuttle Columbia left the nation in shock after news reached others that it hd exploded upon re-entry.

 
At 8:50 AM, Anonymous nb red said...

In the police's search for the murderer in the case of his mother's death, the boy was irreproachable.

 
At 8:50 AM, Anonymous ecred said...

Averse---adj—having a feeling of opposition, distaste, or aversion

I am averse towards people who act differently just to fit in.

 
At 8:50 AM, Anonymous apred said...

We appointed a deputation to represent our state in the election.

 
At 8:51 AM, Anonymous pc red said...

There was a quarrel of great
remonstrance in the classroom when the teacher announced our test would be tomorrow.

 
At 8:51 AM, Anonymous rp red said...

Expedient---adj—appropriate to a purpose.

It is expedient that you attend the ceremony and support your sister's graduation.

 
At 8:52 AM, Anonymous ar red said...

Kristina Mooney is very preternatural .

 
At 8:54 AM, Anonymous djred said...

After getting my wisdom teeth pulled out, I took some advil hoping that it would mitigate the throbbing pain.

 
At 8:54 AM, Anonymous jh red said...

The man acted wih semblace when he found out tat he had just won a one hundred billion dollars.

 
At 8:56 AM, Anonymous kmred said...

she is easily abashed when she is put on the spot.

 
At 8:56 AM, Anonymous jzred said...

After scoring the touchdown, the ostentatious player spiked the ball and danced around.

 
At 8:56 AM, Anonymous ar red said...

Everyone saw the 40 year old man as being preternatural because he still believed there were monsters under his bed.

 
At 8:57 AM, Anonymous er red said...

Larry Colman has an antipathy for Spongebob Squarepants because he does not like his annoying laugh.

 
At 8:57 AM, Anonymous cmred said...

The president of the United States is a very clerical man considering he has the responsibility to deal with the nation's problems.

 
At 9:01 AM, Anonymous nb red said...

The Holocaust was a horrible iniquity.

 
At 9:10 AM, Anonymous jh red said...

The king the semblance of a majestic lion when he spoke to his country about the problems they faced.

 
At 9:10 AM, Anonymous jh red said...

The king the semblance of a majestic lion when he spoke to his country about the problems they faced.

 
At 8:59 PM, Anonymous zkred said...

That profane languge will not be aloud as long as I'm around.

 
At 6:57 PM, Anonymous nc red said...

The indecorous joke silenced the guests until the end of the evening.

 
At 8:50 PM, Anonymous lj red said...

I showed signs of perturbation as I went inside of my home after I realized the front door was unlocked.

 
At 3:43 PM, Anonymous mc red said...

At the end of the day as I stare out into the sea, the comely sun flaunted its radiant beauty.

 
At 4:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drew Mink Red
After hiring him and losing the case, the man realized how sagacious his lawyer was.

 
At 6:14 PM, Anonymous JHS RED said...

It seems as whenever go to mass at 7:45 ther entire audience is hoary but my family and I.

 
At 8:12 AM, Anonymous Jo red said...

Back in the early 1800s it was unwonted to take a bath every day.

 
At 10:07 AM, Anonymous EM red said...

I knew the man was going insane when he started talking to rocks and other inanimate objects.

 
At 9:35 PM, Anonymous CSred said...

Sexton—n- church official who maintains property or tolls bell

At the monthly meeting of the parish commissioners, those who attended decided to vote on whom the new sexton of the church would be, overslooking the parish.

 
At 11:09 PM, Anonymous ja red said...

One of the most sagacious historical figures of all time is Benjamin Franklin.

 

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