Vocabulary Lesson 4

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11th grade vocabulary words
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1

He had been _______ for forty days when he finally ate some fruit.

fasting

2

The soldier was never a big eater, but the townspeople brought him _______ amounts of food when he arrived looking hungry.

copious

3

The wet forests he had crawled through were ______, at best, so he was advised to seek a doctor's help.

pestilential

4

The enemy was such a ________ lot that they had released toxins into the air and water.

loathsome

5

Nothing the United States offered had _____ their demands, and they just kept on attacking.

pacified

6

The PTA president was called upon to ______ the meeting to make things run smoothly.

facilitate

7

The principal called in the student's father to ______ the situation and hopefully avoid suspension.

temporize

8

During the OJ Simpson trial, the jury was _____ for months while the evidence was plastered all over the news media.

sequestered

9

The chef was ______ to using anything that was not organic because he wanted his dishes to be natural.

averse

10

When the organist began the _______, everyone in the congregation stood as the bride entered from the back of the church.

prelude

11

In order to keep his _____, the author used a different name on his first novel.

anonymity

12

It did not take the boy long to realize that the more _____ he became, the more trouble he got into at school and at home.

contentious

13

When she lost 40 pounds, she decided it was time to _____ her closet of all the clothes that were too large.

purge

14

The voice coming from the trunk of the car was almost _____, but the mother heard her child and opened it immediately.

imperceptible

15

The bridge was old and rotten, so the hunter stepped _____ as he crossed it to get to his deer stand.

gingerly

16

Reading the four hundred page book was _____, but the students were determined to prove that they were up to the challenge.

arduous

17

The _____ of our military has been proven over an over again by their bravery on the battlefield.

vigilance

18

It was the _____ of the crowd and the fact that they were all carrying balloons that convinced the police that they could probably leave.

felicity

19

As the men scrambled for the money that was dropped from the plane, their _____ got the better of them and some were injured.

avarice

20

Many times people who win the lottery end up _____ so much of their money that they end up broke.

squandering