Vocabulary, Unit 8!

1. Katie Hogan. allege (v.) to claim without confirmed evidence or proof
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This summer, the state of Florida alleged that Casey Anthony murdered her daughter but she was eventually acquitted of the charges.

1) Drew Deiling. allege (v.) to claim without confirmed evidence

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Barry Bonds has been alleged to have taken steroids and cheating his way into the homerun record.
2) David Basile. arrant (adj.): thoroughgoing; shameless, blatant
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After finishing his tale about greed the Pardoner asked for money in a blatant and arrant way.
3.) Taylor Schmidt. badinage (n.) light and playful conversation
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After not seeing each other for several years, the former couple engaged in badinage over coffee.
3.) Dana Schules. badinage (n.) light, playful conversation.
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At my freshmen orientation I had a memorable badinage with a few students from other towns that escalated into wonderful frienships.
4. Anthony Caputi. conciliate (v.) to overcome the distrust of, win over; to appease

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The man conciliated his friends when he completed the huge slide jump challenge and landed in the pool.

5) Steve Piccolo. countermand - (v.) to take back a command or to take back an order of goods
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Although he was about to countermand his order for a platter of cupcakes (which gave him terrible flashbacks), Sparky was a moment too late.
[I am looking at the picture right now and it works... Why does this happen to me, Mr. O'Neill? Why??]

6.) Brenna Koehler. echelon (n.): one of a series of grades in an organization or field of activity; an organized military unit; a steplike formation or arrangement.

7.) Joe Kasprack. exacerbate (v.): to make more violent, severe, bitter, or painful
The man found it humorous to exacerbate friendly conversations by beginning to suddenly yell at whomever talks to him.
8. Sarah White. fatuous (adj.) foolish or inane, especially in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly

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Many wizards thought "The Tale of Three Brothers" was just a story with highly fatuous objects, but it turned out that the magical objects Death created were tangible and intelligent.
8.) Domenica Dowling. Fatuous: (adj.) Stupid or foolish in a self-satisfied way
My fatuous cat runs every time she sees water even if it is only on TV.

9. irrefutable-(adj.) impossible to disprove; beyond argument, undeniable
Contrary to the belief of some students in this class, it is irrefutable that Taylor Swift is a talented singer/songwriter.

10.Christine Miller. juggernaut(n.): an unmoveable force or object that kills whatever is in it's path
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I tried to kill the juggernuat with my sniper rifle but he killed me easily.

11. Joseph Connell. lackadaisical (adj.): lacking spirit or interest, halfhearted
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The man above is clearly very lackadaisical toward his future endeavors.

11. Julie Millisky. Lackadaisical (adj.) - indifferent, listless, unencouraging

Rob Pattinson, when asked about the filming Twilight series, responds in lackadaisical ways; he hates those films more than anyone.

11. Lucy Lescota. Lackadaisical (adj.) lacking in spirit or interest, halfhearted
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The students in Mr. O'Neill's class became very lackadaisical when they discovered they had to write an essay abount Grendel.
12. Sara Sharp. Litany (n.): a repetive chant or long list
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As he was running to class the boy came up with a litany of excuses as to why he was late in case he didnt make it in time.

13. Ramil Erasmo. macabre (adj.): gruesome; horrible; having death as a subject
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The macabre image at the end of the computer game frightened the man half to death.

13) Sam Cyliax. Macabre (adj.) grisly, greusome; horrible, distressing; having death as a subject.

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The investigators at the crime scene were able to conclude that these macabre murders were committed recently.

14) Pat Nelson. Paucity (n.): an inadequate quanity; lack of something.
The paucity of fruit on the tree made me realize that I was going to be poor.

14.) Monica Emma: Pacucity- (n.) The presence of something, but only in small or insufficient quantities; scarcity
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The British naval blockade during WWI caused the Germans to suffer a severe paucity of food and supplies.

15. Alicia Darcy. Portend (v.): to indicate beforehand that something is about to happen; to give advance warning of

The new pet owners should have noticed that the dog portended to them that their couch would soon be torn up, but they were too busy raving about how cute he was.
16.) Amanda Hamilton. Raze (v.): to tear down, completely destroy, demolish.
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Ty Pennington’s favorite part of rebuilding a family’s dream home is razing the old rotting one.

17.) Krista Meyermann. Recant (v.): to withdraw a statement or belief formally and publicly
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Levi Johnston recanted his apology to the Palin family, claiming he only apologized to make Bristol Palin happy.
17.) Scott Nickelsberg. recant (v.): to withraw a statement to which one has been previously commited
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Julian Assange refused to recant his belief in freedom of the press even after being arrested.
18) Taylor Draham- saturate (v.) to soak thoroughly fill to capacity, to satisfy fully.
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I know the sponge was saturated, because it expanded and began to drip.

18) Anthony DeAngelis: Saturate (v.) to soak or fill to capacity; to satisfy fully.
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When sponges are saturated with water, they swell and have the ability to hold-onto the liquid.

19) Richard Schiavone - Saturnine (adj.) of a gloomy or surly disposition, sluggish in mood, somber, sullen
Whenever I am in a saturnine mood and need to be cheered up, watching Ellen Page juggle fruit always does the trick.
20) Devin Dromgoole- Slough (v) to plod through as if through mud; to discard (n) a mire; a state of depression

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Very often during World War I soldiers had to slough through their trenches if they flooded.