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WELCOME BACK! TODAY Take it easywith vocabulary! Yessss! REMINDERS You have a vocabulary exam this week. Like, Thursday.

And you have a literature exam next week, Friday. Your Study Guide will be due THIS FRIDAY. OTHER REMINDERS UNIT 7 VOCABULARY [adjectives] Austere The austere clothing and conduct of the Puritans expressed their humility. I have met few people ho enjoy living an austere life

of plain food, few possessions, and little sleep. Sever or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor Synonyms: forbidding, rigorous, puritanical, ascetic, unadorned Antonyms: mild, indulgent, luxurious, flamboyant UNIT 7 VOCABULARY [adjectives] Beneficent From them I learned that purely beneficent acts can require as much hard work as a nine-to-five job.

The woman is known and loved throughout the community for her many beneficent acts. Performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good Synonyms: humanitarian, magnanimous, charitable Antonyms: selfish, cruel, harmful, deleterious UNIT 7 VOCABULARY [adjectives] Cadaverous The rescued captives were weak from hunger and cadaverous in appearance.

Who can ever forget those pictures showing the cadaverous faces of the people who had been in concentration camps. Pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse Synonyms: corpselike, wasted, haggard, emaciated, ghastly Antonyms: robust, portly, rosy, the picture of health UNIT 7 VOCABULARY [adjectives] Crass We feel that the positions of our representative show

a crass indifference to our problems. Whenever I go to a concert, I seem to spend half my time shushing the crass boors who chitchat while the orchestra is playing. Coarse, unfeeling; stupid Synonyms: crude, tasteless, oafish, obtuse Antonyms: refined, elegant, tasteful, polished, brilliant UNIT 7 VOCABULARY [adjectives] Grandiose In how many stories, I wonder, does an ambitious

villain become the victim of grandiose plans? At a time when we need a modest, low-cost housing program, how can be expected to accept such a grandiose scheme? Grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affection or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated Synonyms: majestic, bombastic, highfalutin Antonyms: simple, modest, humble Unit 7 Vocabulary [adjectives] Use the following words to create your own sentences:

1. Austere 2. Beneficent 3. Cadaverous 4.

Crass 5. Grandiose UNIT 7 VOCABULARY [adjectives] Inconsequential Feel free to ignore the inconsequential details, provided that you know exactly which ones they are.

That sum may seem inconsequential to you, but to me it is a great deal of money. Trifling, unimportant Synonyms: trivial, negligible, paltry Antonyms: important, essential, crucial UNIT 7 VOCABULARY [adjectives] Redoubtable As a ruler he was redoubtable, but, like all such rulers, he was not much loved. Though most of our players were the equals of

theirs, the large size of their redoubtable team intimidated us. Inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent Synonyms: formidable, august Antonyms: laughable, risible UNIT 7 VOCABULARY [adjectives] Stalwart She became as stalwart on the basketball court as she was quick at mathematical puzzles. Though she looked rather frail, her stalwart spirit

made her a tireless crusader for womens rights. Strong, sturdy; brave; resolute Synonyms: sturdy, stout, intrepid, valiant Antonyms: weak, infirm, irresolute, vacillating UNIT 7 VOCABULARY [adjectives] Vulnerable Those brave enough to have opposed the dictators rise now found themselves in a vulnerable position. Her self-confidence is so unshakeable that she is simply not vulnerable to put-down remarks that

would annoy others people. Open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged, unprotected Synonyms: defenseless, unguarded Antonyms: invincible, protected, safe, secure Unit 7 Vocabulary [adjectives] Use the following words to create your own sentences: 1. Inconsequential

2. Redoubtable 3. Stalwart 4. Vulnerable

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