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Mrs. Primack's English Class

UNIT 2
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WORD

I know it and use it in speaking and writing.

I know what it means when I hear or read it.

I don’t know what the word means.

1.     Obscure

 

 

 

2.     Parsimonious

 

 

 

3.     Peruse

 

 

 

4.     Pragmatic

 

 

 

5.     Placid

 

 

 

6.     Opulent

 

 

 

7.     Precocious

 

 

 

8.     Obliterate

 

 

 

9.     Opportunist

 

 

 

 

10.                        Pompous

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1.      The _________________ seemed so anxious to get ahead that he is ready to ignore the needs, feelings and welfare of his coworkers.

 

2.      In his clever but unprincipled was, the devious attorney managed to _______________ the issues with irrelevant facts.

 

 

3.      Dickens’ Scrooge, before his change of attitude, is regarded as the most _____________________ man in history.

 

4.      The teacher directed the students to _________________ the poem not just for language but for its ideas.

 

5.      The ___________________Mozart is said to have composed music at the age of three.

 

6.      The medication made the hyperactive child not only ___________________ but almost catatonic.

 

7.      The authorities feared the heavy rain would ____________________ all clues at the crime scene.

 

8.      The hungry man was speechless when he saw the ___________________ feast that had been set for the king.

 

9.      Searching for the most ____________________ solution to the problem, the committee decided to implement the simplest and least costly program.

 

10.  The _____________________teacher alienated her students with her excessively ornate speech.

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