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Word: Oblivious
Definition: Forgetful; Unaware
Synonyms: Insensible
Antonyms: Aware, Mindful, Cognizant, Alert
Etymology: mid-15c., from L. obliviosus "forgetful, producing forgetfulness," from oblivionem . Meaning "unaware, unconscious (of something)" is from 1862, formerly regarded as erroneous, this is now the general meaning and the word has lost its original sense of "no longer aware or mindful." Properly should be used with to, not of
Memory aid: Dazed & Confused
Sentence: The girl was so oblivious she didn’t even know there was a test today in math.
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-Nikita Lewis






Liturgy

Definition: Religious service or rite, the form of a ritual or other act of public worship
Synonyms: ceremony, observance
Etymology: Late Latin liturgia, from Greek leitourgia public service, from Greek (Attic) leïton public building (from Greek laos— Attic leōs — people) + -ourgia -urgy
Memory aid: Roman Catholic churches hold a Liturgy of the Word.
Sentence: People from all over the town gathered that sunday for the St. Chris block party to attend the Liturgy being held outside.

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-Thomas Moran


Chimerical
Definition: Absurd; wildly fantastic; impossible
Synonyms: fanciful, visionary, quixotix, pie-in-the-sky
Antonyms: realistic, down-to-earth, practicable
Etymology:chimera
Memory aid: Mary Poppins jumping out of her chimney singing "Chim-chimeny" was wildly fantastic.
Sentence: Alice in Wonderland is a chimerical movie, based on nonrealistic activity.
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- Jacqueline Pyros


Word: Adjunct
Definition: (n) something added to something else as helpful or useful but not essential; an assistant or helper; a valuable quality or characteristic
Synonyms: associate, addition, accessory
Antonyms: none
Etymology (merriam-webster.com dictionary.com): 1580s, from L. adjunctus, pp. of adjungere "join to" (see adjoin). Adjunct professor is 1826, Amer.Eng.
Memory aid: the “ad” in adjunct is like the “ad” in addition
Sentence: The glossary in the back pages of the book was an adjunct to the text.
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Melissa Belanger

Proselyte
Definition- (n.) a convert; a disciple
Synonyms- novice, neophyte
Antonyms- master, teacher, guide, guru
Memory Aid- Neophyte rhymes with proselyte
Sentence- The proselytes helped others to find their way.
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Jaqueline Linden

Noisome
Definition: offensive or disgusting; foul-smelling; harmful or injurious.
Synonyms: fetid, noxious, vile, loathsome
Antonyms: wholesome, pleasant, sweet-smelling
Etymology: late 14c., "harmful, noxious," from noye "harm, misfortune," shortened form of anoi "annoyance" (from O.Fr. anoier, see annoy) + -some. Meaning "bad-smelling" first recorded 1570s.
Memory aid: A smelly skunk
Sentence: The raccoon died in the sewer due to the noisome odor produced by the gross sewage.
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Megan Kane


Poltroon
Definition: a base coward
Synonyms: craven, dastard, “chicken”
Antonyms: hero, stalwart, gallant
Etymology: Middle French poultron, from Old Italian poltrone, probably akin to poltro colt, ultimately from Latin pullus young of an animal
Memory aid: Poltroon looks like poultry which is a “chicken.”
Sentence: The poltroon hid under a rock weeping tears of fear while his brave comrade shot and killed the enemy.
Pictures:


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Raymond To

Heirarchy
Definition: any system of things or people arranged or graded one above another in order of rank, wealth, class, etc.
Synonyms: chain of command, pecking order
Antonyms: -
Etymology:
1300–50;
<
ML

hierarchia
< LGk
hierarchía
rule or power of the
high priest, equiv.
to

hier- hier
-+

archía
-archy;
r. ME
jerarchie
< MF

ierarchie
<
ML
ierarchia,
var. of
hierarchia

Memory Aid: People in a heirarchy are higher on a ladder when they have a higher rank.

Sentence: The peasant was highly against the heirarchy in his town because the king had the most money and did the least work.

Pictures:

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Emma Kurfis


Effete
Definition-(adj) lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn out or exhausted, sterile or unable to produce.
syn-decadent, infeebled, outmoded
ant-thriving burgoieng vigourous dynamic
memory aid-your feet get exhausted
Etymology-
1615–25;
< L
effēta
exhausted from bearing, equiv.
to
ef-
ef-

+
fēta
having
brought forth, fem. ptp.
of
lost v.;
see
fetus

After a long day at Cedar Point, I was effete.
scott saunders
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Word: Morass
Definition: A patch of low, soft, wet ground; a swamp; a confusing situation in which one is entrapped, as in quicksand
Synonyms: Bog, quagmire
Antonyms: Solid ground, bedrock, terra firma
Etymology (merriam-webster.com dictionary.com): “Dutch
moeras,
modification of Old French
maresc,
of Germanic origin; akin to Old English
mersc
marsh”
Memory aid: Morass has the same ending as grass and grass is found in swamps.
Sentence:
After she lost her job, she couldn’t get out of her financial morass.

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Your name: Shelby Friend


Word: Caterwaul
Definition: (v.) to howl or screech like a cat; to quarrel; (n.) a harsh or noisy cry; a racket
Synonyms: whine; wail, screech
Antonyms: none
Etymology: Middle English caterwawen
Memory aid: cats howling
Sentence: As i approached the stoplight i heard this loud caterwaul coming from the car next to me, to my surprise it was Scotty singing to Dave Matthews.
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-David Morse



Word: Mirage
Definition: Something illusory, without substance, or without a basis in reality; an illusion
Synonyms: Optical Illusion
Antonyms: none
Etymology: 1795–1805; < F, equiv. to ( se ) mir ( er ) to look at (oneself), be reflected (< L mīrārī to wonder at) + -age -age
Memory aid: A desert
Sentence: As the thirsty hikers traveled through the hot desert the occasional mirage made them think of a cooling drinks and colder weather
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name: Leah Schultz


Word: Raillery (n.)
Definition: good-humored ridicule; teasing
Syn: banter, persiflage
Etymology: French raillerie, from Middle French, from railler to mock
First Known Use: 1653
Memory Aid: The word ridicule also starts with an R.
Sentence: The football team was taunted with raillery after loosing the game to Fairview.
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-Ioana Blidaru


Word: Quasi
Definition: (adj.) resembling but not actually being; seemingly but not actually or completely
Synonyms: kind of, semi-, as if
Antonyms: totally, completely, actually, in fact
Etymology:
Latin, as if, as it were,
from quam
as
+ si if
:
having such a resemblance to another thing as to fall within its general category
Memory aid: Qudoba resembles Chipotle, but is not as tasteful as Chipotle
Sentence: They formed a quasi partnership
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~ Haley Jacob

Word- Hidebound
Definition- Narrow-minded and rigid, especially in opinions or prejudices;stubbornly and unthinkingly conservative
Synonyms- Intolerant, inflexible
Antonyms- Open-minded, tolerant, liberal, progressive
Etymology (merriam-webster.com dictionary.com)-
1550s, from
hide +
past tense of
bind.
Original reference
is to emaciated
cattle with skin sticking closely to backbones and ribs; metaphoric sense of "restricted by narrow attitudes" is first recorded c.1600.
Memory aid- Hidebound has the word hide in it, so its like your hiding from other opinions
Sentence- The principal had a very hidebound attitude when the students told her about some of their ideas to make the school better.
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Greg Plachta


Word- fait accompli
Definition- An accomplished and presumbly irreversible deed, fact, or action.
Synonyms- accomplished fact, a truth, an accomplishment
Atonym- failure
Origin- (1845) French phrase for "fact realized or accomplished"
Hint- ACCOMPLIsh
Sentence- The boy's football victory was declared a fait accompli after two players were injured.
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Jackie Plevelich