Unit #1

1. abyss (Benita): (noun) a deep immeasureable space, gulf, or cavity.
The marine biologist found a deep abyss in the ocean floor.

2. articulate (Matt T.): (verb) to utter clearly and distinctly; pronounce with clarity.
The teacher articulated the speech about the assignment that was due the next day.

3. blunder (Justin) (noun) a mistake or infraction
I made a gigantic blunder when I left my project at home on the due date.

4. contempt (Morgan)-(n)The state of being despised or dishonored; disgrace.
ex.Mr Skinner showed contempt to the students who failed the school year.

5. corpulence (Ian)
bulkiness or largeness of body; fatness; portiness.
The corpulence of the hippopotamus makes it very slow on land.

6.Covert (David) - (adj.) - concealed, secret, disguised; (noun) - a covering, a cover; a shelter or hiding place.
In the game of hide and seek, the one whi is most covert ends up being found last.

7. Credulous (Caitlyn)- (adjective)
Willing to believe or trust too readily, esp. without proper or adequate evidence; gullible.
Marked by or arising from credulity: a credulous rumor.
The girl realized how credulous she was after her friends told her the truth.

8. decorum (Mike F)- [noun] 1.dignified propriety of behavior, speech, dress, etc. 2. dignified propriety of behavior, speech, dress, etc. 3. dignified propriety of behavior, speech, dress, etc.

She lacked the decorum to make any kind of impression amongst sophisticated aristocrats.

9. derision (James)Noun. An object of ridicule; laughingstock.
Jill became the derision of the school when she fell down the steps.

10. ebullient (Renee) adj: overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement; high-spirited.
-Matt was in an ebullient mood when he found out he would be nominated for the best movie award.

11. ferocity (Rich)- n. The state or quality of being ferocious; fierceness.
Ferocious- Adj. Savagely fierce, as a wild beast, person, action, or aspect; violently cruel: a ferocious beating.
Ex. The enemies attacked with such ferocity that we were overwhelmed within a matter of minutes.

12. furtive (Matt B)-adj- taken or done by stealth.
I furtively skipped this class and got away with it because I was so sneaky.

13. interminable (Shallan)- adjective. Having no limits.
There are interminable lines at the mall when back to school sales happen.

14. Malevolence (Brian) - Noun. The quality, state, or feeling of being malevolent; ill will; malice; hatred.
- The malevolence of the boy caused him to steal his sister's cookie out of complete hatred.

15. parry (Mike S)
Verb- to ward off (a thrust, stroke, weapon, etc.), as in fencing; avert.
Set.-He parried the punch that was coming towards him.