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May 21, 2014

Written Test #2 Vocabulary

Filed under: announcements,vocabulary — richardlstansfield @ 6:13 am

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_____Class 27_____

beef: the flesh of cattle (cows), eaten as food

intestines: a long tube through which food travels from the stomach and out of the body while it is being digested

flake: a small, thin piece of something, especially if it has come from a surface covered with a layer of something

soulful: of or expressive of deep feeling of emotion

howl : to utter a loud, prolonged, mournful cry, as that of a dog or wolf

bill : horny projecting mouth of a bird

gizzard: the thick-walled part of a bird’s stomach, in which hard food is broken up by muscular action and contact with grit and small stones

tripe: the covering of the inside of the stomach of an animal, such as a cow or sheep, used for food

leek: a long, white vegetable with green leaves on top that tastes and smells like an onion

dignity: the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect

blossom: If someone or something blossoms, they develop good, attractive, or successful qualities

masterpiece: A masterpiece is an extremely good painting, novel, film, or other work of art

compose: (verb) when something is formed from a number of substances, parts or people

armament: the weapons and military equipment used by an army

accomplish: (verb) to succeed in doing something, especially after trying very hard

pharmacist : (noun) someone who is trained to prepare or sell medicines

perceive : (verb) to think of something or someone in a particular way

hypoglycemia : (noun) a medical condition resulting from dangerously low levels of sugar in the blood

amenity: [noun] something intended to make life more pleasant or comfortable for people

metropolitan: [adjective] of or in a large city

admission: [noun] the price paid to enter a place

styrofoam: a very light, plastic substance, used especially to make containers

disrupt: to interrupt something and stop it continuing as it should; to interfere with something

tumor : a mass of diseased cells in your body that have divided and increased too quickly

_____Class 57_____

commemorate: [verb] to do something to show you remember an important person or event in the past with respect

petal: [noun] any of the usually brightly coloured parts that together form most of a flower

serene: [adjective] peaceful and calm; worried by nothing

atmosphere: the feeling that exists in a place or situation

basement: a room or set of rooms that is below ground level in a building

scent: a pleasant natural smell

nobility: [NOUN] honesty, courage, and kindness

longevity: [NOUN] living for a long time

pendant: [NOUN] a piece of jewellery worn around the neck, consisting of a long chain with an object hanging from it, or the object itself

detective: a person, especially a police officer, whose occupation is to investigate and solve crimes

hard boiled: denoting a tough, realistic style of detective fiction

golden age: denotes a period of primordial peace, harmony, stability, and prosperity

plummet: to fall very quickly and suddenly

primitive: relating to human society at a very early stage of development, with people living in a simple way without machines or a writing system

marinate: to put fish, meat, or vegetables in a mixture of oil, vinegar or wine and spices before cooking, in order to flavor it or make it softer

portmanteau: a word formed by combining two other words

horizontally: something that is flat and level with the ground, rather than at an angle to it

vertically: something that stands or points straight up

unavoidable: (adjective) impossible to stay away from

exemplify: (Verb) to be or give a typical example of something

singalong: (Noun) the informal singing of songs by a group of people

_____Class 87_____

meanwhile: [ADV] in the time between two things happening, or while something else is happening

in earnest: when something really starts to happen in a serious way

consecutive: [ADJ] when events, numbers, or periods of time come one after the other

representative : someone who speaks or does something officially for another person

embrace: when you put your arms around somebody, and if two people embrace, they put their arms around each other

cheek: the soft part of your face below your eye

association: (noun) an organization of people with the same interests or with a particular purpose

break: (verb) to not do what you should do according to an agreement/promise/rule, etc

enthusiasm: (noun) the feeling of being very interested in something and wanting very much to be involved in it

attraction: something that makes people come to a place or want to do a particular thing

dynasty: a series of rulers or leaders who are all from the same family, or a period when a country is ruled by them

exoticism: unusual and often exciting because of coming (or seeming to come) from far away, especially a tropical country

antibiotic: (noun) medical drugs used to kill bacteria and treat infections

gulp down: (verb) to swallow something quickly and noisily

oxidation: (noun) a process in which a chemical substance changes because of the addition of oxygen

winter solstice: the time at which the sun is at its southernmost point in the sky (northernmost point in the S hemisphere) appearing at noon at its lowest altitude above the horizon. It occurs about December 22 (June 21 in the S hemisphere)

harvest: When you harvest a crop, you gather it in

chestnut: [NOUN] A chestnut or chestnut tree is a tall tree with broad leaves

cutting-edge: The most recent stage in the development of something

flirtatious: behaving as if you are interested in someone, in a not serious way

arbitrary: based on a desire or idea or chance rather than reason

pitcher: (Noun) in baseball, someone who throws the ball at the person who is going to hit it

batter: (Noun) the person who is trying to hit the ball in baseball

velocity: (Noun) the speed at which something moves

_____Class 117_____

cuisine : [NOUN] the style of cooking that is characteristic of a place

recipe : [NOUN] a list of ingredients and a set of instructions that tell you how to cook something

traditional : [Adjective] customs, beliefs, or methods that have existed for a long time without changing

enthusiasm: a feeling of energetic interest in a particular subject or activity and an eagerness to be involved it

fascinate: to interest someone a lot

consume: to use fuel, energy, or time, especially in large amounts

Genre: a particular type of art, writing, music etc, which has certain features that all examples of this type share

season: a series of films, plays, television programmes etc that are shown during a particular period of time

character actor: an actor who typically plays unusual characters, rather than the most important characters

Wheat: a cereal crop grown for food

Boulevard: a wide street in a city,usually with trees along each side

Cape: a large piece of land that sticks out into the sea from the coast

plated: coverd with a thin layer with a metal

Preserve: to keep a particular quality

Redevelop: to change an area by building new roads, houses, factories, etc

Disease: an illness caused by an infection or by a failure of health and not by an accident

Harmonious: friendly and peaceful

Festival: a series of special events, performances, etc that often takes place over several days

soar: to rise very quickly to a high level

representative: someone who speaks or does something officially for another person or group of people

attraction: something that makes people want to go to a place or doa particular thing

anniversary – a date on which you remember or celebrate something that happened on that date one or more years ago

adolescent – a young person who is between being a child and an adult.

admission – the money that you pay to enter a place

_____Class 147_____

enshrine: when a tradition or right is preserved and protected so that people will remember and respect it

pavilion: a very large building with big open areas used for sports and other public events

heritage: the traditional beliefs, values, customs etc of a family, country, or society

attitude – a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways.

make-up – put in order or neaten.

concession – the act of yielding.

celestial body : [NOUN] a natural object which is located outside of Earth’s atmosphere, such as the Moon, the Sun, an asteroid, planet, or star.

buckwheat : [NOUN] an Asian plant, of the species Fagopyrum esculentum, and the fruit of this plant used a cereal.

application : [NOUN] A computer program or the set of software that the end user perceives as a single entity as a tool for a well-defined purpose.

roast : to cook meat or other food by dry heat in an oven or over a fire

antioxidant : a chemical substance that prevents or slows down the damage that oxygen does to organisms or to food

anti-aging : describes substances that are intended to prevent or limit the process of becoming old

mellow: when things have a pleasant, soft, rich colour, usually red, orange, yellow, or brown

sovereign: (adj) when a state or country is independent and not under the authority of any other country

percussion: musical instruments that you hit, such as drums.

host: [NOUN] the person who has invited the guests and provides the food, drink, or entertainment at a party

mascot: [NOUN] an animal, toy, or symbol which is associated with a particular organization or event, and which is thought to bring good luck

ignominious: when an experience or action is embarrassing because it shows a great lack of success

manners: social behavior or conduct

atmosphere: a particular environment or surrounding influence

hangover: disagreeable aftereffects from the use of drugs or alcohol

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