By Edward B Fiske, Jane Mallison, Dave Hatcher
Commencing with a strong vocabulary is tips on how to arrange for a winning, relaxing time in highschool. highschool opens an international of latest principles and experiences—along with more difficult and complicated techniques. understanding those 250 phrases will supply scholars the present of a head commence that would final for future years. each year, millions of households belief Edward Fiske, writer of the number 1 bestselling Fiske consultant to high schools and the previous schooling editor of the recent York instances, as their advisor for sincere suggestion on growing the easiest academic event possible—because he is aware and listens to scholars. including vocabulary specialists Jane Mallison and David Hatcher, Fiske 250 phrases each highschool Freshman must recognize supplies scholars an important phrases they are going to come upon in highschool, throughout a variety of matters and talent degrees. This brief, strong instrument will enable any scholar to extend his vocabulary, sharpen his writing abilities, and be ready to utilize his highschool years!
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2. ” Someone who is corpulent is obese. The noun form is corpulence. • “A high-fat diet is almost guaranteed to cause corpulence,” said Dr. Pritikin. ” • Despite his corpulence, the actor Jackie Gleason was a graceful dancer. He carried himself like a man who was one hundred pounds lighter. 3. Leery (rhymes with cheery) If you’re leery of something or someone, you’re suspicious or mistrustful of them. ) • While I know they’re probably just trying to earn a living, I’m very leery of people who telephone me with special offers and supposedly great bargains.
Quixotic harbinger extant patrician pique vacillate placate clandestine Quiz #1 29 1. S he wanted to buy a gift in an attempt to _______ the friend she feared she had offended. 2. She had a hard time deciding what to buy, tending to _______ between flowers and a CD. 3. He was in a fit of _______ because his _______ meeting place had been discovered. 4. H e feared that the dark cloud was a _______ of bad weather. 5. The book was expensive, because there were only a few copies still _______.
7. Melancholy (mel-an-COLL-ee) Today we’re more likely to use the term depression for what an earlier era described with this word. ” The root words mean “black bile,” and the condition can feel like a black hole. • Shakespeare’s Hamlet is sometimes referred to as “the melancholy Dane” because of his deep soul-sickness. • The comic valentine was addressed to “my melancholy baby” and made silly (and linguistically incorrect) puns having to do with melons and collies. 46 Fiske 250 Words Every High School Freshman Needs to Know 8.
Fiske 250 Words Every High School Freshman Needs to Know by Edward B Fiske, Jane Mallison, Dave Hatcher