Unit One Knowsys Vocabulary - Mrs. Caproni's Website

Unit One Knowsys Vocabulary - Mrs. Caproni's Website

Unit One Knowsys Vocabulary Unit Theme: Bad (n.) an act of great cruelty and wickedness 9/11 is one of the greatest atrocities of the 21st century.

atrocity (a.) 1. having terrible consequences 2. urgent or desperate The superhero saved the earth from the dire predicament that threatened to destroy it.

dire (a.) deliberately offensive and shocking The flagrant statement the news anchor made had everyone in shock for days.

flagrant (a.) story, harsh, or unmerciful The inclement weather in the northern United States during the winter drives many people to the more pleasant weather

on the Gulf Coast. inclement (a.) annoying and tedious The irksome task of cleaning the bathroom always annoyed

Irma. irksome (a.) producing harm or evil With all the bad things happening to her, Melody was sure

there was a malevolent spirit haunting her. malevolent (a.) dependent or uncertain premises The jungle tour guide tried to avoid precarious situations

by sticking to the well-known path. precarious (n.) a retaliation for an injury The judicial system was created in order to prevent

individuals from exacting reprisals whenever they are injured by others. reprisal (a.) bordering on being indecent or improper

In Victorian England, it was considered risqu for a woman to show a bare ankle in public. risqu (a.) inappropriate or improper

John and Bill began an unseemly argument at the reception dinner. unseemly (a.) deserving contempt or scorn

The man was arrested for the despicable treatment of his cat. despicable (a.) not bringing about the desired result

My attempts at breaking the boulder with my small hammer were ineffectual. ineffectual

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