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Jovial Definition: full of good-spirit or good-humor; jolly Example: Santa Clause is a jovial man. Laconic Definition: using few words; concise Example: ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Spelling Words


1
Spelling Words
  • Rule Rhyme i before e except after c
  • -Use i before e except after c or when saying
    ay as in neighbor and weigh
  • i before e except after c or ay
  • believe receive height
  • siege ceiling their
  • thief conceited vein
  • relief deceive feisty

2
Hypocrite
  • Definition a person whose actions do not match
    their stated beliefs
  • Example Dont chew gum is the rule, but then why
    do some teachers chew gum in front of their
    students?

3
Imperative
  • Definition absolutely necessary required
    unavoidable commanding
  • Example It was imperative that the children
    leave the room.

4
Jovial
  • Definition full of good-spirit or good-humor
    jolly
  • Example Santa Clause is a jovial man.

5
Laconic
  • Definition using few words concise
  • Example The teacher gave a laconic reply for my
    request to leave class, No.

6
Hyperbole
  • Definition an obvious or intentional
    exaggeration
  • Example The glass vase broke into a million
    little pieces.

7
Nuisance
  • Definition an obnoxious or annoying person,
    thing, condition, or practice
  • Example The seventh graders are nuisances at
    this school.

8
Pulverize
  • Definition to demolish or crush to reduce to
    powder by pounding or grinding
  • Example The building was pulverized into rubble.

9
Quarantine
  • Definition a strict isolation imposed to prevent
    the spread of disease
  • Example When you are sick, you quarantine
    yourself into your room.

10
Relinquish
  • Definition to give up release to surrender a
    possession, right, etc.
  • Example I relinquished the
  • cell phone to the teacher
  • because I knew that my
  • mom would get it back for
  • me.

11
Silhouette
  • Definition the outline or general shape of
    something
  • Example My silhouette
  • appeared bigger in the
  • store window.

12
Spelling Test It is hard to (1) students,
especially when they (2) bad grades on (3) report
cards. At least it is a (4) that they arent
(5). Vocabulary Test
  • 1. hypocrite
  • 2. imperative
  • 3. jovial
  • 4. laconic
  • 5. hyperbole
  • 6. nuisance
  • 7. pulverize
  • 8. quarantine
  • 9. relinquish
  • 10. silhouette
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