Maria's Vocab Page

School:Waterford High
Location:Waterford CT
Comments:Vocabulary for my December project. :)

Stingray Chaser

Free stingrays and remove harmful algae from the ocean. After removing enough debris from the stingrays, you will be asked to select the correct answer to continue.


Vocabulary Pinball Click on the red flipper buttons to keep the ball in play. Try to hit all of the letters with the ball to spell a word. Next, choose the correct definition for the word. A correct answer gives a free ball and an incorrect takes a ball away. Hold down and release the green button to launch the ball! Try all of the lists or register to make your own!

Word Find

Play the classic Word Search and find game.

Word Scramble - Words Only

Solve the scrambled words by moving the tiles around. Use the vocabulary definition or math answers to provide you the hint you need!

Word Scramble - Problems and Definitions

Solve the scrambled words by moving the tiles around. Use the vocabulary definition or math answers to provide you the hint you need!


Play hangman with your words. Guess letters to form words from the lists that are added by people just like you! Practice your classroom lists.

List Content

Chapter 1

  • Vulgar -- Spoken by or using the language spoken by the common people rather than literary, cultured, or learned people; vernacular; lacking taste or delicacy
  • Eponym -- A person for whom something is or is thought to be named
  • Parlance -- Aparticular manner or kind of speech
  • Solecism -- The ungrammatical usage of a word or construction of a sentence; a violation of good manners or good taste
  • Diphthong -- A speech sound that consists of either two vowels or a vowel and a semivowel
  • Neologism -- A newly made-up word, phrase, or expression
  • Polyglot -- Consisting of many groups speaking different languages; speaking or writing several languages; a person who knows several languages
  • Appellation -- A name or title that distinguishes or identifies
  • Linguistics -- The study of human speech, especially its components, structure, and nature, and how it changes.
  • Patois -- A dialect other than the standard dialect of a language

Chapter 10

  • Equivalent -- Equal in quality, meaning, or value
  • Invalid -- Being without force in fact, truth, or law
  • Valedictory -- Bidding farewell
  • Avail -- Use, benefit, or advantage
  • Evince -- To show or exhibit, as an emotion
  • Prevail -- To be greater in strength or influence
  • Ambivalence -- Existence of conflicting ideas; uncertainty as to what course to follow
  • Evaluation -- Act of judging the worth of
  • Invaluable -- Of inestimable use or help
  • Vanquish -- To defeat in a battle or competition

Chapter 11

  • Diminish -- To make smaller or less
  • Prodigious -- Impressively great in size or extent
  • Amplitude -- Greatness of size; magnitude
  • Commensurate -- Of the same size, extent, or duration
  • Modicum -- A small amount or quantity
  • Abound -- To be great in number or amount
  • Brevity -- Briefness or duration
  • Infinitesimal -- Immeasurably tiny
  • Quota -- A proportional share assigned to a group
  • Augment -- To make greater, as in size or quantity

Chapter 12

  • Abnegate -- To deny oneself; renounce
  • Countermand -- To cancel or reverse
  • Renunciation -- The act of giving something up
  • Abdicate -- To relinquish formally
  • Catharsis -- A purifying, cleansing, or release of tension
  • Recoup -- To receive an equivalent for; make up for
  • Waive -- To relinquish or give up voluntarily
  • Absolve -- To pronounce clear of blame or guilt
  • Recant -- To make a formal retraction or disvowal of
  • Rescind -- To make void; repeal or annul

Chapter 13

  • Aggregate -- Gathered together into a mass
  • Ensemble -- Any unit that contributes to a single effect
  • Inherent -- Existing as an essential, natural part
  • Adhere -- To stick fast or together by
  • Egregious -- Outstandingly bad; flagrant
  • Gregarious -- Enjoying the company of others
  • Semblance -- Outward appearance; form
  • Dissimulate -- To conceal under a false appearance
  • Facsimile -- An exact reproduction or copy
  • Segregate -- To isolate or separate from others

Chapter 14

  • Rancor -- Bitter, long-lasting resentment; ill will
  • Affront -- To insult intentionally
  • Bellicose -- Warlike in manner or temperament
  • Dissension -- A difference of opinion
  • Schism -- A separation or division into factions
  • Antagonist -- One who opposes another; adversary
  • Contentious -- Quarrelsome
  • Retribution -- Something demanded in repayment
  • Altercation -- A heated and noisy quarrel
  • Breach -- A breaking up or distruption of friendly relations

Chapter 15

  • Arbitration -- The impartial settlement of a dispute
  • Covenant -- A binding agreement made by two parties
  • Entente -- An agreement between two or more governments
  • Status Quo -- The existing state of affairs
  • Consulate -- The premises occupied by a consul
  • Emissary -- Agent who represents the interests of a group
  • Protocol -- Ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats
  • Attache -- A person assigned to a diplomatic office
  • Discretion -- Quality of exhibiting a cautious reserve
  • Machiavellian -- A doctrine that denies the relevance of morality in political affairs and holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing and maintaining political power

Chapter 2

  • Fatalism -- The view that events are determined by fate
  • Providential -- Resulting from divine will
  • Vagary -- A wild or unpredictable notion or action
  • Capricious -- Characterized by sudden, unpredictable changes
  • Propitious -- Presenting favorable circumstances
  • Serendipity -- Ability to make valuable discoveries by chance
  • Amulet -- An object worn to bring luck or to protect against evil or injury; charm
  • Incantation -- Set of words spoken as a magic charm
  • Quirk -- A peculiarity of behavior
  • Vicissitude -- A change, usually sudden or unexpected

Chapter 3

  • Sequel -- Something that follows; continuation; a result or consequence; A literary work that continues an already existing narrative
  • Terminate -- To bring to an end; conclude
  • Converge -- To approach the same point from different directions
  • Pivotal -- Central or crucial to something; very important; pertaining to a pivot
  • Tangential -- Only superficially relevant or related
  • Continuity -- Condition of being without stop
  • Initiate -- To begin; originate; cause to begin; A beginner, novice
  • Subordinate -- One subject to the authority of another; of a lower class or rank; to make inferior
  • Ultimate -- Last; coming at the end; Farthest; extreme; Greatest possible
  • Crux -- The basic or essential feature of something; a baffling or puzzling point

Chapter 4

  • Deploy -- To station systematically over an area; to spread out (troops) to form an extended front
  • Implicit -- Implied or understood although not expressed; having no doubts, unquestioning
  • Replica -- A copy or reproduction of a work
  • Complicity -- Involvement as an accomplice in a crime
  • Implicate -- To involve or connect incriminatingly
  • Plight -- A condition or situation of difficulty or adversity
  • Supple -- Readily bent; pliant; moving and bending with agility
  • Explicate -- To explain; make meaning clearer
  • Inexplicable -- Incapable of being explained or interpreted
  • Replicate -- To duplicate, copy, or repeat

Chapter 5

  • Deprecate -- To express disapproval of; to belitte, depreciate
  • Ostracize -- To banish or exclude from a group; shun
  • Spurn -- To reject or refuse disdainfully
  • Aspersion -- A damaging or false statement; the act of defaming or slandering
  • Execrable -- Extremely inferior; very bad; detestable; hateful
  • Scurrilous -- Using or expressed in vulgar and abusive language; foul-mouthed
  • Vituperation -- Sustained and bitter attack or condemnation; blame
  • Deride -- To laugh at in scorn; scoff at; mock
  • Rebuke -- To criticize or reprimand sharply and sternly; a scolding
  • Vitriolic -- Bitterly severe; harsh; sharp

Chapter 6

  • Tractable -- Easily managed or controlled; docile
  • Accommodating -- Willing to help; obliging
  • Adamant -- Firm and unyielding in purpose or opinion; inflexible
  • Propitiate -- To prevent or reduce the anger of; soothe; appease
  • Willfulness -- Unreasonable stubbornness; the inclination to impose one's will on others
  • Acquiesce -- To consent or comply passively or without protest
  • Compliance -- An act of doing as another wishes or yielding to a request
  • Volition -- An act of willing, choosing, or deciding; power or capability of determining
  • Accord -- Agreement; harmony; A settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; to give wholeheartedly
  • Camaraderie -- A spirit of loyalty, mutual trust, and good will between friends

Chapter 7

  • Auspices -- Protection or support; patronage; a portent, omen, or augury
  • Despicable -- Deserving of scorn or contempt; vile
  • Prospective -- Likely to become or be; expected
  • Spectrum -- A broad sequence or range of related qualities, ideas, or activities
  • Circumspect -- Heedful of circumstances or consequences; prudent
  • Perspicuity -- The quality of being clearly expressed or easily understood; the ability to perceive or understand keenly
  • Specter -- A phantom; apparition
  • Auspicious -- Attended by favorable circumstances
  • Introspective -- Self-examining; thinking about one's own thoughts and feelings
  • Specious -- Having the ring of truth but actually false

Chapter 8

  • Deft -- Skillful, adroit
  • Incompetent -- Not capable; not properly or well qualified
  • Propensity -- An innate inclination; tendency
  • Cunning -- Skill or adeptness in performance; dexterity
  • Facile -- Done or achieved with little effot or difficulty; easy; working, acting, or speaking effortlessly; fluent
  • Proficient -- Performing in a given art, skill, or branch of learning with expert correctness and facility
  • Consummate -- Supremely accompished or skilled; complete or perfect in every respect
  • Endowment -- A natural gift or quality; funds or property donated to an institution as a source of income
  • Inept -- Awkward or clumsy; not suitable to the circumstances; inappropriate
  • Acuity -- Acuteness of perception; keenness

Chapter 9

  • Query -- A question; inquiry; a doubt in the mind. To express doubt or uncertainty about.
  • Cajole -- To coax gently and persistently; wheedle
  • Exigent -- Requiring immediate attention or remedy
  • Mendicant -- A beggar; practicing begging
  • Blandishment -- The act of coaxing by flattery or wheedling
  • Enjoin -- To direct with authority and emphasis; command
  • Injunction -- A command, directive, or order.
  • Beseech -- To address an earnest or urgent request to; implore
  • Elicit -- To bring out, evoke; to call forth
  • Imperious -- Arrogantly domineering or overbearing
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