Assignments for AP 2011- 2:00 Section
Review to your assigned word.
Each entry should contain the following seven parts:
  • The Word and its part of speech (may be more than one)
  • Pronunciation: phonetic spelling or pronunciation sound link (if already there, be sure it works)
  • Complete definition(s): These can be copied and pasted from
  • Dictionary sample sentence.
  • Delete the original sentence
  • Image that is representative of the word and its meaning.
  • Memory tip.
Insert any missing content and replace any incorrect postings related to your word. 6 pts.

1. Verbals - nounPronounciation: ver-buhls:Definition: A word, particularly a noun or adjective, derived from a verbDictionary Sample Sentence : They do not appreciate my singing. Speeding is dangerous.Image:

Memory tip: Think verb a(s) l (language) s (ubstitues), since a verbal is a verb that is taking a different role (substituting) in a sentence.

2. Redundant - adj
Pronunciation: [ri-duhn-duh nt]
Definition: characterized by verbosity or unnecessary repetition in expressing ideas; being in excess
1. No longer needed or useful
2. Able to be omitted without loss of meaning or function.
Sentence: She lived vicariously and made her daughter do things she wanted to have done. (vicariously means living through someone else, in this case her daughter, thus it is redundant to state that she made her daughter do things she wanted to do.)
Memory tip: the prefix “re-“ means again, and when something is redundant it is stated again and again.
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3) Mazy-adj. – p 16
Pronunciation: \ˈmā-zē\
Other forms of the word
mazily adv
maziness n
Definition: Resembling a maze, as in design or complexity; labyrinthine
like a maze; intricately winding; bewildering
Deep into distant woodlands winds a mazy way, reaching to overlapping spurs of mountains bathed in their hill-side blue.
Herman Melville, Moby Dick
“We ran up Lloyd Street and wound through mazy backyards toward the steep hilltop at Willard and Lang.” RCWW
Memory Tip: Mazy is the word you would use to describe a maze
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Submitted by: Michael Guo

4. Epiphany: /noun [i-pif-uh-nee]
1. a Christian festival, observed on January 6, commemorating the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles in the persons of the Magi; Twelfth-day. appearance or manifestation, especially of a deity.
3.a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplaceoccurrence or experience.
4.a literary work or section of a work presenting, usually symbolically, such a moment of revelationandinsight.

Sample Sentence:
The epiphany occurredwhile I wasattendinga high schoolsummerprogramonscience.
Memory tip: Epiphany is the name of a church, many epiphanies occur in religion.


5. Prow, noun
Submitted by: Caroline Lartz
Pronunciation: / (prou)
Definition: A projecting forward part, such as the front end of a ski. For example, the bow of a ship or the front end of a ski.
Sentence: On the Titanic, the prow of the ship crashed into an iceberg, causing it to sink.
Memory tip: Prow sounds like bow and that is the more common name for the front of the ship.


6. Ensconced-verb
Submitted by: Christina Parlette
Pronunciation: ěn-skŏns'
Definition: to settle securely or snuggly, to cover or shelter, hide securely, to place or conceal in a secure place, absorbed in something
Samples: I found her in the library, ensconced in an armchair.
Original Sentence: My paycheck was ensconced deep in the drawer so my brother could not take it.

7. Emulate- verb
to try to equal or [[/browse/excel|excel]]; imitate with effort to equal or surpass:to emulate one's father as a concert violinist.
Sample sentence:
I showed him how to hold his french horn and instructed him to emulate me.
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Memory Tip: EmuLATE sounds like imiTATE... which are pretty darn similar.
8. Irony
hear it again
\′ ī-rə-nē
a-The use of words or phrases to convey the opposite of its literal meaning.
b- A usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony
c- An ironic expression or utterance
Samples of Irony from Alanis Morisette’s Ironic
An old man turned ninety-eight
He won the lottery and died the next day
It's a black fly in your Chardonnay
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's a no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
Original Sentence :
The irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend.
Remember irony as this old man with no teeth. It’s ironic that he has no teeth, but is standing by lots and lots of Colgate toothpaste.
Rachel Gocker

9. Eloquent
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el-uh-kwuh nt

1. having or exercising the power of fluent, forceful, and appropriate speech: an eloquen orator.

2. characterized by forcefu and appropriate [[/browse/expression|expression]]: an eloquent speech.

3. movingly expressive: looks eloquen to fdisgust.

memory tip: eloquent sounds like elegant, as in the speaking is fine and fancy

10. Sullen-adjective
sullenness- noun
Pronunciation: (sulh-un'n)
1. showing irritation/ill humor by a gloomy silence or reserve
2. persistently and silently ill-humored; morose
3. indicative of gloomy ill humor
4. gloomy or dismal: as in weather or a sound
5. sluggish, as a stream
Dictionary Sample Sentence: Sullen and bored at his in-laws house, he couldn't wait for the holidays to end.
Original Sentence: After a hard day of school the children came home in sullen moods made evident by their silent nature.
Memory Tip: the first word of sullen is S-think sadness and sluggish
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-By: Anna Fritz

11.Anecdote- Noun
Pronunciation: [an-ik-doht]
  1. a short account of a particular incident or event,especially of an interesting or amusing nature.
Dictionary Sentence: She recounts anecdote after anecdote illustrating how she beat the odds.
Memory Tip: Ancient people tell many anecdotes.

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-Alex Gorsuch
12. Dilated: verb [dahy-leyt-ed]
Submitted by: Liz Phipps
1. to make wider or larger; cause to expand.
2. Archaic. to describe or develop at length
3. to spread out; expand.
4. to speak or write at length; expatiate (often fol. by on or upon).

Dictionary Sentence: The sudden darkness made the pupils of his eyes dilate.
Memory tip: Dilated has the word late in it, and when it is late at night, it is dark. So your pupils dilate.

13. par·a·dox  [par-uh-doks]

1.a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
2.a self-contradictory and false proposition.
3.any person, thing, or situation exhibiting an apparently contradictory nature. opinion or statement contrary to commonly accepted opinion.
Standing is more tiring than walking

Memory tip: You should wear a clean pair of socks (pair a sox) even if you have muddy shoes
Mitch Styczynski

14.Crenellated - adjective
alt. spelling: Crenelated
Pronunciation: cren·el·lat·ed
Complete definition(s): having crenellations (battlements)
Dictionary sample sentence: a crenellated tower
Sample Sentence: The castle was crenellated against all threats.
Memory Tip -Crenellated is like Crevice
Submitted by Srishti Goel

Pronounced: [skruhf-ee]
Part of speech: adjective
Definition: untidy; shabby.
Dictionary Sentence: The neighborhood is full of dilapidated houses with scruffy backyards.
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Memory Tips: Buffy looks scruffy after fighting vampires. Scruffy: rough like stubble, which is a sign of untidiness or shabbiness.
By: Katherine Hepler

16. Perfunctorily – adjective
Pronunciation: (perr-funk-tor-il-ee)Definition: routinely and with little interest or careImage:

Sentence: The man kissed his wife perfunctorily on his way out the door.
Memory tip: Perfunctorily means to PERform routinely. (First and last syllables in the word).

17. Grimace – noun or verb2. Pronunciation [verb: grim-uhs, noun: gri-meys]3.Definition:
Noun: A facial expression, often ugly or contorted, that indicates disapproval, pain, etc.
Verb: To make a facial expression, often ugly or contorted that indicates disapproval, pain, etc.
Noun: Her grimace told me how much she resented the inappropriate remark.
Verb: Lauren grimaced when she was kicked in the shin during the soccer game.5.
6. When you are injured, you are GRIM or gloomy because you are hurt. You would probably be in pain too, thus having a grimace on your face.