Vocab List #3Words related to Height / Depth Keystone English 10 Blocks 3
PART #1 - Words related to Highness / Height Keystone English 10 Honors Blocks 1 & 4
Acme (noun) • Definition: highest point, pinnacle, summit • Context Sentence: Many believe that Shakespeare reached his acme as a playwright when he wrote his tragic masterpiece, Hamlet.
Consummate (adjective) • Definition: perfect; superb; carried out to the highest degree • Context Sentence: Highly trained fighter pilots command their jets with consummate skill and finesse.
Eminent (adjective) • Definition: standing out; notable; famous • Context Sentence: Dr. Seuss is one of the most eminent authors in the world of children’s literature.
Ethereal (adjective) • Definition: heavenly, celestial; delicate; airy; intangible • Context Sentence: The haunting, ethereal sound of the harp floated through the air, filling my ears with a soothing melody.
Precipitous (adjective) • Definition: hasty, rash, ill-advised, dangerous • Context Sentence: • Not thinking about the precipitous position he was putting himself in, the young man rushed into the burning building to try to save a baby trapped inside.
Sublimate (verb) • Definition: to redirect bad impulses into positive action • Context Sentence: Working with a psychologist, Heath learned how to sublimate his anger into motivation on the football field.
Sublime (adjective) • Definition: noble, exalted; uplifting • Context Sentences: The sublime scenery of the Grand Canyon inspires and refreshes all those who visit this natural wonder.
Zenith (noun) • Definition: highest point; culmination; peak • Synonym: acme; Antonym: nadir • Context Sentence: Ronald Reagan’s election to President marked the zenith of his long career in politics.
PART #2 - Words related to Lowness / Depth Keystone English 10 Honors Blocks 1 & 4
Abject (adjective) • Definition: deserving of contempt; sunk to a low condition; wretched • Context Sentence: Unfortunately it often requires addicts to get to the most abject point in their lives before they realize they have a problem.
Abysmal (adjective) • Definition: extremely or hopelessly bad or severe. • Context Sentence: Many charities and service organizations work to try to improve the abysmal living conditions in third-world countries.
Dregs (noun) • Definition: most worthless part, sediment at the bottom of a liquid. • Context Sentence: Drug dealers who target children are among the dregs of society.
Menial (adjective) • Definition: low; subservient; servile • Context Sentence: Some people may consider mowing the lawn to be menial work, but it happens to be Dean’s favorite chore.
Nadir (noun) • Definition: lowest point • Antonym: Zenith • Context Sentence: The hopes of the American Revolutionary forces were at their nadir during the bitter winter of 1778 at Valley Forge.
Plumb (verb) • Definition: to get to the bottom of; ascertain the depth of; fathom • Context Sentence: Sherlock Holmes has an amazing ability to plumb even the deepest of mysteries.
Profound (adjective) • Definition: intellectually deep or deeply felt • Context Sentence: Einstein’s theories are so profound that only a few people are able to understand them.