Charlotte Doyle Vocabulary - Part #1
Appalling • (uh-Paul-ling) • Horrifying, causing dismay • The boy’s behavior was appalling because he burped and cussed in church.
Incredulous • (in-cred-u-luss) • skeptical, unable to believe • My sister told the most incredulous story about her homework being eaten by aliens!
Emit • (ee-mitt) • send out, give off • The rotten egg emitted a horrible smell!
Appease • (uh-pees) • pacify, calm • She tried to appease the baby by giving him a bottle and rocking him.
Apprehensive • (Ap-pree-hen-siv) • anxious or fearful about the future, uneasy • War makes people apprehensive about the future and what it may hold.
Convulsively • (Con-vul-siv-lee) • shake involuntarily • Beatrice was so cold she began to shiver convulsively.
Gumption • (gump-shun) • courage and initiative • It took a lot of gumption to get in front of the whole school and sing a solo.
Ominous • (om-u-nuss) • Threatening • The ominous thunder scared us so we ran from pool to and took shelter in the house.
Livid • (li-vid) • Extremely angry • My mother was livid after my brother broke the big screen TV.
Destitute • (des-ti-toot) • Abandoned, forsaken, poverty stricken • The starving, homeless child was destitute.
Mutiny • (mu-ti-nee) • Rise up against authority • The sailors hated their cruel captain so they planned a mutiny.
Permeate • (perm-ee-ate) • penetrate and spread throughout • The red punch spilled onto the carpet and permeated the rug.
Surmise • (Sir-mise) • To guess • I would surmise that she was the teacher based on her clothing and in-charge attitude
Condone • (Con-Don) • forgive, pardon, overlook • When the teacher did nothing about the obvious cheating, he seemed to condone the action.
Impulsively • (Im-pul-siv-lee) • suddenly, spontaneously, unplanned • My cousin impulsively decided to visit Las Vegas since she was traveling through Nevada to get to California.
Despicable • (Di-spik-a-bul) • deserving to be despised or hated, not worthy of respect • Hilter was a despicable man who deserved to hated for killing so many people.
Slanderous • (Slan-der-os) • damaging another person’s character • The gossip about me was slanderous and made me look guilty in front of all my friends.
Engross • (En-gross) • take the entire attention of, absorb • My son was completely engrossed in the video game and did not hear the doorbell ring nor the dog barking.
Bask • (Bass-sk) • enjoy a warm or pleasant feeling from being in a certain situation • When I finished the solo, the crowd applauded and whistled so I stood on stage and just basked in the moment.
Prone • (Pron) • Inclined • My brother is prone to anger if his team doesn’t win!