|Vocabulary for Julius Caesar: #1
Directions: Study and memorize the following words. Include parts of speech and spelling.
Homework: On a separate sheet of paper, use these words correctly in a creative paragraph. Underline the words from the list.
Colossus—(noun) a huge statue; one that resembles a colossus in size or scope
Colossal (adjective) of a size, extent, power, or effect suggesting the incredible
Augury—(noun) an omen
Augur—(noun) one who foretells events through an omen
Augur—(verb) to predict events through the use of omens
Countenance—(noun) expression on a face
--(verb) to extend approval or toleration to
Construe—(verb) to analyze or interpret something with respect to a given set of circumstances. i.e. You construed my actions as hostile.
You misconstrued my actions as hostile.
Discourse—(noun) a verbal exchange; discussion
---(verb) to express oneself in oral conversation
Carrion--)noun) dead, decaying fish
Augment—(verb) to increase
Affable—(adjective) character by friendliness; good natured
Fray—(noun) a fight
(verb) to wear away as if by rubbing
Fraying (noun) something worn off by rubbing
Commend (verb) to praise
Interim- (noun) a period between two events
Vile—(adjective) loathsome; disgusting; morally despicable
Prostrate (adjective) lying down as if in submission