Directions: Study and memorize the following words. Include parts of speech and spelling



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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.


  1. 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

  1. Augury—(noun) an omen

Augur—(noun) one who foretells events through an omen

Augur—(verb) to predict events through the use of omens



  1. Countenance—(noun) expression on a face

--(verb) to extend approval or toleration to

  1. 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.

  1. Discourse—(noun) a verbal exchange; discussion

---(verb) to express oneself in oral conversation

  1. Carrion--)noun) dead, decaying fish

  2. Augment—(verb) to increase

  3. Affable—(adjective) character by friendliness; good natured

Affability (noun)

Affably (adverb)



  1. Fray—(noun) a fight

(verb) to wear away as if by rubbing

Fraying (noun) something worn off by rubbing



  1. Commend (verb) to praise

Commendable (adjective)

Commendably (adverb)



  1. Interim- (noun) a period between two events

  2. Vile—(adjective) loathsome; disgusting; morally despicable

  3. Prostrate (adjective) lying down as if in submission


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