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GCHS Musketeers
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Jason Smith, Principal
Craig Wilburn, Assistant Principal
Eric Keeton, Assistant Principal
196 Musketeer Drive
Greenup, KY 41144

ACT Test Prep Vocabulary


Week 1
Sparsely: thinly scattered or distribute
Vulnerable: capable of being wounded or hurt
Expedient: a means to an end; advantageous, useful
Callowness: immature or inexperienced
Cajoling: persuading by using flattery or promises


Week 2
Misanthropy: a disposition to dislike and mistrust other people
Depravity: moral corruption, a wicked or perverse act
Piety: devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. Pious
Condolence: an expression of sympathy with another's grief
Parenthetical: an expression in parentheses 



Week 3

Abstinence: act of refraining from
Condescending: a patronizing or offensive treatment; belittle
Diligent: hard-working
Emulate: follow an example
Mundane: ordinary, common


Week 4
Camaraderie: a spirit of familiarity and trust existing between friends
Enhance: to raise to a higher degree; intensify; magnify
Digression: an act or instance of going away from a main subject in speech or writing
Integrity: adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character
Haughty: disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant


Week 5

Antagonist: opponent

Conformist: one who follows rules, traditions, or customs
Exasperation: complete irritation or frustration
Hypothesis: An educated Guess
Reconciliation: To make amends with someone 


Week 6
Empathy: sharing of feelings
Incompatible: unable to work together
Lobbyist: a persuader of legislators
Novice: a beginner
Prudent: wise, careful, cautious


Week 7

Congregation: crowd of people
Exemplary: outstanding
Inevitable: unavoidable, certain
Reclusive:  withdrawn, hermit-like
Scrutinize:  to observe carefully


Week 8
Inconsequential:  trivial, of no bearing
Pretentious: making an exaggerated outward show, self-importance 
Resilient: quick to recover
Spontaneity:  impulsive action
Tenacious:  persistent, resolute


Week 9

Impetuous: rash, impulsive  
Precocious: talented beyond one’s age   
Clairvoyant: able to see the future   
Abbreviate: shorten, abridge 
Second Nine Weeks 
Week 1
Grueling: exhausting; requiring extreme effort
Meticulous: extremely or overly careful in thinking about or dealing with small details; precise
Catastrophic: disastrous; devastating
Refuge: shelter or protection from danger or trouble
Profound: very serious or deeply felt

Week 2

Philanthropic -- generous, benevolent, charitable
Cognizant -- mindful, aware, perceptive
Ambivalent -- indecisive, unsure, hesitant
Infallible -- perfect, foolproof, reliable
Impetuous -- sudden rash behavior, impulsive

Week 3

Discredit -- dishonor, disgrace

Inception -- beginning, origin
Abbreviate -- to shorten, abridge

Week 4
Paranormal: not scientifically explainable; supernatural
Douse: to plunge into or cover with water or another liquid; drench
Writhing: twisting and turning, as in pain
Fate: what is going to happen to you
Brink: the point of beginning; the verge

Week 5

Elite: the best or most distinguished members of a group

Ravage: to attack with great violence, to damage very badly
Surreal: very strange or unusual, having the quality of a dream
Jostle: to bump or push roughly or rudely
Skepticism: doubt that something is true; disbelief 

Week 6
Compound: a fenced or walled-in area containing a group of buildings
Lethal: deadly
Muffle: to deaden sound, especially by wrapping
Surveillance: a close watch kept over a place or person
Incinerate: to burn to ashes

Week 7

Orator: speaker
Evanescent: short-lived, vanishing as in an image
Restrained: controlled, tied down
Opulent: wealthy
Parched: dried up

Week 8

Adversity:  misfortune
Compromise: to settle differences
Disdain: to regard with scorn
Fortuitous: lucky
Intrepid: fearless, adventurous

Week 9
Aesthetic: pertaining to beauty or outward appearance
Extenuating: guilt diminishing

Nonchalant: calm, casual
Provocative: inflammatory

3rd Nine Weeks


Week 1                                   


Jeopardize: to expose to danger or risk

Belligerent: a natural disposition to be hostile

Affirmation: a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something

Obtuse: lacking sharpness or intellectual ability

Facilitate: to make easier; increase the likelihood of a response



 Week 2 

Degradation: humiliation, shame, embarrassment

Animosity: hostility, hatred, loathing

Propensity: tendency, inclination

Aberration: deviation, anomaly, abnormality

Indigenous: native, original, home-grown



Week 3 

Hypocritical: professing feelings or virtues

Blatant: noisy in a vulgar or offensive manner

Confide: reveal in private; tell confidentially; confer a trust upon

Stymie: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

Myriad: a large indefinite number



Week 4 


Procrastinate: to delay unnecessarily

Longevity: long life, lasting a long time

Divergent: variant, moving apart

Substantiate: to verify, confirm

Vindicate: to clear from blame



Week 5 


Adulation: high praise

Prosperity: wealth, success 

Tactful: diplomatic, polite

Intuitive: instinctive, untaught 
Wary:  watchful, alert
Week 6 
Nullify:  make ineffective; show to be invalid
Lackadaisical:  idle; lacking spirit or liveliness 
Amicable:  agreeable
Collaborate:  to work together
Deplete: use or exhaust resources
Week 7 
Docile: easily handled or managed; ready and willing to be taught
Flourish: grow stronger; prosper
Parity:  equality or equal status
Squander:  to throw away or waste; spend extravagantly
Belittle:  to lessen the reputation, authority, or dignity of 
Week 8
Hideous: so extremely ugly as to be terrifying
Prevalent: widely accepted, favored, or practiced 
Complacent: contented to a fault with oneself or one's action
Anonymous: nameless
Gullible: easily tricked because of being too trusting 
Week 9
Quirk: a strange habit
Spontaneous: happening or arising without apparent external cause
Intuition: instinctive knowing
Arbitrary: determined by impulse rather than reason or logic
Hinder: to put at a disadvantage 


Fourth Nine Weeks

Week 3                                          3/23/2015
Arid: extremely dry
Compassion:  sympathy, mercy
Evident:  clearly revealed to the mind or senses
Obscure:  not clearly understood or expressed
Renovation:  the state of being renewed 
Week 4                                          3/30/2015
Reverence:  profound respect and honor 
Incite:  to provoke
Frugal:  very thrifty; careful about spending money or resources
Callous:  emotionally hardened
Anecdote:  a short account of an event 
Week 5                                        4/6/2015
Censure:  to criticize harshly
Expedite:  to process fast and efficiently; speed up the progress of
Impute:  to attribute to someone or something
Leniency:  lightening a penalty or excusing behavior
Reciprocal:  shared or felt on both sides 
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