Name: Brandon Byon Teacher: Ms. Paik Course: H English 9 Due Date: 1/19/18 SAT Vocabulary: 41 – 50 1. exemplary — (adj) outstanding, an example to others 2. extenuating — (adj) excusing, lessening the seriousness of guilt/crime, mitigating factors 3. florid — (adj) red-colored, flushed; gaudy, ornate 4. fortuitous — (adj) happening by luck, fortunate 5. frugal — (adj) thrifty, cheap 6. hackneyed — (adj) clichéd, worn out by overuse 7. haughty — (adj) arrogant and condescending 8. hedonist — (n) person who pursues pleasure as a goal 9. hypothesis — (n) assumption, theory requiring proof 10. impetuous — (adj) rash, impulsive, acting without thinking Synonyms : Write two original synonyms (not listed in the definition above) for each word. 1. exemplary Impeccable Flawless 2. extenuating Whitewashing Diminishing 3. florid Embellished Decorative 4. fortuitous Random Unforeseen 5. frugal Canny Meticulous 6. hackneyed Timeworn Trite 7. haughty Snobbish Scornful 8. hedonist Lecher Glutton 9. hypothesis Guess Assumption 10. impetuous Ardent Impulsive Sentences : Sentences must provide context clues of the definition and correctly use the word. 1. exemplary The student’s behavior was often exemplary, with mature responses to challenging situations. 2. extenuating While there may be extenuating circumstances for small crimes, there is no excuse for murder. 3. florid The woman that lives upstairs has a florid house filled with different kinds of decorations and lights making the house look unique. 4. fortuitous The six fortuitous numbers on my lotto card was the winning numbers! 5. frugal In business transactions, Alex was frugal with his money, but when it came to his family, he was generous. 6. hackneyed Every time my internet goes down, the network company gives me a hackneyed explanation that does not explain anything. 7. haughty Several of my basketball teammates are haughty and considers themselves to be above everyone else making us to lose basketball games. 8. hedonist My neighbor is a hedonist who likes to party all night. 9. hypothesis The scientist’s hypothesis did not stand up, since research data was inconsistent with his guess. 10. impetuous His impetuous behavior of drinking and driving landed him in prison.