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Vocabulary Unit VI Poetry English I: Mrs. Chenoweth Fall 2011

1. Diverge (v) to move, lie, or extend in different directions from a common point; branch off; differ in opinion SENTENCE: 2. Coy (adj) artfully or affectedly shy or reserved; slyly hesitant; coquettish; shy; modest. SENTENCE: 3. Tarry (v) to delay or be tardy in acting, starting, coming, etc; linger or loiter. SENTENCE: 4. Trill (v) to resound vibrantly, or with a rapid succession of sounds, as the voice, song, or laughter. SENTENCE: 5. Gaudy (adj) brilliantly or excessively showy SENTENCE: 6. Toil (n) hard and continuous work; exhausting labor or effort. SENTENCE: 7. Brash (adj) hasty; rash; impetuous SENTENCE: 8. Frolic (adj) a merrymaking or party. SENTENCE:

9. Wane (v) to decreasein strength, intensity; to decline in power, importance,

prosperity, etc SENTENCE: 10. Smite (v) to strike or hit hard, with or as with the hand, a stick, or other weapon SENTENCE: 11. Furrow (n) a narrow groovelike or trenchlike depression in any surface SENTENCE: 12. Abide (v) to put up with; tolerate; stand; to endure, sustain, or withstand without yielding or submitting SENTENCE: 13. Sordid (adj) morally ignoble or base; vile: sordid methods; meanly selfish, selfseeking, or mercenary; dirty or filthy. SENTENCE: 14. Reproach (v) to find fault with (a person, group, etc.); blame SENTENCE: 15. Temperate (adj) moderate or self-restrained; not extreme in opinion, statement, etc. SENTENCE:


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