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  1. derive
  2. allusion
  3. demeanor
  4. render
  5. naïve
  1. a (1) v. to get or obtain something from specified source.
    We derived great pleasure from watching him win the contest.

    (2) v. to come from or originate in (a specified source).
    The word "coffee" derives from the Turkish word "kahveh."
    (1) n. something that is based on another source

    (2) adj. (typically of an artist or work of art) imitative of the work of another person, and usually disapproved of for that reason; unoriginal; plagiarized
  2. b adj. (of a person or action) showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment; innocent; gullible.
    The freshmen continue to hold on to the naïve belief that they have high school figured out.
    n. a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment; innocence or unsophistication
  3. c n. an indirect reference; an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly.
    The author's mention of a "jabberwocky" was an allusion to Alice in Wonderland, but most readers missed the reference.
  4. d n. outward behavior or bearing; manner; attitude.
    Sarah's shy demeanor made it hard for her to meet new people.
  5. e (1) v. to cause to be or become; to make.
    The rains rendered his escape impossible.

    (2) v. to represent or depict artistically.
    The building has not been constructed yet, so this picture is just an artist's rendering of what it will look like.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. adj. having an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage; shrewd; discerning.
    The astute poker player could tell that his opponent was bluffing, and so continued to bet aggressively.
  2. adj. treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant; frivolous.
    Don't worry—I was just being facetious when I said I'd sold your pet rabbit to the dog food factory.
  3. adj. only barely touching or related to (something); peripheral.
    I had a hard time understanding how Penelope's tangential response related to the conversation we were having.
  4. adj. able or willing to receive something; willing to consider or accept new suggestions and ideas.
    The doctor was receptive to the idea of replacing his old equipment with the latest technology.
    receptivity (n.)
    n. an object or space used to contain or receive something
  5. (1) v. to harm the good reputation of (someone or something)

    (2) v. to show (an idea or piece of evidence) to be false or unreliable; to disprove.
    The case was discredited when new evidence showed that the key witness had lied.
    adj. able to be believed; convincing; plausible; feasible
    n. believability; plausibility
    n. credibility.
    The recent win gives some credence to your theory that our team will win the championship this year.
    n. a qualification or aspect of a person's background, used to indicate that they are suitable for something

5 True/False Questions

  1. anachronismn. a thing that is conspicuously old-fashioned; a thing belonging to a different time period than that in which it exists.
    The steamboat ferry is an anachronism that exists today primarily as a tourist attraction.
    anachronistic (adj.)


  2. prominentadj. important; famous; attention-catching; noticeable.
    The prominent author's appearance at the local bookstore drew a huge crowd.
    prominence (n.)


  3. dauntingn. the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one's consideration or respect; contempt; scorn; derision.
    People who pride themselves on reading only the finest literature view comic books with disdain.
    disdainful (adj.)


  4. pugnaciousadj. eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight; combative; belligerent; bellicose.
    Ben's pugnacious attitude gets him in fights all the time.


  5. idealadj. having or showing no skill; clumsy; incompetent.
    My cousin Brad is an inept athlete who can barely dribble a basketball.
    ineptitude (n.)


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