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Avocabo - Vocabulary Series

AVOCABO is a great dynamic vocabulary series for students in grades 10-12. Each PDF unit highlights 20-30 vital words presented with a variety of challenging exercises.

AVOCABO WORDLIST 105
Words from James Jones' From Here to Eternity
Words studied: amiably, barbs, bludgeoning, boisterousness, bolshevik, consolatory, degradations, dissipated, effusively, epitaph, equanimity, expediency, grotesque, humanely, indignation, laments, requiem, supersedes, tyrant, vicarious, laments, consolatory, indignation

3-page PDF Exercises: Fill in the blanks (Definitions); Fill in the blanks (Sentences rom the novel); Anagrams; Synonyms; Etymologies; Answers.

AVOCABO WORDLIST 104
Words from Jose Saramago's Blindness
Words studied: abdications, akin, assailed, besmeared, cistern, conciliation, congenital, conjectures, encephalogram, enigmatic, fetid, harried, immemorial, impertinence, imploring, labyrinthine, larder, metaphysical, moralising, passersby, presentiments, transcendental, vexation, voracious

3-page PDF Exercises: Fill in the blanks (Sentences from the novel); Synonyms; Antonyms; Anagram; Making Connections; Answers.

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Words from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Words studied: bewail, candour, caprice, censure, contempt, countenance, deigned, engrossed, entreaty, fastidious, hauteur, impertinent, importune, imprudent, ingenious, pedantic, propriety, raptures, reverie, solicitude, stricture, supercillious, taciturn, trifling, vogue

4-page PDF Exercises: Fill in the blanks (Sentences from the novel); Synonyms; Anagrams; Antonyms; Answers

AVOCABO WORDLIST 103
Words from Haruki Murakami's The Windup Bird Chronicle
Words studied: ascetically, absconded, austerity, corpulent, cyclicity, dappled, demarcation, downy, extricate, frugal, languid, ostensible, pedigree, penitence, perfunctory, prognosticate, sartorial, slake, taciturn, transcended, undulating

4-page PDF Exercises: Fill in the blanks (Sentences from the novel); Anagrams; Parts of Speech; Appropriate vs Inappropriate Usage; Making Connections

AVOCABO WORDLIST 102
Words from Kyung Sook Shin's Please Look After Mom
Words studied: balked, basin, empyema, frescoes, galvanized, kerosene, lament, listlessly, malevolence, mulberry, obstinate, perilla, pilgrimage, plover, pomaded, reprimand, sullen, vacantly, vagabond, vehemently

4-page PDF Exercises: Fill in the blanks (Definitions); Fill in the blanks (Sentences from novel); Synonyms; Antonyms; Anagrams; Korean Words in the novel; Answers

AVOCABO WORDLIST 101
Words from Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love In the Time of Cholera
Words studied: austerity, belladonna, cadaver, camphor, cloister, cordovan, despondency, disdain, disingenuous, fastidious, hastened, impertinence, indomitable, landau, leprosarium, palliatives pewter, posthumous, regimen, siesta, vendors, vertigo.

5-page PDF Exercises: Fill in the blanks (Sentences from novel); Synonyms; Anagrams; Using Words in sentences; Etymologies; Answers.

AVOCABO WORDLIST 100
Words from Jonas Jonasson's The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
Words studied: akvavit, avert, benefactor, bourgeois, centenarian, convivial, countermand, decrepit, defection, doddery, exalted, expletives, fortuitous, geriatric, martyr, meticulous, ornery, proprietors, quay, ruminated, sluggard, snifter, squandered, suffrage, uncouth. 4-page PDF Exercises: Definitions; Fill in the blanks (Definitions); Synonyms; Discriminating Appropriate and Inappropriate Usage; Fill in the Blanks (words in context); Creative Writing; Anagrams

AVOCABO WORDLIST 98
Words from Jostein Gaarder's Sophie's World
Words studied:
acropolis, antiquity, Aristotle, baroque, conscience, cynicism, empiricism, fatalism, imbue, immutable, inertia, infinitesimal, interminable, logos, malign, menagerie, platonism, rapturous, rationalism, stoic, tenet 4-page PDF Exercises: Definitions; Fill in the blanks; Synonyms; Antonyms; Anagrams

AVOCABO WORDLIST 97
Words from Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea
Words studied:
blandishment, capricious, enmity, flamboyant, furtive, haughty, inexorable, lamentations, melodramatic, obeah, obstinate, paltry, pious, primogeniture, propitiate, protuberant, quaver, reproach, reprobate, rigmarole 2-page PDF Exercises: Synonyms; Anagrams; Discriminating Appropriate and Inappropriate Usage; Fill in the Blanks (sentences from the novel)

AVOCABO WORDLIST 96
Words from Words from Jonas Jonasson's The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Words studied: accreditation, blasphemy, contravened, delinquent, dexterous, disarmament, epithet, exhorting, haughtily, heathens, hitherto, irascible, jurisdiction, legionnaire, lout, motley, mythomaniac, ornery, piously, salvo 3-page PDF Exercises: Definitions; Anagrams; Fill in the blanks; Antonyms; Synonyms

AVOCABO WORDLIST 89
Words from Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Words studied:
abutted, anachronistic, antagonist, autonomous, consternation, deterioration, devout, equanimity, extricate, fervor, fundamentalism, guise, idiosyncratic, imbue, introspection, litigation, magnanimous, meritocracy, nostalgia, pragmatic, propriety, protracted, provenance, psychosis, ruminate 4-page PDF Exercises: Fill-in-the-Blanks (sentences from the novel); Synonyms; Making Connections; Anagrams; Antonyms.

AVOCABO WORDLIST 87
Words from Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
Words studied:
abomination, akin, ancestral, callow, condemn, cowrie, debtor, discordant, enthrall, gnash, harbinger, harmattan, idolatrous, imperious, incipient, malevolent, mutilate, prophesy, prowess, quaveringly, sonorous, trudge, ultimatum, voluble 4-page PDF Exercises: Fill-in-the-Blanks (sentences from the novel); Anagrams; Discriminating Appropriate and Inappropriate Usage; Parts of Speech; Synonyms; Fill-in-the-Blanks; Creative Writing; Definitions-African Language in the Novel

AVOCABO WORDLIST 87
Words from William Golding's Lord of the Flies
Words studied:
bastion, corpulent, derision, efflorescence, effulgence, embroil, ensconce, epaulettes, fervor, fulcrum, immure, inimical, leviathan, myopia, officious, propitiating, specious, talisman, tumult, vicissitudes 4-page PDF Exercises: Definitions; Etymology of Characters' Names; Fill-in-the-Blanks (sentences from the novel); Parts of Speech; Discriminating Appropriate Usage; Word Jumbles; Mapping the Island.

AVOCABO WORDLIST 83
Words from S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders
Words studied: aloofness, aghast, conformity, contempt, Corvair, gallant, greaser, grimace, hysterics, imploringly, incredulous, indignant, nonchalantly, ornery, palomino, plasma, shanghai, towheaded, unceasingly, unfathomable, wistfully 5-page PDF Exercises: Fill in the Blanks (Definitions); Fill in the blanks (sentences from the novel); Synonyms; Antonyms; Anagrams | Answer Sheet

AVOCABO WORDLIST 82
Words from Ancient Greece
Words studied:anthropology, athlete, atlas, chaos, chronology, delphi, echo, elixir, gymnasium, hydrosphere, hypnotize, logo, monarchy, narcissistic, nymph, odyssey, oracle, ostracism, parabola, platonic, sophist
4-page PDF Exercises: Fill in the Blanks (Definitions); Fill in the blanks (Sentences); Synonyms; Anagrams; Etymologies; Includes Answers

AVOCABO WORDLIST 81
Words from Shakespeare's Hamlet
Words studied: amble, besmirch, covenant, dismal, divulge, gambol, harrow, imperious, importunate, impotence, palpable, pernicious, pestilent, portentous, remiss, repugnant, shrewdly, temperance, traduce, usurp, wanton
3-page PDF Exercises: Fill in the Blanks (Definitions); Fill in the blanks (Context-lines from the play with synonym clues); Antonyms; Parts of Speech; Etymologies; Novel Titles Inspired by Hamlet Bonus: Crossword Puzzle Answer Sheet

AVOCABO WORDLIST 80
Words from Patrick DeWitt's The Sisters Brothers
Words studied: annular, berate, blather, braying, brusque, Commodore, doting, escapade, frivolity, guileless, immolated, lament, maudlin, mawkish, ostensibly, pang, perilously, petulantly, placid, pontificate, prospect, serialized.

4-page PDF Exercises: Chapter One of the novel; Book Review; Fill in the Blanks (Definitions); Synonyms; Fill in the blanks (Context-sentences from the novel); Anagrams; Creative Writing-The Picaresque Novel; Unit Answers Bonus: Crossword

AVOCABO WORDLIST 79
Words from Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games
Words studied: adversary, arduous, bludgeon, corral, demeanor, despondency, emaciated, evasive, forage, glowering, impotence, incoherent, mace, mentor, reprieve, teeming, terse, tribute, unrequited, warble
6-page PDF Exercises: Fill in the Blanks (Sentences from the novel with definitions for clues);Synonyms; Making Connections; Discriminating Appropriate/Inappropriate Usage; Words from the Hunger Games Universe; Hunger Games Word Hunt and Solution

AVOCABO WORDLIST 78
English Words of Sanskrit Origin
Words studied: aryan, aubergine, avatar, buddha, crimson, dinghy, ghee, guru, jute, karma, mantra, mugger, nirvana, opal, pundit, raita, sapphire, sari, sutra, swami, swastika, thug,
yoga, yogi, zen
4-page PDF Exercises: Fill in the Blanks (definitions); Fill in the blanks (sentences);Synonynms; Making Connections; More words derived from Sanskrit
Bonus: Crossword Puzzle & Answer Sheet

AVOCABO WORDLIST 77
Espionage Words
Words studied: agent, attache, bay of pigs, bug, confidential, cheka, chokadar, clandestine, defector, espionage, front, ghoul, infiltrate, marshall plan, Mossad, nugget, operative, prober, profiling, roscoe, swallow, surveillance, target, Yakuza

5-page PDF Exercises: Background; Discriminating Appropriate/Inappropriate Usage; Making Connections; Etymologies; Famous Spies; Crossword Puzzle

AVOCABO WORDLIST 76
Welcome to the Circus of Words: Words from Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus
Words studied: aesthetic, calligraphy, circus, contortionist, enigmatic, ethereal, exsanguinated, flamboyant, illusion, illusionist, insomnia,kismet, labyrinth, magic, magician, manipulation, materialized, mundane, nocturnal, paramour, proscenium, rêves, rêveurs, rhapsodies

4-page PDF Exercises: Fill in the Blanks (Context); Etymologies; Synonyms; Antonyms; Making Connections; For readers of the book - Matching the Night Circus tents with descriptions.

AVOCABO WORDLIST 75
Words Denoting Love & Hate
Words studied: acrimonious, amity, anathema, animosity, ardor, cosset, disparage, enmity, ensorcell, inamorata, inimical, jilt, misanthrope, odium, paramour, truculent, tryst, umbrage, venerate, wlatsome

4-page PDF Exercises: Sorting Words; Fill in the Blanks (Context); Synonyms; Anagrams; Parts of Speech; Etymologies

AVOCABO WORDLIST 74
A Glimpse into Barack Obama's Lexicon
Words studied: anarchism, arsenal, bureaucracy, cadence, caucus, cloture, coalition, demagogue, derisive, despotism, electorate, ideology, incumbent, incredulous, insidious, lobbyist, meticulous, proletariat, pundit, reactionary, staccato
5-page PDF Exercises: Do You Know Your Definitions?; Fill in the Blanks (Context); Synonyms; Antonyms; Parts of Speech; Anagrams; The Inaugural Speech

AVOCABO WORDLIST 73
Words from George Orwell's 1984
Words studied: anodyne, aureole, austere, camaraderie, collate, debauchery, dilapidated, eccentricity, effigies, heretic, incriminate, intermittent, jostle, malignant, multifarious, oligarchy, orifice, posterity, proliferate, repudiate, sordid, tacitly, timorously, unprocurable, venerate, wainscoting
5-page PDF Exercises: Fill in the Blanks (Definitions); Fill in the Blanks (Context); Synonyms; Anagrams; Antonyms; Parts of Speech

AVOCABO WORDLIST 72
Words We Hope Our Surgeons Know
Words studied: compressor, dilator, dissector, dorsal, dressing, hemorrage, impregnate, evacuator, excavator, extractor, incision, ligature, orbicular, perforate, probe, prone, reamer, recumbent, retractor, supine, suture, tension, transect, ventral

3-page PDF Exercises: Fill in the Blanks (Definitions); Synonyms; Anagrams; Multiple Meanings; Parts of Speech

AVOCABO WORDLIST 71
Spelling Counts! Words from the 25th Annuel Speling Beee
Words studied: acquit, antiquated, battalion, bellwether, bureaucracy, connoisseur, dilettante, foreseeable, inadvertent, indict, idiosyncrasy, inoculate, iridescent, liaison, phlegm, precede, sacrilegious, supersede, validity, vilify

4-page PDF Exercises: Fill in the Blanks (Definitions); Fill in the Blanks (Context);Antonyms; Anagrams; Links to Spelling Bee Resources; Personal Trouble Words

AVOCABO WORDLIST 22
Words from Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights
Words studied: absolve, ascribe, assiduity, austere, catechise, copestone, cullenders, dilapidation, doleful, epithet, execrations, expostulate, homily, impudence, insolence, interloper, lachrymose, magistrate, misanthropist, peevish, physiognomy, pious, recompense, rheumatism, ruffianly, usurper, vindictive, wuthering

4-page PDF Exercises: Fill in the Blanks (Context); Synonyms; Etymologies; Making Connections; Sylvia Plath's "Wuthering Heights" Creative Writing
AVOCABO WORDLIST 61
Words from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series
Words studied:
abysmal, apoplectic, basilisk, bedraggled, boisterous, brandished, chortle, cower, derisive, furtive, incantation, infernal, jeering, jostle, malevolently, mollycoddling, moulting, sallow, sumptuous, traipse, tumultuous, unctuous, vociferously
3-page PDF Exercises: Fill in the Blanks (Context); Synonyms; Antonyms; Etymologies; Creative Writing; Fun Harry Potter Trivia; Sorting the Series; Rowling's Coinages
AVOCABO WORDLIST 52
Deadly Sinful Words
Words studied: acrimony, avarice, begrudge, covetous, debauchery, dudgeon, gourmand, hubris, indolent, irascible, jaundice, lackadaisical, lascivious, pique, rapacious, ravenous, salacious, supercilious,torpid, voracity

3-page PDF Exercises: Definitions; Fill in the Blanks (Context); Identifying related words; Matching; Parts of Speech; Making Connections
AVOCABO WORDLIST 56
Beautiful Words
Words studied: aestivate, caliginous, diaphanous, ebullient, elixir, emollient, epiphany, esoteric, fugacious, gossamer, imbroglio, inspissate, inure, lagniappe, obsequious, panacea, peregrination, propinquity, serendipity, terpsichorean
3-page PDF Exercises: Discriminating Appropriate Usage; Definitions; Making Connections; Etymology; Answer Key provided.
AVOCABO WORDLIST 47
Words From Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination
Words studied: anathema, ascetic, asunder, bullion, conglomerate, consanguinity, countenance, crenelate, emaciated, equanimity, facsimile, geodesical, inchoate, inoculate, irradiate, jaunte, lobotomy, lurid, malinger, munificent, obdurate, patois, puissant, sagacity, scintillate, seraglio, stigmata, sycophant, vagrant, victual

5-page PDF Exercises: Fill in the Blanks (Definitions); Fill in the Blanks (Context); Synonyms and Antonyms; Etymologies; Parts of Speech; Jumbled Words; Creative Writing; Sci-Fi FYI!

AVOCABO WORDLIST 40
Words From Senior High School Courses
Words studied:
chromosome, circumnavigate, homogeneous, hypotenuse, impeach, irony, mitosis, nomenclature, oligarchy, oxidize, parabola, photosynthesis, plagiarize, plasma, reciprocal, reparation, respiration, suffragist, taxonomy, tectonic
3-page PDF Exercises: Fill in the Blanks; Coursework (designating words to disciplines);Etymologies; Discriminating Appropriate Usage; Word Variants (parts of speech); Making Connections; Prefixes

AVOCABO WORDLIST 19
Words Denoting Birth and Death
Words studied: cadaverous, congenital, gentry, immortal, innate, macabre, martyr, moribund, mortician, nascence, necrophobia, noblesse, nullipara, obituary, parity, parous, parturition, renascence, rigor mortis, samsara

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-page PDF Exercises: It's a Matter of Life & Death; Discriminating Appropriate Usage; Synonyms; Making Connections
AVOCABO WORDLIST 1
Words denoting Swiftness vs Slowness | Crossword
Words studied: celerity, check, dawdle, dilatory, dispatch, expedite, express, flit, gradual, headlong, impetuous, instantaneous, lag, languor, lumber, mercurial, nimble, plod, retard, spurt, torrent

5-page PDF Exercises: Reading: Adagio for Hare and Tortoise; Sorting Words (Speed vs Slowness); Finding Speed & Slow words in context; Discriminating Appropriate and Inappropriate word usages; Synonyms; Antonyms; Making Connections; Researching unfamiliar words; Crossword Puzzle

AVOCABO WORDLIST 7
River and Wind Words
| Crossword
Words studied: aura, bellows, blustering, cascade, confluence, cyclone, deluge, eddy, effluent, freshet, inundate, maelstrom, tributary, vortex, meander, monsoon, squall, vane, ventilate, waft
6-page PDF Exercises: Reading: Winds - Extract from Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient; Sorting Words (Eolian vs Riverine words); Creative Writing; Exposition; Discriminating Appropriate and Inappropriate word usages; Synonyms; Fill-in-the-Blanks (Best word); Making Connections; Researching unfamiliar words; Crossword Puzzle
 

AVOCABO WORDLIST 3
Words from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

Words studied: amorphous, anaemic, arrogant, caravansary, counterfeit, elocution, florid, garrulous, grail, grotesque, incredulous, ingratiate, innuendo, meretricious, notoriety, obstinate, pasquinade, redolent, simmering, succulent, superficial, transitory

4-page PDF Exercises: Fill-in-the-blanks; Synonyms; Antonyms; Making Connections; Booklinks

AVOCABO WORDLIST 4  
Words denoting Heaviness vs Lightness
| Crossword
Words studied: alleviate, arduous, ballast, buoyancy, cumbersome, delicacy, diaphanous, ethereal, gossamer, gravity, heft, impenetrable, irrepressible, levity, levitate, massive, millstone, obese, portable, profound, unwieldy

4-page PDF Exercises: Reading: Lightness, from Italo Calvino's Six Memos for the Next Millennium; Sorting Words (Lightness vs Heaviness words); Light/Heavy words; Discriminating Appropriate/Inappropriate Usage; Synonyms; Antonyms; Spelling Alert; Making Connections; Researching unfamiliar words; Crossword Puzzle
(link above)
 

AVOCABO WORDLIST 5
Words denoting Pleasure and Pain

Words studied: abhorrent, affront, assail, caustic, dulcet, felicitous, gall, gratify, Glee, halcyon, harrowing, hedonism, invidious, onerous, palatable, provocation, regale, satiate, vex, voluptuous
4-page PDF Exercises: Reading: Pleasure/Pain Quotations; Sorting Words (Pain vs Pleasure words); Discriminating Appropriate and Inappropriate word usages; Synonyms; Antonyms; Making Connections; Whence pleasure is found (personal response); Researching unfamiliar words
 

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Words from H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds | Crossword
Words studied: aperture, articulate, complacency, concussion, contagion, desist, fecundity, fusillade, galvanize, heliograph, incessant, ineffectual, integument, irresolute, lassitude, physiology, salvation, scrutiny, sentinel, transfix, vestiges

4-page PDF Exercises: Reading from the novel; Fill-in-the-Blanks (best word); Synonyms; Parts of Speech; Etymologies; Making Connections; Crossword Puzzle (link above)
 
 

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Timely Words | Crossword
Words studied: antecedent, auspicious, contingency, contretemps, defer, diurnal, ensue, fortuitous, imminent, incidental, interim, interminable, juncture, mishap, opportune, precursor, prospective, respite, serendipity, temporal, transitory

4-page PDF Exercises: Reading from the novel; Fill-in-the-Blanks (best word); Synonyms; Parts of Speech; Etymologies; Making Connections
 
 

AVOCABO WORDLIST 22
Here's Looking at You, Kid: Words Connoting Sight and Blindness

Words studied: apparent, Argus, Basilisk, dazzle, discern, espionage, glimpse, hoodwink, introspection, ken, leer, limpid, lorgnette, manifestation, myopia, obfuscate, ogle, ophthalmic, panoramic, perspicacity, reconnaissance, witness

4
-page PDF Exercises: Seeing clear: definitions; Fill-in-the-blanks; Making Connections; See Better, Lear: Various short answer
 
 

AVOCABO WORDLIST 9
Words denoting Fighting vs Conciliation | Crossword
Words studied:
allay, amnesty, armageddon, armistice, ballistics, bellicose, campaign, conciliatory, contend, compromise, crusade, Detente, internecine, martial, militant, pacify, placate, propitiate, rapprochement, retaliate, siege, tactics

4-page PDF Exercises: Reading: Abou Ben Adhem; Words and their definitions; Making Connections; War and Peace (sorting words); Synonyms; Fill-in-the-Blanks (best word); Related terms; Crossword puzzle

AVOCABO WORDLIST 11
Words denoting Success vs Failure
Words Studied: abortive, ace, avail, botch, circumvent, débâcle, fiasco, flash in the pan, forfeit, founder, incompetence, ineffectual, nonstarter, outflank, prevail, rout, succumb, surmount, surpass, sweep, triumph, vanquish
4
-page PDF  Exercises: Fill-in-the-blanks; Sorting Words (Success vs Failure); Synonyms; Etymologies; Making Connections

AVOCABO WORDLIST 13
Words from The Scarlet Pimpernel
| Crossword
Words studied: anathema, aristocrat, bohemian, cavalier, dastardly, enigmatic, factotum, guillotine, haggard, histrionic, indefatigable, ignominious, foppish, monarchy, nonchalance, obsequious, pimpernel, republican, rubicund, vagaries, witticism

3-page PDF  Exercises: Fill-in-the-blanks; Synonyms; Making Connections; Antonyms; Crossword ( link above)

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Words from Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel

Words studied: carp, cauterized, chatelaine,convalescence, countenance, effusive,fettle, finagled, ignominy, inertia,intrusive, laconically, mollify, plaintive,querulous, rancor, recrimination,relinquish, sanctimonious, tenacious,unregenerate, vindictive

3-page PDF  Exercises: Fill in the blanks (definitions); Synonyms; Etymologies; Making Connections

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Words denoting Confusion vs Clarity

Words studied: abash, addle, ambiguous, baffle, befuddle, bemuse, confound, construe, decipherment, delineate, elucidate, exacerbation, exegesis, exemplify, explicit, lucidity, pellucid, perplex, perspicious, recondite, salience, tumult

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-page PDF  Exercises: Sorting Words (Confusion vs Clarity); Discriminating Appropriate Usage; Synonyms; Antonyms; Making Connections; Anagrams

AVOCABO WORDLIST 46
Words Borrowed from German

Words studied: angst, autobahn, edelweiss, ersatz, gestalt, glockenspiel, hausfrau, hinterland, kaputt, katzenjammer, kindergarten, leitmotiv(f), ohm, poltergeist, pretzel, rucksack, streusel, verboten, wanderlust, weltanschauung, zeitgeist

3-page PDF Exercises: Fill-in-the-blanks; Making Connections; Discriminating Appropriate Use; Synonyms; Anagrams; Famous Germans

AVOCABO WORDLIST 63
English Words of Arabic Origin
Words studied: admiral, adobe, alchemy, alfalfa, assassin, azure, bedouin, caliber, cipher, fakir, jasmine, jinni, kaffir, mocha, mullah, popinjay, saffron, tabby, talisman, tariff, typhoon, Vega, zenith
4-page PDF Exercises: Fill-in-the-blanks (Definitions); Making Connections; Etymologies; Parts of Speech; Synonyms; Discriminating Appropriate Usage; More Words of Arabic Origin

AVOCABO WORDLIST 62
English Words of French Origin
Words studied: abbey, accrue, acrostic, adroit, ambergris, cabal, chauvinism, corniche, echelon, flageolet, fracas, glissade, guillotine, jetty, latrine, nacelle, nurture, russet, usurp, volute
5-page PDF Exercises: Fill-in-the-blanks (Definitions); Fill-in-the-blanks (Sentences); Synonyms; Parts of Speech; Making Connections; Useful Information

AVOCABO WORDLIST 23
Words from Around the Globe

Words studied: ambrosia, basilica, bloke, buckaroo, congolese, creole, edelweiss, fandango, geisha, germanic, goulash, haggis, henna, hindustani, janissary, peregrinate, plenipotentiary, sirocco, tisane, zionism

3-page PDF  Exercises: Fill-in-the-Blanks; Making Connections; Name the Nation (etymologies)

AVOCABO WORDLIST 8
Landscape Literacy
| Crossword puzzle
Words studied: arable, archipelago, bayou, cladera, ecumene, escarpment, estuary, fen, floodplain, isthmus, karst, mesa, pasture, peninsula, plateau, savanna, steppe, suburbia, taiga, tundra
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-page PDF Exercises: Reading: Why Landscape Literacy?; Synonyms; Discriminating Appropriate/Inappropriate Usage; Fill-in-the-Blanks (best word); Research/Supplementary Word List; Reading with Exercises

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Words from Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Words studied: affidavit, apparition, begrudge, covenant, crucible, defamation, effrontery, excommunicate, faction, gibbet, immaculate, inculcate, indictment, intimate, lechery, licentious, penitence, prodigious, providence, puritanical, theology

6-page PDF  Exercises: Reading, Fill-in-the-blanks; Synonyms; Antonyms; Etymologies; Parts of Speech; Making Connections; Crossword Puzzle

AVOCABO WORDLIST 13  
Words Coined by Shakespeare | Puzzle (Fill-in-the-Blanks)
Words studied: abstemious, besmirch, dauntless, divest, domineering, dwindle, frugal, gnarled, hobnob, lacklustre, madcap, pander, perusal, promethean, rancorous, rumination, sanctimonious, tranquil, transcendence, unmitigated

4-page PDF  Exercises: Fill-in-the-blanks; Discriminating Appropriate/Inappropriate Usage; Synonyms; Making Connections; Parts of speech; Crossword Puzzle

AVOCABO WORDLIST 15
Words denoting Loudness vs Faintness
|
Crossword | Crossword Solution
Words studied: baffle, blatant, braggart, clamorous, clarion, din, fortissimo, fulminate, murmur, obstreperous, pandemonium, plangent, purling, reticent, quiescent, resonance, shrill, squelch, stealthy, stentorian, strident, subdue, susurration, tacit, vociferous

3-page PDF  Exercises: Sorting Words (Loudness vs Faintness); Synonyms; Antonyms; Discriminating Appropriate/Inappriopriate Usage; Making Connections; Crossword

AVOCABO WORDLIST 38
Nine Letter Words

Words studied: affidavit, albatross, attenuate, beguiling, beleaguer, cacoethes, cannonade, convivial, dalliance, effulgent, egregious, fiduciary, gallivant, galvanize, heinously, heuristic, illicitly, kowtowing, maladroit, mendacity, nostalgic, objurgate, pecuniary, stevedore

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AVOCABO WORDLIST 17 This Avocabo unit may printed and submitted manually, or it may be completed using the online form fields and submitted/marked automatically. If using the online submission feature, Spelling COUNTS! Upper/Lower case is not important.
Words from Jack Kerouac's On the Road
Words studied: amenable, dichotomy, disconsolate, imprecation, irrespective, jalopy, jargon, lout, palpitate, phosphorescence, reverie, rigmarole, sardonic, seraphically, spittoon, surrealism, taciturn, tenement, vista, welter
3-page PDF  Exercises: Fill-in-the-Blanks (by definitions); Synonyms; Etymologies; Making Connections

AVOCABO WORDLIST 24
Great Words for 500, Alex!
Words studied: acumen, chicanery, circumlocution, diffident, equinox, fatuous, gamete, hemoglobin, incognito, jejune, kowtow, lexicon, nihilism, omnipotent, orthography, quasar, quotidian, tautology, totalitarian, xenophobe
5-page PDF  Exercises: Definitions; Fill-in-the-Blanks; Synonyms; Jeopardy (determining word from related terms); Double Jeopardy (word lore, etymologies, etc.); Making Connections; Final Jeopardy; Trivia; Crossword Puzzle

AVOCABO WORDLIST 18
Words from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
Words studied: beckon, billows, brazen, burden, defile, draughts, ford, forsaken, gully, heirloom, hollow, laden, plaits, precious, redoubled, scouring, spasm, stalk, stature, twilight, welled
4-page PDF  Exercises: Fill-in-the-Blanks (by definitions); Synonyms; Antonyms; Etymologies; Making Connections

AVOCABO WORDLIST 35
Basic First Aid Terms

Words studied: abrasion, anaphylaxis, artery, contusion, crepitus, cyanosis, dermis, dislocation, epidermis, fibrillation, fracture, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, ligament, metacarpals, metatarsals, sprain, strain, tendon, triage, vein
4-page PDF Exercises: Matching (definitions); Multiple Choice; Parts of Speech; Making Connections; Understanding 'triage'; Research
 
 

AVOCABO WORDLIST 25
Words from Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities

Words studied: abyss, apocryphal, avow, barbarous, cadaverous, clemency, eccentric, flaxen, incorrigible, insensate, languidly, magnanimous, mercenary, oblivion, resurrection, sacristan, sagacity, tyranny, vehemence, vengeance, vivacious
4-page PDF  Exercises: Fill-in-the-Blanks; Synonyms; Antonyms; Eponyms; Making Connections

AVOCABO WORDLIST 28
Words from The U.S. Led War on Iraq

Words studied: blockade, bombardment, bunker, camouflage, coalition, collateral damage, combatant, embedded journalists, espionage, fedayeen, friendly fire, geneva convention, guerilla, paramilitary, preemptive strike, propaganda, refugee, shock and awe, siege, sortie
4-page PDF  Exercises: Definitions, Fill-in-the-blanks; Euphemisms of War; Synonyms; Making Connections; Word scramble; Crossword Puzzle

AVOCABO WORDLIST 26
Words from Robotics
Words studied: amplification, articulate, autonomous, collimating, compliant, differential, dielectric, gyroscope, magnetometer, modulation, oscillator, piezoelectric, permeability, programmable, protocol, proximity, reflectance, resonant, specification, telemetry, torque
4-page PDF  Exercises: Fill-in-the-Blanks; Synonyms; Antonyms, Making Connections; Reading

AVOCABO WORDLIST 27
Words from L. Frank Baum's Wonderful World of Oz
Words studied: bodice, boisterous, brocade, counterpane, cyclone, daunt, doublet, ermine, frock, garret, gaunt, gingham, humbug, indignantly, mar, plait, reproachful, settee, solder, spire, sward
6-page PDF  Exercises: Fill-in-the-Blanks; Synonyms; Antonyms; Parts of Speech; Etymologies; Making Connections; Reading; Crossword Puzzle

AVOCABO WORDLIST 34
Words from Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

Words studied: burgeoned, carapace, chronic, decanted, fulminate, hypnopaedia, incarnadine, kiva, malignant, manifested, moribund, palpitating, pneumatic, rapture, respectively, semblance, stupefied, unorthodoxy, viscose, viviparous, zealous
4-page PDF Exercises: Reading: Fill-in-the-Blanks; Synonyms; Antonyms; Making Connections
 

AVOCABO WORDLIST 44
Words from Heinrich Harrer’s Seven Years in Tibet

Words studied: antediluvian, benevolent, bivouacked, cleft, debouched designations, deleterious, despondent, disheartened, emaciated, eminence, evocation, gesticulating, obeisance, petered, poleaxed, Ramshackle, rarefied, reverently, submissiveness, torrent
3-page PDF Exercises: Fill-in-the-blanks; Synonyms; Antonyms; Making Connections
 

AVOCABO WORDLIST 45
Words from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Words studied: abhorrence, acquiesce, bestow, deign, derive, eminent, exuberance, felicity, frivolous, gallantry, lamentation, licentiousness, profligate, proxy, refute, repugnant, simpleton, tincture, villainous
4-page PDF Exercises: Fill-in-the-blanks; Synonyms; Antonyms; Making Connections

AVOCABO WORDLIST 47
‘A’ words

Words studied: abdicate, accede, adherent, affable, agrarian, alacrity, altruism, ambulatory, anomalous, antipathy, aphorism, arcane, artifice, aspersion, assonance, attenuate, austere, averse, axion, azure
3-page PDF Exercises: Fill-in-the-blanks; Synonyms; Antonyms; Making Connections

AVOCABO WORDLIST 48
Words Denoting Goodness vs. Badness

Words studied: abject, apostasy, benevolent, bona fide, candid, contemptible, derogatory, fidelity, fraud, inviolate, jilt, Judas kiss, laxity, nepotism, perfidy, probity, punctilious, rectitude, scrupulous, staunch, turpitude, veracious
3-page PDF Exercises: Sorting words; Fill-in-the-blanks; Discriminating Appropriate Use; Fill-in-the-Blanks; Etymologies; Making Connections

AVOCABO WORDLIST 49
Words denoting Strength vs Weakness

Words studied: adamantine, brace, brawny, cripple, debility, delicate, feeble, flimsy, fortify, fragile, invincible, languish, puny, rickety, robust, stout, strapping, sturdy, totter, validate, worn
3-page PDF Exercises: Sorting words, Fill-in-the-blanks; Antonyms; Making Connections

AVOCABO WORDLIST 50
Words from Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient

Words studied: antiphon, avuncular, basilica, besotted, brigand, burnoose, coagulate, corporeal, cyclamen, demarcate, keloid, loggia, medina, palanquin, panacea, partisan, plummet, promontory, tithe
4-page PDF Exercises: Fill-in-the-blanks; Synonyms, Word Scarmble; Making Connections Deluxe

AVOCABO WORDLIST 51
20 Great Words for the Real World

Words studied: abstemious, belie, moiety, obsequious, deleterious, enervate, evanescent, facetious, filibuster, hegemony, hubris, kinetic, pecuniary, precipitous, soliloquy, suffragist, usurp, vacuous, winnow, ziggurat 4-page PDF Exercises: Fill-in-the-blanks; Identifying Appropriate Word Usage, Antonyms; Making Connections; Etymologies
 

AVOCABO WORDLIST 64
Words from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter
Words studied: canker, deleterious, despondency, dexterity, edifice, egotism, endeavour, extenuating, farthingale, gesticulation, irreverent, misanthropy, peremptory, physiognomy, potentate, propinquity, rankle, sojourn, transgress, transitory, unscrupulous, vehement
4-page PDF Exercises: Fill-in-the-blanks; Synonyms; Antonyms, Parts of Speech; Making Connections

Avocabo word lists are of four basic types:

1) DICHOTOMOUS WORDS
e.g. River vs Wind words, Words Denoting Love & Hate

2) WORDS FROM SPECIFIC BOOKS & AUTHORS
e.g. Words from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Words from Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel

3) WORDS FROM SPECIFIC DISCIPLINES AND CAREERS
e.g. Landscape Literacy, Words from Robotics
, Stock Market Words

4) WORDS DERIVED from other languages