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Vocabulary

ELA Vocab Test

TermDefinition
denotation the literal or primary meaning of a word
connotation an idea or feeling that a word invokes
derogatory tending to lessen the merit or reputation of a person or thing
earnest serious in intention, purpose, or effort
facetious not meant to be taken seriously or literally; humorous
impartial not partial or biased; fair; just
jovial endowed with or characterized by a hearty; joyous humor a spirit of good fellowship
malicious desiring to harm others or to see others suffer; ill-willed; spiteful
nonchalant cooly unconcerned, indifferent, unexcited; casual
taunting to reproach in a mocking insulting manner
vexed irritated; annoyed
vibrant moving to and fro rapidly; full of energy and enthusiasm
resonate when something has a great effect or impact
despondent someone who feels a loss of hope or confidence
whimsical given to over-imaginative and unrealistic notions; capricious
belligerent characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings
bewildered completely puzzled or confused; perplexed
ecstatic subjet to or in a state of an overwhelming feeling of great happiness
effusive expressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner
benevolent characterized by or expressing goodwill kindly feelings
Created by: mikhaelahood