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Oaks 2 Vocabulary Worksheet

Due:
Your Name:

Josh Horowitz

Word #1

Akin
(in print)

(in cursive)

List part of speech:

Adjective

Write definition:

Similar.

Two Sentences: For your first sentence, copy an example sentence and cite
your source. Create your own sentence for sentence number two.
1) List your source:

dictionary.com

These great, lumbering creatures of the past seem more akin to fantasy than fiction.

2) Captain Nobeard, the fabled pirate, was somewhat more akin to a privateer than
to his own treasure-loving brethren, in that he worked for anyone who would bother to
pay him, and against anyone who wouldn't.
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Word #2

Noncombatant
(in print)

(in cursive)

List part of speech:

Noun

Write definition:

A person connected with a military force in some capacity

other than that of a fighter; a person who is not directly involved in combat.

Two Sentences: For your first sentence, copy an example sentence and cite
your source. Create your own sentence for sentence number two.
1) List your source:

dictionary.co

But the desire not to sicken or offend the noncombatant public should not be among
them.

2) Captain Nobeard was a strict follower of the Pirate's Maxim, but he belonged to a
small sect of followers devoted to nonviolence. Intimidation, persuasion, blackmail,
all that other stuff, but Nobeard could safely say he was a noncombatant.
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Word #3

Pretext
(in print)

(in cursive)

List part of speech:

Noun

Write definition:

An excuse

Two Sentences: For your first sentence, copy an example sentence and cite
your source. Create your own sentence for sentence number two.
1) List your source:

dictionary.co

The plaintiff must then show that the defendant's proffered reason is merely a pretext
for intentional discrimination.

2) Nobeard once invaded the island of Cuba after a kerfuffle which he insisted had
incredibly offensive pretext.

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Word #4

Memoir
(in print)

(in cursive)

List part of speech:

Noun

Write definition:

A record of events written by a person having intimate

knowledge of them and based on personal observation.

Two Sentences: For your first sentence, copy an example sentence and cite
your source. Create your own sentence for sentence number two.
1) List your source:

dictionary.co

Actually, my memoir is still in the idea stage.

2) Captain Nobeard, being a notorious pirate, often sat and worked on his now-famous
memoir when he was not plundering and pillaging.

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Word #5

Plumage
(in print)

(in cursive)

List part of speech:

Noun

Write definition:

Feathers collectively.

Two Sentences: For your first sentence, copy an example sentence and cite
your source. Create your own sentence for sentence number two.
1) List your source:

Dictionary.com

Various vultures have featherless necks, presumably to stop the blood and gore from
their meals matting their plumage.

2) Captain Nobeard was a firm supporter of flamboyant outfits, and he was particular
about his hats. He generally would search for a hat with colorful plumage adorning it,
so as to better suit his needs.
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