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Hello & Welcome to your CARS II & ENGLISH III COURSES!
I am so very excited to be joining you on your journey and if you are new here
please let me welcome you to the LHS Family!
If you are joining me for CARS II please know that this will be the second of four required CARS courses you will complete in your time here at LHS.
If you are joining me for English III, welcome!
This year is important as your successful completion of this English III course will satisfy one of the four required English courses you will need for graduation.
In the coming weeks and months we have together you will grow in your reading and writing skills in such a way that will enable you to create a strong platform on which you can continue to build on for many years to come!
Please email me with any questions you may have about this class.
To check your grades and attendance at any time,
please click on the Information Now link at the top of the page.
To get assistance with your INow username and password,
please call the LaVergne High office at (615) 904-3870.
Keep your INow sign in information somewhere safe where you can access it regularly
to check your grades as the year progresses.
It will be useful to you in your time at LHS.

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Cars II - WORD WALL - 3rd Quarter


  1. Abbreviate (verb) to shorten or abridge
  2. Adulation (noun) high praise
  3. Adversity (noun) trouble or misfortune
  4. Anecdote – (noun) short story or event
  5. Belittle - (verb) lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; express a negative opinion of; cause to seem less serious;
  6. Clemency - (noun) leniency and compassion shown toward offenders of rule or law
  7. Cursory - (adj.) hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
  8. Dubious - (adj.) not convinced; fraught with uncertainty or doubt; open to doubt or suspicion
  9. Antediluvian - (noun) a very old person
  10. Ameliorate - (verb) get better; to make better
  11. Fortuitous (adj) lucky
  12. Frugal - (adj.) avoiding waste; spendthrift
  13. Gluttony - (noun) eating to excess; habitual eating to excess
  14. Gullible - (adj.) easily tricked because of being too trusting; naive and easily deceived or tricked
  15. Hilarity - (noun) great merriment or enjoyment
  16. Hackneyed - (adj.) repeated too often; over familiar through overuse
  1. Dour- (adj.) relentlessly severe, stern, or gloomy in manner or appearance
  1. Kindle - (verb) cause to start burning; catch fire; call forth
  2. Laud - (verb) to give praise or highly approve
  3. Listless - (adj.) lacking zest or vivacity; marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
  4. Morbid - (adj.) suggesting an unhealthy mental state; caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology; suggesting the horror of death and decay
  5. Malleable - (adj.) capable of being shaped or bended
  1. Evasive- (adj.) tending to avoid commitment, especially by responding indirectly; directed toward avoidance or escape
  1. Overt - (adj.) open and observable; not secret or hidden
  2. Patent - (noun) a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention; an official document granting a right or privilege
  3. Petulant - (adj.) easily irritated or annoyed
  4. Profuse - (adj.) produced or growing in extreme abundance
  5. Querulous - (adj.) habitually complaining
  6. Reclusive - (adj.) providing privacy or seclusion; withdrawn from society; seeking solitude
  7. Scrutinize - (verb) examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification; to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail

English III - WORD WALL - 3rd Quarter

1.Accentuate – (V) – To make something more noticeable or single out as important

2.Ambiguous – (Adj.) - open to more than one interpretation; having a double meaning

3.Banter – (V) – Talk or exchange remarks in a good-humored, playful, teasing way

4.Bellow – (N) – A deep roaring shout or sound

5.Bizarre – (Adj.) – Very strange or unusual, especially so as to cause interest or amusement

6.Colossal – (Adj.) – Extremely large

7.Complacent – (Adj.) – Feeling so satisfied with your own abilities or situation that you feel you do not need to try any harder

8.Conscientious – (Adj.) – Feeling a moral responsibility to do your work carefully and to be fair to others

9.Contiguous – (Adj.) – connecting without a break; uninterrupted.

10.Cordial – (Adj.) – courteous and gracious; friendly; warm.

11.Cynical – (Adj.) – Distrusting the motives of others; pessimistic

12.Divergence – (N) – The situation in which two things become different

13.Façade – (N) – The front of a building; A false, superficial, or artificial appearance or effect

14.Feign – (V) – To make believe; pretend

15.Fluctuate – (V) – To change continually; shift back and forth

16.Forlorn – (Adj.) – Looking or feeling alone and sad

17.Incoherent – (Adj.) – Not expressed in a way that can be understood, or not able to talk clearly

18.Innuendo – (N) – an indirect comment about a person or thing, esp. of a disparaging or a derogatory nature.

19.Insidious – (Adj.) – (Of something unpleasant or dangerous) gradually and secretly causing harm

20.Intermittent – (Adj.) – Not happening regularly or continuously; stopping and starting repeatedly or with periods in between

21.Intricate – (Adj.) – Having many small parts that are arranged in a complicated way

22.Nebulous – (Adj.) – Lacking definite form, shape, or content

23.Permeate – (V) – To spread through something and be present in every part of it

24.Perturb – (V) – To make someone anxious or unsettled

25.Reciprocal – (Adj.) – Given, felt, or done in return; mutual

26.Reproach – (N) – The expression of disapproval or disappointment

27.Sporadic – (Adj.) – Occurring occasionally or in irregular or random instances

28.Suppress – (V) – To end something by force

29.Tactful – (Adj.) – Careful not to say or do anything that could upset someone

30.Tentative – (Adj.) – not certain; done without confidence