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Sophie Navarro

Ms. Stronks
ELA 7th
January 27, 2016
Vocab. Tone Words
Word:Unambigous
Definition:not open to more than one interpretation
Sentence:Nico DiAngelo is very unambigous.
Word:Worshiping
Definition:show reverence and adoration for something
Sentence:The Greek demigods are worshiping Hermes for their travels.
Word:Effusive
Definition:expressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner
Sentence:Annabeth was very effusive when Zeus let her redesign Mount Olympus.
Word:Abhorring
Definition:regard with disgust and hatred
Sentence:Nico DiAngelo was abhorring toward Percy when he cam back without her sister.
Word:Acerbic
Definition:sharp and forthright
Sentence:Annabeth is very acerbic during battle.
Word:Sardonic
Definition:grimly mocking or cynical
Sentence:Leo Valdez is very sardonic toward everyone.
Word:Satirical
Definition:arcastic, critical, and mocking another's weaknesses
Sentence:Clarisse is satirical toward weaklings.
Word:Cynical
Definition:believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or
integrity
Sentence:Drew Tanaka is very cynical.
Word:Obdurate
Definition:stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or course of action
Sentence:When Annabeth is reading, she never obdurates.
Word:Nonchalant
Definition:feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or
enthusiasm
Sentence:Nico DiAngelo is nonchalant almost every second of the day.
Word:Frivolous
Definition:not having any serious purpose or value
Sentence:Most of the campers at Camp Half-Blood thoguht most of the courses were frivolous.
Word:Flippant
Definition:not showing a serious or respectful attitude
Sentence:Gods and Goddesses are always the opposite of flippant.
Word:Impish
Definition:inclined to do slightly naughty things for fun; mischievous
Sentence:Leo Valdez always had an impish grin.
Word:Reticent
Definition:not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily
Sentence:Nico DiAngelo is very reticent.

Word:Melancholy
Definition:a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause
Sentence:Most campers at Camp Half-Blood are melancholy.
Word:Wistful
Definition:having or showing a feeling of vague or regretful longing
Sentence:The people were always wistful when they thought of their fallen brothers and sisters.
Word:Ignominious
Definition:deserving or causing public disgrace or shame
Sentence:Leo felt ignominious when he accidentally blew up New Rome.
Word:Recalcitrant
Definition:having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline
Sentence:The Stolls are recalcitrant most of the time.
Word:Pensive
Definition:engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought
Sentence:Annabeth is always pensive when she's working on a problem.
Word:Fanciful
Definition:(of a person or their thoughts and ideas) overimaginative and unrealistic
Sentence:Charles Beckendorf's ideas were always just fanciful.

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