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The Tell-Tale Heart By: Edgar Allan Poe. Vocabulary. Due to his acute sense of hearing, the man couldn’t remain in the movie theater during the scene with the woman screaming. Acute ( A – cute). With a partner discuss what the definition of acute might be: Intense Deafening - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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The Tell-Tale Heart By: Edgar Allan Poe

The Tell-Tale HeartBy: Edgar Allan PoeVocabulary{

Acute ( A cute)Due to his acute sense of hearing, the man couldnt remain in the movie theater during the scene with the woman screaming. With a partner discuss what the definition of acute might be:

IntenseDeafeningCompoundingCooperative

Hearken (Hear ken)John refused to hearken to Tim Gunns fashion advice.

Oh John! I think you should reconsider those baggy zebra leggings.With a partner discuss what the definition of hearken might be:

to materialize or becometo heed or listento understandto believe

5Foresight (fore sight)

She had the foresight to prepare herself financially in the event of an accident.Fore in front ofSight to seeWith a partner discuss what the definition of foresight might be:

to see in detailknowledge gained by looking forwarda term used in golfd. to be narrow minded

7Dissimulation (Dis sim u la tion)

When Clark Kent took off his glasses and put on his hero suit his dissimulation was complete; no one could ever tell he was Superman.Simul like or resemblingDis - notWith a partner discuss what the definition of dissimulation might be:

To be apparent or obviousSomething out of the ordinaryMoving away from the crowdTo hide under a false appearance

9Cunning (cunn ing)

The cunning assassin killed the king without being seen.With a partner discuss what the definition of cunning might be:

Skilled in deceivingDevising a planBeing intelligentTo go unnoticed11Sagacity (sag a cit y)

The sagacity of the old mans advice impressed me; clearly, age teaches you a thing or two about the world.With a partner discuss what the definition of sagacity might be:

ExperienceBeliefs OrganizationWisdom/ good judgement13Suppositions (supp o si tion)

The principal was investigating the supposition that the graffiti in the boys locker room was done by eight graders.With a partner discuss what the definition of supposition might be:

Allegation Rumor Guess or beliefAdvice 15Vain (vain)After Jenny had eaten the massive slice of chocolate cake, she realized that her running earlier in the day at an attempt to be healthy had been done in vain.

With a partner discuss what the definition of vain might be:

ConceitedWithout any significance or importancePreparation With hard work17

Crevice (crev-ice)I cleaned the counter in the kitchen getting into every corner an crevice.With a partner discuss what the definition of crevice might be:

A gaping whole in the groundA unique designA large areaCrack or narrow opening

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Refrain (re frain)Please refrain from using your cell phone during class.With a partner discuss what the definition of refrain might be:

To hold back from an impulseTo do away withTo hold onto as long as possibleTo do over

21corpse

To get there in one piece required a preserved body, so those who could afford it had their corpse mummified.With a partner discuss what the definition of corpse might be:

A piece of potteryA dead bodyA mythical creatureA mummy

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Chamber (cham ber)Harry Potter cautiously entered the chamber of secrets.With a partner discuss what the definition of chamber might be:

A roomA dungeonA magical placeA government building

25Audacity (Au dac I ty)

I cant believe the teacher had the audacity to assign us homework on winter break.With a partner discuss what the definition of audacity might be:

To sound loudWisdom Boldness or daringA belief

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Mockery (mock er y)She only knows pain and sorrow, and the cruel mockery she receives from her rival. With a partner discuss what the definition of mockery might be:

An unbelievable argumentA kind of birdA scene acted outRidicule

29Vexed

The parents were greatly vexed by the behavior of their child which caused a suspension.With a partner discuss what the definition of vexed might be:

A spell being placed upon someoneAnnoyed, frustrated, irritatedLost unknowing

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