This test utilizes the following words: WORD LIST:
archaic vernacular argot standard connotation slang
semantics denotation jargon idiom boycott tantalize
galvanize quixotic jovial odyssey macadam nemesis
For this test, students must choose at least 10 words and apply them in essay form. This vocabulary test requires students to not only remember definitions but to be able to apply them in writing format. In addition, you can also hold students to PSSA writing guidelines. A rubric for grading is also included.