Words from Flocabulary's "Rhyme Rehab" rap 26 words

To see the "Rhyme Rehab" video and to find out more about Flocabulary, check out the interview "Word Up: Putting the Flow in Vocabulary Instruction" (http://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/teachersatwork/2993/).
  1. addict
    to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)
    I’m an addict, which means I have to have it.
  2. cold turkey
    complete and abrupt withdrawal of all addictive drugs or anything else on which you have become dependent
    When I try to go cold turkey, it only worsens,
    So immediate action is needed, it’s urgent!
  3. magnetic attraction
    attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force
    I feel a magnetic attraction to verses,
    I steal rhymes from Biggie, but I’d never snatch purses.
  4. rhyme
    correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
    I’ve got a twisted mind, and my bad habit is rhymes!
  5. firebrand
    a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning
    Better yet, call a firebrand!
  6. nauseous
    causing or able to cause nausea
    I need to be more wary and more cautious,
    About what I eat so I don’t get nauseous.
  7. hearse
    a vehicle for carrying a coffin to a church or a cemetery; formerly drawn by horses but now usually a motor vehicle
    I’d climb into a hearse made from a Ford Taurus,
    I like when people gather to sing in a chorus.
  8. toxic
    of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison
    See, too much of a good thing can be toxic,
    I once ate a whole jar of mustard and got sick.
  9. conjure
    summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    I need to conjure up a cure for rhyme sickness,
    I must create a remedy with magical quickness.
  10. quench
    satisfy (thirst)
    Rhymes satisfy and quench my thirst,
    If nothing rhymed with "thirst" that would be the worst.
  11. analyze
    break down into components or essential features
    It’s something subtle, it’s diffi cult to analyze,
    Like the right amount of salt to put on your French fries.
  12. aspire
    have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
    I aspire to quit, I really hope I can stop,
    But no matter what I try, another rhyme just pops
    Into my head and then falls out of my voice,
    I really am a rhyme addict and it’s not by choice.
  13. metaphor
    a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
    My pen and my pad’s like my shield and my sword,
    And I’m ready to conquer any enemy with my metaphors.
  14. lyric
    of or relating to a category of poetry that expresses emotion (often in a songlike way)
    I’m like a sailor on dry land until I get my hands
    On lyrics that sound like they line-dance.
  15. wary
    marked by keen caution and watchful prudence
    I need to be more wary and more cautious,
    About what I eat so I don’t get nauseous.
  16. sullen
    showing a brooding ill humor
    If I can’t, I get sullen, quiet, and mad,
    I can’t stop; I’m a word nerd like Tupac.
  17. mirth
    great merriment
    I feel mirth and joy,
    And happiness, you know, when I acquire,
    When I somehow get the rhymes I desire.
  18. conquer
    take possession of by force, as after an invasion
    My pen and my pad’s like my shield and my sword,
    And I’m ready to conquer any enemy with my metaphors.
  19. urgent
    compelling immediate action
    When I try to go cold turkey, it only worsens,
    So immediate action is needed, it’s urgent!
  20. acquire
    come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    I feel mirth and joy,
    And happiness, you know, when I acquire,
    When I somehow get the rhymes I desire.
  21. gravity
    (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface
    Give me a pen and a pad,
    I’m ready to rap and write, so get ready for that.
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    I know a few rhyme addicts, but I think none are bad as me,
    The need to rhyme pulls me in like gravity.
  22. subtle
    difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
    It’s something subtle, it’s diffi cult to analyze,
    Like the right amount of salt to put on your French fries.
  23. remedy
    a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
    I need to conjure up a cure for rhyme sickness,
    I must create a remedy with magical quickness.
  24. chorus
    a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play
    I’d climb into a hearse made from a Ford Taurus,
    I like when people gather to sing in a chorus.
  25. verse
    a piece of poetry
    I feel a magnetic attraction to verses,
    I steal rhymes from Biggie, but I’d never snatch purses.
  26. immediate
    immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect
    When I try to go cold turkey, it only worsens,
    So immediate action is needed, it’s urgent!