Votes are IN!! Vocabulary 3QTR WKS 5-6
These are the 10 words you voted for: hysteria, trounce, diligent, enthralled, disdain, palisade, incredulous, heterogeneous, apprehensive, incapacitate.
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Allow me to remind you that I am not giving credit to people who offer definitions with a form of the word in the definition. I am also not giving credit for SYNONYMS as definitions. Synonyms can be used for EXTRA CREDIT. And, consider this, if I don’t know what awkward means, I STILL don’t know what awkwardly means. Get it? See below.
- Awkwardly – (adv.) when something is done in an awkward way.
So, you may very well be able to start voting for the actual test words THIS WEEK. The sooner I have most of the words posted, the sooner I can open it up to voting.
Today in class, you read to find one (1) word in your own personal reading that I might have chosen to include on a vocabulary list. Remember, it should not be specialized field specific terminology. The following pertinent information had to be recorded in your notebook:
- The actual sentence from the passage with your word underlined with proper citation (Book or Magazine or Article Title and Issue, Author, Page #)
- Definition & Part of Speech (as used in the sentence)
- Forms of the word (and their parts of speech)
- WORD: exuberant (adjective) abounding in vitality; extremely joyful and vigorous.
- SENTENCE: The exuberant crowd jumped out of its seats when the goal was scored.
- FORMS: ex·u·ber·ant·ly adverb; o·ver·ex·u·ber·ant, adjective; o·ver·ex·u·ber·ant·ly, adverb; un·ex·u·ber·ant, adjective; un·ex·u·ber·ant·ly, adverb
SO, with your help, we selected 5 words from each block for a total of 15 words on the list. I really really really really hope more of you get ready for the test THIS time. More people prepared this time than ever before. Let’s keep this growth up!
The master list for the 4th Vocabulary Test will be posted by the end of today. If your word was chosen, you must post the pertinent information for your word to this discussion. NOW.
sorry about that wrong Definition
Megalomaniac or “megalomania ”
Definition= mental disorder characterized by delusions of greatness
Part of Speech-Adjective
Sentance from the text-I’m currently going through a dance and ballet craze and am DILIGENTLY practicing my dance steps every evening. (The diary of Anne Frank page 167)
Definintion-Constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything.
I forgot the sentence for the word Enthralled so here it is: “And so enthralled by the history enchanted therein to which the beauty of the world was but the background and scene.”
(pg. 53) “The Book of Lost Tales”
Definition- Disbelieving or doubtful; skeptical
Word used in sentence- “You don’t like snow?” ben asked incredulously.
as with the victory over the panthers the year before, it had been no trouncing-Just enough to make history.
1.)To thrash;beat.2.)To defeat decisivly:trounced the opposing field hockey team
SENTENCE – “I seen him goin’ in your house”. She was suddenly apprehensive. (Book TITLE, PAGE #)
DEFINITION – Anxious or fearful; uneasy
FORMS- Apprehensively, Apprehensiveness
Part of Speech-adj
Definition-Having to do with or like metaphysic;The branch of philosophy that tries to answer questions about what really exist and about how the world began.
Sentence-“Well,now,” Chiron said. “God-capital G, God. That’s a different metter altogether. We shan’t deal with the metaphysical.
Def. – affected by or characteristic of megalomania
–“you have become a megalomaniac.”
Incapacitates-to deprive of power or ability
they explode in a burst of intense light and sound that incapacitates but does not do any lasting damage
Hysteria- A wild fit of laughing, cryign etc that get out of control.
“She giggles with an edge of hysteria.”
adj – Hysterical
–verb (used with object)
1. to captivate or charm: a performer whose grace, skill, and virtuosity enthrall her audiences.
2. to put or hold in slavery; subjugate: to be enthralled by illusions and superstitions.
Also, inthral, inthrall.
1. spellbind, enchant, transport, enrapture.
Part Of Speech- Adj
Definition- Going Beyond What Is Right Or Proper ; Excessively Forward
Sentence- “And another thing AEson bade me say to thee , O my lord Chiron : not presumptuous is he but he knows that this child has the reguard of the immortal Goddes Hera , the wife of Zeus.”
Forms Of The Word- Presumption , Presumptive
disdain -forms- disdain, disdaining, disdains, and disdainful.
def. to consider or treat with contempt, scorn.
sentence- ,”She and her siblings are subjected to their stepmothers _disdain_, while her half brother and sister are thoroughly spoiled.” chinese cinderella pg.205
What does contempt mean?
-Definition: A strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground, esp for defence; A Fence Of Stakes Forming Fortifications
-Sentence: Within the palisade some 400 houses where lined up.
-Synonyms: Wall, Fence
“the museum’s vast heterogeneous collection of insects”
consisting of parts that are not the alike
-word: ostentatiously adj.
-sentence: a bracelet of links clanked ostentatiously upon his right wrist.
-Definition: done or made th show off or get attention.