clamber: to climb with difficulty, or on all fours. asperity: roughness of surface, sound, or manner. effete: infertile; also, worn out; also, decadent, effeminate. venerate: to regard or treat with reverence; revere. gustatory: pertaining to the sense of taste. tergiversation: evasion; also, desertion of a cause, party, etc. obstreperous: noisily and stubbornly defiant; also, boisterous. serendipity: the faculty or phenomenon of making fortunate accidental discoveries. yen: a desire or craving. timorous: full of apprehensiveness; fearful. irenic: promoting peace. bilious: of or pertaining to bile; also, ill-tempered. galvanic: pertaining to a direct current of electricity; also, having the effect of an electric shock. pantheon: the collective gods of a people; also, a group of highly esteemed persons. slaver: to slobber; to drool. unguent: an ointment. abeyance: suspension; temporary cessation. concinnity: elegance -- used chiefly of literary style. peripatetic: walking about or traveling from place to place. frangible: capable of being broken; easily broken. hebetude: mental dullness or sluggishness. soi-disant: self-styled; so-called. opprobrium: reproach mingled with contempt. quandary: a state of difficulty or perplexity. surreptitious: done, made, or gotten by stealth; also, marked by stealth. quixotic: foolishly impractical; also, capricious, impulsive. languor: lack of energy or vitality. pulchritude: beauty. censure: to criticize severely; also, an expression of disapproval. hector: to bully or harass. miasma: a thick vaporous atmosphere, often noxious. rapport: relation characterized by sympathetic understanding. forcible: effected by force used against resistance; also, powerful. bombinate: to buzz, hum, or drone. insuperable: incapable of being passed over, surmounted, or overcome. latitudinarian: having or expressing broad and tolerant views. hinterland: backcountry. buss: a kiss; to kiss. discrete: constituting a separate thing; also, consisting of distinct or unconnected parts. plaintive: expressive of sorrow or melancholy. tractable: docile; manageable, governable. quietus: final acquittance, as from debt; also, rest; death. inscrutable: difficult to fathom or understand. avatar: an incarnation. expiate: to make amends for; to atone for. gauche: lacking social polish; tactless. lambaste: to scold sharply; also, to beat. recrudescent: breaking out again. flibbertigibbet: a silly, flighty, or excessively talkative person. malapropism: the usually unintentionally humorous misuse of a word. raffish: gaudily vulgar or cheap; also, characterized by a carefree or fun-loving unconventionality. vet: to subject to thorough appraisal; to evaluate. pleonasm: the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea. tenet: any opinion, principle, or doctrine held to be true. qua: in the capacity or character of; as. invective: insulting or abusive language. bowdlerize: to remove or modify the parts considered offensive. fait accompli: an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed or fact. pettifogger: a petty, unscrupulous lawyer; also, who quibbles over trivia. vagary: an extravagant, erratic, or unpredictable notion, action, or occurrence. idyll: a poem or prose work depicting rural or pastoral life; also, a carefree episode or experience. truckle: to act in a subservient manner. patrician: a nobleman; also, a person of refined upbringing, manners, and taste. apocryphal: of doubtful authority or authenticity. efficacious: producing, or capable of producing, a desired effect. deign: to condescend. sanctum: a place where one is free from intrusion. malinger: to feign illness or inability. redound: to have a consequence or effect. perfidy:…
Banal means to be boring, ordinary, common, and unoriginal .
The banal green light is so depressing to stare at for a long time.
Belabor is to put extreme effort on to something and can also mean to hurt someone severely with word or fists.
The fact that teachers belabors high school students with no homework does not help their sleeping habits, because they stayed up late to finish their homework
Coherent means rational or a consisistent argument,also could mean making a whole or coming…
Abolishing the SAT
The stress, the anxiety, and the hair loss for a high schooler is not because of a girl or a guy; it is because of a test that “outlines a student’s whole life”, the SAT. College Board describes the SAT to be, “…a globally recognized college admission test that lets [the student] show colleges what [he/ she] know[s] and how well [he/ she] can apply the knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms.” (“About the SATs”, 2012) However…
river and told him the entire story. He also did not care until the river spoke to him. The group of men then ran to the chief of the village to seek his advice. He listened to their story from the beginning and told them to go on their way. As he sat down saying that stories like this cause problems in our community, his chair speaks.
Elephant Hunter Take your Bow
Traditional story from Africa. Hunters back then believed they would have a successful hunt if the casted a spell on the…
Vocab: Chapters 16-24
1.) Vivacity - liveliness; animation; sprightliness.
Sentence: "Pearl set forth, at a great pace, and, as Hester smiled to perceive, did actually catch the sunshine, and stood laughing in the midst of it, all brightened by its splendor, and scintillating with the vivacity excited by rapid motion." (Ch.16 Page 123).
2.) Loquacity- the state of being loquacious; talkativeness; garrulity.
Sentence: "All these giant trees and boulders of granite seemed intent on making a…
First up, we are going to do some work on your vocab. Look up the following words and then use it in a sentence, referring to a text you have studied.
“bababa” or “badidabu”
Contraction stage (10-14): non-reduplicative babbling, varying of consonants and vowels
Vocabulary growth: increases slowly until language explosion: doubles from 18-21 months and 21-24 months. Estimated vocab size: 1st grade= 10,000, 3rd grade= 18,000, 5th grade= 39,000
Deriving meaning: fast mapping, new words refer to whole/class objects, mutual exclusivity bias
One word stage (10-22 months): overextensions/underextensions, holophrase: only one word that…
head teacher, she brought with her the ranking order system from her previous school. Although the school is a state comprehensive, the grammar element incorporates the element of streaming the students from the onset of year 7, using the children’s SAT and CAT results from year 6, and if these are unavailable testing students prior to entry. The students are also tested during a visit to the school the summer term prior to starting to complete ranking tests. These tests are comprised of the core subjects…