vocabulary- marking period 1 speak

January 13, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Performing Arts, Drama
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SPEAK -LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON

VOCABULARY

Marking Period One   

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Obscene Demerit Inconspicuous Reconstitute Errant Wan Pseudo Interim Drones

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Blather Floundering Synchronized Indoctrination Thespians Fascists



Obscene:

(adj)- offensive by accepted standards of morality.

Example: He made an obscene gesture at the driver who cut him off.



Demerit:



Inconspicuous:

(noun)- offense or a fault.

(adj)- not readily noticeable.

ExampleStudents are given demerits if they arrive late to class.

Example: She tried to remain as inconspicuous as possible in class because she forgot her homework.



Reconstitute:



Errant:

(verb)- to bring back , restore to a former condition.

(adj)- to move aimlessly – do not follow guidelines or standards.

Example: They have plans to reconstitute the bankrupt company.

Example: He was an errant traveler as he refused to follow guidebooks or maps.



Wan:

(adj)- suggestive of poor health.

ExampleThere were rumors spread about him due to his wan appearance.





Pseudo:

(adj)- something or someone false.

ExampleShe took her cousin as her pseudo date to the prom.



Interim:

(noun)- and intervening time, interval. Example- You need to make sure that you have all of your work in before interim reports are due.



Fascists:

(noun)- a person who has extreme right-wing views (believe in having absolute power). ExampleTheir strength is the key to stopping the fascists.



Drones:

(noun)- the male honeybee (stingless and don’t produce honey).



Blathers:

(noun) foolish talk ExampleIt's annoying when people blather while at the gym.



Floundering:

(verb)- to struggle with stumbling or plunging movements. ExampleThe lifeguard saved the floundering child from drowning in the pool.





Synchronized:

(verb)- to indicate something at the same time.

ExampleI reminded the athletes to have their dance routine synchronized.





Indoctrination: (noun)- the act of teaching with a specific point of view (biased).

ExampleThere is no greater crime than to indoctrinate young minds with false information.



Thespians:

(adj)- describe something related to drama or the arts. (noun)- an actress or an actor. ExampleA person who is excellent at performing is an example of someone who would be described as having thespian talent.

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