Lesson 6 Vocabulary Words:

1. approached (v): drew closer or nearer to

2. canopy (n): a covering that can provide shade

3. detect (v): discover the existence of

4. distinctive (adj.): set apart; unique

5. examined (v): inspected or looked at closely

6. overhead (adj): above one's head

7. ridges (n): raised strips or lines

8. squarely (adv): in a straightforward manner

9. stray (adj): occuring at random or in an unintended manner

10. strolling (v): walking in a non-hurried manner

Lesson 5 Vocabulary Words:

1. cast (n)- a slight hint or trace of some color

2. clump (n)- a group of things bunched together

3. consult (v)- to ask for advice; to seek information

4. dilapidated (adj)- run-down, as from age, misuse, wear, etc.; partly ruined; in disrepair

5. raucous (adj)- rough-sounding; harsh

6. recesses (n)- inner places; hidden or out-of-the-way parts

7. scuttle (v)- to run with small, quick steps; to scurry; to scamper

8. sinister (adj)- suggesting evil or trouble

9. stifle (v)- to hold back; to cut off; to smother, as a sound

10. visible (adj)- able to be seen; within view

Lesson 4 Vocabulary Words:

1. Astride-(prep.) On or above with a leg on each side

2. Decline-(v)  To refuse to accept or do something

3. Glory-(n) Honor given to a person or thing; praise

4. Jeer- (n) Insulting remark; mockery; ridicule

5. Prompt- (adj) Without delay; quick; on time

6. Respond- (v) To answer; to reply

7. Snuffle-  (v) To breathe noisily through the nose

8. Traitor- (n) One who betrays a friend, duty, country, etc.

9. Vicious- (adj) Wicked or savage

10. Vulgar- (adj) Lacking good manners, politeness, etc.

Lesson 3 Vocabulary words:

1. Bulge-(v) To swell out; to jut out

2. Community- (n) Society; group of people living in a certain area

3. Complaint- (n)- An expression of unhappiness or discontent

4. Disturb- (v) To interrupt the peace, quiet, or rest of; to bother

5. Fantastic- (adj)-Unbelievable; unreal; odd

6. Hoarse-(adj) Sounding rough and harsh

7. Mumble-(v) To speak in low, unclear tones

8. Patient-(adj) willing to put up with waiting, difficulty, pain, etc

9. Recite- (v) To tell about; to describe in detail; to repeat

10. Scowl-(v) To look angry or displeased, especially by lowering the eyebrows; to look gloomy

Lesson 2 Vocabulary words:

1. Breeches- (n) pants

2. Envious- (adj) Wanting what another has; resenting the success of another

3. Gape-  (v) To Split; to Open wide

4. Occasional-(adj) Happening now and then; occurring once in a while

5. Prowess- (n) Great or superior ability

6. Resist-(v) To stand up to; to work against

7. Sound-(adj) Free from damage, injury, defect, etc; in good condition

8. Splice- (v), To join, especially by weaving the ends together

9. Teem-(v) To be full of; to be numerous; to swarm with

10. Threadbare-(adj) Worn until the threads show; worn out




Vocabulary Words for Quiz 1

1-Strategy-a plan, method, or series of maneuvers for obtaining a specific goal or result.

2-Protagonist-the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work.

3-Modes- a particular type or form of something.

4-Folklore- the traditional beliefs, legends, customs, etc., of a people; lore of a people.

5-Skill- the ability, coming from one's knowledge, practice, aptitude, etc., to do something well.

6-Impulse- sudden, involuntary inclination prompting to action.

7. External- a : an outer part b : an external feature or aspect —usually used in plural

8. Accuracy- The quick and effortless reading of words in our out of context

9. Rate- How quickly and accurately a reader reads connected words

10. Inflection or expressiveness- The tonal and rhythmic aspects of spoken language: pitch, stress patterns, and duration that convey information beyond the actual words themselves. Are you reading the way you talk?



2nd Quarter November 2, 2009- January 21, 2010

Vocabulary Words for Quiz 2

1- Setting- the time and the place in which a narrative occurs.

2-Plot- the sequence of related events that make up a story or novel.

3-Conflict- a struggle between opposing forces.

4-Resolution- the outcome of the conflict of a story, when loose ends are wrapped up.

5-Characterization- the  methods a writer uses to develop characters.

6-Dialogue- conversation between characters

7. Incident A distinct place of action as in an episode in a story or a play

8. 1st person- The story is told from the main character's point of view and uses the pronoun "I" and "we"

9. 2nd person- The narrator tells the story to another character using "you", so that the story is being told through the addressee's point of view

10. 3rd person- the story is told from an outside point of view and uses the pronouns "he", "she", and "they"

Vocabulary Words for Quiz 3

1. Abhor- Hate

2. Bigot- narrow-minded, prejudiced person

3. Counterfeit- fake; false

4. Enfranchise- give voting rights

5. Hamper- hinder; obstruct

Vocabulary Words for Quiz 4

1. Kindle- To start a fire

2. Noxious- harmful; poisonous; lethal

3. Placid- calm; peaceful

4. Remuneration- payment for work done

5. Talisman- lucky charm

Vocabulary Words for Quiz 5

1. abrasive- rough; coarse; harsh

2. bilk- cheat; defraud

3. covert- hidden; undercover

4. engender- cause

5. hangar- storage area (like a garage) for a plane

Vocabulary Words for Quiz 6

1. knotty- complex; difficult to solve

2. nuance- something subtle; a fine shade of meaning

3. plagiarism-taking credit for someone else's writing or ideas

4. paltry- ridiculously or insultingly small

5. conclusive- serving to settle or decide a question; decisive; convincing

Vocabulary Words for Quiz 7

1. knotty- complex; difficult to solve

2. nuance- something subtle; a fine shade of meaning

3. plagiarism-taking credit for someone else's writing or ideas

4. paltry- ridiculously or insultingly small

Vocabulary Words # 8

1. copious-large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful

2. devotion-profound dedication; consecration

3. cronyism-the practice of favoring one's close friends, especially in political appointments.

4. nepotism-patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship, as in business and politics

 5. diversity-the state or fact of being diverse; difference; unlikeness


3rd Quarter January 25, 2010- March 26, 2010

Vocabulary Words # 9

1. hypocritical-insincere

2. lethargic-tired; without energy

3. ogle-stare at; observe in an obvious manner

4. postulate-hypothesize; propose

4. robust-strong; healthy; tough

Vocabulary Words # 10

1. deliberate-to think over deeply

2. potable-suitable for drinking

3. rotund-round

4. tranquil-peaceful

4. alibi-an excuse that shows someone was not at a crime scene

Vocabulary Words # 11

1. evacuate-vacate; empty; abandon

2. ominous-threatening

3. transcribe-copy down

4. olfactory-- involved with sense of smell

5. buttress---strenghten; support

6. delineation-demarcation; explanation; definition; outlining

7. libertarian--someone who believes in the doctrine of free will

8. ruminate--think over something; ponder

Vocabulary Words # 12

1. alleviate-make less severe

2. cacophony-unmusical loud noises

3. denounce-condemn; speak out against

4. exasperated--frustrated; annoyed

5. caldron---a huge cooking pot  (caldron could also be spelled cauldron....i know that's weird but just letting you know that both ways of spelling it, is correct)

Vocabulary Words # 13

1. lithe-flexible; supple

2. omniscient-all-knowing

3. aloof-distant; detached; cold

4. cajole--to coax with flattery

5. deplete---use up; lessen

Vocabulary Words # 14

1. Animosity--hatred; antagonism

2. Fanatical--obsessive; fixated

3. Paragon--a perfect example

4. Procrastinate--to delay; to put off until the last minute

5. Chastise--punish


4th Quarter April 6, 2010- June 9, 2010