English 12 December Agenda. Agendas, journals, vocabulary. Agenda 12/4/12. SAT Movie Vocabulary Set 3-Lesson 5 Quiz on Thursday, Dec. 6 th Review Canterbury Tales Wife of Bath’s Tale Patriot Tales assignment In pairs, write your own tale (see rubric). SAT Movie Vocabulary Set 3-Lesson 5.
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Agendas, journals, vocabulary
Grace: Parker, you know, I used to think it was benign neglect, but now I see that you’re intentionally screwing me…I need a researcher, not some jarhead dropout…
Parker: Look, you’re supposed to be winning the hearts and the minds of the natives, isn’t that the whole point of your little puppet show?...Relations with the indigenous are only getting worse.
Grace: Yeah, that tends to happen when you use machine guns on them…
Benign means kind or harmless. Synonyms: innocuous, nonmalignant.
Indigenous means native or home-grown. Synonyms: aboriginal, autochthonous
Movie SAT Vocabulary Set 1-Lesson 6
Finish Patriot Tales
Sister: I understood what he was doing, that he had spent four years fulfilling the absurd and tedious duty of graduating from college, and now he was emancipated from that world of abstraction, false security, parents, and material excess-the things that cut Chris off from the truth of his existence…
I fear for the mother in her-instincts that seem to sense the threat of a loss so huge and irrevocable that the mind balks at taking its measure.
Absurd means unreasonable or ridiculous
Tedious means boring
Emancipated means freed
Abstraction means ideas or theories
Irrevocable means permanent or not reversible
Balks means hesitates
Jeffrey: I just want to understand this, sir. Every time a rug is micturated upon in this fair city, I have to compensate the person?
The Dude: Let me explain something to you. Um…I am not Mr. Lebowski. You’re Mr. Lebowski. I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me. You know, that or His Dudeness, or Duder, or El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.
Maude: Don’t be fatuous, Jeffrey
Micturated means urinated. Believe it or not, another equally fancy term for peeing is emiction.
Compensate means pay back or make up for. Synonyms: atone, expiate, indemnify
Brevity means briefness. Shakespeare said, “Brevity is the soul of wit,” meaning if you want to be funny, keep it short.
Fatuous means silly or foolish. Synonyms: absurd, asinine, inane, vacuous, vapid.