Vocab List #4: The Crucible 1. Confounded (adj/v)- confused 2. Incredulously (adv)- doubtfully; skeptically; with questions or reservations 3. Conciliatory (adj)- soothing, cooperative, or apologetic (esp. in a tense, angry situation) 4. Adamant (adj)- stubborn; firm; unyielding 5. Agape (adj) – wide open 6. Beguile (v)- to trick; to deceive 7. Floundering (v)- struggling in a particularly awkward manner 8. Retaliation (n)- act of revenge 9. Tantalize (v)- tempt; torment; frustrate 10. Purged (adj/v)- cleansed (physically and/or spiritually) 11. Haughty (adj) – describes one who has great pride in oneself and looks down on others; arrogant 12. Prattle (v) – to ramble on and on senselessly
Vocab Activity 4.1 • Using all the words on List 4, write sentences that relate to literature from 9th or 10th grade English. • Suggestions: Of Mice and Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, Romeo & Juliet, Lord of the Flies, Antigone, 12 Angry Men, anything else you can think of.
Vocab Activity 4.2 (HW) Using all the words from List 4, complete one of the following creative options: -An article about a crime that was committed -A story about anything you want. (Suggestions: a recap of a TV show or movie you like, getting in trouble with your parents, learning how to drive) -A letter of any kind: love, hate, break-up, complaint, resignation, etc. -A song or a poem
Homecoming Story Chaperoning Homecoming can be very confounding. I found myself incredulously witnessing many things. Some students who came as a couple started guilefully grinding with other people and then had to be conciliatory towards their original date or they were haughtilyretaliated against. I watched some of this, my mouth agape, and eventually walked away. Some were adamant about not dancing and stayed outside the whole time. I know some girls tried to purge themselves the entire week prior in order to fit into their dresses and be tantalizing to their dates. Some who were dancing looked like they were floundering, and if you tried to prattle during the dance, no one could hear you.
Vocab List #4: Parts of Speech 1. Confounded (adj) confounding (adj); confound (v) 2. Incredulously (adv) incredulous (adj); incredulity (n) 3. Conciliatory (adj) conciliatorily (adv); reconcile (v); reconciliation (n) 4. Adamant (adj) adamantly (adv) 5. Agape (adj) 6. Beguile (v) guile (n); guileful (adj); guilefully (adv) 7. Floundering (v) 8. Retaliation (n) retaliator (n); retaliate (v); retaliatory (adj) 9. Tantalize (v) tantalizing (adj); tantalizingly (adv); tantalization (n); tantalizer (n) 10. Purged (v) purged (adj); purge (n) 11. Haughty (adj) haughtily (adv); haughtiness (n) 12. Prattle (v) prattler (n)
Vocab Activity 4.3 • Using all the words from List 4, write sentences describing events from The Crucible.