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Vocabulary –Week One. Here are the first ten words for your notebook. Write the word and its definition in your notebook. Alliteration – The repetition of consonant sounds in a line of verse.

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vocabulary week one

Vocabulary –Week One

Here are the first ten words for your notebook.

write the word and its definition in your notebook
Write the word and its definition in your notebook...
  • Alliteration – The repetition of consonant sounds in a line of verse.
  • Allusion – Making an indirect reference to something well-known such as a song, poem, a famous book or landmark, a work of art
  • Benevolent – showing sympathy, understanding or generosity.
  • Benign – kindness of disposition or manner
  • Connotation – an idea this is suggested or implied.
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Write the word and its definition in your notebook...
  • Culture – all the knowledge and values shared by

a society

  • Definitely – Without question and beyond doubt
  • Democracy – a government favored by the people or by their elected representatives.
  • Denotation – the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression
  • Discrimination – unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice.
vocabulary week two

Vocabulary –Week Two

Here are the first ten words for your notebook.

Homework-Write a sentence using each word appropriately with respect to parts of speech. (Noun (person, place, thing, idea, Verb (action word), Adjective (describing)…) Use a dictionary or www.dictionary.com to find the etymology of each word.

Etymology – Word source, word origin-This is abbreviated at the beginning or end of where the word is defined.

Ex. Culture cul·ture [kuhl-cher] noun, verb, cul·tured, cul·tur·ing.

nounOrigin: 1400–50; late Middle English:

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Write the word and its definition in your notebook...
  • Considerate -showing concern for the rights and feelings of others

EXAMPLE SENTENCE:Even top chefs, wise to the PR value, no longer mind too much as long as you're considerate to fellow diners.

  • Empathy - understanding and entering into another's feelings

EXAMPLE SENTENCE: Further research in this area suggests that if one person does not like another, for whatever reason, then feelings of empathy are less likely.

  • Confer - to present

EXAMPLE SENTENCE: The six umpires conferred before allowing the translator to come out while Darvish kept stretching and then threw a couple of pitches.

  • Emancipate - free from slavery or servitude

EXAMPLE SENTENCE: The other exodus involved black Africans brought to America as slaves and emancipated only 

  • Coincide - happen simultaneously

EXAMPLE SENTENCE: Star appearances will coincide with musical performances and updates on research programs.

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Write the word and its definition in your notebook...
  • Advocate - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

EXAMPLE SENTENCE:But the Humane Society and other animal advocates maintain that housing sows in gestation crates is cruel.

  • Proactive - of a policy or person or action) controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens

EXAMPLE SENTENCE:Through perseverance, some amazing forward thinking Marine leaders, and a little bit of luck, I ultimately created a thriving proactive counseling program.

  • Altruistic - showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others

EXAMPLE SENTENCE:It was taken there by an altruistic 47-year-old public servant who said he had been given the money as a bribe.

  • Affect - have an effect upon

EXAMPLE SENTENCE:The researchers found that antidepressants also may affect driving negatively.

  • Effect - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

EXAMPLE SENTENCE:In effect, he said, the companies are circumventing the regulatory process.

etymology where a word originates
Etymology – Where a word originates
  • Considerate – Latin / Middle English
  • Empathy - Greek
  • Confer – Middle English
  • Emancipate – Latin
  • Coincide – Latin
  • Advocate – Latin
  • Proactive – Modern English
  • Altruistic – French
  • Affect – Middle English
  • Effect – Middle English
vocabulary week three

Vocabulary –Week Three

Here are the first ten words for your notebook.

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Write the word and its definition in your notebook...
  • acumen - shrewdness shown by keen insight
  • auspicious - auguring favorable circumstances and good luck
  • bellicose - having or showing a ready disposition to fight
  • chicanery - the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
  • churlish - having a bad disposition; surly
write the following vocabulary in your notebook
Write the following vocabulary in your notebook
  • epiphany - a divine inspiration
  • gauche - lacking social polish
  • homogenous - all of the same or similar kind or nature
  • hubris - overbearing pride or presumption
  • incognito - without revealing one's identity