Vocabulary Week

  • Note* Students will receive weekly vocabulary words. They will also be assessed on them periodically. The words can be found below for review. 


    Week 11:

    Interaction- communication or direct involvement with someone or something.

    Influence- a person or thing with the capacity or power to have an effect on someone or something

    Extraordinary- very unusual or remarkable.

    Desolate- Bare, barren, empty

    Malicious- Harmful; spiteful


    Week 10:

    Melodramatic- extravagant or exaggerated (as of a melodrama)

    Central Idea-  Also known as the main idea; this is the most important thought of the entire text and tells the reader the author's main point in writing. 

    Innovator- a person who introduces new methods, ideas, or products.

    Contradict-  to be in contrast with

    Acquisition- the act of gaining a skill or possession of something


    Week 9:

    Ambiguous- Having more than one possible meaning.

    Cliche’- An overly used expression or idea.

    Accumulates: collects, builds up

    Prominent: well- known

    Relinquish:give up something


    Week 8:

    Alter:To make different in some way; change

    Portrayal:to depict or describe something or someone in a certain way.

    Interpretation: To translate, analyze, or give examples drawn from a text.

    Narrative: Writing that tells a story.

    Technique: a skillful or efficient way of doing or achieving something.


    Week 7:

    Sensory Language: details that appeal to the five senses (smell, touch, taste, see, hear)

    Descriptive Language: Words intended to create a mood, person, place, thing, event, emotion, or experience.

    Convey- make (an idea, impression, or feeling) known or understandable to someone.

    Integrate- combine (one thing) with another so that they become a whole.

    Sequence- a particular order in which related events, movements, or things follow each other. 


    Week 6:

    Magnificent:splendid in appearance, wonderful

    Meticulous: careful; very concerned about small details

    Neglect: pay little or no attention to; the act of not  caring for something or someone

    Obvious: easy to notice; not subtle

    Precision:exactness; accuracy


    Vocabulary Week 5:

    Surpass:to do better than, be superior to

    Advocate: Argue for a cause, defend, support, uphold

    Affluent: Rich, abundant

    Benign:Kindly, gently, harmless

    Boisterous: Noisy, loud, violent, rowdy


    Vocabulary Week 3

    Dystopia- an imagined state or society in which there is great suffering or injustice

    Interactions- communication or direct involvement with someone or something.

    Cite- Make reference to; to quote (a passage, book author, etc.).

    Analyze/ Analysis- Examining parts to understand how they work together to create meaning as a whole.

    Apprehensive- anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen.

    Vocabulary Week 2

    Determine- To decide or settle finally and without question.

    Subjective- Based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions.

    Objective-  Not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.

    Infer/ Inference- A conclusion reached using facts, evidence, observations, logic and reasoning

    Utopia- an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect.