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