Category Archives: VOCAB

Q4, W3, #1: MANDATORY VOCAB STORY

This entry is Mandatory.

Grading: Each entry will receive a) credit for blog entries and b) a ‘quiz’ grade based on the quality of word usage and the overall story development.

Length: 3+ paragraphs; 5+ sentences in each paragraph.

Words (from the May 4th list):

  • abscond
  • complaisant
  • converge
  • dirge
  • indict
  • insular
  • prodigal
  • recalcitrant
  • truculence
  • verbose

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SEM2 Q4 W2 #1: MANDATORY VOCAB STORY

This is a MANDATORY entry:

  • To get credit for this week’s blog entries, you must complete this entry
  • The vocab story also receives a ‘quiz’ grade for the quality of the story

Rules:

  • Use all 10 of the following words
  • Include the part of speech and definition
  • Write 3+ paragraphs
  • Each paragraph must be 5+ sentences

Words:

  • ambivalence – contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes
  • appease – to soothe; to relieve
  • caustic – burning; sarcastically biting
  • choleric – bad-tempered
  • iconoclastic – attacking cherished traditions
  • indigence – poverty
  • officious – excessively pushy in offering one’s (usually unwanted) services or advice
  • precursor – forerunner
  • solicitous – worried, concerned
  • virtuoso – someone with masterful ability in the arts

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SEM2 Q4 #1: VISUAL VOCAB STORY — MANDATORY ENTRY

NEW RULES for 4th QUARTER for ALL ENTRIES:

  • 1 entry for a “C”; 2 entries for a “B”; 3 entries for an “A”.
  • Length:  Each entry must be a minimum of 3 full paragraphs
  • Paragraphs:  Each paragraph must be 5+ sentences.
  • Any entry that is less than 3 paragraphs — and entries with paragraphs less than 5 sentences – are not guaranteed credit.

NOTE: This is a MANDATORY entry that receives 2 types of credit.

  • credit as a ‘quiz’ grade (based on quality)
  • credit as one of the blog entries.

WORD LIST:

  • austere – severely simple and unornamented
  • censure – severe criticism
  • disabuse – to correct a false impression; undeceive mentally
  • flout – to reject; mock; show contempt for
  • heresy – an opinion that contradicts established principles
  • hierarchy – a formally ranked group
  • inconsequential – unimportant
  • innate – present from birth
  • instigate- to get something started
  • luminous – issuing light

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SEM 2, W4, #2: MANDATORY VOCAB STORY

This entry is mandatory. A separate quiz grade will be given for every student’s entry.

  • “A” = a truly unique story/description that shows a sophisticated use of the words and the willingness to develop the idea(s); it’s clear that the story works even without the vocab words being the focus.
  • “B” = a creative idea with potential (if more time was available) with a solid use of the vocab words; perhaps a bit rushed; the vocab words seem to be the focus (with the story seeming to be ‘added on’ a bit).
  • “C” (or lower) = seems to be rushing through the assignment with minimal development/understanding.
  • “F” = no entry.
  • Note:  Mr. Long may substitute “F” with a “zero” in the grade book if the student has a pattern of not doing these vocab entries over the quarter.  If only one mandatory vocab entry is missing in the quarter, then an “F” will offer a minimal penalty grade-wise.

Directions:

  • Write a brief story or description of the image.
  • Use all 10 of the following words from the January 26 list seen below.
  • Include:  definition and part of speech (as you use it) in parenthesis to receive maximum credit.

The Words:

  • adulation
  • dogmatic
  • dupe
  • fawning
  • imperturbable
  • lethargic
  • penury
  • proscribe
  • relegate
  • taciturn

Remember: Include the definition and part of speech (as you use it) in parenthesis to get maximum credit.

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marmite

SEM 1, W3, #1: MANDATORY VOCAB STORY

This entry is mandatory. A separate quiz grade will be given for every student’s entry.

  • “A” = a truly unique story/description that shows a sophisticated use of the words and the willingness to develop the idea(s); it’s clear that the story works even without the vocab words being the focus.
  • “B” = a creative idea with potential (if more time was available) with a solid use of the vocab words; perhaps a bit rushed; the vocab words seem to be the focus (with the story seeming to be ‘added on’ a bit).
  • “C” (or lower) = seems to be rushing through the assignment with minimal development/understanding.
  • “F” = no entry.
  • Note:  Mr. Long may substitute “F” with a “zero” in the grade book if the student has a pattern of not doing these vocab entries over the quarter.  If only one mandatory vocab entry is missing in the quarter, then an “F” will offer a minimal penalty grade-wise.

Directions:

  • Write a brief story or description of the image.
  • Use all 10 of the following words from the January 26 list seen below.
  • Include:  definition and part of speech (as you use it) in parenthesis to receive maximum credit.

The Words:

  • approbation

  • consensus

  • dichotomy

  • extraneous

  • feasible

  • inundate

  • laud

  • maverick

  • mundane

  • pungent

Remember: Include the definition and part of speech (as you use it) in parenthesis to get maximum credit.

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run

SEM2, W2, #2: MANDATORY VOCAB STORY

This entry is mandatory. A separate quiz grade will be given for every student’s entry.

  • “A” = a truly unique story/description that shows a sophisticated use of the words and the willingness to develop the idea(s); it’s clear that the story works even without the vocab words being the focus.
  • “B” = a creative idea with potential (if more time was available) with a solid use of the vocab words; perhaps a bit rushed; the vocab words seem to be the focus (with the story seeming to be ‘added on’ a bit).
  • “C” (or lower) = seems to be rushing through the assignment with minimal development/understanding.
  • “F” = no entry.
  • Note:  Mr. Long may substitute “F” with a “zero” in the grade book if the student has a pattern of not doing these vocab entries over the quarter.  If only one mandatory vocab entry is missing in the quarter, then an “F” will offer a minimal penalty grade-wise.

Directions:

  • Write a brief story or description of the image.
  • Use all 10 of the following words from the January 26 list seen below.
  • Include:  definition and part of speech (as you use it) in parenthesis to receive maximum credit.

The words:

  • apprise
  • diatribe
  • distend
  • latent
  • mollify
  • placate
  • proliferation
  • rancor
  • surreptitious
  • vituperative

Remember: Include the definition and part of speech (as you use it) in parenthesis to get maximum credit

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livelovelaugh

SEM2, W1, #1: VISUAL VOCAB STORY

Use the 10 following words (from the Jan 20 list) to describe one of the following images; include the part of speech in parenthesis:

  • antipathy – aversion; dislike
  • criterion- a standard on which a decision can be based
  • deride- to laugh at with contempt
  • elusive – difficult to find
  • fledgling – inexperienced, beginner
  • guile – deceit; particular cleverness in deceiving people
  • harangue – long, passionate, and intense speech
  • innocuous – harmless
  • irresolute – uncertain how to act; weak
  • preclude – to prevent

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