Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Vocab Word #2 (due September 5)

Now it's time to post your second vocab word. When you find a good word, please add it as a comment to this post, along with the original sentence in which the word appeared, the source of the sentence, and a short definition in your own words. Your word should be unique in the class; that is, you shouldn't post the same word as someone else. Therefore, before you post your word and definition, read through the existing comments to see if your word is there already. If it is, you need to find another word. No fair using a word from last week's list.


Erin O said...

"Sandy was pallid from sitting in the mizzen of the ship."

PALLID- means abnormally pale.

Marcus P said...


"...another branch of anthropology is linguistics..."

-Anthropology class

Linguistics-the study of any language, in the past or present, written or not written

Jessica M. said...


"during lab we construed the cell, and all it's parts."

-conversation that I had with a friend

Construe- to analyze, explain, interpret, or understand

Josh T said...

"Damug flicked the swordblade sideways, sending the dying insect into the ebbing sea."
-The Long Patrol
ebbing meaning the ocean/waves took him to land.

Cole C said...


Snowball was a more vivacious pig than Napoleon.

From Animal House by George Orwell p12

Vivacious means talkitive.

brett V said...


"Before we became methodists, I remember being a baptist and, once for a year, some kind of pentecostal."

penetecostal-member of a christian religious group.

JoyM said...


"Its time to whet your coking skills with this...."

Whet - to sharpen

Amy B said...


"....with its scribbled theories that I could never understand but still dutifully recorded..."

-The Lovely Bones
By Alice Sebold

Dutifully- respectful

Jeff M said...


A great way to keep from catching colds it to get enough sleep. When you are sleep-deprived, your body actually has fewer cold-fighting anitbodies.

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus, such as a bacterium, virus, parasite, or transplanted organ, and that neutralizes the antigen by binding specifically to it; an immunoglobulin.

Anna L said...


"Such was the acclamation we gave her in those past few weeks of the year."
Star Girl by Jerry Spinelli

ACCLAMATION- An enthusiastic approval

Phil E said...


"I told them I was a thesbian and they beat me up" Mr. Earley Arapahoe drama department.

A thesbian is an actor. The word came from Thesbious who was one of the first actors.

Kara M. said...


"The dog chewed the edge of the valance."
-Theresa Martens

Valance- a short curtain or peice of drapery that is hung from the edge of a canopy, from the frame of a bed ect.

Emma R said...

Swathed- To wrap or cover somebody or something completely with bandages.
This was found on page 197 of The Vampire Lestat. The sentence read "There came at least six more of the little demons, their thin white limbs barely swathed in rags, their hair flying, those dreadful wails coming out of their mouths.

Joshp said...

Latrine- Atoilet, or something used as a toilet in a trench in the earth.

His stomach tied in a knot and he spent more than an hour at his latrine hole.

Jenn W said...


we talked about it in class today.

Allot means to asign or to give.

Morgan M said...
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Morgan M said...


"Everyone in the church begin a paean"

Paean-any song of praise or joy.

Jeff M said...


"You guys need to learn to hit the ball at the appex before all of the spin gets going."
-Pete Brayton

Appex- The highest point of an object.

alex c said...

"So even though I like this plan there is an antithesis that has some plausable concepts."

My grandpa said that to me when he was explaining how he should put in his speakers for the tv."

An aposing theory

opposition; contrast

Lacey C said...


"Sobriquet means 'nickname' and demeanor means 'expression.'
-The Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Sobriquet- means nickname

Chris T said...

Illumes- to have light or illuminate

"Tell that battery to keep the illumes rolling in here. We can't let it get dark, or we're dead."

Marine Sniper by Charles Henderson

Brandy Z said...

"The secons part of the trilogy, The lost Boy, is based on his liefe from ages 12 to 18."

TRILOGY-a series or group of three plays, novels, operas, etc.

A Child Called It
page xi

Tyler said...


The Da Vinci Code page 339

"Pantheonically Pagan!" Teabing exclaimed "the church is round."

Pagan is a worshiper of false gods and aperson who is neither muslim, Jewish, or christian.