Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Vocab Word #3 (due September 12)

Please post your third 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.

25 comments:

Erin O said...
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Cole C said...

Perpetually

"Its owner was a Mr. Fredrick, a tough, shrewd man, perpetually involved in lawsuits and with a name for tough bargains."

P29 Animal farm, George Orwell

Perpetually means never-ending.

Josh T said...

Piteously

"Behind him, his comrades, who had only their heads showing above the treacherous surface, yelled piteously to him."

The Long Patrol by Brian Jacques

piteously meaning pathetic, poor, or sad

Erin O said...

INFINITE
.."it was almost as if he was to infinite, and not caring about others"..
The Watcher: James Howe

INFINITE-Means to have no limits of any kind.

Marcus P said...

imperceptibly

"And if the muscles of his jaw stretched imperceptibly, she would yawn long before he would."

-Page 11 Fahrenheit 451

Imperceptibly-slightly, hardly noticable

Amy B said...

Ravenous

"His hands were ravenous. And his eyes were beginning to feel hunger, as if they must look at something, anything, everything."

P.41 Fahrenheit 451

Ravenous: extremely hungry

JoyM said...

pariah

from an atricle in time magazine about aids.

...after doing so she was ridiculed, beaten, condemed, and left a pariah on the streets to never see her husband again.

Pariah- to be left alone, diserted, rejected.

Jenn W said...
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Jenn W said...

Abyss

"He held his pants out into an abyss and let them fall into darkness"

Fahrenheit 451,Ray Bradbury

An abyss is a deep hole

Joshp said...

Rekindled-

To relight (a fire).

It was afternoon by the time he had the fire rekindled and had set to cleaning the rabbit.

Brians Winter By: Gary Paulsen

pg. 11

Jessica M. said...

Ambiance

"That resturant had wonderful ambiance!!"

conversation I had with my mom!

Ambiance means great atmosphere or a great mood.

brett V said...

pantomime

"He could only pantomime, hoping she would turn his way and see him."


Farenheit 451

Pantomime means a significant gesture without speech.

Anna L said...

THEREON-

"In the dim, wavering light, a page hung open, and it was like a snowy feather, the words delicatley painted thereon."

Faherenheight 451 by: Ray bradbury

Thereon means fowolling that immediatley; thereupon

Amber M. said...

Melancholy

"The zipper displaces the button and a man lacks just that much time to think while dressing at dawn, a philisophical hour, and thus a melancholy hour."


F451, Ray Bradbury

Melancholy- a gloomy state of mind

Terry Sale said...

IRRITABLE

..."everytime he got around her he was irritable and wanted to leave"...

The Watcher
James Howe

IRRITABLE-easily brought to anger; easily annoyed
# posted by Erin O : Thu Sep 07, 07:40:38 PM

Emma R said...

Foliage
The leaves of trees or plants.

"Before Jeff could disentangle the key of the cage from the handkerchief in his pocket, the rats had streamed up the foliage and were beginning to take leaps at the perch where the phoenix still sat."
This passage was from the book Midnight's Choice by Kate Thompson.

Jeff M said...

APPEX

"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.

Kara M. said...

Candor

"I am going to be perfectlly candor when I talk to her about it"

TV show - Reba

The state or quality of being frank; and sincere in speech or expression; candidness.

alex c said...

vestiges

"Even though dinosaurs are extinct there are vestiges of them all around the world, like their fossils."
Saw on the discovery channel in a dinosaur special.

The remenants of something

A visible trace, evidence, or sign of something that once existed but exists or appears no more.

Phil E said...

Mr. Sale sorry about the lateness of this blog.

Facetious

"Do you really want to make a Gallaz purchase or are you just trying to be facetious?" The girl at 303 boards.

facetious- is funny or humorous

Lacey C said...

Biogenic

"Easily corretced by biogenic intervention."
-The Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Biogenic-Organs that are mechanically made

Chris T said...

peered- to look through

"He glanced at the row of red flags, peered at the mirage through the spotting scope, and then glanced at his watch."

Marine Sniper by Charles Henderson

Brandy Z said...

TENACIOUS
"Kudos galore to Irene Xanthos and Lori GOlden for their tenacious drive and for picking up the slack."

TENACIOUS-holding fast;highly retentive.

A Child Called It
page x

Tyler said...

Incredulous

The Da Vinci Code page 386

"Incredulous, Remy turned to see the Teacher sitting calmly beside him, staring straight out the windshield"

Indredulous means unbelieveing and/or confused

kyle said...

despairing

Fight Club review- Barry Hannah

"I was desparing about dull mod fiction"

to give up hoe, lost.