Friday, October 27, 2006

Vocab Word #5 for Group 1 (due Thursday, November 2)

Please post your vocab word if you are a member of Group 1: Amy B, Cole C, Kyle H, Jeff M, Jessica M, Josh P, Tyler S, Brett V. Remember to give the word, the original sentence, the source, and a definition in your own words. Also remember that your word must be different from everyone else's. Post your word by midnight, Thursday, November 2, 2006.


Cole C said...

Afterwards, he tried to reduce it to abstract terms…
Page 1 of the Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
Abstract means not concrete, not actual, theoretical.

Jessica M. said...


~Delaney had just began to relax again when a car suddenly turned into the street from Robles Drive, high beams obliterating the night.

~Page 64 of Tortilla Curtain

~obliterating means to do away with completely so you don't leave a trace.

Amy B said...


"The stranger stared out over Candido's head into th gaping nullity of the ravine..." p. 90
-Tortilla Curtain

Nullity: nothingness

brett V said...


"To the north and east lay San Fernando Valley, a single endless plane of parallel boulevards, houses, mini-malls, and streetlights, and to the south lay the rest of Los Angeles, ad infinitum.

infinitum means- forever, infinity

page 68 in Tortilla Curtain

Joshp said...

Amnesty- an act of forgiveness for past offenses, esp. to a class of persons as a whole.

Does that mean that the public supports amnesty?

Found in elibrary article.