Thursday, October 4, 2012

*October 4

JOURNAL TOPIC: (today's tunes: "Apeman" by The Kinks; "Let It Be" by The Beatles]

Summarize last night's reading-- or explain why you didn't do your homework.

1. Journal
2. Transcendentalism
3. Poetry in motion (?)

1. Review for midterm (and sleep-- if you studied this week you shouldn't have to cram :)


  1. This is all EXCEPT the first ten word in the beginning of the school year. Admit- confess to be true.
    Amicable- Friendliness, without serious disagreement.
    Averse- Strong dislike, opposition to something
    Beligerent- Hostile and agressive
    Benevolent- Well meaning, friendly
    Cursory- Hasty, not detailed
    Duplicity- Deceitfulness in speech
    Extol- To praise highly
    Feasible- To do easily, conviently
    Grimace- Disgust, disapproval
    Holocaust- Destruction or slaughter.
    Impervious- Not penetrable
    Impetus- Impulse, a moving force
    Jeopardy- Risk of loss or danger
    Meticulous- Showing great attention to detail.
    Nostalgia- Longing for things, persons, or situation in time.
    Quintessence- concentrated essence of a substance.
    Retrogress- go back to a worse state.
    Scrutinize- Exam of inspect closely.
    Tepid- Slightly warm
    allude-refer to something the author thinks you should know.
    clairvoyant- able to perceive things beyond sense.
    conclusive- final; decisive
    disreputable- of poor reputation.
    endemic- pervasive in a particular place.
    exemplary-of note worth importance.
    fathom- measure of ocean depth; to understand.
    guile- to trick; trickiness.
    integrity- integrate thought, word, and action.
    itinerary- trip schedule.
    misconstrue- misunderstand; misrepresent.
    obnoxious- rude
    placate- calm down; satisfy.
    placid- calm; peaceful.
    plagiarism- taking someones work;representing it as your own.
    potent- powerful.
    protrude- to stick out.
    stark- obvious; clear.
    superficial- shallow; at a surface level.
    coherent-sticking together.
    belabor-to beat severely.
    eschew-to keep away from (something harmful or disliked.)
    acquisitive-eager to acquire.
    emulate- to copy or imitate.
    arrogate-to seize something without justification.
    banal-dull or stale as because of overuse.
    excoriation-to strip, scratch, or rub off the skin of.
    congeal-to solidify or thicken by cooling or freezing.
    carping-tending to carp, or find fault.
    substantiate- to prove a claim to be true.
    temporize-to suit one's actions to the time.
    largesse-money given with ease.
    tenable-to be sustained or maintained.
    insatiable-appetite for something that cannot be satisfied.
    reconnaissance-an exploratory survey or examination.
    germane- something relevant to the topic ramify.
    ramified-spread; branch out
    intransigent-someone stubborn or unwilling to change his views.
    taciturn- someone who doesn't say much.
    invidious-something that is likely to cause anger.
    hackneyed- made commonplace or trite
    approbation- approval; commendation
    innuendo- an indirect intimation about a person or thing, especially ofa disparaging or a derogatory nature
    coalition- a combination or alliance
    elicit- to draw or bring out or forth
    hiatus- a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series,action, etc.
    assuage-to make milder or less severe
    decadence- the act or process of falling into an inferior condition or state
    expostulate- to reason earnestly with someone against something that personintends to do or has done
    simulate- to create a simulation, likeness, or model of a situation
    jaded- dulled or satiated by overindulgence
    umbrage- offense; annoyance; displeasure
    prerogative- an exclusive right, privilege
    lurid- gruesome; horrible; revolting
    transcend- to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed
    provincial- belonging or peculiar to some particular province
    petulant- moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially oversome trifling annoyance
    unctuous- characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor
    meritorious- deserving praise, reward, esteem