11/13 – Tempest and Slam Poems

English IV: 1st block:

Common Assessment #3

Finish Tempest Scenes

 

 

English III: 2nd and 4th blocks:

Vocab 5

 

Vocabulary Word Part of Speech Definition Synonym Antonym Sentence
Anecdote n a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person Tale, short story, account Novel Good speakers often use anecdotes in their speeches to engage listeners.
Characteristic adj typical of a particular person, place, or thing Distinctive, innate, unique Common, atypical, irregular One characteristic of North Carolina is the red clay in the ground.
Compose v 1. write or create* 2. constitute, make up Construct, formulate, devise Destroy, ruin Stan Lee composed some of the best superheroes ever!
Critical adj 1. expressing or involving an analysis of the merits and faults of a work of literature, music, or art* 2. involving the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment* 3. expressing adverse or disapproving comments or judgments Analytical, discerning, interpretative Cursory, superficial, perfunctory My friends become annoyed when they watch a movie with me, and I am critical of the errors in the movie.
Emerge v become apparent, important, or prominent Appear, arise, materialize Submerge, fade, recede I wonder who will emerge to be the Valedictorian of the school this year.
Glaring adj extremely obvious or conspicuous Flagrant, blatant, conspicuous Unnoticeable, obscure, covert The bright yellow Volkswagon bug was glaring in the midst of all of the other cars in the parking lot.
Immerse v involve oneself deeply in a particular activity or interest* [or] dip or submerge in a liquid Engulf, inundate, soak Reject, neglect, dry Every summer I immerse myself in good books, the beach, and the sun.
Justify V 1. show or prove to be right or reasonable* 2. be a good reason for Excuse, vindicate, exonerate Blame, accuse, abrogate Laura justified her presence at her friend’s house by saying they were studying together.
Obsolete adj no longer used because something newer exists : replaced by something newer Dated, antiquated, outmoded Modern, contemporary, advanced I have six obsolete cell phones in my junk drawer.
Potent adj having great power, influence, or effect Powerful, vigorous, efficacious Weak, ineffectual, unproductive Chocolate is a potent weapon against sadness.
Relevant adj closely connected or appropriate to the matter at hand (antonym: irrelevant) Germane, pertinent, apropos Irrelevant, immaterial, irrelative What you were doing is very relevant to whether or not you are grounded!
Unrealized adj not made real or actual; not resulting in accomplishment, as a task or aim Unfulfilled, unsuccessful, futile Successful, triumphant, thriving If you never try, your dreams will always be unrealized.

Finish Slam poems – due tomorrow

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