10/30 – Shrew and Frost poems

English IV: 1st block:

Finish Taming of the Shrew (movie)

Discussion of women’s roles in Shakespeare’s time



English III: 2nd and 4th blocks:

Vocab 4  F16 English III Unit 4 Vocabulary

Vocab Unit 4 


Vocabulary Word Part of Speech Definition Synonym Antonym Sentence
Analyze v examine in detail, typically for purposes of explanation and interpretation (analysis, analytical) Examine, scrutinize, evaluate Ignore, neglect Jake analyzed the game and realized there were several hidden easter eggs.
Arcane adj secret or mysterious : known or understood by only a few people Mystic, esoteric, cryptic Common, evident, obvious Many fraternities have arcane practices about which only members know.
Attribute noun a quality or feature regarded as a characteristic or inherent part of someone or something Feature, facet, quirk commonality An attribute of a successful person is organization.
Coherent adj logical and well-organized : easy to understand; able to talk or express yourself in a clear way that can be easily understood Logical, lucid, articulate, organized Irrational, confused, disordered Many of his speeches do not seem to be coherent, and therefore I do not understand what he is trying to say.
Devoid adj entirely lacking or free from a usual, typical, or expected attribute Vacant, barren, vacuous Full, complete, abounding The madman was devoid of any scruples or conscience.
Diffuse verb spread out over a large area; not concentrated Dispersed, disseminated, scattered Concentrated, condensed, compressed The scent of apples diffused throughout the orchard.

His work was written in a diffuse and inelegant style.

Hurtle v move or cause to move at a great speed, typically in an uncontrolled manner Rush, dart, lunge Linger, dawdle, creep Late again, Joe hurtled through the halls to his classroom.
Incremental Adj increasing gradually by regular degrees or additions Gradual, cumulative, progressive Sudden, abrupt, meteoric The incremental collection of my Pokemon  has reached level 10 on Pokemon Go.
Inevitable adj incapable of being avoided or evaded Predestined, inexorable, inescapable Avoidable, preventable, unlikely The only thing in life that is inevitable is change.
Nostalgia n pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing that you could experience it again Longing, reminiscence, wistfulness Unconcerned, apathetic, forward-looking Grandma often tells stories of her childhood when she is feeling nostalgia.
Reflect v think deeply or carefully about; embody or represent (something) in a faithful or appropriate way; Meditate, ponder, contemplate Ignore, disregard People who do not reflect on their mistakes are bound to repeat them.
Superlative adj of the highest quality or degree Excellent, sterling, consummate Inferior, mediocre, execrable The New England town meeting is a superlative example of grassroots democracy.


Review symbolism ppt  symbolism lesson