4/1 – Twain and Raisin in the Sun

H. English 3: 1st block:
Vocab 5
Read “Advice to Youth”
Question on reading

Vocabulary WordPart of SpeechDefinitionSynonymAntonymSentence
Anecdotena short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or personTale, short story, accountNovelGood speakers often use anecdotes in their speeches to engage listeners.
Characteristic adjtypical of a particular person, place, or thingDistinctive, innate, uniqueCommon, atypical, irregularOne characteristic of North Carolina is the red clay in the ground.
Composev1. write or create* 2. constitute, make up Construct, formulate, deviseDestroy, ruinStan Lee composed some of the best superheroes ever!
Criticaladj1. 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, perfunctoryMy friends become annoyed when they watch a movie with me, and I am critical of the errors in the movie.
Emergevbecome apparent, important, or prominent Appear, arise, materializeSubmerge, fade, recedeI wonder who will emerge to be the Valedictorian of the school this year.
Glaring adjextremely obvious or conspicuous Flagrant, blatant, conspicuousUnnoticeable, obscure, covertThe bright yellow Volkswagon bug was glaring in the midst of all of the other cars in the parking lot.
Immersevinvolve oneself deeply in a particular activity or interest* [or] dip or submerge in a liquidEngulf, inundate, soakReject, neglect, dryEvery summer I immerse myself in good books, the beach, and the sun.
JustifyV1. show or prove to be right or reasonable* 2. be a good reason forExcuse, vindicate, exonerateBlame, accuse, abrogateLaura justified her presence at her friend’s house by saying they were studying together.
Obsoleteadjno longer used because something newer exists : replaced by something newerDated, antiquated, outmodedModern, contemporary, advancedI have six obsolete cell phones in my junk drawer.
Potentadjhaving great power, influence, or effect Powerful, vigorous, efficaciousWeak, ineffectual, unproductiveChocolate is a potent weapon against sadness.
Relevantadjclosely connected or appropriate to the matter at hand (antonym: irrelevant)Germane, pertinent, aproposIrrelevant, immaterial, irrelativeWhat you were doing is very relevant to whether or not you are grounded!
Unrealizedadjnot made real or actual; not resulting in accomplishment, as a task or aimUnfulfilled, unsuccessful, futileSuccessful, triumphant, thrivingIf you never try, your dreams will always be unrealized.

English 3: 2nd and 4th blocks:
Vocab 5
Raisin in the Sun movie