2/26 – 13RW, bias, and Canterbury Tales webquest

Round Table: 1st block:
13RW pg 1-53

Discuss in small groups and as a class whether or not the gift will do what Hannah expects.

HW: read to page 68


Round Table: 2nd block:
Harvard Bias test – https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html


English IV: 4th block:
Vocab 2  English IV Vocab Unit 2 Handout

English IV OCS Vocab Unit 2

Word Definition Synonyms (4-5)
avocation noun a hobby or minor occupation. Past-time, interest, hobby
capricious adjective given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior. Unpredictable, inconstant, fickle
Disparity noun a great difference. Discrepancy, inconsistency
efficacy noun the ability to produce a desired or intended result. Effectiveness, success
epistle noun a letter. Note, missive, communication
insipid adjective lacking vigor or interest. Unimaginative, uninspired
impetus noun the force that makes something happen or happen more quickly. Motivation, stimulus, inspiration
Nefarious adjective wicked or criminal. Vile, evil, despicable
reticent adjective not revealing one’s thoughts or feelings readily. Withdrawn, introverted, shy
vacillate verb be indecisive. Waver, hesitate
akin adjective of similar character. Comparable, equivalent, similar
corroborate verb confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding). Confirm, verify, endorse
inexorable adjective impossible to stop or prevent. Relentless, unstoppable
retinue noun a group of advisers, assistants, or others accompanying an important person. Entourage, escort
torrid adjective 1. very hot and dry 2. full of passionate or highly charged emotions 1. Sweltering 2. passionate

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