3/12 – Seminar, Racism, and Satire

Round Table: 1st block:
Socratic Seminar for 13 RW



Round Table: 2nd block:
Racism and bullying – It’s the little things
Reflect on Racism

English IV: 4th block:
Vocab 3 words

Word Definition Synonyms (4-5)
Affront (n) an action or remark that causes outrage or offense. Insult, put-down, snub
blasé (adj) unimpressed or indifferent to something because one has experienced or seen it so often before. Indifferent, unconcerned, apathetic
Cajole (v) persuade someone to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery. Coax, persuade, wheedle
choleric (adj) bad-tempered or irritable. Angry, grumpy
encumber (v) restrict or burden (someone or something) in such a way that free action or movement is difficult. Hamper, hinder
Feckless (adj) lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible. Useless, incompetent, inept
impasse (n) a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock. Stalemate, dead-end
indolent (adj) wanting to avoid activity or exertion Lazy, idle,
lugubrious (adj) looking or sounding sad and dismal. Mournful, gloomy, sad
Ribald (adj) vulgar or indecent in speech, language Foul-mouthed, coarse, lewd
adulation (n) excessive devotion to someone Flattery, brown-nosing, fawning
censure (n) strong or vehement expression of disapproval Condemnation, castigation
dissemble (v) to give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of: Lie, cover up, falsify
Pusillanimous (adj) lacking courage or resolution Cowardly, timid, faint-hearted
droll (adj) amusing in an odd way Eccentric, odd, humorous

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