3/18 – Realism and Frost

Vocab 5

Vocabulary WordPart of SpeechDefinitionSynonymAntonymSentence
Analyzevexamine in detail, typically for purposes of explanation and interpretation (analysis, analytical)Examine, scrutinize, evaluateIgnore, neglectJake analyzed the game and realized there were several hidden easter eggs.
Arcaneadjsecret or mysterious : known or understood by only a few peopleMystic, esoteric, crypticCommon, evident, obviousMany fraternities have arcane practices about which only members know.
Attributenouna quality or feature regarded as a characteristic or inherent part of someone or somethingFeature, facet, quirkcommonalityAn attribute of a successful person is organization.
Coherentadjlogical and well-organized : easy to understand; able to talk or express yourself in a clear way that can be easily understoodLogical, lucid, articulate, organized Irrational, confused, disorderedMany of his speeches do not seem to be coherent, and therefore I do not understand what he is trying to say.
Devoidadjentirely lacking or free from a usual, typical, or expected attributeVacant, barren, vacuousFull, complete, aboundingThe madman was devoid of any scruples or conscience.
Diffuseverbspread out over a large area; not concentrated Dispersed, disseminated, scatteredConcentrated, condensed, compressedThe scent of apples diffused throughout the orchard. His work was written in a diffuse and inelegant style.
Hurtlevmove or cause to move at a great speed, typically in an uncontrolled mannerRush, dart, lungeLinger, dawdle, creepLate again, Joe hurtled through the halls to his classroom.
Incremental Adjincreasing gradually by regular degrees or additionsGradual, cumulative, progressiveSudden, abrupt, meteoric The incremental collection of my Pokemon has reached level 10 on Pokemon Go.
Inevitableadjincapable of being avoided or evadedPredestined, inexorable, inescapableAvoidable, preventable, unlikelyThe only thing in life that is inevitable is change.
Nostalgianpleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing that you could experience it againLonging, reminiscence, wistfulnessUnconcerned, apathetic, forward-lookingGrandma often tells stories of her childhood when she is feeling nostalgia.
Reflectvthink deeply or carefully about; embody or represent (something) in a faithful or appropriate way; Meditate, ponder, contemplateIgnore, disregardPeople who do not reflect on their mistakes are bound to repeat them.
Superlativeadjof the highest quality or degreeExcellent, sterling, consummateInferior, mediocre, execrable The New England town meeting is a superlative example of grassroots democracy.

H. Eng 3: 1st block:
Vocab 4
Literature Circles handout


Realism power point

Eng 3: 2nd and 4th blocks:
Vocab 4
Frost poems