11/28 – Presentations and OMAM Intro

Roundtable, 1st block:
Finish Presentations
Book journals due

English III, 2nd and 3rd block
Vocab 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 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 adj spread out over a large area; not concentrated Dispersed, disseminated, scattered Concentrated, condensed, compressed The scent of apples was diffuse throughout the orchard.
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.

OMAM intro Of Mice and Men Intro

11/14 – Eating Disorders and Poetry

Roundtable, 1st block:
Eating Disorders readings
Mental Illness Unit Literature Circles
HW: Read novel

English III, 2nd and 3rd block:
Vocab 3 words

Vocab Unit 3

Vocabulary Word Part of Speech Definition Synonym Antonym Sentence
Antagonize v to cause (someone) to feel hostile or angry : to irritate or upset (someone) Oppose, alienate, offend Agree, appease,  mollify Please, when camping, do NOT antagonize the grizzly bears.
Correlate v either one of two things that are closely connected or correlated with each other Connect, associate, equate Contradict, deviate, differ Texting while driving correlates to driving accidents, so don’t do it!
Efficient adj being effective without wasting time or effort or expense; able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively effective , capable, proficient Impotent, ineffectual, incompetent Clara was an efficient manager, always juggling her employees’ needs with her boss’s’ demands.
Engage v 1. participate or become involved in* 2. cause someone to become involved in (a conversation or discussion Contribute, cooperate, augment Counteract, hinder, avoid I love to engage in debates with intelligent people who don’t get emotional.
Ethereal adj extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world Celestial, intangible, exquisite Substantial, palpable, ponderous The flight of the butterfly was the most beautiful and ethereal sight she had seen in months.
Generalize v to make a general statement or form a general opinion; especially : to state an opinion about a larger group that is based on a smaller number of people or things within that group Simplify, assume, deduce Specify, particularize, denote We can generalize certain ideas about people, but that does not mean it is the truth for every person.
Imminent adj About to happen Approaching, impending, forthcoming Distant, faint, inaccessible The imminent arrival of the new puppy had the children in high spirits and laughter.
Omit V leave out or exclude (someone or something), either intentionally or forgetfully Ignore, disregard, exclude Include, add, accommodate Tell me all about your date and omit no details!
Principle n a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior Belief, doctrine, ethic Ambiguity, baseness, depravity All men were created equal is a basic principle upon which this country was founded.
Prolong v lengthen or extend in duration or space Perpetuate, sustain, protract Shorten, curtail, abate We can prolong our lives by living well and helping others.
Rudimentary adj 1. involving or limited to basic principles  2. of or relating to an immature, undeveloped, or basic form* Elementary, fundamental, basic Developed, complex, radical A circle is the first rudimentary geometric shape that was mastered by people.
Solemn adj very serious or formal in manner, behavior, or expression; sad and serious Serious, grave, somber Playful, jocular, frivolous The people were solemn as they left the funeral.

Finish Light and Dark presentations

Yeat’s “Second Coming”


Roundtable, 1st block:

Lit circles

English III, 2nd and 3rd block:
Write four sentences using the vocabulary words correctly.

Light and Dark poems