Category Archives: VOCAB

W8, #1: VISUAL VOCAB STORY

Set-Up: Vocab, photos, you get it. At least — by now — I hope you do. [smile]

Challenge: Use any 7 words that you select from all vocab words given so far [with the part of speech, please] to creatively describe 1 of the following photos:

Length: 7+ sentences

Words: Refer to the full SAT vocab words list (& additional words you were given during the week of 9/9)

Photo 1: (link: http://tinyurl.com/3j3ayya)

Photo 2: (link: http://tinyurl.com/4zl2ow)

Photo 3: (link: http://tinyurl.com/6ad88y)

W7, #1: VISUAL VOCAB STORY

Set-Up: Vocab, photos, you get it. At least — by now — I hope you do. [smile]

Challenge: Use 5 of the 10 words [with the part of speech, please] to creatively describe 1 of the following photos:

Length: 5+ sentences

Words:

  • banal – commonplace; trite; lacking originality
  • burnish – to make shiny by rubbing or polishing
  • cogent – convincing
  • delineate- to describe or explain
  • ephemeral – fleeting; short-lived
  • exhaustive – complete
  • gregarious – sociable; friendly
  • indiscriminate – making no careful choices
  • laconic – brief and to the point
  • venerate – to revere; to regard with respect

Photo 1 (link: http://tinyurl.com/4omppl):

Photo 2 (link: http://tinyurl.com/485gvp):

Photo 3 (link: http://tinyurl.com/4a8qqf):

W6, #1: VISUAL VOCAB STORY

Set-Up: Every week you will be given a series of random images and 10 new vocabulary words (to prepare you for an upcoming quiz) that will require you be able to use the words ‘in context’ or to use them to write a short story.

Vocab for the Week of September 28 quiz

  • analogous – comparable
  • burgeon – to grow
  • daunt – to frighten or intimidate
  • disparate – fundamentally different; unrelated
  • equivocate – to lie, to mislead; to attempt to hide the truth
  • exculpate – to clear from blame
  • goad – to urge on
  • impassive – without feeling
  • oblivion – a state of being utterly forgotten
  • rescind – to cancel

Challenge:

  • pick (1) of the (3) images found below
  • write a paragraph+ description (or story) based on it using 6 of the words on the list
  • add the part of speech in parenthesis [note: you have to look this up based on the definition]
  • make sure all words are used so that the definition is understood/implied

Length: There is no set length, but make sure that you use 6 words. You are free to write sentences that do not include any of the word to help you develop the overall description/story.

Hint: Go with the image that a) either grabbed your eyes first or b) seems to have a hidden story in it.

Note: Please review words from last week; they will also show up on the next vocab quiz (on Tues). All vocab words (once studied) may be used in future quizzes.

Image 1 (link: http://tinyurl.com/4rzk4x)

Image 2 (link: http://tinyurl.com/4neonh)

Image 3 (link: http://tinyurl.com/4d3oys)

W4, #1: VISUAL VOCAB STORY

Set-Up: Every week you will be given a series of random images and 10 new vocabulary words (to prepare you for an upcoming quiz) that will require you be able to use the words ‘in context’ or to use them to write a short story.

Vocab for the Week of September 15 (Spirit Week) quiz:

  • adversary- opponent
  • audacious – daring; bold
  • ebullient – showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
  • embellish – to ornament; enhance; to beauty
  • fervor – extreme intensity of emotion
  • levity – lack of seriousness; frivolity; behavior intended to be amusing
  • paragon – model of perfection
  • profusion – a large quantity of something
  • sage – celebrated for wisdom
  • zealot – fanatic, person who shows excessive enthusiasm

Challenge:

  • pick (1) of the (3) images found below
  • write a paragraph+ description (or story) based on it using 6 of the 10 of the words on the list
  • add the part of speech in parenthesis [note: you have to look this up based on the definition]
  • make sure all words are used so that the definition is understood/implied

Length: There is no set length, but make sure that you use 6 of the 10 words. You are free to write sentences that do not include any of the word to help you develop the overall description/story.

Hint: Go with the image that a) either grabbed your eyes first or b) seems to have a hidden story in it.

Note: Please review words from last week; they will also show up on the next vocab quiz (on Tues). All vocab words (once studied) may be used in future quizzes.

Image 1 (link: http://tinyurl.com/57f4w2)

Image 2 (link: http://tinyurl.com/62bkqw):

Image 3 (link: http://tinyurl.com/68gyq8):

W3, #2: VISUAL VOCAB STORY

Set-Up: Every week you will be given a series of random images and 10 new vocabulary words (to prepare you for an upcoming quiz) that will require you be able to use the words ‘in context’ or to use them to write a short story.

Vocab for the Week of 9/9 (all words are taken from Beowulf, not the SAT list):

  • moor — a tract of open, peaty, wasteland
  • banish — to expel someone from their home land/country
  • spawn — to reproduce (as in birth)
  • exile — a person who has been banished (or expelled) from his/her native land/country
  • quench — to satisfy (as in thirst or a desire)
  • reparation — amends for wrong or an injury; often compensation (money, goods, labor) that a defeated country/army has to pay the winning country/army during war
  • plunder — to rob of goods or valuables by force as in a time of war/battle
  • solace — comfort
  • shroud(s) — cloth(s) used to wrap a body for burial
  • vexed — highly annoyed

Challenge:

  • pick (1) of the (3) images found below
  • write a paragraph+ description (or story) based on it using 6 of the 10 of the words on the list
  • add the part of speech in parenthesis [note: you have to look this up based on the definition]
  • make sure all words are used so that the definition is understood/implied

Length: There is no set length, but make sure that you use 6 of the 10 words. You are free to write sentences that do not include any of the word to help you develop the overall description/story.

Hint: Go with the image that a) either grabbed your eyes first or b) seems to have a hidden story in it.

Note: Please review words from last week; they will also show up on the next vocab quiz (on Tues). All vocab words (once studied) may be used in future quizzes.

Image #1 (link: http://tinyurl.com/5639fo)

Image #2 (link: http://tinyurl.com/6z2nwd)

Image #3 (link: http://tinyurl.com/6oeeme)

W2, #4: VISUAL VOCAB STORY

Set-Up: Every week you will be given a series of random images and 10 new vocabulary words (to prepare you for an upcoming quiz) that will require you be able to use the words ‘in context’ or to use them to write a short story.

Vocab for the Week of 9/2:

  • apathy – lack or caring; indifference
  • curtail – to cut short
  • elicit – to draw out by discussion
  • haughty- behaving in a superior way
  • impede – to hinder or block
  • indolent – lazy
  • meticulous – extremely careful
  • penchant – strong inclination; liking
  • plethora – excess or abundance
  • relish – to enjoy greatly

Challenge:

  • pick (1) of the (3) images found below
  • write a paragraph+ description (or story) based on it using 6 of the 10 words on the list
  • add the part of speech in parenthesis [note: you have to look this up based on the definition]
  • make sure all words are used so that the definition is understood/implied

Length: There is no set length, but make sure that you use 6 of the 10 words. You are free to write sentences that do not include any of the word to help you develop the overall description/story.

Hint: Go with the image that a) either grabbed your eyes first or b) seems to have a hidden story in it.

Note: Please review words from last week; they will also show up on the next vocab quiz (on Tues). All vocab words (once studied) will be in future quizzes.

Image #1 (link: http://tinyurl.com/6ad88y)

Image #2 (link: http://tinyurl.com/6agtju)

Image #3 (link: http://tinyurl.com/5hlec9)

W1, #4: VISUAL VOCAB STORY

Set-Up: Every week you will be given a series of random images and 10 new vocabulary words (to prepare you for an upcoming quiz) that will require you be able to use the words ‘in context’ or to use them to write a short story.

Vocab for the Week of 8/25:

  • ameliorate – to improve
  • bolster – to support; reinforce
  • capricious – fickle, prone to making sudden changes
  • erudite – scholarly; very knowledgeable
  • garrulous – talkative, wordy
  • intrepid- fearless
  • malicious-deliberately harmful
  • prevaricate – to lie
  • reticent – uncommunicative; inclined to silence
  • wary – very cautious

Challenge:

  • pick (1) of the (3) images found below
  • write a paragraph+ description (or story) based on it using 6 of the words on the list
  • add the part of speech in parenthesis [note: you have to look this up based on the definition]
  • make sure all words are used so that the definition is understood/implied

Length: There is no set length, but make sure that you use 6 of the 10 words. You are free to write sentences that do not include any of the word to help you develop the overall description/story.

Hint: Go with the image that a) either grabbed your eyes first or b) seems to have a hidden story in it.

Image #1 (link: http://tinyurl.com/67hpxv):

Image #2 (link: http://tinyurl.com/6yf57k):

Image #3 (link: http://tinyurl.com/5hg9w7):