Word of the Week for Monday 4/7/14

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Word of the Week for Monday 4/7/14. Animals and Earthquakes homework due Friday!. Dismal Definition : 1.Causing gloom or depression; dreary. 2. Feeling gloomy, depressed; miserable.
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Word of the Week for Monday 4/7/14Animals and Earthquakes homework due Friday!DismalDefinition: 1.Causing gloom or depression; dreary. 2. Feeling gloomy, depressed; miserable.Sentence: “There were fewer houses and fewer fruit trees, and the farther they went the more dismal and lonesome the country became.” – L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of OzWord of the Week Quiz Friday!!!Word of the WeekMonday 3/31/14DisdainNoun definition: A feeling that someone or something is bad, worthless or low.Verb definition: To have or to show this feeling about someone or something.Example sentence: “Matty had never paid attention to the names of flowers- boys generally disdained such things-but now he wished he knew them, so that he could tell Jean.” – Lois Lowry, MessengerSTAAR DAY 1 TOMORROW!Word of the Week: Monday, March 24thDiminish (verb)
  • Definition: to make or become smaller or less; reduce or decrease
  • Sentence: The strength of the army was greatly diminished by outbreaks of disease.
  • Homework: “Indonesia's Real-Life Dragons” DUE FRIDAY!Word of the Week! Monday, March 3rdDebris (noun)Pronounced:Dah- breeDefinition: The scattered remains of something broken, destroyed or discarded; rubble or wreckage.Sentence: Hoarders don’t mind wading through pounds of debris to get from room to room.SWBAT understand and identify the use of conventions in writing. Word of the Week2/10/14
  • Counter (verb)
  • Definition: to do or say something in opposition to something else.
  • Sentence: In order to effectively counter her argument about gun control, he had to do some research first.
  • Word of the Week!Contortion (noun)Definition: A sharp twist or bend in something.Sentence: Her body’s contortion looked painful!Origin: Latin2-3-14SWBAT identify how an author uses different organizational patterns to clarify meaning within a text.Good Luck Knights!Word of the Week!Monday1/13/14Conspicuous (adjective)Definition: 1. Easily seen; obvious 2. attracting attention; striking, remarkable.Sentence: He had a conspicuous lump on his forehead.Word of the Week! Monday, March 17thWelcome back!!!Defiance (noun)Definition: The act of defying; open resistance to an opposing force or authority.Sentence: The prisoners recent defiance made the guards fear an uprising. STAAR WRITING TEST- April 1 and 2! *Pre-AP Math March 31stHomework: First Flight due Friday (or sooner)!Word of the Week
  • Perplexing (adjective)
  • Definition: Completely baffling; puzzling; confusing.
  • Quote: All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity. Robert Kennedy
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