VOCABULARY LOG

DIRECTIONS:  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THIS LOG.  IT SHOULD INCLUDE THE REQUIRED WORDS FROM UNITS OF STUDY AND WORDS THAT YOU DISCOVER ON YOUR OWN.  YOU MAY CHECK THE VOCABULARY LOG ON THE “WONDERFUL WORDS” BOARD TO ENSURE THAT YOUR LOG IS UP TO DATE WITH THE REQUIRED WORDS.

 

WORD

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DEFINITION AND PART OF SPEECH ACCORDING TO THE WAY WORD IS USED

EXAMPLE OF THE WORD USED IN A SENTENCE

**apprehensive

The Giver

To feel unsure or nervous (adjective)

Dagashawanda is apprehensive about going to Language A ever since Ms. Seibert painted her face gray.

**chastise

The Giver

To punish or scold (verb)

Dagashawanda chastised his fellow students for talking during the Ceremony of Twelve.

**palpable

The Giver

Capable of being touched, felt, or perceived (adjective)

1. Dagashawanda exclaimed, “The excitement in the room was palpable.”

 

2. The vet told the dog’s owner that the lump was palpable.

**throng

The Giver

crowd (noun)

 

 

 

I was running through the throng of people.

**ominous

The Giver

threatening (adjective)

 

 

The ominous clouds threatened overhead.

 

VOCABULARY LOG

DIRECTIONS:  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THIS LOG.  IT SHOULD INCLUDE THE REQUIRED WORDS FROM UNITS OF STUDY AND WORDS THAT YOU DISCOVER ON YOUR OWN.  YOU MAY CHECK THE VOCABULARY LOG ON THE “WONDERFUL WORDS” BOARD TO ENSURE THAT YOUR LOG IS UP TO DATE WITH THE REQUIRED WORDS.

 

WORD

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DEFINITION AND PART OF SPEECH ACCORDING TO THE WAY WORD IS USED

EXAMPLE OF THE WORD USED IN A SENTENCE

**obstruction

The Giver

blocking – being blocked (noun)

Dagashawanda was causing an obstruction by standing in front of the door.

 

**meticulous

The Giver

very careful and precise (adjective)

Dagashawanda wanted her report to get an “A+” so he was very meticulous in his work.

 

**ecstatic

The Giver

overwhelmed with joy (adjective)

Dagashawanda is ecstatic that Ms. Seibert is his teacher.

 

**inferior

The Giver

of a lesser quality

(adjective)

Dagashawanda felt his presentation in Science was inferior to Gavi’s.

 

**emphatically

 

The Giver

 

to express or perform something in an energetic or outstanding way

(adverb)

Gavi emphatically insisted that Dagashawanda’s Science presentation was still well done.

 

**utopia

 

The Giver

 

an ideal or perfect place

(noun)

Dagashawanda’s idea of utopia is a place without homework.

 


 

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DEFINITION AND PART OF SPEECH ACCORDING TO THE WAY WORD IS USED

EXAMPLE OF THE WORD USED IN A SENTENCE

**lethargy

 

The Giver

 

a state of inactivity resembling deep sleep

(noun)

 

Dagashawanda is prone to lethargy when doing his homework.

**solemn

 

The Giver

 

deeply serious, sacred, sober, gloomy

(adjective)

 

It was a solemn occasion when everyone received their jobs in The Ceremony.

**luminous

The Giver

giving off light, full of light, illuminated

(adjective)

 

Dagashawanda wants to paint his room with luminous paint.

**consciousness

The Giver

(noun) awareness of one’s surroundings

 

 

Dagashawanda was bothered by a lingering thought in his consciousness.

**speculate

 

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(verb) to form a theory or educated guess

Ms. Davidson speculated about why she was lucky enough to work with LC 4.

 

 


 

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DEFINITION AND PART OF SPEECH ACCORDING TO THE WAY WORD IS USED

EXAMPLE OF THE WORD USED IN A SENTENCE

**eclectic

 

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(adjective) taking ideas and style from many different sources

Dagashawanda had very eclectic taste in music.

 

 

**tenacious

 

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(adjective) persistent, keeping a firm hold, continuing to try

The dog kept a tenacious grip on Dagashawanda’s homework.

 

**engrossed

 

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(adjective) to be totally involved, to completely absorb someone’s attention.

Dagashawanda was engrossed in the last Harry Potter book.

 

 

**sage (sagacious)

Board

(noun) a wise person

 

(noun) an aromatic herb

Ms. Seibert often gives sage advice.

 

 

 

**elude (elusive)

Board

elude(verb)- means to escape or dodge, avoid

elusive(adjective) hard to catch or find, difficult to remember

Dagashawanda eluded Ms. Seibert’s glare when the dog ate his homework.

 

 


 

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DEFINITION AND PART OF SPEECH ACCORDING TO THE WAY WORD IS USED

EXAMPLE OF THE WORD USED IN A SENTENCE

**inference

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**convey

Board

Convey (verb) to make known, to get across

The teacher conveyed there would be a pop quiz tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

**evaluate

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**contrast

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WORD

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DEFINITION AND PART OF SPEECH ACCORDING TO THE WAY WORD IS USED

EXAMPLE OF THE WORD USED IN A SENTENCE