Vocabulary Week of: August 29-September 2
1. A. Argument (noun)- Written essay with two sides of the story.
B. Last year in English our class had to write argumentative essay, about whether we should raise the driving age or not.
C. When two or more people argue they are telling why they are right, and how the other person is wrong.- rosariobrumley.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/argument-cartoon.jpg
2. A. Cite (Verb)- Quote from a book or passage as evidence for or justification of an argument or statement.
B. In reading we have to cite evidence from the text, and we have to make sure that it's the right evidence.
C. We have to cite evidence when we read a book because we have to answer some questions.- library.csun.edu/blogs/cited/files/2012/11/citing-image.jpg
3. A. Passive Voice- One of the two "voices" of verbs.
B. An example of passive is that Emma threw an apple away, and the subject is acted on by the verb.
C. Liz threw away her candy wrapper when she was done with it.
4.A. Personification (Noun)- Giving human characteristics to something nonhuman.
B. In some books I have read there is personification, so it can give the story a little bit more detail.
C. An example of personification is "The cat was black as night."
5.A. Point of View- (Noun)- Narrators position in relation to the story
B. The book "Daniel's Story" is told in 1st person because the main character Daniel is telling the story.
C. The point of view of "Flowers for Algernon" is told in 1st person because Charlie, the main character is telling the story.
Vocabulary for the week of Sept. 6-10
6.A. Collaborate- (Verb)- Working together on something
B. Because we all collaborated we got the job done faster.
C. In 21st century we have to collaborate with the people we sit with.
7.A. Articulate- (Adjective)- Having or showing the ability to speak fluently
B. Because Mr. Oney is articulate he uses big words
C.Some people are articulate where others are not.
8.A. Evolve- (Verb)- To develop gradually, from something simple to a more complex form
B. In science we will be learning about the evolution of humans, and we will have a test over it.
C. Some people think that humans started out as apes, and evolved into humans.
9.A. Meticulous- (Adjective)- Showing great attention to detail
B. Emma was meticulous about her drawing because she wanted to win the contest.
C. Liz said Emma's drawing is not meticulous.
10.A. Agile- (Adjective)- Able to move quickly and easily
B. The jaguar can catch its prey faster than most animals because it is able to move quickly and easily.
C. Liz said that she's not very agile in the morning because she doesn't want to get up.
Vocabulary for the Week of Sept. 12-16
11.A. Hypotenuse- The longest side of a right triangle, opposite the right angle.
B. (3) squared+(4) squared=(5) squared
12.A. Converse- Switching the hypothesis and conclusion of a conditional statement.
B. If c squared > a squared + b squared, then the triangle would be obtuse. If c squared < a squared + b squared, then the triangle would be acute
13.A.Irrational Numbers- Numbers that can't be written as a fraction
B. 3.141592653 is a number that can't be written as a fraction
14.A. Rational Numbers- Number that can be written as a fraction
B. 0.33333= 1/3
15.A. Square Root- a number that produces a specified quantity when multiplied by itself
B. The square root of 9 is 3.
Vocabulary for the week of Sept.19-23
16.A. Elastic Potential Energy- Energy stored in any object or material that is bent, stretched, or compressed.
B. In science we are learning about the forces, and what their effect is on our lives.
C. If you push on a spring then let it go it will fling out because of the elastic potential energy in it. Example: Sling Shot
17.A. Newton (Noun)- The unit in the metric system used to measure force.
B. When Sir Isaac Newton came up with the theory gravity, he measured it in newtons to figure out why the apple fell on his head.
C. When you want to measure a force in the metric system you would use newtons.
18.A. Force Field- An area around an object where an object can influence another object with out touching it. A magnetic field is an example of this.
B. Force fields are not real, but in some movies they use them to protece themselves or others.
C. A force field is something that you see in movies when there is villains, and hero's to capture the villains
19.A. Inertia (Noun)- How hard it is to get something moving, stop a moving object, or change the direction of a moving object.
B. Inertia is a force that stays at rest until acted on by another force.
C. An example of inertia would be if you set an index card on a cup with a coin on top, and you flick it you will experience inertia because the index card will fly off and the coin will drop in the cup.
20.A. Normal Force- A equal but opposite force that pushes back when you stand, sit, or push on a surface so you do not sink through that surface.
B. Normal force is acted on you everyday so you don't fall through your chair, fall through the ground, or when you push on a wall you don't fall into the wall.
C. Normal force acts on you when you're sitting in a chair, and it helps you from not falling through the chair.
Vocabulary for the week of September 27-30
21.A. Accept-(Verb)- Consent to receive (a thing offered)
B. Mr. Oney accepted the gift from Emma because it was his birthday, and Emma was being nice.
22.A. Except-(Verb)- Specify as not included in a category or group
B. Everybody went to the football game except Ivy because she wasn't aloud to go..
23.A. Affect-(Verb)- Have an effect on
B. Because Emma didn't come to school Thursday or Friday the affect on Monday was that she had a bunch of homework to do on Monday.
24.A. Effect-(Noun)- A change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause
B. Last year in English we had to do cause and effect worksheets because we needed to know how to do them for the state tests that were coming up in the spring.
25.A. Principle-(Noun)- A fundamental, primary, or general law
B. The government makes principles that we have to follow because if not then there would be a lot of accidents.
Vocabulary for the week of October 4th-7th
26.A. Allusion-(Noun)-An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it.
B. When I went to find a picture of allusion all the pictures made made me feel sick.
27.A. Onomatopoeia-(Noun)- The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named
B. When I was in the living room my brother dropped a pan in the floor, and it made a big BOOM when it hit the floor, then he said that was an example of an onomatopoeia.
28.A. Alliteration-(Noun)- The occurrence of the same letter or sound
B. When Emma tried to say Sally sells seashells by the seashore, she didn't know that it was an example of alliteration.
29..A. Irony-(Noun)- The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humor
B. When I go to the dentist there is an example of irony on the window that says "No hanging papers here at anytime!", but people do it anyways because they think it's funny to do the opposite.
30.A. Figurative-(Adjective)- departing from a literal use of words
B. The word figurative can be used in many different ways like as figurative language in english, and figurative in art.