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					Jaime DeMartini                                                             October 7, 2008

AED 308                                                                     Dr. Masselink

                                       Vocabulary Worksheet


                       Where?                                            Synonyms
                        1.Mind                                          1.llumination
                       2.Church                                       2.Transformation
            3. ___________________________                              3.Elevatation
            4.____________________________                     4.___________________________
            5.____________________________                     5.___________________________
            6.____________________________                    6.____________________________
                                                              7.____________________________




                                             Enlightenment




                   Associated Terms                                      Antonyms
                     1.Meditation                                       1. Perplexity
                       2.Buddha                                         2. Obscurity
                      3.Nirvana                                       3. Bewilderment
            4.___________________________                     4.____________________________
            5.___________________________                     5.____________________________
            6.___________________________                     6._____________________________
            7.____________________________                    7._____________________________




      Enlightenment:
          o Directions: Continue the lists on the semantic family map with your own words
             that best describe your thoughts and interpretations of the word “enlightenment.”
             You are not limited to the pre-set lines.
          o After filling in the graphic organizer, devise your own definition of the word
             “enlightenment”:
   Existence:
       o The root of “Existence” is sta- which means “to stand.”
       o Brainstorm seven other words that you think might have the same root:
                Circumstance-

                  Institution-

                  Substance-




       o For each word you found, come up with a definition that incorporates the meaning
         of the root.
       o What do you think the definition of “existence” is?
         __________________________________________________________________

   Acceptance:
       o Write a brief definition to these related words:
              Intercept-

                  Perceive-

                  Capture-

                  Participate-

                  Receive-

                  Captivate-

                  Deceive-

                  Susceptible-

       o The root, -kap, must mean:____________________________________________
       o What do you think the word “acceptance”
         means?____________________________________________________________

   Remembrance:
       o Morphological family: remember, memorable, memory, commemorate,
         memorandum
       o What do you think is the root of these words?____________________________
       o Think of some other words that belong to this morphological family:
         _________________________________________________________________
       o Based on the morphological family, what do you think this root means?
         _________________________________________________________________
       o Using the root’s meaning, come up with a definition for three of the words in the
         morphological family.




       o Based on the root’s meaning, what do you think the definition for “remembrance”
         is? ______________________________________________________________

   Inspire:
       o In Siddhartha, Siddhartha’s wisdom inspires his readers to embrace their
           surroundings.
       o One synonym for the word “inspire” is stimulate. Think of at least three other
           synonyms and define each one.




       o One antonym for the word “inspire” is stifle. Think of at least three other
         antonyms and define each one.



       o   Identify the fine difference between one of you synonyms and the word “inspire.”




       o Explain how “inspire” seems more appropriate for the given context of the
         sentence.




       o What do you think the word “inspire” means?
         __________________________________________________________________

   Dissident:
       o In Green’s Looking for Alaska, Miles’s friends were dissident students, for they
         rebelled against the authority figures at Culver Creek and frequently broke the
         school’s rules.
       o Based on this description, what do you think the definition of “dissident” would
         be?_______________________________________________________________
       o What are two synonyms for “dissident”__________________________________
       o Throughout history, individuals can be labeled as dissident for not conforming to
         society’s norms etc. Recall a few “dissident” figures from the past or present:




   Knowledge:
      o The word “knowledge” comes from the root gnō.
      o The following words share the same root. Using the root’s definition, define each
         word.
             Agnostic-

                  Cognition-

                  Diagnosis-

                  Prognosis-

                  Annotate-

                  Recognize-

       o What does the root gnō mean?
         __________________________________________________________________

   Moral VS. Morale:
      o The word “moral” comes from the root me-, which means “expressing certain
          qualities of mind.”
      o It can be used as an adjective, meaning “concerned with the principles of right
          and wrong.”
      o Or, it can be used as a noun, meaning “a rule or habit of conduct.”
      o Write two sentences, using “moral” as an adjective in the first and as a noun in the
          second.
       o What other vocabulary word has the same root?___________________________
       o The word “morale” also comes from the root me-, which means “expressing
         certain qualities of mind.”
       o The term “morale” is used in the sentence: “After Siddhartha’s son leaves,
         Vasudeva boosts Siddhartha’s morale by telling him that he is an honorable father
         for letting his son leave.”
       o What do you think the word “morale” means based on this
         sentence?_________________________________________________________

   Guidance:
       o Write a brief definition to these related words:
               Advice-

                  Supervise-

                  Vision-

                  Idol-

                  Wisdom-

                  Provide-

       o The root, -weid, must mean:__________________________________________
       o What do you think the word “guidance”
         means?____________________________________________________________

   Strive:
        o In Looking for Alaksa, Miles strives to live a more noteworthy life, and to find
            “the Great Perhaps”; therefore, he leaves his home in Florida for a fresh new start
            at Culver Creek Boarding School in Alabama.
        o One synonym for the word “strive” is to yearn. Think of at least three other
            synonyms and define each one.




       o One antonym for the word “strive” is to stunt. Think of at least three other
         antonyms and define each one.


       o Identifying the fine differences between one of your synonyms and “strive.”
       o Explain how “strive” seems more appropriate for the given context of the
         sentence.
o What do you think the word “strive” means?
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