WORDLY WISE

Document Sample
WORDLY WISE Powered By Docstoc
					WORDLY WISE



         LESSON 6

          By Siddhi Mittal
ANARCHY

   1. Noun
   Definition- total absence of government
   After 2003, Iraq was in a state of anarchy – no one
    was in charge.
   2. Noun
   Definition- lack of order; total confusion
   Without the disciplined practice of so many fire drills,
    we would have had anarchy yesterday when we had
    a real fire in the school’s basement – kids would
    have been lost, teachers would have been
    confused, and people could have been hurt.
APPREHEND

   1. Verb
   Definition- to seize; to arrest
   John Brown was apprehended when he tried
    to steal guns in Harper’s Ferry, Virginia in
    1959.
ARRAIGN

   Verb
   Definition- to bring before a court to face
    charges
   Before Lee Harvey Oswald was arraigned for
    the assassination of the president, he was
    shot and killed by Jack Ruby.
    ASSIMILATE

   1. Verb
   Definition- to absorb into a population
   By the second generation, the Cambodian immigrants
    had been assimilated into American society.
   2. Verb
   Definition- to take in a part and absorb into the whole
   The students assimilated the new information about
    foreshadowing, adding it to the knowledge they
    already had about stories.
BIZARRE

   1. Adjective
   Definition- strikingly out of the ordinary;
    peculiar
   Stacy looked bizarre at the Halloween
    costume party because everybody was
    wearing spooky or fancy costumes for clothes
    while she was just wearing regular clothes - a
    shirt and jeans.
    CALAMITY

   Noun
   Definition- an event that causes great suffering and harm; a
    disaster
   The train engineer prevented a calamity by slamming on the
    brakes as soon as he saw the automobile stalled on the tracks.
Related word: CALAMITOUS
   Adjective
   Definition- disastrous
   Filling in these wetlands to build a mall has been calamitous for
    the songbirds that migrate here each year.
     CONSPIRE
   1. Verb
   Definition- to plan together secretly to do something wrong or illegal
   Campaign workers conspired to break into their opponent’s
    headquarters.
   2. Verb
   Definition- to join or act together
   The beautiful weather, good friends, and delicious food conspired to
    make the weekend at the beach one I will always remember.

Related word: CONSPIRACY
   Noun
   Definition- a joining with others to plan or carry out unlawful acts
   The conspiracy of the German officers to kill Hitler failed on July 20, 1944.
DISSENSION

   Noun
   Definition- a difference of opinion;
    disagreement
   As representatives worked on the
    Constitution that hot summer of 1787,
    dissension grew between the group that
    wanted more power for the states and the
    group that wanted more power for the
    federal.
ELAPSE

   Verb
   Definition- to pass or slip by (used with time)
   Five years elapsed before they saw their
    cousins again.
IMMINENT

   Adjective
   Definition- about to happen; likely to occur in the
    very near future
   The clouds rolling in the sky made rain seem
    imminent.
INTERROGATE

   Verb
   Definition- to ask questions of, especially in a
    thorough of formal manner
   The police will interrogate the suspects separately in
    order to compare their stories.

Related Word: Interrogation
   Noun
   Definition- the act of questioning
   Helen’s lawyer was present during the interrogation
    of the witness to the accident.
LIONIZE
   Verb
   Definition- to treat as a celebrity someone who was
    not previously famous
   After he made the first solo transatlantic flight,
    Charles Lindbergh was lionized and people
    practically worshiped him everywhere.
METICULOUS

   Adjective
   Definition- extremely careful; attentive to small
    details
   All of the parachutists gave their gear a meticulous
    30 minute final check before leaping from the plane.
    SHACKLE
   1. Noun
   Definition- a ring or band put around the arm or leg to prevent free
    movement
   In the 1800s, Africans captured for the slave trade usually had an iron
    shackle attached to them on the slave ship.
   2. Noun
   Definition- something that prevents free action
   Kevin hoped he could throw off the shackles of parental control when he
    left for college.
   3. Verb
   Definition- to prevent freedom of action
   High school dropouts often find that their lack of education shackles
    them to low paying jobs.
    SWELTER

   Verb
   Definition- to suffer from or to overcome by great heat
   We sweltered in the hot sun because there was no shade
    in the fields where we worked.

Related word: Sweltering
   Adjective
   Definition- very hot and humid; uncomfortable because of
    extremely hot weather
   Going for a swim is the best way to cool down on a
    sweltering July day.
        ~-~-~-THE END!-~-~-~
   I hope this slide show helped you and that
    you all get good scores on the Wordly
    Wise tests! 

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Stats:
views:37
posted:5/3/2011
language:English
pages:17