American Lit-Homework for 8-24-2020
I am attaching below the vocabulary words for this week. There will be a quiz over them on Friday. The quiz is matching on the front. Then, on the back, there are 10 sentences where you have to fill in the correct word.
You can go study the words on the Quizlet app. I will put the words up today or tomorrow. In order to find the list, go to quizlet.com. Then, search my username. It is beth_morse86. I am the first person that pops up, and there is a butterfly for my picture. If you go to classes, there will be one made for High School 2020-2021. Then, it will be labeled High School vocab 2020-2021. Let me know if you have any questions.
For tonight’s homework, you need to find a Native American story and bring it to class as we will be discussing them tomorrow.
Vocab for the week:
Vocabulary List 1
Abase (v): to lower in reputation or estimation
Abate (v): to lessen in intensity, degree or amount
Babble (v): to utter words or sounds imperfectly or without meaning
Balk (v): obstacle, purposely to get in the way of
Cacophony (n): harsh, discordant sound; dissonance
Cadence (n): rhythmic flow of poetry; marching beat
Dainty (adj): delicate, exquisite
Daunt (v): to discourage or intimidate
Ebb (v): to fade away, recede
Ebullient (adj): full of energy and confidence
Fabricated (adj): made up; false; manufactured
Façade (n): front elevation of building; false appearance or demeanor
Gaffe (n): blunder; social mistake
Gainsay (v): to deny or contradict
Hallowed (adj): regarded as sacred