Word Work

WORKSHOP III VOCABULARY

 

Zenith-n-The point in the sky directly overhead; the strongest or most successful period of time

 

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Category –n-a group of similar things

 

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Unconscious-adj-not aware or awake

 

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Data-n-information or facts

 

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Falter-v-to move in an unsteady way

 

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Monitor-v- to check on something for a period of time

 

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Consequences-n-a result or an effect

 

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Injured-adj-hurt or wounded

 

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Terrace-n-a patio or balcony

 

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Quiver-v-to shake a little bit

 

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WORKSHOP II INQUIRY 2  

“Raymond’s Run” VOCABULARY

 

EXPERT WORDS

 

____FEATURE—verb—to give importance to something; to have a prominent role or part

 

SELECTION WORDS

 

____INTERRUPT—verb—to stop someone or thing in the middle of completing an action; to interject

·                     Interruption

 

____PHONY—adj—fake; not real

 

____PRODIGY—noun—an exceptionally talented or skilled child or young person

 

____ROUTINE—noun—regular way or pattern of doing things

 

____REPUTATION—noun—a person’s worth or character, as judged by other people

 

____LIABLE—adj—likely to do something; predisposed or prone to behave in a certain way



Workshop II, Inquiry 1, Reading 2:  “The Cost of Winning”

1.  pressure - n.  strong persuasive influence; the applying of

        force against somebody or something

            *burden

            *hassle

2.  rivalry - n.  a competition, competitive action

            *opposition

            *contention

3.  physical - adj.  having to do with the body

            *corporal

            *bodily

4.  stress - n.  strain felt by somebody

*pressure

5.  tension - n.  feeling of worry, nervousness, or suspense

            *anxiety

6.  afflict -  v.  to cause suffering

            *bother

            *distress

7.  covet - v. to want something that belongs to someone else

            *crave

            *desire

8.  obsession - n.  something that you think about all the time

*fixation

*preoccupation

9.  data -facts or figures (charts, graphs, tables) from which  

        conclusions may be drawn

            *statistics

            *information   

            *records

WORKSHOP II: INQUIRY 1: “Casey at the Bat”

ACADEMIC WORDS

1. Precede—verb—to come before; to happen before something else does

                * precedent

CONTENT AREA WORDS

 2. Force-noun-strength or power

                *enforce, forceful, forcible, forcefully

3. Sphere—noun—a round object (like a ball or globe)

* spherical

SELECTION WORDS

4. Applaud—verb—to clap hands to show approval (or support)

                *applause

                * laud

5. Despair—noun—complete lack of hope; feeling that all is lost

                *desperate

6. Multitude—noun—a large number of people or things; a plethora or abundance

                *multi - multiple

 7. Outlook-noun-an expectation or belief about the future

                *look out

 8. Recoil—verb—to move away suddenly from something that is unpleasant or  foul