We are currently working through a unit on Rising and Falling in America!
This week's vocabulary words are:
contingency – dependence on chance or on the fulfillment of a condition; uncertainty; fortuitousness
redress – a setting right of what is wrong
obstinate – firmly stubborn or adhering to one’s purpose, opinion, etc.
impropriety – the quality or condition of being improper, incorrect, inappropriate, or unsuitable
superfluity – the state of being more than is required (excessive, extra)
inexorably – unyieldingly, unalterably
abyss – a deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity; a vast chasm
penury – extreme poverty; destitution
rebuff – a blunt or abject rejection, as of a person making advances
spry – active; nimble; agile; energetic; brisk
rebuke – to express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove, reprimand
obdurate – unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding
ptarmigan – any of several grouses of the genus Lagopus; a type of bird with feathered feet
prestidigitator – an entertainer who is skilled in producing illusion by sleight of hand; a magician
menagerie – a collection of wild or unusual animals, especially for exhibition
In an effort to expand the way we think about and learn vocabulary words, we have begun the practice of acting out our words. See an example of students learning this way in the links below!