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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!

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