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Vocabulary Test Study Guide for September 8, 2017
Due Date: 9/8/2017
Subject: English
  1. connotation- the suggested or implied meaning of a word

  2. denotation- the literal meaning of a word

  3. diction- a writer's or speaker’s word choice

  4. foreshadowing- clues or hints signaling events that will occur later in a story

  5. paraphrase- rewording written or spoken text using words that help you clarify and understand the text

  6. summarize- creating a statement of the main ideas or essential information in the text

  7. cause and effect- a relationship where one event (cause) causes another event to happen (effect)

  8. analyze- separate things into parts and study how parts are related

  9. transitions- words or phrases that help link ideas, sentences, and paragraphs

  10. coherence- clear and orderly presentation of ideas in writing or speaking

  11. immodest- not shy or humble; boastful

  12. Immobile- still; motionless

  13. immaterial- not important

  14. immoral- not keeping with what is generally thought of as moral or right; evil

  15.  impenetrable- impossible to pass through


Vocabulary Test Study Guide for August 30, 2017
Due Date: 8/30/2017
Subject: English
  1. genre- a style of literature

  2. dialogue- a conversation between people. In a story, it is the words that the characters say.

  3. point-of-view- the perspective from which a story or poem is told.

  4. first person point-of-view- narrator is a character in the story, uses the pronouns I or we to tell the story

  5. third person point-of-view- narrator is someone from outside the story, uses pronouns he, she, or they to tell the story

  6. simile- compares two unlike things using the words “like” or “as”

  7. figurative language- words or phrases with non-literal meanings used for comparisons or clarity, usually evoking strong images

  8. metaphor- compares two unlike things without using the words “like” or “as”

  9. sensory language- words that appeal to the five senses used to help writers create mental images of the characters and story details

  10. allusion- a textual reference to another narrative, event, or famous person

  11. aromatic- having a pleasant, often a spicy, odor

  12. stench- an offensive smell or odor; stink

  13. musty- bad in odor or taste from the effects of dampness or mildew

  14. mellow- tender and sweet because of ripeness

  15. savory- pleasing to the taste or smell.

Vocabulary Test Study Guide for August 18. 2017
Due Date: 8/18/2017
Subject: English

Week One Vocabulary

Test on August 18th, 2017

1. narrative- tells a story or describes a series of events

2. setting- the time and place a story is happening

3. characterization- the act of creating characters

4. conflict- a struggle between characters or opposing forces

5. internal conflict- the character is struggling with his or her own needs or emotions

6. external conflict- the character is struggling with an outside force

7. plot- the sequence of related events that make up a story; the parts are exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution

8. gruff- rough in speech or manner; harsh

9. agitated- to be stirred up or excited (This word has a negative connotation.)

10. tranquil- very calm and quiet; peaceful

11. arrogant- overly proud of oneself or of one’s own opinion

12. optimistic- showing optimism, expecting everything to come out all right

13. pessimistic- having no hope that one’s troubles will end or that success or happiness will come

14. jovial- jolly, fun-loving, or cheerful

15. subject- who or what a sentence is about