Week 1 Vocabulary - Manville School District

Week 1 Vocabulary - Manville School District

Do Now Brainstorm a list of words that contain these root words and then guess what each word could mean. penta, quint sex, hexa sept, oct, septem octo nov, non

dec, deci, deca Week 2 penta, quint = five sex, hexa = six sept, septem = seven decimate octogenarian quintessence

septennial oct, octo = eight nov, non = nine dec, deci, deca = ten novice decadence hexapod pentacle General Vocabulary deepen

collaborate SAT Word obscure Literary Device characterization monolith (noun) Definition: large, narrow stone used as a monument or for religious purposes decimate (verb) Definition: to kill or destroy a large number of (people, animals, plants) or large part of; historically, to kill one in ten people.

Sentence: In the video game, Call of Duty: Zombies, my brother decimated over a thousand Nazi Zombies using his shooting skills. octogenarian (noun) Definition: a person who is between 80 and 89 years old Sentence: My grandfather, who is an octogenarian, was in his mid-twenties when Russia

launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite, into outer space. quintessence (noun) Definition: most perfect example of its type the fifth and highest element in ancient and philosophy that exists in all nature Sentence: Kim Kardashian has always been the quintessence of high fashion, so I was taken aback when I saw her

wearing an old, saggy pair of jeans and a ragged T-shirt. septennial (adjective) Definition: occurring or being done every seven years; consisting of or lasting for seven years Sentence: Every seven years, my town holds a septennial celebration on a Saturday to honor the lucky number seven.

novice (noun) Definition: a person who has just started learning or doing something Sentence: Because my sister was a novice and had never operated a car before, my dad was afraid to let her drive on the Jersey Turnpike. decadence (noun) Definition: behavior that

shows low morals and a great love of pleasure, money, fame, etc. Sentence: Celebrity Justin Bieber illustrated decadence when he crashed into a minivan with his ATV and assaulted the minivan driver. hexapod (noun) Definition: six-footed; of or relating to insects Sentence: Praying mantises

are hexapods, who use their fore legs to catch and secure prey. mantis v. spider pentacle (noun) Definition: a shape that is like a star with five points formed by five straight lines and that is often used as a magic or religious symbol Sentence: My aunt, who is very superstitious, wore a pentacle around her neck to protect her from

evil. General Vocab: deepen (verb) Definition: To make your knowledge fuller or more complete Sentence: Deepen your knowledge of time travel in A Wrinkle in Time by researching some of Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and Neil De Grasse Tysons theories of space and time.

General Vocab: collaborate (verb) Definition: to work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something Definition: For your science-fiction narrative writing, you will collaborate with other students to research a hot topic, such as self-driving cars, in the realm of science and technology.

SAT Word: obscure (adjective) Definition: indistinct; not easily understood Sentence: The students essay was so obscure that even the best English teachers couldnt understand what he was trying to say. Literary Device: characterization Definition: The way a writer reveals a character.

Speech Thoughts/emotions Effect on others Actions Looks Sentence: After reading Chapter 1 of A Wrinkle in Time, the students had to write a characterization of Meg Murry, based on her speech and thoughts.

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