Tuesday, September 9, 2014

First 9 weeks Vocabulary

First 9 weeks             September 4, 2014

collaborate(verb)-work jointly on an activity, especially to produce or create something.

My group is collaborating with me.


       The Ohio State football team is collaborating with each other so they can win.

articulate(adjective)-(of a person or a person's words) having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently.

In reading my teacher told me that I need to be more articulate.


Because everyone was used to using text language, our teachers gave us worksheets to try and make us more articulate.

evolve(verb)-develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complex form.

I am evolving to be a better student.


                                         This plant is evolving into a flower.

meticulous(adjective)-showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise.

I was being very meticulous in reading class today.


                          Artist have to meticulous sometimes to draw good.

agile(adjective)-able to move quickly and easily.

Bob was very agile in track this year.

                                           Cheetahs are very agile.

September,7 2014

complementary(adjective)-combining in such a way as to enhance or emphasize the qualities of each other or another.

That Purple fabric is complementary with that jacket.

                         That Dress is complementary with those shoes. 

complimentary(adjective)-expressing a compliment; praising or approving.

When the boy got the question right ,everyone was complimentary of him.


       A lot of people are complimentary to the veterans that risk there lives for us.

accept(verb)-consent to receive (a thing offered)

I accepted my birthday present.


             My parents got me a four wheeler for my Birthday and I accepted it.

except(preposition)-not including; other than.

Except my block ,almost every other block was destroyed.


      Except for the grocery store, almost everything was destroyed by the earthquake.

 affect(verb)-have an effect on; make a difference to.

The tornado affected the town.
               The giant waves had an affect on the way the surfer surfed.

effect(noun)-a change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause.

9\11 effected our life today.


                                    The twin towers getting hit effected our lives.

September,15 2014

quantitative(adjetive)-relating to, measuring, or measured by the quantity of something rather than its quality.

Today in math we talked about the quantitative of stuff.

       Instead of the quality of the gold and silver, they measured it by its quantitative quality.

linear function(noun)-a function where the variables are multiplied by constants and are combined by addition or subtraction.

In math our teacher gave us homework over linear function.                                             

                    Today I had some trouble with my homework over linear function. 

qualitative(adjective)-measured by something's quality rather than its quantity.

Diamonds are the most qualitative jewelry in the world.
           Compared to Saphires, Diamonds are of a much more qualitative quality. 

exponent(noun)-a quantity that represents what power a certain number is raised to.

In math we started a chapter over exponents.

                                         Exponents are really easy to learn.

pythagorean theorem(noun)- a theory that states that the square of the right angle in a triangle is equal to the sum of the other two sides. 

My friend and I were working on our homework over pythagorean theorem.   
                                  We just started learning the pythagorean theorem.   

Inorganic(adjective)- something that didn't come from something that was once living or alive.

The definition of Inorganic is never was alive.

                                                      Quartz are inorganic. 

Mineral(noun)- a solid object that is inorganic and naturally occurring.

We are learning about minerals in science.

                                                          A ruby is a mineral. 

Crystal(noun)- a mineral that has many sides and is sometimes clear. 

There are big crystals to that we min


                                   My friends dad goes mining for those big crystals.

October,1 2014

crescendo(noun)-a steady increase in force or intensity:

"The rain fell in a crescendo on the rooftops."

                                  In choir we learn about the crescendo in music.

staff(noun)-a group of persons, as employees, charged with carrying out the workof an establishment or executing some undertaking.

Their product is their employees' knowledge and their distribution channelsare the relationships between their staff and clients. 

  •                                                    The staff line is easy to learn.
staves(plural noun)-a plural of staff.

  • The building had once been a factory for the making of barrel staves butwas now vacant.
                                             Staves is more than one staff line.

notation(noun)-the process or method of noting or setting down by means of aspecial system of signs or symbols.

  • There is no notation on any transcript or diploma as to whether a studentwas on site or not.
  •                                    There are notations in song lyrics and sheets.

  • October, 6 2014

  • allusion(noun)-an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
  • Magicians use allusions.
            We had a talent show and bailey drew some really cool allusions.

  • onomatopoeia(noun)-the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g., cuckoo,sizzle ).
  • We talk about onomatopoeia in english and language arts.
  •                        They use onomatopoeia in comic books.

  • alliteration(noun)-the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
  • In english class we had to look for alliteration on our worksheets.

Alliterations are hard to say fast.

  • irony(noun)-the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
  • The irony of not getting a piece of that ice cream cake.
  •                                                   Irony is always with you.

1 comment:

  1. Make sure you use compound and complex sentences - Also double check the definition of each word.