Vocabulary 2013/2014

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

Week 1:

5th grade: “Charles”

renounce 1
swagger 1
raucous 1
insolent 1
scorn 4
passionate 4
incredulous 5
reformation 5
wary 5
cynic 6

6th/7th/8th: ROOTS Chapters #1-10

presage 11
pestle 11
Allah 11
calabash 12
entreat 13
Koran 41

Week 2:

5th grade: “Ghost Cat”

daft 10
melancholy 12
opaque 11
sinister 12
troupe 13
gaunt 16
reticent 17
indignation 23
literally 23

6th/7th/8th: ROOTS Chapters #11-20

couscous 42
sisal 44
rheumy 47
infidel 48
griot 49
Songhai 49
wuolo 53

Week 3:

5th grade: “Turquoise Horse”

mesa 25
verge 26
hogan 26
tufa 27
latias 26
dry wash 27
arroyo 28

6th/7th/8th: ROOTS Chapters #21-30

mosque 103
din 103
pummel 106
truss 110
exploit 110
booty 115
rout 115
Timbuktu 118
Mali 118

Week 4:

5th grade: “Maurice’s Room”

predicament 42
oilcloth 43
galoshes 47
victrola 54
ketch 62
stern 63

6th/7th/8th: ROOTS Chapters #31-40

baobab 151
traits 154
riveted 154
vigilant 157
polygamy
revulsion 166
beseech 168
bedlam 166
mirthless 174
scarification 179
pagan 190

Week 5:

5th grade: “Barbie”

bumbling 72
novios 75
feigning 76
lull 81
mensa 81

6th/7th/8th: ROOTS Chapters #41-50

ulcerate 216
supple 216
vigil 226
truss 228
spread-eagle 228
fathom(v) 239
irredeemable 243
poleax 251
poultice 267

Week 6:

5th grade: “Lenny’s Red-Letter Day”

chapattis 84
queue 85
crisps 85

6th/7th/8th: ROOTS Chapters #51-60

incessant 282
ferment 285
carded 286
irreverent 289
enfeeble 294
brood(v) 304
foment 312
indentured 315
scurvy 316
divest 317

Week 7:

5th grade: “The Prince and the Goose Girl”

common 95
chit 97
boor 102
wry 103
obstinate 108
embolden 109
wantonly 110
trothed 111

6th/7th/8th: ROOTS Chapters #61-70

commendable 327
contagion 327
Methuselah 330
smug 335
rebuke 350
adamant 367
acquiesce 367
dubious 367
mulatto 373
litany 378

Week 8:

5th grade: “Tramp”

scullery 114
gristly 114
Lot 120
hawthorn 120
jangling 121

6th/7th/8th: ROOTS Chapters #71-80

caterwaul 391
christen 392
profound 394
baptize 395
bridle(v) 398
revere 400
audacious 419
futile 420
asafoetida 434

Week 9:

5th grade: “Alberic the Wise”

discernible 124
forlorn 126
embellish 127
apprentice 127
journeyman 128
diligence 128
cloisters 130
masons 130
vocation 130
depredations 136

6th/7th/8th: ROOTS Chapters #81-90

pretense 435
subtle ebbing 436
copious 436
query 441
ardor 442
demean 482
loll 500
docile 502

Week 10:

5th grade: “Podhu and Aruwa”

ojuok 141
maize 141
rows 141
grave 147
kraal 152
higgledy-piggledy 153
impudence 156
consternation 158
writhed 149

6th/7th/8th: ROOTS Chapters #91-100

glower 504
baleful 505
fervent 505
interminable 506
impromptu 514
admonition 517
ballyhoo 520
hairtrigger 525
gumption 528
unpretentious 541

Week 11:

5th grade: “The Invisible Child”

chanterelles 160
cheerio 163
infallible 165
keel 171
immobile 172
ironic 162
remedy 165

6th/7th/8th: ROOTS Chapters #101-106

jubiliation 578
bombastic 581
forge(n) 583
oblique 587
vengeful 600
condescension 600
incredulity 601
invalid 616
bumper crop 620

Week 12:

5th grade: “The Bat Poet”

peremptory 179
authoritative 179
responsive 181
cordially 182
vicinity 184
iambic pentameter 183
harried 190
perplexed 190
monopolize 193
echolocation

6th/7th/8th: ROOTS Chapters #107-112

slake tub 635
glibly 637
covert 638
wiles 639
quaff(v) 645
vindicate 652
rankle 655
affable 657
ruse 662
disconsolate 670

Week 13:

5th grade: “A Game of Catch”

apron 2
indolently 3
gladiolus 4
serenely 4
abstractedly 5
exuberant 5

6th/7th/8th: ROOTS Chapters #113-End

indispensable 690
stoniness 694
cantankerous 694
credo 697
pedagogy 699
uncanny 711
hybrid 717
coffles 721
cacophony 721
ludicrous 726

Roots: FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE

Characters:

Kunta Kinte
Binta Kinte
Lamin Kinte
Omoro Kinte
Saloum Kinte
Yasua Kinte
Wallers
Bell
Nyo Boto
Fiddler
Chicken George
Simon & Alex Hayley
Ol George Johnson
Sheriff Cates
Murray Family
Tom Murray

THEMES for Essay:

Separation
Coming of Age
Human Rights/Slavery
Family
Oral Traditions vs Written History

Review important vocabulary:

Allah; Koran; griot; Juffure; Mandinka; mulaoot; ETC.

Reminders

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

Week 14:

5th grade: “The Tale of the Three Storytellers”

bazaar 9
scandalous 9
caftan 13
caliph 14
shorn 14
forego 15
herald 16
hinder 18
gape 19
emir 19

6th/7th/8th: Chinese Cinderella Chapters #1-4

concessions 5
bilingual 6
maimed 8
assent 10
tranquil 17
episode 20
virtues 20

Week 15:

5th grade: “Spit Nolan”

consumption 20
tuberculosis 20
macadamized 21
publican 23
pneumatic 23
gaffer 24
chamfered 25
fluted 25
imperturbability 26
charabanc 29

6th/7th/8th: Chinese Cinderella Chapters #5-7

devout 23
flawless 24
dim sum 28
admonished 30
entice 33
contorted 34
cowered 34
malice 35
arrogance 35

Week 16:

5th grade: “The Queen’s Care”

solemnity 32
aquiline 32
boon 33
diadem 34
ascend 34
chided 38
disposed 38
absurd 40
remedy 40

6th/7th/8th: Chinese Cinderella Chapters #8 & 9

austerity 36
adjacent 36
loathe 38
hierarchy 39
siblings 40
excluded 41
anonymous 46

Week 17:

5th grade: “Lucky Boy”

mimicry 45
detain 46
herbaceous 48
provocatively 51
demented 51
cricket bats 54
shrouded 54
punts 55
grizzling 58
lorry 58

6th/7th/8th: Chinese Cinderella Chapters #10-12

savored 60
laboriously 60
palate 62
ensued 62
duped 69
dialect 73
aversion 79
irrevocably 83
enlightened 88
endeared 90

Week 18:

5th grade: “The Secret of the Hattifatteners”

repudiation 63
melancholy 63
interrogatory 65
silhouette 69
deplored 71
ensuing 71
surreptitiously 72
resolute 78

6th/7th/8th: Chinese Cinderella Chapters #13 & 14

conspiratorial 99
disastrous 100
turmoil 102
manipulative 103
plausible 105
attribute 108
permeated 115
barbaric 116
comply 116
talisman 121

Week 19:

5th grade: “The Happy Prince”

coquette 85
pinafore 85
sans-souci 87
ornithology 90
cataract 90
river-horse 90
beryl 90

6th/7th/8th: Chinese Cinderella Chapters #15-17

emergence 123
pang 124
origami 135
fortitude 137
pretense 137
negotiate 150
profound 152
covet 153
snub 157
thwarted 158
precedence 160

Week 20:

5th grade: “Kaddo’s Wall”

granary 98
affront 101
cowry 101
mangy 102
millet 103
personage 105
humbly 105

6th/7th/8th: Chinese Cinderella Chapters #18-20

serendipity 173
pact 176
recuperate 178
vanquish 181

Week 21:

5th grade: “Dita’s Story”

incantations 107
guttural 107
wizened 108
comelier 109
brusquely 111
resigned 114
indifferently 119
prodded 124
revile 135

6th/7th/8th: Chinese Cinderella Chapters #21-Author’s Postscript

exhortations 183
adage 184
adversities 184
redeeming 188
ruse 191
colleague 192

Chinese Cinderella: FINAL EXAM REVIEW GUIDE

CHARACTERS in the Memoir:

Adeline
Niang
Father
Aunt Baba
Ye Ye
Big Sister
First(Big)Brother
Second Brother
Third Brother
Fourth Brother
Little Sister
Wu Chun-mei
Aunt Reine Schilling
Victor Schilling
Nai Nai
Ye Xian

Chinese Cinderella: FINAL EXAM REVIEW GUIDE continued

VOCABULARY/CONCEPTS:

concessions
virtues
face
foot binding
memoir
Holy of Holies
World War II
Japanese/Chinese view of one another during this time period
Languages of China
Importance of schooling/ Being a scholar/ Democratic elections/Athletics
Arranged marriage
Playwriting
King Lear
Gone With the Locusts
chicken eggs
safe-deposit box
Chinese Nationalists / Chinese Communists/Mao/Chiang Kai Shek/ Politics
Jackie
PLT
“ Create your own destiny!”
tram fare
traditional Chinese gowns
St. Josephs/Sacred Heart/ “ miserable Sundays/Christmas “Vacations”

“A Christmas Carol”

Vocabulary * Save this on your computer for December, 2014!

LIST I:

Due for all: 12/3/2013

solemnize 1
simile 1
gait 1
covetous 1
palpable 2
ruddy 2
morose 3
destitute 4
tremulous 6

LIST II:

Due for 6th /7th /8th graders: 12/3/2013

Due for 5th graders and new students: 12/10/2013

beguile 6
apparition 8
specter 8
incessant 9
benevolence 10
opaque 11
burdensome 14
compulsion 19
inexplicable 34

*Five Points Bonus if all words turned in by 1st week for 5th Grade and new students.