Vocabulary 2017/2018

  • 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: “A Game of Catch”
apron 2
indolently 3
gladiolus 4
serenely 4
abstractedly 5
exuberant 5

6th/7th/8th: Golden Boy: Chapters #1-3

Chapter 1:

  • acacia 1
  • hodi-hodi 1
  • dart (v )4
  • khanga 4
  • skittering 5
  • hobbled 6
  • jut 8

Chapter 2:

  • Masai 23

Chapter 3:

  • Serengeti 26
  • Mount Kilimanjaro 29

Week 2:

  • 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.

5th grade: “The Tale of the Three Storytellers”
bazaar 9
scandalous 9
caftan 13
caliph 14
shorn 14
forgo 15
herald 16
hinder 18
gape 19
emir 19

6th/7th/8th: Golden Boy: Chapters #4-6

Chapter 4:

  • carcass 42

Chapter 5:

  • Bwana 51
  • tight-lipped 52
  • reflexively 52
  • Tanzania 53
  • disdain 54

Chapter 6:

  • Lake Victoria 61
  • asante 62
  • zeruzeru 63
  • albino 63
  • parliament 72

Week 3:

  • 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.

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: Golden Boy: Chapters #7-8

Chapter 7:

  • millet 75
  • Dar es Salaam 80
  • dala-dala 80
  • flourish 82
  • billows 83
  • safari 86

Chapter 8:

  • snick (v) 94
  • bloat 96

Week 4:

  • 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.

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: Golden Boy: Chapters #9-12

Chapter 9:

  • sheen 101
  • wretched 104
  • glassy 105
  • fragile 106
  • impulse 107
  • levering 109
  • tentatively 111
  • blubbering 111

Chapter 11:

  • plastered 125
  • enthralled 131
  • wretched 134

Week 5:

  • 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.

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: Golden Boy: Chapters #13-15

Chapter 13:

  • bleak 150
  • urchin 151
  • orthodox 152
  • mganga 157

Chapter 14:

  • vulnerable 166
  • makeshift 169
  • flailing 170
  • punguani 174

Chapter 15:

  • mpingo 180
  • reverie 186
  • pelt 186

Week 6:

  • 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.

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: Golden Boy: Chapters #16-17

Chapter 16:

  • squatter 196
  • poacher 198
  • meticulously 203
  • condemned 203

Chapter 17:

  • sawa 207
  • weevil 218

Week 7:

  • 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.

5th grade: “The Happy Prince”
coquette 85
pinafore 85
sans-souci 87
ornithology 90
cataract 90
river-horse 90
beryl 90

6th/7th/8th: Golden Boy: Chapters #18-19

Chapter 18:

  • demon 220
  • pallet 220
  • shrill 222
  • mirth 226
  • receding 229
  • talisman 232

Chapter 19:

  • nzuri 242
  • vigorously 242
  • Kiswahili 247
  • crow(v) 247
  • initial 248

Week 8:

  • 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.

5th grade: “Kaddo’s Wall”
granary 98
affront 101
cowry 101
mangy 102
millet 103
personage 105
humbly 105

6th/7th/8th: Golden Boy: Chapters #20-22

Chapter 20:

  • twinge 252
  • prying 253
  • tinged 257

Chapter 21:

  • resolved 261
  • ebony 265
  • resentment 271

Chapter 22:

  • whisk(v) 277
  • brash 280
  • jurisdiction 280
  • meaty 283
  • paunchy 284
  • flurry 287

Week 9:

  • 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.

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: Golden Boy: Chapters #23-25

Chapter 23:

  • compound 293
  • sheer 293
  • MP 296

Chapter 24:

  • soaring 301
  • inauguration307
  • mutilation 307
  • genetic 308
  • recessive gene 308 (This concept is referred to in the book.)

Chapter 25:

  • bile 313
  • hujambo 316
  • obligingly 316
  • blurt 317
  • inlaid 321

Week 10:

  • 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.

5th grade: “Oliver Hyde’s Dishcloth Concert”
scrubby 138
dreary 142
fretful 143
wretched 143
mournful 144

6th/7th/8th: Golden Boy: Chapters #26-END

Chapter 26:

  • shikamoo 329
  • wince 333
  • interject 334
  • sheepishly 336

Author’s Note:

  • melanin 343
  • susceptible 344
  • misperception 344
  • pigment 344
  • maimed 344
  • lethal 345
  • advocacy 345

Final Exam Review

Golden Boy

Names & Terms

Habo
Mr. Msembo
Auntie
Dar es Salaam
Zeruzeru
Lake Victoria
Wangaga
Kweli
Albino
Serengetti
Massai
Alasiri
Chui
ugali
Kiswahili
Asu
Tanzania
Punguani
Davu
Mwanza
Makonde
ebony
Aunt Chatha
asante sana
melanin

Concepts

  1. Poaching
  2. Prejudice and superstitions about albinos
  3. Causes and effects of albinism
  4. Habo’s “luck”

NEW BOOKS

Vocabulary 2016/2017

  • 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 11:

5th grade: “Mowgli’s Brothers”
spiteful 150
quarry 154
sambur 155
fostering 156
cunning 162
sullen 166

6th/7th/8th: Chinese Cinderella: Chapters #1-4
concession 5
bilingual 6
maimed 8
assent 10
tranquil 17
episode 20
virtues 20

Week 12:

  • 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.

5th grade: “Tiger-Tiger!”
pariah 176
ramble 177
low-caste 178
impertinence 183
tussock 184
imposing 188
rupee 193
plague 193
amulet 194
depose 198

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 13:

  • 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.

5th grade: “Through the Tunnel”
contrition 2
promontory 2
luminous 3
poised 4
supplication 4
defiant 6
beseeching 6
myriads 7
sequins 7
tufted 7


6th/7th/8th: Chinese Cinderella Chapters #8 & 9
austerity 36
adjacent 36
loathe 38
hierarchy 39
siblings 40
excluded 41;
anonymous 46

Week 14:

  • 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.

5th grade: “Raymond’s Run”
Mercury 16
prodigy 18
ventriloquist 19
organdy 20
pageant 20
glockenspiel 21
periscope 22

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 15:

  • 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.

5th grade: “My Greatest Ambition”
idle 27
speculate 27
digress 28
scoff 29
ruthless 31
poise 34
fictitious 37
ludicrous 30
plagued 36
nu- (as a Yiddish expression, not a boy’s name)

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 16:

  • 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.

5th grade: “A Likely Place”
solitaire 43
amplify 46
flourish 67
idee fixe 69
valor 69
lotus position 71

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 17:

  • 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.

5th grade: “Mysteries of the Cabala”
Talmud 76
Cabala 76
concubine 78
alms 79
disheveled 80
abyss 80
uncanny 81
scorn 82
blasphemy 84
betroth 86

6th/7th/8th: Chinese Cinderella Chapters #18-20
serendipity 173
pact 176
recuperate 178
vanquish 181

Week 18:

  • 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.

5th grade: “Bad Characters”
grandiloquent 88
invective 88
pious 88
prim 88
indignant 88
alienate 89
dismay 89
loathe 89
euphemism 90
prodigious 92
cloisonné 93
haberdashery 101
desultory 108

6th/7th/8th: Chinese Cinderella Chapters #21-Author’s Postscript
exhortations 183
adage 184
adversities 184
redeeming 188
ruse 191
colleague 192

Final Exam Review

Chinese Cinderella

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


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. Joseph’s / Sacred Heart / “miserable Sundays / Christmas “Vacations”


Week 19:

  • 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.

5th grade: “Chura and Marwe”
placid 118
hamlet 120
indifference 120
pine(v) 120
endure 123
finery 124
trudge 125

6th/7th/8th: The Samurai’s Tale: Ch. List of characters, Preface, 1-4
vassal xiv
admonish 3
samurai 6
sagely 8
mean 10
docile 12
demean 18
zen 19
ninjas 28
succor 29
pallor 29

Week 20:

  • 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.

5th grade: “Superstitions”
shod 127
encrusted 127
erratic 128
apprehensive 128
hyper(prefix) 130/135
feign 143
repulsion 143
disposition 144
straddle 148
anguish 149

6th/7th/8th: The Samurai’s Tale: Ch 5-7
prestige 33
tyrannize 34
gelding 36
premonition 44
hara-kiri 46
warrant 47
sutras 49
jikido 51
ronin 52

Week 21:

  • 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.

5th grade: “The Last Great Snake”
tubers 151
parched 153
luster 157
defile 167
sullenly 171
suffice 173
calamity 173
immortal 179
infinitesimal 184

6th/7th/8th: The Samurai’s Tale: Ch. 8-12
shrine 58
aristrocrats 58
kept 59
vindictiveness 59
furrows 61
shogun 61
arbitrate 66
lucrative 66
affront 68
augured 68

Week 22:

  • 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.

5th grade: “Gaston”
dweller 194
kilo 195
boulevardier 195
chauffeur 200

6th/7th/8th: The Samurai’s Tale: Ch. 13-16
clemency 91
adept 91
allies 92
salvation 92
truculently 96
sake 100
skirmishes 109
jostled 111
drone 112
seppuku 115
transgresses 117

Week 23:

  • 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.

5th grade: “Soumchi: Part 1”
vice-versa 202
authoritative 205
ulterior 205
adultery 210
furtive 215
illicit 215
traversing 217
baleful 217
disdain 220
fawned 227

6th/7th/8th: The Samurai’s Tale: Ch.17-21
reverently 120
restive 123
jizo 126
sallied 131
augment 131
cajoled 131
draught 134
dirk 143
impregnable 147
spoils 153

Week 24:

  • 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.

5th grade: “Soumchi: Part 2”
prostrate 227
epithet 229
garble 234
confiscate 235
sully 242
volition 252

6th/7th/8th: The Samurai’s Tale: Ch. 22-25
missive 154
lineage 154
contingent 162
insubordination 164
homage 175
quartered 175
encompassed 175
retinue 175

Week 25:

  • 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.

**5th grade:

6th/7th/8th: The Samurai’s Tale: Ch. 26-30
deigned 184
impropriety 195
zither 202
hermitage 203
repose 207
bushi 209
foray 210

Week 26:

  • 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.

**5th grade:

6th/7th/8th: The Samurai’s Tale: Ch. 31-34
ramparts 212
kimono 213
cumbersome 216
engulfed 217
stark 218
countered 221
disdainfully 222
itinerant 223
grotesque 231
gullible 232

Final Exam Review

The Samurai's Tale

Terms/Vocabulary/Characters
Vassal
Samurai
Ronin
Sazen
Ninja
Hara-kiri
Jikido
Sutras
Shrines
Shogun
Aristocrats Seppuku
Zither
Hermitage
Basho/haiku
Kimono
Lord Akiyama Nobutomo
Lord Akiyama Nobutora
Lord Oda
Lord Takeda Katsuyori
Lord Takeda Shingen
Lord Takeda Yoshinobu
Taro (Murkami Harutomo)
Togan
Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu
Lord Uesugi Kenshin
Wada Kansuke
Yoichi
Yoshitoki
Lord Zakoji
Zakoji Aki-hime

Essay Topics

  1. Japanese customs, history, values
  2. Japanese society: Shoguns/Samurai/Ronin: The code of Bushido. Honor.
  3. Japanese warfare
  4. Murakami’s life and how he is influenced and changed

A Christmas Carol

Vocabulary

  • Save this on your computer for December, 2018 !

LIST I:

**Due for all: 11/28/2017

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

LIST II:

**Due for 6th /7th /8th graders: 11/28/2017
**Due for 5th graders and new students: 12/5/2017


apparition 8
specter 8
incessant 9
benevolence 10
opaque 11
rime 11
burdensome 14
prodigiously 16
compulsion 19
inexplicable 34

Five Points Bonus for 5th Graders and new students if all words are turned in by the 1st week.