What Did I Miss?

Pre-AP:  Read pages 3-11 tonight. If you miss class tomorrow for the PSAT (good luck!), please know that you will be expected to have through page 24 by class time on Thursday. You will also miss another journal entry; I”ll post the prompt after class tomorrow (no spoilers!).

English IV: Today I donned my history teacher hat as we explored background information relevant to the literature we’re about to start reading. Please bring your textbook with you tomorrow. Here is your new vocabulary list:


degenerate (n.)


an immoral or corrupt person; a person who has lost mental or moral qualities considered normal and desirable


  • used as an adjective, this word means “lacking some property, order, or distinctness of structure previously or usually present.”



engender (v.)


to cause or bring about



genre (n.)


a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.



cognate (adj.)


related to or descended from a common ancestor



innate (adj.)


inborn; natural



nascent (adj.)


just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential



transfigure (v.)


to transform, esp. into something more beautiful or elevated



fictive (adj.)


created by imagination



feign (v.)


to pretend to be affected by



parturient (adj.)



pregnant; about to bring something forth (as in an idea)


“pregnant” in the figurative sense of a “pregnant pause” in conversation



repertory (n.)


the performance of various plays, operas, or ballets by a company at regular short intervals



see also “repertoire”


English II: Good start with F451! Please do your Study Island tonight and also read pages 11-24.

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