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:

WORD/P.O.S DEFINITION NOTES
 

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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