Week of October 24 - October 28
1.A. Naive (adjective) - showing a lack of experience, wisdom or judgement.
B. My little brother is naive, but only because he's inexperienced.
D. This picture is the definition of naive.
2.A. Niche (noun) - A job or activity that you are good at and that is very suitable to you.
B. My mom told me to find a niche, and not have a job that I would hate doing every day.
D. This picture shows a guy trying to decide what his niche is.
3.A. Obliterate (verb) - Destroy; wipe out.
B. Since the town was obliterated, everyone pitched in to help.
D. This is a picture of an explosion, obliterating the area around it.
4.A. Gratify (verb) - To give someone pleasure or satisfaction.
B. Since I thought I was going to loose the race, my coach gratified me.
D. This is a picture of someone being satisfied by eating a cupcake.
5.A. Infinite (adjective) - Endless number of opportunities.
B. The number was infinite, so no one could measure it.
D. This is a picture of an infinity sign; never ending.
Week of October 31-November 4
6.A. Coefficient (noun) - The numerical factor of a term
B. Mrs. Turner gave out a quiz over coefficients, and variables today.
7.A. Multiplicative inverse (noun) - Two numbers with a product of 1, also known as the reciprocal of a number
B. For homework today, I had to find the multiplicative inverse of 1/4.
C. 1/4 could be changed to 4/1 using multiplicative inverse.
8.A. Identify (noun)- An equation that is true for every value of the variable.
B. Although I showed my work for the Identify equation, my answer was incorrect.
9.A. Null Set (noun) - Meaning there is no solution for an equation.
B. Since the problem was a null set, I wrote "impossible" on the answer document.
C. Since there was no correct answer for the equation, It was a null set.
10.A. Properties (noun) - Statements that are true for all numbers.
B. I had to learn all the properties, so that I could pass the test.
Week of November 7 - November 11
11.A. Embody (verb) - an idea, quality, or feeling.
B. Even though I embodied my strong points in my paragraph, I got a bad grade because I miss spelled a lot of words.
C. I put a lot of feeling, and quality in my essay.
12.A. Exasperate (verb) - irritate intensely; infuriate.
B. Since my brother likes to exasperate, he gets in trouble a lot in school.
C. I irritated my mom so bad that she yelled at me in front of everyone.
13.A. Fiasco (noun) - A thing that is a complete failure, especially in a ludicrous or humiliating way.
B. Even though we were versing one of the best teams, we made them look like a fiasco.
C. My pass to post was a complete failure, but it didn't make us loose the game.
14.A. Garnish (verb) - decorate or embellish.
B. Since it was thanksgiving, my family garnished the table with tasty food.
C. We had a lot of decoration around the tables, so that visitors would be amused.
15.A. Heritage (noun) - A special or individual possession.
B. My family has a heritage for brown eyes, so mine are brown.
C. My dad had brown eyes, so I have brown eyes.
November 29 - December 2
16.A. Plate (noun) - Layers of Earth's crust that moves, causing earthquakes, volcanoes, mountains etc.
B. Since we're learning about Plate's in science class, I understand how earthquakes form.
C. In science class, I learned that Earth is made up of plates that all connect to form Earth's crust.
17.A. Ring of Fire (noun) - The linear zone of seismic and volcanic activity that coincides in general with the margins of the Pacific Plate.
B. The Ring of Fire is in the Pacific Ocean, and part of it is near California.
C. The ring of volcanoes is near California, which is why it's scary to live in California.
18.A. Pangea (noun) - A hypothical supercontinent that include all current land masses.
B. Before the Jurastic period, the Earth was one big continent which is called pangea.
C. Since plates move one inch per year, pangea got seperated.
19.A. Fault (noun) - A crack in the Earth's crust.
B. I had to study faults, so that I could get a good grade on the test.
C. Since California has a a crack on it's plate, there are many earthquakes.
20.A. Isostatic rebound (noun) - The rise in land masses.
B. When there's an isolatic rebounds, earthquakes start to occur.
C. When plates crash, they cause mountains to form, or rise up.
Week of December 5 - 9
21. Sympathy (noun) - feeling sorry for someone elses misfortune.
B. I had felt sympathetic for my brother, but I didn't know how to help him.
C. I felt bad for my brother, but I didn't know what to say.
22.A. Empathy (noun) - The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
B. Since Adrianna and I shared empathy, we became best friends.
C. I knew how Adrianna felt, so I was able to share my feelings with her.
23.A. Apathy (noun) - Lack of interest.
B. I have apathy in school sometimes, but I pay attention so I can get good grades.
C. When I get bored, I lack interest.
24.A. Connotation (noun) - An idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
B. Last year I had to do a presentation on positive and negative connotations, which was pretty easy.
C. When someone tells me im athletic, I feel like a good player.
25.A. Denotation (noun) - The literal or primary meaning of a word.
B. For vocabulary, I have to find the denotation of each word.
C. I have to find the literal meaning of words, so that I know what they mean.