Monday, May 26, 2008

using that vocab-game 1, week 5

Well, we're taking the day off from school today, so Annie hasn't even seen her vocabulary words for the week yet, but I thought I'd go ahead and get them up in case anyone is in the mood for writing today...

*simile (Is it just me, or does this one seem "too easy" in comparison to the ones usually included? Whatever. Easier to just stick to the book.)

*ingratiate

*charisma

*expurgate

*renascence

*animadversion (Hanging head in shame here, as this one is totally new to me.)

*parody

*blithe

Good luck, writers!

6 comments:

Jean said...

I agree that "simile" seems almost too easy. I've been wondering, and since you mentioned it in regard to "simile," what book are you using for Annie's vocabulary?

Rich said...

Wow...there were actually a few I didn't have to look up! I'm learning a lot of cool words through this activity.

- I fell in love with Debi's blithe spirit, charisma, and, of course, her natural good looks.

- The EPA administrator resigned after it was discovered that he ordered that important scientific material be expurgated from the document.

- My mother was indeed correct that graduation from college felt like a renascence.

- I told my son that he will not ingratiate himself to his teacher through animadversion nor through parody. I also mentioned that his simile that she was like the wicked witch of Mississippi was somewhat unfair.

Jean said...

I prefer metaphors to similes because even a poor metaphor requires more thought than a good simile.

With the help of celebrities such as Harry Connick, Jr. and Brad Pitt, the renascence of New Orleans is well underway.

Several of this contest's entrants have tried to ingratiate themselves with Annie by writing sentences about wolves, cats, or mice; I am no exception.

I was blithely ignorant of all that was going on behind the scenes, which was shy his animadversion was so painful.

In truth, to be worthy of parody is the ultimate compliment.

The principal's decision to expurgate the student newspaper's editorial led the editor to resign in protest of what she viewed as censorship.

As a candidate, Barack Obama has a clear charisma; whether it would carry over to the presidency has yet to be seen.

Debi said...

Jean,
I've been using a book called Key Words for High Achievement. I ordered it sight unseen, and luckily, have been pretty happy with vocabulary.

Rich,
You're sucking up to the wrong gal here...Annie's the judge, you know.

Awesome McAwesome said...

Similes are like kumquats-neither one makes all that much sense.

If I really wanted to win I'd use compliments to try to ingratiate myself with the judge, but she's much too awesome to fall for that.

I tried to increase my charisma, but I failed the roll.

The school library tried to expurgate the subversive books, but there's just no way the PTO would let them get rid of Dr. Seuss.

No Child Left Behind has caused a renascence of discrimination against the gifted in America.

The politician's animadversion against the Javits act provoked disturbingly little backlash.

Fox News is a parody of the politics of the GOP, whether they mean to be or not.

The student's blithe comments did little to endear him to his teacher.

Debi said...

And this week's points go to...

"Similes are like kumquats-neither one makes all that much sense."


"I also mentioned that his simile that she was like the wicked witch of Mississippi was somewhat unfair."

"The school library tried to expurgate the subversive books, but there's just no way the PTO would let them get rid of Dr. Seuss."

Annie had a hard time weeding it down this week. You all sure are keeping the game close, aren't you?