Wordy Wednesday #25

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Solitary: To be alone without companions; The person was in a solitary state in the isolated island.

Crimson: A type of color; The girl’s cheeks were a crimson color after tripping over a rock.

Diabolical: Having the qualities of a devil; The plan was so diabolical, the kid thought he was a mad scientist.

Totalitarian: synonym: tyrannical; Rulers in most kingdoms are usually totalitarian.

Adversary: A group or force that opposes attacks; The adversary had many plans to kill the protagonist.

Vanquished: To conquer or subdue, defeat; The Union vanquished the Confederates during the Civil War.





Wordy Wednesday #26

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Discolored: to change or spoil the color; After spilling paint on the drawing, the pictures were discolored.

Forensic: something used in a debate; The lawyer scattered forensics around the table to prove that the defendant is guilty.

Marvel: Something that causes wonder; The skyscraper above the cars was a marvel to everyone.

Shambles: A scene in destruction; The windows after the bombing were in shambles on the street.

Gambit: A move to gain an advantage; Being a tall person in crowds is a gambit.

Journal #49

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I think technology does make our lives easier because technology runs at high power and it runs smoothly when using the internet. Technology these days makes browsing easier and faster then before, they may also look appealing and advanced. There are lots of kinds of technology that helps us with out lives, like cell phones, tablets, laptops, they can be used for businesses or school. Without technology, there would be no way I am able to type this.

Wordy Wednesday #24

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Prodigy: a young child that has an extraordinary talent; The prodigy can eat 200 hot dogs in one hour.

Conceivable: (synonym) possible; Flying a plane through a storm sounds conceivable.

Detonates: to explode with violence; The planes crashed into the building then detonated with screaming people inside.

Smolder: to burn without flames; The asteroid crashed into Earth and surprisingly didn’t smolder.

Abstract: expressing a quality or characteristic; The painting had an abstract to it, with all its colors and shapes.

MLK Speech Questions

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1.) “Five score years ago” was a strong way to begin his speech because it was a symbolic shadow which signed the Emancipation Proclamation and it came as a great light of hope for the Negroes.

2.) A metaphor for his speech would be “…lives on a lonely island of poverty…vast ocean of material prosperity”. This affects his speech by showing how Negroes live unfairly by the whites.

3.) A simile for his speech would be “…until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream”. This affects the speech by Negroes will not be satisfied being treated unfairly and until everyone is being treated equally.

4.) Repetition for King’s speech would be “I have a dream” and it affects the speech by him emphasizing that Negroes will have the right to do whatever they want and there will be no racism.

5.) The quote King said is an effective method because segregation and discrimination is basically isolation because Negroes are usually isolated by whites and their owners.

6.) King used all 3 of them, he uses pathos when he strikes emotional values of both black and white people, use of bible causes, “And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed…”. He uses ethos he spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and analogizes him, “Five score years ago”, and uses logos by saying “America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has back marked insufficient funds”.

Wordy Wednesday #23

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Revolting: (synonym) disgusting; The smell of the stinky cheese was revolting in then kitchen.

Phlegm: A thick mucus; He sneezed out a phlegm more than three times today.

Valiant: Boldly, or very courageous; The valiant hero sacrificed his own life to save the girl.

Careening: To lean, sway, or tip to one side; The drunk man was careening on the streets.

Gullible: Easily deceived; She was so gullible, that she thought she actually won a trip to the moon.

Wordy Wednesday #22

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Vandal: a person who vandalizes/destroys something; The boy thought he was a vandal by drawing on the walls.

Devours: to swallow or eat hungrily; The giant devoured the helpless, pitiful campers.

Mayhem: rowdy disorder; The robbery attack caused a mayhem for everyone in the neighborhood.

Carnage: slaughter or a great number of people or dead bodies; There was a carnage on the street during the zombie apocalypse.

Suppress: to put an end to an activity; They have to suppress, since they have no chance of winning that video game.

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