November Word List 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

It's the end of the month again! Time for another word list.

troglodyte - a person who is regarded as being deliberately ignorant or old-fashioned.
logistics - the detailed coordination of a complex operation involving many people, facilities, or supplies.
magnanimous - very generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or someone less powerful than oneself.
pseudo - not genuine
hypodermic - of or relating to the region immediately beneath the skin.
basenji - a small hunting dog of a central African breed, which growls and yelps but does not bark.
cognition - the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses, perception.
rapture - a feeling of intense pleasure or joy.
euphoric - characterized by or feeling intense excitement and happiness.
inquisition - a period of prolonged and intensive questioning or investigation
gaudiness - vulgarly or cheaply showy
acumen - the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain.
adumbrate - foreshadow or symbolize.
socialist - a person who advocates socialism/liberalism. Leftist.
vendetta - a blood feud in which the family of a murdered person seeks vengeance on the murderer or the murderer's family; a prolonged bitter quarrel with or campaign against someone.
scythe - a tool used for cutting crops such as grass or wheat, with a long curved blade at the end of a long pole attached to which are one or two short handles.
extortion - he practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.
preternaturally - beyond what is normal or natural.
sycophant - a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.
vie - compete eagerly with someone in order to do or achieve something.
pariah - an outcast
incredulous - unwilling or unable to believe something.
agoraphobia - extreme or irrational fear of crowded spaces or enclosed public places
savant - a learned person, especially a distinguished scientist; intellectual.
ample - enough or more than enough; plentiful.
privy - sharing in the knowledge of (something secret or private)
libations - a drink poured out as an offering to a deity.
evangelicals - a member of the tradition in the Christian Church.
arduous - involving or requiring strenuous effort, difficult.
subjugate - bring under domination or control, especially by conquest; conquer or vanquish.
throes - intense or violent pain and struggle, especially accompanying birth, death, or great change.
ardent - enthusiastic or passionate.
carnage - the killing of a large number of people; a massacre.
gadfly - a fly that bites livestock, especially a horsefly, warble fly, or botfly; or an annoying person, especially one who provokes others into action by criticism.
reprehensible - deserving censure or condemnation.
barracks - a building or group of buildings used to house soldiers.
vernacular - the language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region.
enviable - arousing or likely to arouse envy.
penultimate - last but one in a series of things; second to the last.
vigil - the eve of a festival or holy day as an occasion of religious observance.
depraved - morally corrupt; wicked
irreverent - showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously.
obsequiously - obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.
deity - the creator and supreme being (in a monotheistic religion such as Christianity); or a god or goddess (in a polytheistic religion)
oleaginous - rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily or greasy.
ingratiating - intended to gain approval or favor; sycophantic.
vigilante - a member of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority, typically because the legal agencies are thought to be inadequate.
rogue - a dishonest or unprincipled man.
virtuous - having or showing high moral standards.
insidious - proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects
consensues - general agreement.
astute - showing keen intelligence and a shrewd ability to protect one's interests or avoid being deceived
monikers - a name
vitrolic - filled with bitter criticism or malice.
depravity - moral corruption; wickedness.
preamble - a preliminary or preparatory statement, introduction
convoluted - extremely complex and difficult to follow.

Types of Parent/Child Relationships

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Today in my AP Literature English class, we did a writing workshop where were wrote about a topic in a comical way. I was pretty proud of mine, so I wanted to share it. I'll keep this short and sweet.

1.) The Best Friend

These parents are totally chill and treat you like a best friend. They trust you with money, alcohol, pointless technology and give you endless trust, love, and support... possibly too much.

2.) Avoiders

This relationship between parents and children are awkward. You don't really spend time together, and only really see each other in the morning before school/work or on the weekend going into the kitchen for food. You're not all that close, but it never seems as a major problem.

3.) The Prison Warden

The prison warden has no mercy for their kids. They are the strictest of the strict, no nonsense. They restrict TV, computer, phone, early curfew, no company at home, always obey the rules... you get the jist.

4.) Overly Attached Guardians

These parents breathe down their child's neck sometimes. They are overly involved in their child's life. They schedule parent teacher conferences with every single teacher (even the Gym teacher, yes), they can't go anywhere without you and are always trying to bond and spend time with you. Not to be confused with my mother, who literally cannot go to the supermarket without me, ever.

5.) The Hypocrites

These parents try to make changes in their family, but fail miserably. Probably from something they read in a magazine or what they saw in TV, but one thing gets them going. They call a family meeting  and say "we're gonna start eating healthier in this house" or "we're gonna be nicer to one another". Then next week, they're eating chips and candy and yelling at you to clean your room.

6.) The Noobs

These are typically new young couples with newborn babies. They post 547912 pictures and flipagrams of their baby on Facebook (yes, that exact number), and won't stop cluttering your feed with pointless updates. "I didn't know tired until I had kids!", "I know it's corny, but my child is my best friend!", "I used to like going out every Friday night, but now I'd rather spend it with my children!". They are also a bit overbearing, where they check all the food labels and use organic baby projects because they care for the utmost safety and health for their kids.

7.) The Dreamer

This is probably the saddest of the parents, they live through their kids and try to make them accomplish what they couldn't. They want them to go to their alumnus, sports and achievements. Constantly controlling and too influential on their kids.\

8.) The Clueless Ones

These parents literally don't care about anything concerning their child. The children could be screaming, yelling, knocking over everything in the store and jumping off a building, and they still wouldn't care. They're always tired, bags under their eyes, shoulders hunched, and back breaking expressions on their faces. Not to mention their child is the devil.

9.) Community Embarrassment

The parents who come to all the PTA meetings, book fairs and sports events and are overly involved in the community. They know all your teachers, coaches and friends and use this to embarrass you. 95% of the time they are going wherever you are because they were invited to. Not to be confused with the Overly Attached Guardians.

Thanks for reading! I hope you found this at least remotely entertaining.

October Word List 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Here we are once again! I found that these words are more compliacted than ones I've had before, so I'm still learning them.

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