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Course Description

Welcome to 11th Grade English with Mr. Polish! Our class will meet every Tuesday from 9:15 am – 10:15 am and your attendance there is required. Because we only meet one day a week, it is important that you maintain communication with me by e-mail if you are having any issues with me, school, or the work. My e-mail is bpolish@champscharter.org and I check it every day so expect me to get back to you no more than 24 hours after you have messaged me.

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Students will take a cumulative vocabulary test on all of the words they found in Twilight Los Angeles, Beloved, The Color Purple, and The Great Gatsby.
 

Deft = quick

Fractiousness = irritable

Tangible = touchable

Parceled = distributed/given out evenly.

Incredulously = unwilling to believe

Privy = to have knowledge of a secret

Impenetrable = to impossible to pass through

Sedative = a medicine that numbs people and puts them to sleep.

Rakish = sportingly stylish

Contemptuous = hateful

Bond = debt that is sold and promised to be paid back with interest.

Blasphemy = insulting one’s God.

Terrapin = small turtle

Simpleton = someone of low intelligence

Indulge = to take pleasure in something

Listless = lacking energy

Boisterous = rowdy/energetic

Ostracism = to shun someone

Fondle  = to touch in a sexual way

Fleet = swift/fast

Immense = large

DOWNTRODDEN

TRIFLING

IMPISH

STRUMPET

TO GUM UP

SANCTIFY 
TO DARN

HAGGARD

FORNICATION

AFFLICTION

PEOPLE WHO ARE OPPRESSED OR BADLY TREATED

UNIMPORTANT

MISCHEVIOUS

A WOMAN WHO CHEATS ON HER PARTNER

TO CLOG UP

TO MAKE HOLY

TO MEND

LOOKING EXHAUSTED

SEXUAL INTERCOURSE

CAUSING PAIN OR SUFFERING

IMPERCEPTIBLE = NOT NOTICEABLE

SCRUTINY = CLOSE EXAMINATION

ANOINTED = TO RUB/SPRINKLE ON (OR CHOSEN)

THWARTED = PREVENTED

MELANCHOLY = SADNESS

FOREGO = TO REFRAIN

TABLEAUX = AN IMAGE REPRESENTING A SCENE FROM A STORY

CHASTISE = TO CHIDE/REBUKE/REPRIMAND/CRITICIZE SEVERELY

EVANGELIST = A PREACHER

VIGOR = STRENGTH

ubiquitous = everywhere at the same time

construe = to interpret

Incipient = just starting/at the beginning

Obstinate = stubborn

Palpable = something that can almost be touched.

 

SPIGOT = FAUCET

SAPLING = A YOUNG TREE

RANCOR = BITTER ANGER

TENTATIVE = NOT FIXED

COGITATION = CONTEMPLATION

CAJOLE = TO INFLUENCE BY URGING

PROTRUDE = STICKING OUT

CALAMITY = DISASTER

BEDEVILLED = TO TORMENT

COUNTENANCE = TO ACCEPT (VERB)/FACIAL EXPRESSION (NOUN)

 

Word (page number)

Definition + sentence

STREWN

PERSECUTION

BEREFT

PALSY

OBLIGE

 

MALEVOLENT

NAPE

REBUKE

IMMOBILE

SULLEN

SCATTERED

ILL TREATMENT

DEPRIVED OF A LOVED ONE

PARALYSIS

TO DO AS SOMEBODY ASKS YOU TO/TO BE FORCED TO DO SOMETHING

EVIL

BACK OF A NECK

TO EXPRESS SHARP CRITICISM.

MOTIONLESS

IN A BAD MOOD