First Nine Weeks Vocab
Week of August 29th to September 2nd
1. A. Argument (noun)- a reason or a set of reasons given with the aim of persuading others that an action or idea is right or wrong.
B. My sister and I had an argument on whether or not Trump would make a good president or not, I thought he wouldn't, and she thought he would
C. Last year we had an argument on what the legal age for driving should be.
2. A- Cite (verb)- quote a passage, book, or author as evidence for a judgement, or argument
B. Sally had to cite information for her homework, but she forgot to and failed the assignment.
C.In reading we have to go back into the text, and cite for the textual evidence.
3. A- Passive (adj.)- denoting or relating a voice of verbs in which the subject undergoes the action of the verb.
C.I haven't learned what passive verbs are, but I'm curious on how they work.
4. A- Personification (noun)- adding human characteristics to inanimate objects.
B. After school Sally had to do her homework on personification.
C. I learned about personification in the 4th grade.
5. A- Point Of View (noun)- the narrators position in relation to the story being told.
B. My book "Final Target" the point of view is 3rd person, but I'd rather have it in Cassie's point of view.
C. I like books that are in first person point of view, but third person is good too.
6. A. Collaborate (verb)- to work with someone on a project or activity.
B. Sally had to collaborate with people she didn't like, so the project was ruined for her.
C I had to collaborate with people I don't like, and the project is always ruined for me.
7. A, Articulate (adj)- having or showing the ability to speak fluently.
B. Callie was an articulative speaker because her parents are proper people.
C. I need to be a more articulative speaker, or people will never understand me.
8. A. Evolve (verb)- to develop gradually, especially from something simple to a more complex form.
B. Sally believes that people evolved from apes, and so do many scientists.
C. Scientists believe that humans have evolved from apes, but I don't agree with them.
9. A. Meticulous (adj)- showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise.
B. Callie is very meticulous, so she is very observant.
C. I am very meticulous, and I also have OCD.
10. A. Agile (adj)- able to move quickly.
B. Callie is very agile therefore she has very fast movement.
C. I am not very agile, but I have quick reflexes when people try to hit me.
11. A. Hypotenuse (noun)- the longest side of the right triangle.
B. Sally has recently learned what hypotenuse is, so now she knows what he longer side of a right
C. I haven't learned what the hypotenuse is, but now I know
12. A. Converse (verb)- switching the hypothesis and conclusion of a conditional statement.
B. Sally doesn't know what converse is, and she can't wait to learn.
13. A. Irrational Numbers (noun)- a real number that cannot be expressed as a ratio of numbers.
B. Irrational numbers can be decimals that go on forever, and one famous irrational number is pi.
C. We are currently learning about irrational numbers, but I'm still a little confused.
14. A. Rational Numbers (noun)- any number that can be expressed as a fraction.
B. 0.75 is a rational number because it can be expressed as a fractions.
We are learning about rational numbers in Ms. Turners class right now.
15. A. Square Root (noun)- a number that produces a specific quantity when multiplied by itself.
B. The square root of 25 is 5, and the square root of 81 is 9.
C. I learned about square roots last year in 7th grade.
16. A. Elastic Potential Energy (noun)- energy stored in any object or material that is bent, stretched, or compressed.
B. Even though the spring has elastic energy, it won't hurt that bad if it hits you.
C. We recently took a test in science on elastic potential energy.
17. A. Newton (noun)- the unit in the metric system used to measure force
B. Even though newtons are hard to understand, Sally somehow gets by with a passing grade.
C. I confuse newtons with other forces a lot, so I got my homework wrong.
18. A. Force Field (noun)- an area around an object where an object can influence another object with out touching it. A magnetic field is an example of this.
B. Because force fields are made differently in movies, people think they are some cool thing around an object.
19. A. Inertia (noun)- how hard it is to get something moving, stop a moving object or change the direction of a moving object.
B. Sally doesn't understand inertia unless someone explains it to her.
C. I mix up weight and inertia a lot.
20. A. Normal Force (noun)- a equal but opposite force that pushes back when you stand, sit, or push on a surface so you do not sink through that surface.
B. As long as normal force is on Earth Sally won't sink to the ground.
C. Normal force is what causes people to not sink into the ground, or into their chair when they're sitting on it.
21. A. Accept (verb)- consent to receive something offered
B. James accepted candy from Callie, but he di
22. A. Expect (verb)- to regard something is going to happen.
23. A. Affect (verb)- having an effect on or making a difference.
24. A. Effect (noun)- a change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause.
25. A. Principle (noun)- the fundamental truth or proposition that serves as a foundation for a system of belief or behavior for a chain of reasoning.
26. A. Allusion (noun)- an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it; an indirect or passing reference.
27. A. Onomatopoeia (noun)- the formation of a word from a sound that is associated with what is named.
28. A. Alliteration (noun)- the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning or an adjacent or closely connected words.
B. "She sells sea shells by the sea shore" is an alliteration, but "I sell necklaces at my store" is not.
29. A. Irony (noun)- a figure of speech in which words are used in such a way that their intended meaning is different from the actual meaning of the words.
B. Sarcasm is a form of irony because people are saying something completely different from what it means.
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