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Vocabulary Project


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Vocabulary Project

  1. 1. Vocabulary Project Elizabeth Forbes Bell 1
  2. 2. WANTED <ul><li>Paroxysm: /par-uhk-siz-uhm/ </li></ul><ul><li>Crime: A fit, Sudden Outburst </li></ul><ul><li>Last Seen With: Eruption, Frenzy </li></ul><ul><li>Alias: Paroxysmal, Paroxysmic </li></ul><ul><li>Reward : Molly had a paroxysm of coughing the day she had an asthma attack. </li></ul>
  3. 3. WANTED <ul><li>Fray -/’frā/ </li></ul><ul><li>Crime: Fight </li></ul><ul><li>Last Seen With: Quarrel, Brawl </li></ul><ul><li>Alias: Frayed </li></ul><ul><li>Reward : What started as a small fray , ended up as a full- blown bar brawl. </li></ul>
  4. 4. WANTED <ul><li>Jurisdiction -/jur-es-dik-shen/ </li></ul><ul><li>Crime: Power, right, or authority to interpret, and apply the law. </li></ul><ul><li>Last seen with: Command, Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Alias: NONE. </li></ul><ul><li>Reward : The police officer was out of his jurisdiction when he tried to arrest the innocent bystander. </li></ul>
  5. 5. WANTED <ul><li>Implacable /-plak’e-/ </li></ul><ul><li>Crime: not possible to please </li></ul><ul><li>Last seen with: ruthless, relentless </li></ul><ul><li>Alias: implacably </li></ul><ul><li>Reward : the implacable patient was not satisfied with his doctor’s work, so he filed a lawsuit. </li></ul>
  6. 6. PERSONIFICATION <ul><li>Harass: (Full-Circle Ending) </li></ul><ul><li>Harass is a stalker. He follows me around the town, lurking in the shadows. He calls my house, and hangs up when I answer. I think he watches my every move! Harass is a stalker. </li></ul>
  7. 7. PERSONIFICATION <ul><li>Monolithic: (Simile) Monolithic is a like a rock. If you hit him, you’ll hurt your hand! He’s massive like a bolder. He doesn’t look like a bolder though, he’s just very tall, and well built. He’s one massive boy! </li></ul>
  8. 8. PERSONIFICATION <ul><li>Indigent: (Metaphor) </li></ul><ul><li>Indigent is a needy child. Her job at McDonald’s barely gets her by. She often finds herself using food stamps, and eating off the dollar menu. She lives out of her car, which is very cramped. She doesn’t admit she needs money, but we all know it. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Personal Definition <ul><li>Arbitrary: (Simile) </li></ul><ul><li>She made an arbitrary decision that was as bad as blowing up a nation monument. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Personal Definition <ul><li>Reprehensible: (Metaphor) After her reprehensible act of cheating, which she had told her parents of, she could feel a thousand accusing eyes burning a hole in her back. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Personal Definition <ul><li>Skirmish: (Hyphenated Modifier) </li></ul><ul><li>She had a skirmish with her landlord about the rent, even though he had given her the “If-you-don’t-pay-the-rent-right-now-I’ll-throw-you-out,” speech, several times. </li></ul>
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