not having the things that are needed for a good or healthy life
I encounter this word in the aritle “Love at first bite”. The word is found in the sentence “Meiwes told the court that he had felt deprived and neglected as a child after his father walked out on the family.”By looking it up in the dictionary, I know it means not having the things that are needed for a good or healthy life.
existing, occurring, or living at the same time; belonging to the sametime
I encounter this word in the reading called “What is reality?”. The word is found in the sentence “The scientific worldview which so dominates our contemporary consciousness is not as innocent as it may at first seem.” After I look it up in the dictionary, I know it means existing. That helps me better un derstand this article.
controlling the people of a country in a very strict way with complete power that cannot be opposed
I encounter this word in the article “The real Big Brother”. It is found in the sentence “The telescreen was one way the Party could detect what the book calls Thought Crimes. In totalitarian regimes the thought of dissent is itself an act of treason”. By knowing it means controlling the people of a country in a very strict way with complete power that cannot be opposed, I understand the idea that the author wants to express.
: an attitude of doubting the truth of something (such as a claim or statement)
I encountered this word from the news ” Ancient human ancestor may have persisted through Ice Age” by Kerry Sheridan. I looked at the sentence “….. they were greeted with skepticism by some scientists.” Now I have an idea of this word means when I search in the dictionary. Even though this word may be not common to use at the class, but useful to describe of the real life.
to throw into disorder or disarray
I encounter this word in the article “What we’ve lost”. The word is found in the sentence “A few moments later, my younger brother (we’ll call him E) joined me – dishevelled, disgruntled and half asleep.” By konwing the word means to throw into disorer, I better understan the situation that the author is describing.
: having sides or halves that are the same
: having or showing symmetry
Source – merriam-webster
I found the word of the field trips at the Cooperhewitt, when I looked at the didactic panel of the Spun 2007-11, I saw this word of the title. ” Can a rotationally symmetrical form make a comfortable chair?” Since I learned the word “asymmetrical”, it was the other way of learning the opposite word.
: complaining in an annoyed way
synonyms: petulant, peevish, pettish, complaining
I encountered this word from the article “Brooklyn was mine.”. ” She also had a habit of footnoting words whose meanings Alfred might not know — like querulous — and providing definitions.” This word of the sentence show the feeling of the character, that will help reader more understand of the story.
declaim — verb
: to say (something) in usually a loud and formal way
I encountered this word from the article “Lecture Me. Really” by Molly Worthen. “A lecture is not the declamation of an encyclopedia article.” I know this word probably noun of this sentence. When I know the meaning of this word, I laugh a whole time. I always say that word with my friend but using in Chinese version.
AP Wire Service
The glossary assignment for the semester was very effective in helping me. It made me understand each words, with meaning and the use of parts of speech wise. It definitely helped me in the process of reading, however other than reading the article provide to us, it did not. I do not mean that it didn’t help me, however I actually had no time reading such other materials. By checking the definition, on Merriam-Webster which I thought it would be the best dictionary source, it showed me a clear view on each vocabulary. One of the definition was found from the use of Thesaurus because I wanted to discover new words that had a similar meaning, I believe that using other resource and different dictionary might be just sufficient resource, like google define for a quick search. There was many vocabulary words that contained two definition for a single word, I learned that I had to make sure which one best fits the sentence as a whole. By coordinating with my classmates for this crowd-sourced project, it made a resourceful site and it helped others build on to their vocabulary. In addition, this project will going to help me in the future where I probably need so that I can be more professional speaker and writer. This project felt and united as a being in a community, such we done in the COMD class for the humument project where we picked our single significant page that meant each to us and the class didactic post for the presentation downstairs.
the highest social class in some countries : the people who have special titles (such as dukeand duchess ), who typically own land, and who traditionally have more money and power than the other people in a society
I encounter this word in the reading “Anatomy of Fascism”. I found the word in the sentence ” There was a huge disparity between the riches of the aristocracy and the poverty of those working on the land or in the cities”. After I look it up in the dictionary, I know it means the highest social class in some countries.