cinema

noun

the art or technique of making movies

(source-Merriam-Webster)

I encounter this word in the reading “The death of Art and the birth of pop”. The word is found in the sentence “When the working classes got the vote and a right to an education, and when cinema and television developed in the twentieth century a new cultural space opened up which completely re-defined what mattered and what didn’t.” After I look it up in the dictionary, I now understand it means¬†the art or technique of making movies.

Glossary Write-Up

Slum

Advocating

Mangle

Revolt

Ghetto

Tribune

Ombudsman

Billow

Morbid

Extraordinary

Monotony

Modularity

Homogeneity

Detritus

After doing all of these glossary words it really helped me out. Doing these words help me broaden my vocabulary. If I didn’t do some of the readings I would probably still not know what half the words I read mean. Looking up word can help you out in the long run because when you do search up the words you can get a better understanding of it and you can use the word in the future on a essay you are writing or a conversation you are having. Having all the other classmates post other words I may have missed or words that I thought I knew but turns out I was completely wrong about the words definition.

Slum

sl…ôm/

noun

  1. 1.

a squalid and overcrowded urban street or district inhabited by very poor people.

synonyms: hovel, rathole;

ghetto, shantytown, skid row, shacktown

“this is the slum we call home”

 

I came across this word during my reading of Barney Collier’s Book. I have an idea of what this word meant before I read the actual definition because of the definition I did on the word Ghetto, but a slum is just a crowded place where the poor/lower class people live.

Advocating

[verb ad-vuh-keyt; noun ad-vuh-kit, -keyt]

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verb (used with object), advocated, advocating.

1.to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument;recommend publicly:

He advocated higher salaries for teachers.

noun

2.a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person,cause, etc. (usually followed by of):

an advocate of peace.

  1. a person who pleads for or in behalf of another; intercessor.
  2. a person who pleads the cause of another in a court of law.

 

After coming across this word during my reading of Barney Collier’s Book I had no idea what this word meant until I took the time out to look up the definition. This word basically means to argue for or against something in a negative or positive way.

Mangle

[mang-guh l]

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verb (used with object), mangled, mangling.

1.

to injure severely, disfigure, or mutilate by cutting, slashing, orcrushing:

The coat sleeve was mangled in the gears of the machine.

2.

to spoil; ruin; mar badly:

to mangle a text by careless typesetting.

 

During my reading of Barney Collier’s Book. I had an idea of what this word meant but not a full idea. Now that I read the definition I see that the word means to mess something up or to disfigure something.

revolt

re·volt

r…ôňąvŇćlt/

verb

past tense: revolted; past participle: revolted

 

cause to feel disgust.

“he was revolted by the stench that greeted him”

synonyms: disgust,¬†sicken,¬†nauseate,¬†make nauseous,¬†make someone sick,¬†turn someone’s stomach,¬†be repugnant to,¬†be repulsive to,¬†put off,¬†be offensive to,¬†make someone’s gorge rise;

informalturn off, gross out

“the smell revolted him”

I came across this word during the reading of Barney Collier‚Äôs Book. This word basically means when you feel a bad way about something or you don’t like something.

Ghetto

ghet·to

ňą…°edŇć/

noun

  1. 1.

a part of a city, especially a slum area, occupied by a minority group or groups.

 

I found this word during the reading of Barney Collier‚Äôs Book. When I read this I didn’t really know what the word ghetto actually meant, but now that I read the definition I have a better understanding of what the word means. This word just means where the lower to middle class people live.

Tribune

[trib-yoon, trih-byoon]

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noun

1.

a person who upholds or defends the rights of the people.

 

I found this word from the excerpt of Barneys Collier’s Book. After reading the definition I understand why it’s called the New York Herald Tribune. This is because the New York Herald Tribune because it gives out the news that would help people out.

cyberspace

noun

the online world of computer networks and the Internet

(source-Merriam-Webster)

I encounter this word in the reading “That love thing”. The word is found in the sentence ”¬†If guys can satisfy their cravings¬†with virtual vixens in cyberspace¬†then they could conceivably have a more relaxed attitude about just hanging out¬†with girls in a perfectly innocent way playing football with them or taking up scubadiving.” By knowing the¬†this word means¬†the online world of computer networks and the Internet. I better undertand what the¬†situaion.

My Glossary Entires

Synesthesia

Asymmetrical

Alignment

Unintelligible

Comprehensive

Bellicose

Endearment

Duplication

Subconscious

Slumlord

Simultaneous

Declamation

Querulous

Symmetrical

Skepticism

These glossary entries really helpful and useful of my reading skill, because I still in the english learner level, these words will more difficult to understand it. By having these words of my glossary, I tried to understanding the meaning and remembered all the words. Even though I don’t remember it, but I still have the first impression of these word. Sometimes I looked at my classmate post about the glossary, it was the other way to know more. In my glossary, it made me really interested to know the meaning of these words, because I never saw these words that I didn’t know them very well. I believe the glossary not only for the homework grade, probably for my vocabulary also these words helped my classmates . When I go through the glossary post, I saw a lot of the vocabulary my peers post, some words I never saw it before I looked at it. I was pretty thankful of my classmates who posts their entries benefit me a lot.