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Humument Book Cover

The reason I chose this image(CONCEPT ART, MONSTER CITY, MONSTERS, INC., 2001) from Cooper Hewitt is that I feel like it really match the themes of my humument work. The themes of my humument work are dreams and loneliness. The picture is basically bule and black. That gives me a stronge feelling of derams and loneliness.

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indoctrinate

cinema

cyberspace

deprived

contemporary

totalitarian

dishevelled

aristocracy

Rapture

frictionless

indulgence

anathema

Drastic

Homeopathy

Samizdat

After I finish the glossary assignment, I can feel it realy helps me. Since I was not born in America, my vocabulary is very poor. But this assignment imporves it¬†a lot.¬†By¬†doing the assignment, I need to read a lot of articles and passages. Reading is¬†definitely the best way to increase vocabulary. When I encounter words that I don’t know or I’ve never seen. I need to check the definition of the words in a dictionary or wesbite. By doing this, I¬†not only learn the definition, I also memorise the words. I can also learn more¬†uncommon words by seeing classmates’ glossary posts. Overall, this assignment helps me a lot in improving vocabulary and better memorising words.

 

indoctrinate

verb

to teach (someone) to fully accept the ideas, opinions, and beliefs of a particular group and to not consider other ideas, opinions, and beliefs

(source-Merriam-Webster)

I encounter this word in the reading “The virtue of idleness”. The word is found in the sentence “Parents begin the brainwashing process and then school works yet harder to indoctrinate young people with the necessity of early rising.” After I look it up in the dictionary, I now understand it means¬†to teach someone to fully accept the ideas.

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.

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.

deprived

adjective

not having the things that are needed for a good or healthy life

(source-Merriam-Webster)

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.

contemporary

adjective

existing, occurring, or living at the same time; belonging to the sametime

(source-Dictionary)

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.

totalitarian

adjective

controlling the people of a country in a very strict way with complete power that cannot be opposed

(source-Merriam-Webster)

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.

dishevelled

adjective

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.

 

aristocracy

noun

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

(source-Merriam-Webster)

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‚ÄĚ. After I look it up in the dictionary, I know it means the highest social class in some countries.