Persistent /pərˈsist(ə)nt/ – to be consistently strong despite difficulties; to not give up
Ex. Although Stanley procrastinated a bit this semester, he is persistent to complete all his work.
I remember hearing of this word back in september when we spoke about ourselves. I honestly heard it before but had no clue what so ever as to what it actually meant
Contiguous /kənˈtiɡyo͞oəs/ – to be close in distance, side by side; to touch borders.
Ex. New jersey and Pennsylvania are considered contiguous states because their borders touch.
In my illustrator class, my teacher used this term when explaining selection methods. The word has a weird sound and could have meant anything so i decided to search it up and add it to our class glossary.
Perilous /ˈperələs/ – to be filled with danger. Not safe.
Ex. After 9/11, New York city became perilous causing there to be an upgrade in security
A professor in my class used the term. I’m familiar with it because of the Star spangled banner but never truly understood it.
Lenient /ˈlēnēənt/ – to be forgiving or permissive.
Ex. “Sam became lenient after I apologized for breaking her book. She smiled and gave me a hug.”
I’ve come across this term countless times throughout my time being. I’ve had a sense of the word but didnt really know what it actually meant. Turns out to be the oppisite of what I thought it was.
Throughout the semester we had to do the glossary assignment every week. It created a new habit where I would look up everything I didn’t understand. At first i would just do it for the vocabulary list. But as time passed by it became a habit. I was doing it because I wanted to know what the meaning of the word. This way I had a better understanding of the word, sentence and even the article or the book I was reading.
After a very long and hard semester, I can say I have been able to accomplish a lot. Though it was not exactly a “piece of cake”, there is still much knowledge and thorough understanding I can now integrate in my “ways of seeing.” This personal glossary we have all created was an excellent way of being able to give myself a much more thorough and meaningful understanding of context and content in ENG 1101. Not only was I able to understand better, but also give myself a sort of perspective on what exactly it was that we, as students, were given to analyze. Not only was it beneficial in that perspective, but also in the way we expanded our vocabulary. Such words we have learned can easily give us a jumpstart on our future English courses. Having that knowledge and understanding on such advanced vocabulary can help us understand future context and studies, and at the same time be grounds for use within our own vocabulary in our essays, reports, etc etc. Also, I feel as if I have founded a sort of curiosity within myself, that gives me an incentive to continue to research unknown words within future context. I have come to notice that I tend to google certain words or phrases when I come across them in my everyday life. That in itself can come as an amazing and useful habit, and will definitely benefit me in the long run.
The glossary assignment helped me a lot in building vocabulary. I learned from my own glossary, at the same time learned from the glossaries posted by others. I born and raised up in China, that caused I didn’t have much chance to contact with the English. So when I came to NY, English becomes one big problem to me in conversation. The glossary is a good assignment for the students study for English. When we don’t understand any words, we could searched up to see the definition and make it as a glossary, not only to help myself, also helped other students who never seen this word to encounter it.
From doing this glossary assignment, my experience is its really helpful. Since English isn’t my native language, this assignment helped me learned many new English vocabulary. To do this assignment, I have read a lot news and articles, when I encounter words or terms that I don’t understand or never seem before, I will look it up on internet, this way, so I can understand the words meaning and how do I use it in right place. Not only these fifteen words I learned but also i have seem other students post, and I do learn a lot from their post too. By doing this assignment, I’m not just learning vocabularies, but I also see what is going on in the world by reading those news.
not willing to accept new or different ideas
i was reading an article called ‘One Team Showed Up: UNC Asheville 79, Georgetown 73’ where a sentence “he is hidebound to an antiquated offensive system.” now i know that means a close minded idea
source:- Merriam Webster
a region in southern Spain on the Atlantic and the Mediterranean; formerly a center of Moorish civilization
Iwas reading the book ‘the alchemist and i saw the word in the sentence. ‘”He knew all
the fields and pastures of Andalusia.” now i know that Andalusia is a region