Glossary Reflection









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.





  1. 1.

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

synonyms: hovelrathole;

ghettoshantytownskid 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.


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

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verb (used with object), advocated, advocating. speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument;recommend publicly:

He advocated higher salaries for teachers.


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.


[mang-guh l]

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verb (used with object), mangled, mangling.


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

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


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.





past tense: revolted; past participle: revolted


cause to feel disgust.

“he was revolted by the stench that greeted him”

synonyms: disgustsickennauseate, 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’s Book. This word basically means when you feel a bad way about something or you don’t like something.





  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’s 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.


[trib-yoon, trih-byoon]

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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.





  1. an official appointed to investigate individuals’ complaints against maladministration, especially that of public authorities.


I came across this word during my reading of the Boston Photograph. I never even heard of this word before but basically this is just a person that is appointed to investigate complaints like a police officer.




past tense: billowed; past participle: billowed

  1. (of fabric) fill with air and swell outward.

“her dress billowed out around her”

synonyms: puff up/out, balloon (out), swell, fill (out), belly out

“her dress billowed around her”

  • (of smoke, cloud, or steam) move or flow outward with an undulating motion.

“smoke was billowing from the chimney”


I found this word during my reading of the Boston Photograph. I had no idea of what this word was or meant until I looked up the definition. This word basically means to move outward and fill up. For example like that picture of Marilyn Monroe when she’s holding her dress down while air fills up her dress.




  1. 1.

characterized by or appealing to an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease.

“he had long held a morbid fascination with the horrors of contemporary warfare”

synonyms: ghoulishmacabreunhealthygruesomeunwholesome;


I came across this word during my reading of the Boston Photograph. I had no idea what this word meant when I read this until I looked up the word. But even after reading the definition of the word I still don’t have an idea of what this word means. So if anybody can explain it to me that would be of help.