L.A. Reading Blog #1

Book Equivalent #   1                                    Words:           43617                          Date:  August 28, 2015


Title:     The Giver                                        Author: Lois Lowry


Genre ~ Non-Fiction / Fiction Type:        



  • Opening Sentence:

It was almost December and Jonas was beginning to be frightened.


  • Favourite word / phrase / sentence:


No. Wrong word. Jonas thought.


  • Vocabulary and new terms (with part of speech) and definition:


Streaked – verb – move very fast in a certain direction

Distraught – adjective –  very worried and upset

Transgression – noun – an act that goes against a rule or law; an offense


  • Reflection, Connection & Personal Response:



Personally, I thought that this book was a fantastic book. Somehow I can really relate to this book is being different or “changing the system” just like the main character did in this book. The amount of things I learned in this book is astonishing. I have learned about standing up for what is right. Many futuristic books like this have the sort of plot line where it is in a uptompian  society and then there is someone who defies the system changes everything. Overall, this was a phenomenal book. I am looking forward to reading other Lois Lowry books. 


Book #     2,3,4,5,6                 Words:           275428                                    Date:  September 17, 2015


Title:                 The Handbook of Real Estate Mathematics                       Author: Kleeman Leonardo                     


Genre ~ Non-Fiction / Fiction Type:        



  • Opening Sentence:


This book presents a simplified and concise manner the complete application of amthematics to the real estate business. 

  • Favourite word / phrase / sentence:


My favorite word was difficult because it described the process


  • Vocabulary and new terms (with part of speech) and definition, antonyms, synonyms:


Effective Tax Rate – the average rate in which a person or a corporation is taxed


  • Reflection, Connection & Personal Response:


I really enjoyed this book and I also really think that this book is going to help me in my life because this book is a handbook to real estate mathematics which is an aspect of what I want to do when I’m older.



Book #           7,8,9         Words:                    164,650                          Date:  September


Title:           Almanac 2015                             Author:                       National Geographic


Genre ~ Non-Fiction / Fiction Type:        




  • Opening Sentence:
  • Your World 2015



  • Favourite word / phrase / sentence:


You can even sprout a herb garden rather than grass.


  • Vocabulary and new terms (with part of speech) and definition, antonyms, synonyms:


barrelled (v) drive or move in a way that is so fast as to almost be out of control.


  • Reflection, Connection & Personal Response:

I thought this book was very informational. This book how facts about every aspect of life which I really enjoyed. I learned many different things from this book which I am excited to use in my daily life.


Book #           10,11        Words:                    126,672                          Date:  October


Title:           Uglies                            Author:                       Scott Westerfeld


Genre ~ Non-Fiction / Fiction Type:        




  • Opening Sentence:

The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit.



  • Favourite word / phrase / sentence:


Garbo Mansion was fat, bright and loud.


  • Vocabulary and new terms (with part of speech) and definition, antonyms, synonyms:


pendant (n) a piece of jewellery that hangs from a chain worn round the neck


  • Reflection, Connection & Personal Response:

Although this book was a fantasy book, I still relate to this book. I mostly related to the larger message as aspiring for something in the beginning but then realizing that it is not as it seemed, just like in this book.


Book #           12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20        Words:                    451,324                         Date:  November


Title:           Chinese Cinderella                           Author:                       Adeline Yen Mah


Genre ~ Non-Fiction / Fiction Type:        




  • Opening Sentence:

Chinese Cinderella is the true story of my childhood up to the age of fourteen.



  • Favourite word / phrase / sentence:


For those who were neglected and unloved children, I have a particular message for you.


  • Vocabulary and new terms (with part of speech) and definition, antonyms, synonyms:


spite (n) a desire to hurt, annoy, or offend someone.


  • Reflection, Connection & Personal Response:

This book oddly felt very close to me because it was a true story of a girl growing up in China. Although there are many differences, still however there are many similarities that I picked up. It was very interesting to me to see how all the characters changed throughout the book which was a long period of time.


Book #           21        Words:                    65,768                      Date:  November


Title:           Peter Pan                         Author:                       J. M. Barrie


Genre ~ Non-Fiction / Fiction Type:        




  • Opening Sentence:

All children, except one, grow up.



  • Favourite word / phrase / sentence:


…except the innermost box and the kiss.

  • Vocabulary and new terms (with part of speech) and definition, antonyms, synonyms:


gleefully (adverb) exuberantly or triumphantly joyful.


  • Reflection, Connection & Personal Response:

I very much enjoyed reading this book because I had watched this movie multiple times as a child and it was very interesting to read the original, darker, version of Peter Pan. The original book had been recommended to me by many of my friends and I finally picked it up.



Book #           22        Words:                    41,657                  Date:  November


Title:           Falling Up                        Author:                     Shel Silverstein


Genre ~ Non-Fiction / Fiction Type:        




  • Opening Sentence:

I tripped on my shoelace and I fell up-



  • Favourite word / phrase / sentence:


I tripped on my shoelace and I fell up-

  • Vocabulary and new terms (with part of speech) and definition, antonyms, synonyms:


No new words 🙁


  • Reflection, Connection & Personal Response:

This amazing collection of poems was exceedingly entertaining to read. This puns and play on words that Shel Silverstein uses in this book is something that I really admire.




Book #           23,24,25       Words:                    176540                      Date:  November


Title:           To Kill a Mockingbird                       Author:                      Harper Lee


Genre ~ Non-Fiction / Fiction Type:        


Historical Fiction                                              


  • Opening Sentence:

When he was nearly thirteenth, my brother got his arm broken very badly at the elbow.



  • Favourite word / phrase / sentence:


“….but I ain’t so sure now”

  • Vocabulary and new terms (with part of speech) and definition, antonyms, synonyms:


triumphantly (adj) having achieved victory or success; victorious; successful.

  • Reflection, Connection & Personal Response:

This classic book with very detailed description brought me to love and appreciate classics. After this read, I hope to read more classics in the near future.


Book #           26,27,28       Words:                    170856                     Date:  December


Title:           Dorthy Must Die                       Author:                      Paige Harper


Genre ~ Non-Fiction / Fiction Type:        




  • Opening Sentence:

I first discovered I was trash three days before my ninth birthday-



  • Favourite word / phrase / sentence:


But it’s a long shot. It’s the longest shot.

  • Vocabulary and new terms (with part of speech) and definition, antonyms, synonyms:


abdomen (n) the part of the body of a vertebrate containing the digestive and reproductive organs; the belly.

  • Reflection, Connection & Personal Response:

I absolutely loved this book. I have a love for The Wizard of Oz and other productions, plays, movies and books based off it. This book really explained everything well while being very entertaining. My far one of my favorite books.











Romeo and Juliet

The contrast between my parents and I is quite interesting when it comes to picking a mate. My parents and I actually had quite similarities when it came to picking partners. We both had the same principals which was a surprise for me. We both wanted someone who was intelligent, athletic, hard working, motivated, successful and good looking more or less. However, it still wouldn’t want my parents to be the one that pick out my partner. Though there are similarities in our choosing process, there are still probably many things that we wouldn’t agree about. I would want to pick my partner out myself and not have my parents pick it out for me without my input. I cannot imagine those who have their parents pick out who they will be spending the rest of their lives with. Although this process it crucial to many cultures, I would despise if this were to be done to me. It would be hard to put myself in Juliet’s perspective and see what it would be like to have your parents pick out your partner for the rest of your life.


William Shakespeare

What do you already know about William Shakespeare? Take five

minutes to record any information you think you know about him

and his achievements.

I know that he was a famous play writer and he also wrote stories. He was British and died the same day that he was born. He was born about 400 years ago. In addition, he invented about 1,000 English words.

Use the websites below to help you answer the following


What was Shakespeare’s date of birth?

Was baptised on April 26 1564 and born on the 23

Where did he go to school, and what was it like?

King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford

What do we know about his family?

He father was a glover maker and shoe merchant and his mother was the daughter of a well-to-do landowner from Wilmcote, South Warwickshire

Why did he go to London?

He made is way to London without his family to work in theatre

With which theatres and companies was Shakespeare involved?

The Globe Theatre and Lord Chamberlain’s Company

Who were Shakespeare’s contemporaries?

Richard Burbage, Henry Wriothesley,

When did he die and what is special about this date?

He died the same day as his birthday which was April 23

What did he leave his wife in his will?

His second best bed



How many plays did Shakespeare write?

38 plays

What three categories can we put his plays into?

TragediesComedies, and Histories.

Name two plays from each category.

Famous tragedies: Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar

Famous Comedies: As you like it, The winter’s tale

Famous Histories: Henry V, King John


The Globe Theatre

Take a few minutes and note down anything below that you may

know about the Globe Theatre.

This was a theatre that William Shakespeare was involved in.

Go to this link and work through the Virtual Globe.

Note take some interesting facts that you learn about the theatre

itself and the society and culture of the time.

  • Many famous plays have been preformed here
  • There is beautiful architecture
  • Very visually appealing
  • There is lots of history enclosed within these walls

Act 1 Scene 1

Whilst the servants of the Capulet family and the servants from the Montague family were in the market, they start to quarrel which turns into physical fighting. Then after, the fathers of the Capulet and the Montague join in the fight. This fight is then stopped by the Prince of Verona who says that if they fight like this in public again, they will be sentenced to death. Someone from the Montague family is hurt in the fight and has to be treated. Back at the Montague house later, Romeo’s parents wonder where he is all day and what he does. Romeo then returns to his house and is disgusted with the way that his father is so hateful unlike him.

Act 1 Scene 2

Juliet’s dad (Cupulet) was convincing Paris to marry to Juliet. However, Juliet is extremely young and is not even 14 yet. Now, Paris will try to Whoo! Juliet’s heart and try to get her to marry him.

Act 1 Scene 3

Juliet’s mom comes to convince Juliet to marry Paris. Juliet is very young and aspires to one day become married but not yet. Juliet’s nurse is exceedingly excited about this matter but still sees Juliet as a little girl not a woman could get married anytime soon.

Act 1 Scene 4

Mercuito (Romeo’s best friend) convinces Romeo to go to the party even though Romeo had uneasy feelings about it. Romea tell Mercuito about a dream that he had a about a uncertain death but Mercuito just makes fun of him and laughs about it.

Act 1 Scene 5

Romeo and Juliet go to the fest. Romeo spots Juliet dancing and instantaneously falls for her. However, he does not know that she is Capulet and that he is Montinhue. Romeo and Juliet are not allowed to be with each other but there love is too strong to handle. Thy now want to marry each other but Juliet is already set to marry Paris and also their parents would never allow them to marry.

Act 2 Scene 1

After the feast is over, on Romeo’s way home, he runs away from his friends and climbs over Juliet’s home’s fence to go to the capulet house where he is not permitted to go to.

Act 2 Scene 2

Romeo sneaks into Juliet’s home to speak with her. Juliet is speaking to herself about how much she loves Romeo not knowing that Romeo is outside hearing her. While Juliet continues to speak, Romeo comes out of the bushes and Juliet is very surprised that he is was there. They talk about how much they love each other and that they want to get married. After exchanging loving vows, Romeo leaves knowing that Juliet will send a messenger to Romeo tomorrow regarding their wedding plans.

Act 2 Scene 3

Romeo goes to convince Friar Laurence to marry him and Juliet. At the beginning Friar Laurence does not want ot marry him and Juliet but then gets convinced.

Act 2 Scene 4

There is a big mishap in the town square with some boys and the nurse. The nurse then beings Romeo in the church to tell him that she would also be happy to see him and Juliet become husband a wife. They are both very happy about the event that will take place later that day in the afternoon.

Act 2 Scene 5

Nurse comes home to tell Juliet that she will be marrying Romeo this afternoon in Friar Laurence’s cell.

Act 2 Scene 6

Romeo and Juliet go to get married in a church. This is done by Friar Laurence and he tries to distance them because they keep showing passionate affection to each other.

Act 3 Scene 1

There was a huge incident in the town square that resulted in Romeo’s best friend getting killed by Tibult and Romeo killing Tibult.

Act 3 Scene 2

Binbolio tells the prince about what happened and the conclusion is that he is banished. His banishment was set to be forever but he had a hope that it would not last forever and he would one day be able to return and see Juliet once again. During Juliet’s and Romeo’s last night together, they become very intimate with each other to have an experience that will remind each other of each other even though they will be apart. After that night, Romeo and Juleit are afraid that they may never see each other again.

Act 3 Scene 3

Juliet is still in great grief because of Romeo’s banishment and cries on her bed for a long time. Her mother is in her room and then tells her that she is to marry Paris on Thursday morning. Juliet strongly disagrees from this and cries to her mother. Her mother then tells her father that she does not want to marry Paris and her father goes in great rage. He says that if she doesn’t marry Pairs, he will kick her out of the house and will be forced to live on the streets. Juliet then pretends to listen to the advice that the nurse gives her and the instead goes out of the house.

Act 4 Scene 1

Juliet meets Pairs in the hallway while she goes to Friar Laurence. He says to him that she rather kill herself then marry him. Paris also behaves in a joking manner where he can try to become close to Juliet before the arranged wedding day. Juliet tells Friar Laurence that she does not under any circumstances want to marry Paris. Friar Laurence has an idea to give her this potion that she can take the night before the wedding that will make her look like she is dead while she is actually just asleep for 42 hours. During this, Romeo could come and save her. Friar Laurence sends a letter to Romeo to inform him on the things that are going to be happening.

Visual Representation Partner WorkingAct 4 Scene 2

Juliet tells her mother and father that she will be happy to marry Paris however they are unaware that she has other plans. After she tells them this, she then goes back to her room and takes the potion that will send her in a deep sleep for 42 hours having people think that she is dead. If people think that she is dead, they will call off the wedding and she will not have to marry Paris.

Act 4 Scene 3

Juliet’s family find out that she appears to be dead and immediately arrange a funeral service. At the funeral service, Romeo’s boy sees that there is a funeral for Juliet because she appears to be dead. Friar Laurence did indeed send someone to send a note to Romeo to tell him the plan however Romeo’s boy was faster then the messenger.

Act 5 Scene 1

Romeo is so sad about the news of Juliet’s presumed death and he goes back to Verona to see Juliet’s grave and to see if the news is truly real. He intends to kill himself so that he can be with Juliet in the death. Paris comes and Romeo eventually kills him. Paris’s last request was for him to be buried with Juliet. Romeo does do what Paris asked.

Act 5 Scene 2

Romeo goes to visit Juliet in the grave. After not much thought, he commits suicide next to Juliet not knowing that she will be waken soon. Juliet does indeed wake up soon and soon after stabs herself with Romeo’s knife. In the end, Romeo and Juliet are both dead and the entire town weeps.

Romeo and Juliet Visual Presentation Rubric

Romeo and Juliet Individual Visual Representation


Visual Literacy Summative

Digestive System – Science

I feel that Kate and I have been very productive throughout the building process. We have produced many different ideas and now we have found the best idea that work for us. We have not completed this model yet however we will be finished within the time frame that is given. Overall, I feel that Kate and I are working very well together in our digestive system project.

Champions! Project: Louis Braille

This project was called the Champions! project because we had to research about one particular person throughout history who has made a difference in this world. I chose Louis Braille because he invented Braille which is a language for the blind. From this, he is very helpful and influential to the future generations. This is why I chose Louis Braille as my Champion! person, because I believe that he is a champion.

The Champions! unit was a very interesting, enjoyable and challenging unit. I had to overcome many obstacles and do things that I have never done before. However overall, it was an exceedingly enjoyable experience.

I enjoyed that we could pick basically ANYONE to research about. I chose Louis Braille because his story and his legacy really interested mean and I wanted to learn more about him and what you had done to benefit the world. Also, many of the projects that we had to do about our Champions! person were very fun to do. For example, I enjoyed dressing up as the person and doing the press conference where we had to act as our Champion! person to answer questions that were given to us. I also really enjoyed doing the Facebook page because it was really different to do a Facebook for someone that was around about 150 years before Facebook was even invented. When we did the Facebook profile, it was almost as if we were recreating the person and having them be as if they were living now days.

The internet and the library’s books really did help me learn a lot for the Champions! project. They were a great source of information where I based my research off. It was also helpful to learn about the person as if we were the person. For many of our projects, we had to write or speak in first person to the person. This made us feel more connected with the person and resulted in us learning more about our person. In addition, my peers helped correct and stronger my work that were handed into my teachers. One last thing that helped me learn were obviously Mr. Pierce and Ms. Bevear.

Although the Champions! unit was very enjoyable, there were also some challenges that I had to overcome. However, I believe that challenges can actually be quite fun to overcome. Some of the challenges came from the Champions! unit came from the projects that we did. For example, there was only one picture of Louis Braille on the internet. I scoured the internet and books to find real pictures or paintings of him but there was no luck to be found. This weakened my blog post because there was limited variety in the pictures on the wall. Another challenge I had to face was writing and speaking in first person even when you weren’t that person. Since Louis Braille lived in France from 1809 till 1852, his language/voice and the way that he spoke were much different than from me. My word choice we have to be different and even that way that I paused or moved my body would have to be like him. A challenge that was brought up however I did not address was the face that Louis Braille was blind. I originally wanted many of my pieces to be in both English and in Braille but then I later realised this would be exceedingly difficult considering to produce Braille, I would need to somehow engrave in a metal/wood/stone many many dots. This would take up a lot of time and it might waste a lot of products so I decided in the end to withdraw from this idea. Secondly, I had an idea that I would close my eyes or wear dark sunglasses during my presentation to signify that Louis Braille was blind and could not see. This is idea did not work out for two reasons. One being that the sunglasses I have to day are very different from 150 years ago. Second, closing my eyes might weaken my eye sight grade on my rubric for the presentation. Therefore, I decided not go through with either ideas. Another challenge I had to overcome was finding a costume for Louis Braille. Since there was very limited selection of photographs for Louis Braille, I could only see a little bit of his outfit. However, I overcame this challenge by searching up the style for men in the 1800’s in France and wore that.


Free Choice Visual Literacy Rubric

Photo on 13-4-15 at 2.03 PM

Occupy Hong Kong

I know that the occupy Hong Kong movement has been a big inconvenience. to the heart of Hong KOng. May is be work, shopping, school, errands or appointments, its messing Hong Kong up. Hong Kong students are a large part of this movement and they are missing school to be outside protesting. I also know that the police have sprayed pepper spray and tear gas to stop protesters from becoming out of control.

My opinion is that the Hong Kong government is being stubborn and they should make a compromise with the Hong Kong people. I also think that China should be more involved with this but not the way that they were involved with Tianamin Square. In the articles I have read, they state that China is not getting very much involved at all. In addition, I think Hong Kong should have democracy and not someone of the three people that China picks be the leader of Hong Kong.

I am still confused about what is going to happen to Hong Kong. Although no one knows for sure, I think that people have intelligent predictions of what is going to be the result of this whole thing. I am also confused about how the police are now handling the protests and what is going to be their plan if the protests really start to get out of control. One more thing I’m confused about is why some places in Hong Kong look now like a ghost town and some places in Hong Kong are so dense and crowded.


Occupy Hong Kong Crowds

Social Studies

Overall what I learned during this first unit in social studies is all about maps. Mr. Pierce taught me that there are many different kinds of maps and they can be shown to convey many different messages to the reader of the map. I also learned what goes on a map. On top of that, I learned that maps have “must haves” to make it a good map. The “must haves” include title, legend, scale, grid, color and labels.


Pick three words that best describe or represent “Mr Pierce’s Social Studies Class” to you?

The three words I picked I believe were special, unusual and fun. I picked these words because obviously this is what I think describes this class. I think these words describe this class because this class is no other class I have been before. I’m learning in new ways and there are fun and interesting things to do everything in this class.


I received a Bartolome De Las Casas bronze badge. I completely agree with the badge that Mr. Pierce chose because I feel it reflects the exact way that I am in class. However, I very much to get that bronze up to the gold because I know I can do a lot better than bronze work habits wise. I’m going to change my work habits very much to show Mr. Pierce that I am worthy of a higher medallion badge next time.

Learning Strategies:

This unit I worked on getting things done and not procrastinating a lot. I thing I did very well on this and I will now continue to do this. A learning strategy I can work on for next unit is to stay on task and focus more because I feel that I did a poor job on that this unit.


My goal for unit two is to focus and listen more in class.







Important Places in Louis Braille’s Life Map


Commas – September 23, 2014



When should you use a comma?


When separating phrases that don’t need to be there

When linking two independent clauses with a conjunction

When you’re addressing someone in particular

When making a list

When you have more than one adjective modifying a noun

After introductory phrases or clauses


Ending of a letter

Geographic Locations


When not to use commas?

All other times-

When separating two independent clauses without a conjunction

After the conjunction

When separating a dependent and independent clause with a conjunction

Punctuation Dialogue

When you are using punctuation with dialogue you have to follow a few simple rules. One of them is that only to words are surrounded with quotation marks. Another rule is that you need to keep the punctuation marks inside the quotation marks. One other rule is that an interrupted speech only needs quotation marks at the beginning and the end. One more rule is that you need to start a new paragraph each time the speaker changes. ANother rule is that when people are in an ongoing long conversation, you don’t have to keep using their name.

Tenses Table

Sentence Types Video Notes

  • Simple Sentences has subject, verb and object. This is also called an independent clause. It has to make sense.
  • Compound Sentences has two independent clauses connected by a coordinating conjunction. FANBOYS
  • Complex Sentences are made up of several parts or clauses. It has a main clause. Has subordinating clause that gives extra information. List of subordinating clause. Subordinating clause be at the beginning, middle, split in half or be at the end of a sentence. If the subordinating clause comes at the beginning of the sentence, there has to be a comma before the main clause. If the subordinating clause is in the middle, there needs to be a comma at the beginning of it and at the end of it. If the subordinating clause is split in two halves, there needs to be a comma after the beginning one and there needs to be a comma before the end one. Ways to make a complex sentence: start with two adjectives, start with a ly word, start with a ing word, end with an ing word, sandwich technique, preposition phrase, start with a conjunction, end with a conjunction or use a simile.
  • Compound-Complex Sentence has a least two independent clauses and at least one subordinating clause.



Colons are in sentences, lists and salutations. Colons go after a sentence that could be by itself but instead has a list the comes after. An example where the colon is used correctly is Ali has many things that she is doing this summer: seeing her friend, going to camp and seeing her family. I expanded the sentence by using a colon. You cannot use a colon if the first half of the sentence cannot go by itself. The word after the colon is not capitalised if it is not usually capitalised. You can also switch the colon with a comma and then the word namely.









Wonder Words Wall

Holocaust Foreword By: Steven Spielberg

resorted (v) def: to sort or arrange again

reich (n) def: empire, realm, nation

propaganda (n) def: information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation

ghetto (n) def: a section of a city, especially a thicklveningy populated slum area, inhabited predominantly by members of an ethnic or other minority group, often as a result of social or economic restrictions, pressures, or hardships.

judenraete – no explination

The Lions of Little Rock By: Kritsin Levine

 recollection (n) def: the act of re-collecting or the state of being re-collected.

leper (n) def: a person who has leprosy.

adjourned (v) def: to suspend the meeting of (a club, legislature, committee, etc.) to a future time, another place, or indefinitely

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother By: Amy Chua

Sardonically  (adj) def: characterized by bitter or scornful derision; mocking; cynical; sneering

intervening (v) def: to come between disputing people, groups, etc.; intercede; mediate.

inherently (adj) def: existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute

inviolable (adj) def: prohibiting violation; secure from destruction, violence, infringement, or desecration

adolescent (adj) def: rowing to manhood or womanhood; youthful

anguished (adj) def: feeling, showing, or accompanied by anguish

averted (v) def: to turn away or aside

brinkmanship (n) def: the technique or practice of maneuvering a dangerous situation to the limits of tolerance or safety in order to secure the greatest advantage, especially by creating diplomatic crises.

The City of Ember by: Jeanne Duprau

disreputable (adj) def: not considered to be respectable in character or appearance

grimy (adj) def: covered with or characterized by grime

incoherently (adj) def: not able to talk or express yourself in a clear way that can be easily understood

patchwork (n) def: pieces of cloth of different colors and shapes that are sewn together in a pattern

Seedfolks by: Paul Fleischman

alteration (n) def: the action or process of altering or being altered

altruism (n) def: feelings and behavior that show a desire to help other people and a lack of selfishness

decorum (n) def: correct or proper behavior that shows respect and good manners

decisively (adj) def: able to make choices quickly and confidently

loomed (n) def: a frame or machine for interlacing at right angles two or more sets of threads or yarns to form a cloth

haphazard (n) def: marked by lack of plan, order, or direction

oblige (v) def: to force or require (someone or something) to do something because of a law or rule or because it is necessary

parole (n) def: permission given to a prisoner to leave prison before the end of a sentence usually as a reward for behaving well

tremolo (n) def:  a musical sound made by a voice or instrument that seems to shake

therapeutic (adj) def:  producing good effects on your body or mind


extracts (v) def: to get, pull, or draw out, usually with special effort, skill, or force

fortnight (n) def: the space of fourteen nights and days; two weeks

raptures (n) def: ecstatic joy or delight; joyful ecstasy

deluge (n) def: a great flood of water; inundation; flood

circumspection (n) def: circumspect observation or action; caution; prudence

jostled (v) def:to bump, push, shove, brush against, or elbow roughly or rudely

hydroplaned (n) def: a seaplane

compute (v) def: to determine by calculation; reckon; calculate

sophomoric (adj) def: of or pertaining to a sophomore or sophomores

censoring (n) def: an official who examines books, plays, news reports, motion pictures, radio and television programs, letters, cablegrams, etc., for the purpose of suppressing parts deemed objectionable on moral, political, military, or other grounds

fatigued (adj) def: tired; wearied

linoleum (n) def: a hard, washable floor covering formed by coating burlap or canvas with linseed oil, powdered cork, and rosin, and adding pigments to create the desired colors and patterns

ruddy (adj) def: of or having a fresh, healthy red color

skerry (n) def: a small, rocky island

queer (adj) def: strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint; unusually different; singular


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Romeo and Juliet Quizlet Test Summative

befriended – to make friends or become friendly with; act as a friend to; help; aid:

civility – courtesy; politeness.

repugnance – the state of being repugnant.

contempt – the feeling with which a person regards anything considered mean,vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn.

woolen – any cloth of carded wool yarn of which the fibers vary in length:bulkier, looser, and less regular than worsted.

laundress – a woman whose work is the washing and ironing of clothes, linens,etc.

ominous – portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious:

chisel – a wedgelike tool with a cutting edge at the end of the blade, oftenmade of steel, used for cutting or shaping wood, stone, etc.

severity – harshness, sternness, or rigor:

remonstrate – to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval.

profusion – abundance; abundant quantity.

ermine – an Old World weasel, Mustela erminea, having in its winter colorphase a white coat with black at the tip of the tail.

Compare stoat.
reverend – (initial capital letter(used as a title of respect applied or prefixed tothe name of a member of the clergy or a religious order):
scrutiny – a searching examination or investigation; minute inquiry.
enchained – to bind in or as in chain or chains; fetter; restrain:
obtrusive – having or showing a disposition to obtrudeas by imposing oneself orone’s opinions on others.
conviction – a fixed or firm belief:
plumage – the entire feathery covering of a bird.
benefactress – a woman who confers a benefit, bequest, endowment, or the like.
triviality – something triviala trivial matter, affair, remark, etc.: