Monday, August 26, 2013
Ex: When Kayne West sings he needs a microphone, or his accountrement for singing.
apogee (n)- the highest point of development, the climax/ culmination
Ex: Kanye West is the apogee of hip-hop talent.
apropos (adj)- very appropriate to a certain situation
Ex: It was apropos for Kanye West to push Taylor Swift offstage.
bicker (v)- to argue about trivial or unimportant issues
Ex: I'm sure Kanye and Kim bickered about what to wear to the VMA's.
coalesce (v)- to come together and form a group or whole
Ex: Kanye West's fans coalesced together and cheered for him at his concert.
contretemps (n)- an unfortunate/unexpected occurrence
Ex: Kanye not winning a Grammy this year was definitely a contretemps.
convolution (n)- one of many coils or twists
Ex: Kanye West's butler ties his shoes for him, he tried it himself once but it turned into a convolution.
cull (v)- to select from a large group
Ex: Every morning Kanye West culls from a variety of designer white cotton T-shirts.
disparate (adj)- different beyond comparison
Ex: Kayne West's ambiguous style is so disparate from all the other rappers of the day.
dogmatic (adj)- principles or ideas laid down as true without a doubt
Ex: My opinion that Kanye West is the best rapper of all time is dogmatic, because no one can doubt it.
licentious (adj) - promiscuous or unprincipled in sexual matters
Ex: Kanye didn't want to date Kim Kardashian at first because of her licentious behavior.
mete (v)- to allot justice even if it is harsh
Ex: In his diss songs Kanye has to mete his colleagues even if it hurts their feelings.
noxious (adj)- harmful or poisonous
Ex: All the haters are very noxious for Kanye.
polemic (n)- a strong verbal or written attack on someone/something
Ex: Some of the more literate haters tend to send polemics Kanye's way.
populous (adj)- densely populated
Ex: I had a hard time navigating my way through the populous crowd at Kanye's concert.
probity (n)- having strong moral principles
Ex: Kanye is sometimes accused of being a bad person, but he is definitely a probity.
repartee (n)- conversation or speech with quick/witty replies
Ex: Here's a fun fact about Kanye West, he is very witty, he is actually known for his repartee.
supervene (v)- occurring after the intended plan or action
Ex: Kanye West's great concert was supervened by the unanticipated earthquake.
truncate(v)- to shorten by cutting off at the end
Ex: Kanye West's swag was way out of hand so he truncated the very end to maintain an acceptable length.
unimpeachable (adj)- not able to be doubted or criticized
Ex: Kanye West thinks he's always right, he believes every word he says is unimpeachable.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
- The author begins with some humor about the British right to sleep as a device to get the reader on his side already
- Saying you're entitled to your opinion is a red herring
- Our duty to others during a conversation is to help them learn and to learn ourselves
- Is truth more important than being right?
- Being right is the icing on top of the cake of truth, but some people tend go with the icing and forgo the cake at all
- Interdependence, not only do we live in a network, but our network is connected to other networks
- Limbic- part of the brain that is governed by emotion
- "Fiction is the lie that tells the truth"
Monday, August 19, 2013
2. The closest I've ever come to an epiphany in regards to learning had to be in Mr. Greely's class when the term "critical thinking" stopped just being words and it turned into a habit that I still find is hard to break, of course most of the students taking this course had to have had the same (or similar to) experience that I did two years ago.
3. I am worried about the technology aspect of this class because I am not very "technically advanced", that being said I am most excited to learn how to utilize that technology and also learn how to learn and why we learn which is a crucial aspect of class that is never really explored.
Ex: The author adumbrated that the main character would face peril later in the novel.
apotheosis (n)- the highest point of something, the climax
Ex: The apotheosis of the novel was when the two sisters confronted each other about the incident.
ascetic (adj)- intense self-discipline, doesn't allow for indulgences
Ex: I was very ascetic when working on my essay, I didn't even stop to go on any social media.
bauble (n)- a trinket of little or no importance
Ex: The consolation trophy was nothing more than a bauble to the fourth place team.
beguile (v)- to charm someone in a deceptive manor, tricky
Ex: The car salesman beguiled the old woman to buy the extended warranty.
burgeon (v)- to grow quickly, to flourish
Ex: The piano student's skills burgeoned after just a few lessons.
complement (v)- to make something perfect, to complete it
Ex: Since they were so similar, the two best friends complemented each other perfectly.
contumacious (adj)- unwillingly submitting to authority
Ex: After being arrested, the convict contumaciously listened to the warden.
curmudgeon (n)- a surly or sour person
Ex: Our neighbor, Mr. Peterson, is a curmudgeon, he's always yelling at the kids on our street.
didactic (adj)- intended to teach
Ex: The pamphlet about retirement was didactic for the elderly looking to stop working.
disingenuous (adj)- not candid or sincere
Ex: My friend was being disingenuous when he said he liked my T shirt.
exculpate (v)- to prove someone isn't guilty
Ex: The court exculpated the arsonist when they found out he couldn't use matches.
faux pas (n) - an embarrassing moment, a gaffe
Ex: When I tripped and fell, it was definitely a faux pas.
fulminate (v)- to express protest
Ex: When the court maybe a controversial decision, a lot of people fulminated.
fustian (n)- pompous or pretentious speech or writing
Ex: Puritan literature is accused of many things, but fustian writing is not one of them.
hauteur (n)- disdainful pride
Ex: The rich man was so hauteur about all of his wealth.
inhibit (v)- to hinder or try to stop something
Ex: Policemen try to inhibit all our fun.
jeremiad (n)- a list of woes, complaints
Ex: After losing the championship game, the coach had a long jeremiad about the player's efforts.
opportunist (n)- someone who takes advantage of circumstances or chances
Ex: The opportunist took advantage of all the chances she was given.
unconscionable (adj)- not right or reasonable
Ex: It would be unconscionable to put a great writer inside of a literature genre.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
2. It is ironic because corporations tend to to tell you your opinion and how to act on that opinion by their advertising, however in this commercial, the tone is free and youthful, and telling you that somehow buying Levi jeans will make you feel free.
3. This poem does not reflect Charles Bukowski's reputation because he was known for his ability to depict the depravity, poverty, and desperation of Los Angeles. This being said, "The Laughing Heart" is a cry of youthful optimism which is a stark contrast of this underlying theme of drudgery in most of his writing.
4. For number one I merely Googled the title of the poem and was immediately met with dozens of links to the poem from different media outlets, I chose the first one and went with that one. For number three I utilized the same technique but this time instead of just clicking on one link I double checked my research for accuracy.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The guilt that Orleanna felt for leaving her husband and letting her daughter die decimated her soul and made her character so much more sympathetic. Orleanna had never been alone for her entire life and she ventured out in the jungle of the Congo to flee from her husband. After her exodus, she found herself separated from her children, gone from her home, her last concept of comfort left her mind as she walked out that door, and she realized that maybe her home and her self were very different things, that maybe she was not Mrs. Price and for the first time in her married life was Orleanna. Her guilt and freedom wrestled each other for the rest of her lives, but she took a leap of faith, she accomplished what so many of romanticize and faced the consequences like the strong woman that she truly was.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
2. I am taking this class to challenge myself and take another approach to learning.
3. I want to learn how to utilize technology to further my learning because one of my weaknesses is my inability to use the computer efficiently and effectively.
4. I am nervous because I am taking four AP classes and one honors class and I feel I might have spread myself too thin, but I am excited for my senior year and all the experiences that come with that.
5. The two things I care most about in the world is my family and football, so those two aspects of my life earn a lot of my attention and effort.
6. This course will help me learn better and challenge me more than I could expect, also it will prepare me for college.