Friday, October 19, 2012

HW 10/19/12

Euro Lit: Read Plato's "Symposium" and complete study guide questions.

English 9: Complete "Comma I and II"

Honors 9: Complete "Comma I and II", read Oedipus pg 5 - 27

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

HW 10/15/12

Euro Lit: Write? Philoctetes essay?

English 9: Complete "Review: Capitalization"

Honors 9: Complete "Review: Capitalization"

Heracles Study Guide

King Arthur Vocab Sheet

The Hero's Journey Handout

Review: Capitalization WS

Lesson 5 Vocab

Cajole v. to persuade by pleasant words or false promises.
        It was Blanche's plan to cajole Archer into buying a bungalow at the seashore.
        If anyone can cajole a man on a bridge from jumping, its Sgt. Loomis.
        First he tried to cajole the witness into testifying, the he used threats.
Callous adj. Unfeeling; insensitive
       Nurse Blatt was falsely accused of being callous toward the terminal patients.
       It was a surprise to see the tears flowing form someone we had considered to be callous. 
       Long experience with criminals' pleas for mercy had made Judge Aflan understandably callous. 
Capitulate v. to surrender; to cease resisting
       Colonel Leeds was adamant in his decision not to capitulate under any terms.
        When the workers studied management's final offer, they agreed to capitulate.
        Since the proposed terms were so ambiguous, we vowed not to capitulate until they were clarified.
Capricious adj. Changeable; fickle.
         Our weather is so capricious that it is difficult to make weekend plans.
         Lloyd's attorney was certain of acquittal because the charges against him were decidedly capricious. 
         Gloria's reputation for being capricious,  for making spur-of-moment decisions, was deserved.
Carping adj. Complaining.
        We were disgusted with Hillary's constant carping about the food.
         The young recruit was advised to cease his carping if he wanted to survive in basic training.
         Having an aversion toward politicians, Smith indulged in carping about the legislators' performance.
Catalyst n. Someone or something that brings about a change.
         Our articulate new principal was the catalyst for school reform.
         When a patent was granted for genetically altered mice, it was the catalyst for new lab research.
         The rock star played the role of catalyst in raising funds for AIDS research.
Catharsis n. An emotional purification or relief.
           The tragedy on stage brought about a catharsis  among the spectators.
           The good news from the war zone led to a catharsis in the Defense Department.
           Ancient Greeks felt that after a catharsis  an individual is better able to cope with setbacks.