Dampen (V.) “Do not, I beg of you, dampen today’s sun with the showers of tomorrow. Definition : to depress, discourage, or deaden; also, to moisten The class dampened Mr. Scott’s day because they didn’t complete their work.
Dampen (V.) * Describe a time when somebody dampened your day. Explain the effect it had on you.
Humble (Adj.) *”I thank your Majesty,” said Jack, humbly. *Definition : without pride or vanity; modest; meek; lowly. *The humble girl began to cry as she won the first place award.
Humble (Adj.) *Is it good to be humble? Explain.
Indefinite (adj.) *For before your head has time to spoil you can have it canned, and in that way it may be preserved indefinitely. * Definition : not clearly defined or with no set limits *The inmates did not know when they were going to be released because they were given indefinite sentences.
Indefinite (Adj.) *Give an example of something that may be indefinite.
Latter (Adj.) *The Scarecrow introduced Tip and Jack Pumpkinhead, and the latter personage seemed to interest the Woodman. *Definition: being the second of two things mentioned. *We will go to the park during the latter part of the day.
Latter (Adj.) *What are some skills you hope to learn during the latter part of the school year?
Personage (N.) *The scarecrow introduced Tip and Jack Pumpkinhead, and the latter personage seemed to interest the Woodman greatly. *Definition: A person, especially one who is important or noteworthy. *Personages from around the world came to the funeral to mourn the President’s death.
Personage (N.) *Who do you feel is important or noteworthy? Explain.
Preserve (V.) For before your head has time to spoil you can have it canned, and in that way it may be preserved indefinitely. Definition: To keep safe from injury, destruction, or decay It is important to preserve what few areas of nature we have left for future generations.
Preserve (V.) What is something that you might preserve? Why?
Select (Adj.) * You are certainly unusual, and therefore worthy to become a member of our select society. *Definition: of special value or excellence; choice *Only select students are chosen for Student Council.
Select (Adj.) *Describe a time when you were selectively chosen for something. How did you feel?
Society (N.) *You are certainly unusual, and therefore worthy to become a member of our select society. *Definition: A group of persons linked for any reason, having common traditions and interests * The society you live in can effect your behavior.
Society (N.) * What problems do you see within your society? How do they effect you?
Substantial (Adj.) * “You are not very substantial, I must admit,” said the Emperor. * Definition: having body; solid; strong; firm * My husband makes a substantial amount of money in his new job.
Substantial (Adj.) * In order to make a substantial amount of money, do you need a college degree? Explain.
Sympathetic (Adj.) *”Nonsense!” said the Emperor – but in a kindly, sympathetic tone. *Definition: Having feelings of compassion or understanding. * When I see a friend upset, I try to lend her a sympathetic ear.
Sympathetic (Adj.) * When have you felt sympathy for someone or something?