Presentation on theme: "The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe. Acute (Adjective) Highly sensitive Raptors have acute hearing and vision, which is estimated to be eight to ten."— Presentation transcript:
The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe
Acute (Adjective) Highly sensitive Raptors have acute hearing and vision, which is estimated to be eight to ten times that of humans. The ears of a raptor are an important tool in locating prey. Example Sentence: The teacher’s acute hearing benefitted her when the students whispered their gossip of the day.
Vexed (verb) Irritated Example sentence: I vexed my cat when I tried giving her a bath.
Sagacity noun Keen perception, with foresight and judgment; wisdom Example sentence: The student’s sagacity shocked the teacher: she thought he was just another mindless teenager hooked on video games and Red Bull.
Dissemble (Verb) To hide the truth; pretend Example Sentence: Halloween is the perfect day to dissemble.
Stifled (verb) smothered Example Sentence: The heat stifled the kitten, making him collapse with exhaustion.
Crevice (noun) A crack Example sentence: He slipped through the crevice in the ice, falling to his untimely death
Audacity (noun) Shameless daring or boldness Example sentence: She had the audacity to stand up to the angry teacher.
Vehemently (Adverb) With intense emotion Example sentence: She vehemently screamed at the dog who used her beautiful front yard as a toilet.
Derision (Noun) Ridicule Example sentence: The derision from the harsh audience made the actor leave the stage in shame.
Hypocritical (adjective) False or deceptive, like a person who is pretending to be what he or she is not Example sentence: When the health teacher was caught eating at McDonald’s every day, he was called hypocritical.
Creative Writing You will write a short story using each of the vocabulary words, 10 in total. You can write about anything you want but must include each word and use it correctly. If you are struggling to come up with an idea you could write about… – A haunted house… – A scary Halloween party … – Getting lost in an abandoned town… Your story should be at least 1 page minimum