Presentation on theme: "“The Tell-Tale Heart”. Directions On each slide, you will find a vocabulary word from the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Each slide will give."— Presentation transcript:
“The Tell-Tale Heart”
Directions On each slide, you will find a vocabulary word from the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Each slide will give you a definition and a sentence example for the word. On your vocabulary handout, write the definition for each word and create a sentence of your own that uses the word.
Foresight To think about the future. To prepare for the future. Thinking about and planning ahead of time. I am glad I had the foresight to pack an umbrella since it rained the entire time I was at the football game.
Dissimulation Hidden by a fake appearance. Disguise your intentions. The dissimulation of his fighting style caught me off guard during the wrestling match.
Vexed Troubled, annoyed, frustrated, distressed My little brother’s annoying behavior at the movies vexed me.
Sagacity Good judgment Make good decisions Jesse showed great sagacity by deciding to study a little each night of the week instead of only studying the night before her big test.
Hearken Giving your careful attention to something or someone. Hearken to the character assembly speaker because he or she usually has a very important message.
Awe A mixed feeling of fear and wonder. Storm chasers are often in awe of tornadoes which is what keeps them hunting storms.
Distinctness Clearly defined. Unmistakable There is a distinctness about her nose that makes her face unforgettable.
Concealment The way you choose to hide something or someone Sammy thought her jewelry box was the perfect place of concealment for her letters.
Waned To grow less over time. My affection for gummy bears has waned as I have gotten older.
Scantlings Small amounts of something. The scantlings from the leftover fruit tray really made Patty wish she had gotten to party before all the food was eaten.
Suavity Graceful Polite Anne’s suavity made all the teachers think she was a mature young lady.
Bade To force onward Urged Compelled Even though there was only one late night showing of The Hunger Games movie, I still bade my mom to take my friends and me.
Audacity Bold courage Daring (to take a dare…to take risks) I cannot believe he had the audacity to ask me for another brownie after he spit the last one out on the floor.
Reposed To lay in rest I caught Betty napping on the sofa, and she looked carefree in her repose.
Derision Ridicule…(to mock or taunt) After months of suffering derision from her peers, Julie asked her mom if she could move to a school with kinder students.