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World Literature 102A Ms. Fitz Week of September 19-23, 2011.

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1 World Literature 102A Ms. Fitz Week of September 19-23, 2011

2 MONDAY 1. Go over weekly schedule 2. Take Alchemist Quiz –to page Discuss quote, “Each man kills the thing he loves.”—Oscar Wilde—(time permitting) 4. Continue reading The Alchemist –test on Monday, September Vocabulary Unit 3—LEVEL E on Friday, September 24

3 WEEKLY SYLLABUS Monday- Reading Quiz to page 113 Tuesday—Discussion and Vocabulary Unit 3 Wednesday—Group Project Thursday—Group Project—Review Friday—Test Review, Vocabulary Quiz 3

4 . 1. What is the Elixir of Life? 2. What is the Philosopher’s Stone? 3. Who is the Englishman in search of on his journey? 4. What did the boy learn from the Englishman? 1-2 paragraphs 5. Who did the boy see (92, 92) and what language (as a result of seeing this person) did he immediately understand? 6. What is the person’s name that he met? 7. Why is she (the girl) so accepting of Santiago’s return to the desert? 8. Explain the vision of hawks. Describe the scene. Then, explain the message of the vision. 1-2 paragraphs 9. What happens between the boy and the horseman? 10. What quality is most essential in understanding the language of the world? 1 paragraph 11. What do you believe is the quality that is most essential in understanding the Language of the World and why? 1 paragraph 12. **In one paragraph, discuss the changes that the boy has made throughout his journey. How has he matured? What insights has he received?

5 ADVERSARY (n) –an enemy, opponent SYNONYMS: antagonist, rival, foe ANTONYMS: friend, ally, supporter, confederate

6 ALIENATE (v) to turn away, to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey SYNONYMS: separate, drive apart, estrange ANTONYMS: befriend, attract, captivate, reconcile

7 ARTIFICE (n) a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; a clever skill; trickery SYNONYMS: ruse, stratagem, contrivance

8 COERCE (v) to compel, force SYNONYMS: pressure, bully, intimidate, constrain ANTONYMS: persuade, cajole

9 CRAVEN (adj) cowardly (n) a coward SYNONYMS: fearful, fainthearted, pusillanimous ANTONYMS: brave, courageous

10 CULINARY (adj) of or related to cooking or the kitchen

11 DELETE (v) to erase, wipe out, cut out SYNONYMS: remove, cancel, expunge ANTONYMS: insert, add, retain, include

12 DEMISE (n) a death, especially of a person in a lofty position SYNONYMS: decease, pass away ANTONYMS: birth, beginning, commencement

13 EXHILIRATE (v) to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to SYNONYMS: stimulate, excite, gladden ANTONYMS: discourage, dispirit, dishearten, inhibit

14 FALLOW (adj) plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish-yellow (n) land left unseeded (v) to plow but not seed SYNONYMS: unproductive, inert, dormant ANTONYMS: productive, fertile, prolific

15 HARASS (v) to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks SYNONYMS: annoy, pester, bedevil, beleaguer

16 INCELEMENT (adj) stormy, harsh; sever in attitude or action

17 MUSE (v) To think about in a dreamy way; to ponder SYNONYMS: to meditate, contemplate, daydream

18 NEGLIGIBLE (adj) so unimportant that it can be disregarded SYNONYMS: trivial, inconsequential, insignificant ANTONYMS: significant, crucial, momentous

19 PRECEDENT (n) an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action SYNONYMS: guide, tradition, model

20 PERPETUATE (v) to make permanent or long lasting SYNONYMS: continue, preserve, prolong indefinitely ANTONYMS: discontinue, abolish, abandon

21 PUNITIVE (adj) inflicting or aiming at punishment SYNOONYMS: penalizing, retaliatory

22 REDRESS (v) to set right, remedy (n) relief from wrong or injury SYNONYMS: (v) to rectify, correct, mitigate

23 SOJOURN (n) a temporary stay (v) to stay for a time SYNONYMS: visit, stopover, brief stay

24 URBANE (adj) refined in manner or style, suave


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