Sunday, October 30, 2016

IR Vocab Set 4

Book: National Geographic
Word: Venerated 
Sentence: Restorers working in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Israel uncover stone slab venerated as the resting place of Jesus Christ.
Definition: to regard or treat with reverence; revere
Part Of Speech: Verb
Synonyms: Cherish, Idolize and Exalt

Book: National Geographic
Word: Cladding
Sentence: Located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem, the tomb has been covered by marble cladding since at least 1555 A.D., and most likely centuries earlier
Definition: the act or process of bonding one metal to another, usually to protect the inner metal from corrosion
Part Of Speech: Noun
Synonyms: Covering, Outer Wall, and Finish

Book: National Geographic
Word: Edicule
Sentence: The Edicule and the interior tomb are currently undergoing restoration by a team of scientists from the National Technical University of Athens, under the direction of Chief Scientific Supervisor Professor Antonia Moropoulou.
Definition: aedicule
Part Of Speech: Noun

Book: National Geographic
Word: Veneration
Sentence: An analysis of the original rock may enable them to better understand not only the original form of the tomb chamber, but also how it evolved as the focal point of veneration since it was first identified by Helena, mother of the Roman emperor Constantine, in A.D. 326.
Definition: the act of venerating
Part Of Speech: Noun
Synonyms: Adoration, Awe and Esteem

Book: National Geographic 
Word: Pragmatic
Sentence: They can teach us that there’s a form of pragmatic exchange and toleration and accommodation, which trumps ideology.
Definition: of or relating to a practical point of view or practical considerations
Part Of Speech: Adjective 
Synonyms: Businesslike, Efficient and Logical 

Book: National Geographic 
Word: Pariah
Sentence: She’s establishing a Protestant state and England has become a pariah in Catholic Europe. So she reaches out for alliances with the Islamic world.
Definition: an outcast
Part Of Speech: Noun
Synonyms: Leper, Outsider and Bum

Book: National Geographic
Word: Parochial
Sentence: In the last few years, there’s been a parochial identification of the Tudors, reflected in the way they have featured in recent TV shows, like The Tudors.
Definition: of or relating to parochial schools or the education they provide
Part Of Speech: Adjective 
Synonyms: Petty, Insular and Sectarian 

Book: National Geographic
Word: Shrewdly
Sentence: What she does very shrewdly, when she starts to write to the Sultan in 1579, is say:
Definition: astute or sharp in practical matters
Part Of Speech: Adjective 
Synonyms:Ably, Artfully and Cooly 

Book: National Geographic 
Word: Idolatry
Sentence: We do not believe in idolatry or that you should have intercession, i.e., a saint or a priest will get you closer to God. 
Definition: the religious worship of idols
Part Of Speech: Noun 
Synonyms: Worship, Adoration and Idolism 

Book: National Geographic 
Word: Prophet
Sentence: Islam believes Jesus is a prophet, but not the son of God.
Definition: a person who speaks for God or a deity, or by divine inspiration
Part Of Speech: Noun 
Synonyms: Seer, Witch and Prognosticator  

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Progress Reflection


     I did pretty good on my reading this quarter, I finished two books (one isn't on my reading log yet) and am starting a third. One reason I think I did well is I completed most all of my weekly goals and got into my book. This shows I did good because I was busy and didn't have much time to read but I still accomplished my goals, which I didn't do last year. Another piece of evidence to show how well I did is even though my reading goal has stayed the same, I have been going over my goal by a lot so I am going to start making it bigger. At first my goal was one hundred pages and now it’s 60 but I'm reading about seventy or eighty pages a week. In all, I think I did way better this quarter than last quarter for reading.


     The writing piece I am most proud of this quarter is my YWP 10/3, I think it shows a ton of growth. For example, I used a ton of detail in this writing when last year I wasn't very descriptive. One place I was descriptive is “Then we stopped, I opened the door and got out, the air smelled like rotten eggs and smelly socks.” when last year I would have just said “The air smelled terrible”. Another way this piece showed growth is I used a lot better grammar, for example I used more commas to make my writing more like poetry. One last way this writing piece shows my improvement is after the class was over I continued writing on it which I wouldn't have done last year or the beginning of the year this year. In conclusion, I did improve a lot from last year to this year in my writing.

Me and my family were going on a road trip to a town called Hickory. I didn't know much about Hickory, my parents just said it was a very old and rundown, I wasn't to happy to be going there. We were a few minutes away when dad said “Oh nooo!!” I looked out the window, all I at saw was old debris that used to be houses, nothing at all except a old wood cabin in the middle of the town. I said “Dad what the heck is the place!”. I just couldn't imagine what happened to this place, it was destroyed. “I don't know Herbert.” Said dad. Then we stopped, I opened the door and got out, the air smelled like rotten eggs and smelly socks. “Eww” I said. I walked over to the only standing cabin and peaked in a window, there was nothing in it, nothing at all. I called my parents over to the cabin, they looked in and didn't seem surprised like me, I wondered why? Maybe they knew it was going to be like this, no they couldn't have dad was surprised when we drove into town. Then I heard rumble coming from the sky and it started to pour. Lightning struck the car and then it caught fire, we were now stuck here, alone.

Work Habits:

     So far this year I have had pretty good work habits, even without being able to bring the Ipad's home. For example my drive has no stray documents and everything is in its proper class folder. This shows that I have had good work habits because everything is organized and easy to find, when last year it wasn't. Another thing that shows I have good work habit is I have no overdue work right now. This shows that I have been focused on my school work and completing it on time which is a good work habit. Lastly my grades show that I have good work habits because all my cores are above a ninety except for LA which is a eightynine. This also shows that I submit my work on time and have good work habits. In all, I feel like I improved a lot from last year with my work habits.

Friday, October 7, 2016

IR Vocab Set 3

Book: National Geographic 
Word: Regressive Sentence: Hagfish, penguins, and aphids are just some of the creatures that have been shaped by what’s known as regressive evolution.Definition:  relating to, or effectingPart of Speech: adjective Synonym: back, rearward and about

Book: National Geographic

Word: Elliptical Sentence: “I was super excited to see that the eyes themselves were comprised of hundreds and hundreds of these small kind of ball- or elliptical-shaped structures … micron-size meatballs and sausages,” says Gabbott. Definition: pertaining to or marked by grammatical ellipsisPart of Speech: adjective 
Synonym: egg-shaped, oblong and ovoid

Book: National geographic
Word: Retinal 
Sentence: The remarkably well-preserved retinal tissue in the ancient hagfish suggests a "reverse course" in hagfish vision, a phenomenon known as regressive evolution. 
Definition: of or relating to the retina 
Part of Speech: adjective

Book: National geographic
Word: Demise
Sentence: Penguin ancestors were able to fly, but they lost that ability quickly after the demise of the large dinosaurs.
Definition: death or decease
Part of Speech: noun 
Synonym: collapse, passing and failure 

Book: National geographic
Word: Outcry
Sentence: The death of a rare killer whale in the Pacific Northwest has been linked to a tagging effort, causing an outcry and re-evaluation by the science community.
Definition: a strong and usually public expression of protest, indignation, or the like
Part of Speech: noun
Synonym: cry, howl and protest

Book: National geographic
Word: Transient 
Sentence:  Unlike more transient orcas, the three pods of southern resident killer whales that make their summer homes in Washington State's Puget Sound and Canada's Strait of Georgia don't eat seals or other marine mammals; their diet consists primarily of salmon, populations of which have been dwindling.
Definition: not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonym: fleeting, short-term and transitory 

Book: National geographic
Word: Necropsy
Sentence: A necropsy by British Columbia pathologist Stephen Raverty showed that fungi that may have originated in the surface film of the water, or perhaps on L95's skin, appeared to have gotten into the animal's blood vessels, eventually making it to the lungs. Concentrations of the fungi were largest near the entry point of the dart, where pieces had broken off in the fin. "That was our biggest clue," Raverty said.
Definition: the examination of a body after death; autopsy
Part of Speech: noun 
Synonym: postmortem 

Book: National geographic
Word: Barbaric
Sentence: That angered whale-protection activists who called the tagging program barbaric and defective, suggesting scientists should turn to underwater acoustic monitoring—which is used in Canada to track orcas—or some other method.
Definition: without civilizing influences; uncivilized; primitive
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonym: brutal, cruel and inhuman