Card Set Information
Vocabulary and Spelling 08/20/2012
- act of taking someone elses writing and pretending they are your own
When the man had seen a verse of his own song, he sued the other man for plagiarism.
The student plagiarized a paragraph of Tuck Everlasting.
- a list of books of only one subject or author
The girl created a bibliography about all the books she had read from that author.
The boy constructed a bibliography of all the resources that he used for the essay.
- immense destruction especially when by fire
Hitler was one of the main ringmasters of the Holocaust.
The Holocaust was a dark time especially for the Jewish population.
- joined for the same side
s: unity, friend
Since England is one of our allies, they joined us, in the fight against terrorism.
Spain signed a treaty to be allies of the U.S.A.
- government by a ruler with no limts in power
Hugo Chaves followed in the footsteps of his hero and became the dictator of Venezuela.
Fidel Castro has had dictatorship over Cuba for over fifty years.
- to tremble
Scooby and Shaggy quivered with fear as they entered the haunted castle.
You can tell the little girl was afraid because she would quiver every time she entered the room.
- sweet scented almost like balm
The sound of the water flowing, in the river, was very balmy.
The soft chirping of the birds was highly balmy.
- to walk slow and easy
The child ambled out of the room, after being spanked.
The man ambled across the street.
- singled out by persecution, causing depression
The Germans were very oppresive towards the Jewish.
In the fifties, African-Americans were targets of oppression of the white people.
- to put a person or thing apart
The boy was in isolation because he got his third strike from talking.
The new girl felt she was in isolation because she was being ignored, by her classmates.
- a gloomy state of mind, depression
a: happy; cheer
s: sad; gloomy
Rainy days make me feel melancholy.
I felt melancholy when I found out my grandma was having surgery.
- to be left alone and unhappy
Though I stayed with my aunt while my grandma was having surgery, I still felt forlorn.
I used to forlorn when my mom used to go to work.