FHS Week 1 Trimester 3- School-wide Vocab
|Boycott - verb - \ˈbȯi-ˌkät\|| to refuse to buy, use, or participate in (something) as a way of protesting |
Example: The union called on its members to boycott the meeting.
|Circular - adj - \ˈsər-kyə-lər\||1a : having the form of a circle : round <a circular orbit> b : moving in or describing a circle or spiral <a circular staircase> |
2a : of or relating to a circle or its mathematical properties <a circular arc> b : having a circular base or bases <a circular cylinder>
Examples: 1. That planet has a more circular orbit than our planet does. 2. A rather circular discussion of the problem that never addresses it directly.
|Equipped - verb - \i-ˈkwip\|| to provide someone or something with objects that are needed for a particular activity or purpose: |
Examples: 1. All of our classrooms are equipped with computers. 2. Her training has equipped her to deal with emergencies.
|Expression - noun - \ik-ˈspre-shən\||a : an act, process, or instance of representing in a medium (as words) : utterance <freedom of expression> b (1) : something that manifests, embodies, or symbolizes something else <this gift is an expression of my admiration for you> (2) : a significant word or phrase (3) : a mathematical or logical symbol or a meaningful combination of symbols (4) : the detectable effect of a gene; also : expressivity 1 |
2a : a mode, means, or use of significant representation or symbolism; especially : felicitous or vivid indication or depiction of mood or sentiment <read the poem with expression> b (1) : the quality or fact of being expressive (2) : facial aspect or vocal intonation as indicative of feeling
3: an act or product of pressing out
Examples: 1. Dance is a form of artistic expression. 2. He uses some very odd expressions. 3. The expression "to make fun of" means "to ridicule." 4. Judging from her expression, I think the gift was a complete surprise. 5. We saw his expression change from angry to sad. 6. She wore a smug expression.
|Incapacitate - verb - \ˌin-kə-ˈpa-sə-ˌtāt\||to disable; make unfit|
1.The class teaches you how to incapacitate an attacker. 2.The stroke left her completely incapacitated. 3.He was incapacitated by the pain. 4. The school was incapacitated with illness. 5. Even the survivors would be severely incapacitated, many for a long time, some permanently.
|Rue - verb - \ˈrü\|| to feel sorry about an event and wish it had not happened; regret|
Examples: 1. I rue the day she ever walked into my flower shop! 2. They will rue this mistake.
|Scoff - verb - \ˈskäf, ˈskȯf\||to mock at or treat with scorn; to show contempt by derisive acts or language; to speak about someone or something in a way which shows that you have no respect for that person or thing: |
Examples: 1. I scoffed at the suggestion of a serious attack. 2. The students scoffed at the teacher until a pop quiz arose. 3. The coach scoffed at the notion that he was about to resign.