MPCS 8th Grade Language Arts Final (1st Semester) 2008

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Language Arts Final (1st Semster)2008 8th grade Mrs. Welch

What does Avid mean?

Having a strong desire for, to the point of greed or Eager; Enthuastic

What does Brusque mean?

Abrupt in manner or speech; gruff or the quality or state of being brusque

What does Concise mean?

Abrupt and to the point

What does Demean mean?

To cause a lowering of self-esteem; to lower in repuation or character. or degrading

What does Despicable mean?

Deserving contempt or Scorn

What does Emulate mean?

To try to equal; to imitate

What does Evoke mean?

To call forth; to produce or To bring

What does excruciating mean?

Very Painful

What does inaugurate mean?

To install in office with a formal ceremony or to begin officiallly or mark the opening of or The act of installing in office

What does Pervade mean?

To spread throughout or Spreading throughout

What does proprietor mean?

An owner of a store or other business

What does pseudonym mean?

A ficitous name used by an author; a pen name

What does rebuff mean?

1. To reject bluntly 2. To drive back 3. A blunt reject 4. An abrupt setback in progress

What does resilient mean?

Capable of revocering quickly from misofrtune 2. Returning quickly to an original shape or condition 3. The ability to recover 4. The ability to spring back

What does turbulent mean?

Chaotic; unruly 2. Stormy; tempestous 3. Great disturbance or agitation 4. Rapid changes in wind speed and direction in the atmosphere

What does abrasion mean?

A wearing away or rubbing by friction

What does clad mean?

Clothed or covered

What does corroborate mean?

To provide evidence to make more certain; to confirm

What does cursory mean?

Done in a hurry and with little attention to detail

What does dehydrate mean?

To remove the water from

What does derive mean?

To take or receive from a source

What does electify mean?

To wire or quip with electric power

What does endeavor mean?

To attempt earnestly

What does gingerly mean?

Catious; very careful

What does grimace mean?

To make a face expression feelings of Pain, disgust, or contempt

What does gruesome mean?

Causing shock or horror

What does inventory mean?

A list of possessions or goods on hand

What does simulate mean?

To take on the qualities of another; to imitate

What does succumb mean?

To give up or give in to; to yield

What does surmise mean?

To suppose something without sufficient evidence

What does anonymous mean?

of an unknown source or unrevelaved name

What does anthology mean?

A collection of carious writins, such as songs, stories or poems

What does conjecture mean?

A conclusion based on guesswork or insufficent evidence

What does dispostion mean?

A person's usual mood; temperament

What does encompass mean?

To enclose or encircle

What does extricate mean?

To freefrom a difficult or tangled sitituation

What does generation mean?

One step in the line of descent of a family

What does guile mean?

Cunning or deceit un dealing with others; trickery

What does imperative mean?

Urgent; passing

What does instill or instil mean?

To introduce gradually in order to establish securely

What does modify mean?

to Make less extreme or severe

What does pivot mean?

A small bar on a rod on which something else turns

What does prevalent mean?

Commonly occurring; widely accepted or practiced

What does recur mean?

To come up again or to happen again

What does spontaneous mean?

Voluntary and unplanned

What does abhor mean?

To shrink in from disgust; to detest

What does affable mean?

Pleasant; approachable; gracious

What does amiss mean?

In a wrong or imperfect way

What does despondent mean?

Depressed from loss of hope or confidence; utterly discouraged

What does entreat mean?

To ask earnestly; to beg

What does haunt mean?

To stay in one's mind continually

What does impel mean? To

To drive or to Propel

What does interminable mean?

Endless; seeming to be without end

What does irascible mean?

Quick-tempered; irritable

What profound mean?

Intense; deeply felt

What does recluse mean?

A person who lives apart from society and often alone

What does reverberate mean?

To be repeated as in a series of echoes or vibrations

What does sage mean?

Having wisdom and good judgement

What does tirade mean?

A long, angry speach

What does tremulous mean?

Marked by trembling or shaking

What does audacious mean?

Willing to take risks; daring

What does confiscate mean?

To seize, by froce if necessary; to take possession of

What does conscientious mean?

Thorough; careful

What does depict mean?

To describe; to give a picture of

What does embark mean?

To go on board a ship or air plane at the start of a voyage

What does inkling mean?

A slight suspicion; a vauge idea

What does lackadaisical mean?

Showing little spirit or enthuasim

What does mutiny mean?

Delilbereate refusal to obey orders given by those in command, especially by sailors

What does pilfer mean?

To steal repeadtly small amounts or things that are of little value

What does profusion mean?

A plentiful supply; a great or generous amount

What does prudent mean?

Very careful; showing judgement and wisdom

What does rankle mean?

To cause continuing anger or irritation

What does rebuke mean?

To criticize strognly; to reprimand

What does serene mean?

Calm and untroubled; peaceful

What does slovelny mean?

Untidy; carelessy done

What does anarchy mean?

Total absence of government

What does Apprehend mean?

To seize; to arrest

What does arraign mean?

To bring before a court to face charges

What does assimilate mean?

To asorb into a population

What does bizarre mean?

Strikingly out of the ordinary; peculiar

What does calamity mean?

AN even that cause great suffering and harm; a disaster

What does conspire mean?

TO plan together secretly to do something wrong or illegal

What does dissension mean?

A difference of opinion; disagreement

What does elapse mean?

To pass or slip by (used with time).

What does imminent mean?

About to happen; likely to occur in the very near future

What does interrogate mean?

To ask questions of, especially in a thorough or formal manner

What does lionize mean?

To Treat as a celebirity

What does meticulous mean?

Extremely careful; attentive to small details

What does shackle mean?

A ring or band put around the arm or leg to prevent free movement

What does swelter mean?

To suffer from or to be overcome by great heat

What is a simile?

A comparison using like or as an example is I look like a princess

What is a metaphor and give an example.

A comparison that does not use like or as. Example Bible "I am the vine you are the brances"

What is Personification and give an example.

giving emotion to a inmaniate object. example the bell called out to the children for dinner

What is alliteration and give an example.

The Repetion of a begining sound/constant/vowel. example Peter Piper Picked a Pepper

What is an Onomatopeoia and give an example.

A word that says what it sounds. example BOOM! or BAM!

What is a hook?

A hook is a quote, aanecdote, or question to capture the interest of the audience

What is a transition?

A transition to make the writing flow

What is a Topic Sentence?

It tells the reader what to expect to learn about in this essay/paper you have written

What is a Conclusion?

The ending sentence of you're paper it must always make a refrence back to the introduction

What are the 6 traits of writing?

Ideas, Orginaztion, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation.

Who Wrote "The Tell Tale Heart"?

Edgar Allen Poe

What is some information on Edgar Allen Poe?

1. He wrote a lot of detective stories 2. Lived from 1809-1849 3. He was called "The invetnor of the Detective stories" 4. He died alone (aww :( haha)

What is the conflict in the story and who are the major characters?

The conflict is external and internal, it is external becuase it is between the Narrator vs. Old man and internal was Narrator vs. Narrator. The main characters are The Crazy Narrator and The old Man

What does the eye represent in "The Tell Tale Heart"

Evil

Who wrote "Up the Slide"?

Jack London

What is some information on Jack London?

1. He lived from 1876-1916 2. Was the most popular novelists and short story of his day 3. Wrote Call of the Wild 4.

Who is the main character in "Up the Slide"?

Clay Dillhion

How would you describe Clay?

He was cocky and very confident

What is the Conflict in this story? Is it Internal or external?

It is external it is Man vs Nature. It is Clay vs. the mountain and nature

Who Wrote "A Retrieved Reformation"?

Patrick O'Henry

What is some information on O'Henry?

1. He grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina then moved to texas 2. had lots of jobs (sorry I dont know very much information on Henry!)

Who is the Main character in "A Retrieved Reformation"?

Jimmy Valentine aka Ralph Spencer

What is the conflict in "A Retrieved Reformation"?

Not sure (sorry i dont know!)

Is there irony in "A Retrieved Reformation"? If so what is it?

Yes, That a safe Cracker is being taught how to crack a safe

Who wrote the Adventure of the Speckled Band?

Sir Aruthur Conan Doyle

What is some information on Sir Arthur Conana Doyle?

Before he was a writer he was a doctor

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