Mr. Erickson wasn't a CREDULOUS man. He could tell when students were faking stupidity... Or did he??? :)
believing on slight evidence, gullible ANT: suspicious
Defamation def uh MAY shun
When Payton recites Mr. Erickson's quotes from 6th period English, he thinks it's DEFAMATION of his character. Little does he know, these funny comments make him cooler.
act of harming or ruining another's reputation. ANT: adulation
Deference DEF ur uns
In DEFERENCE to Mr. Erickson's wishes, we never asked him questions about our essays because his answer would always be "How am I supposed to know?"
courteous going along with the opinions or wishes of another SYN: homage, reverence, respect ANT: disrespect
Dissemble deh SEM bul
Although he tried to DISSEMBLE his laughter at Payton, Vanessa, Andrew, and Taylor's awesome Romeo and Juliet video, the group members could tell Mr. Erickson thought theirs was the funniest of them all.
to disguise, to pretend ANT: to reveal
Dogmatic dog MAT ick
Mr. Erickson laughed at Payton, Vanessa, Clarissa, and Izzy's DOGMATIC debate on Sasquatch.
strongly opinionated in an unwarranted manner SYN: dictatorial, doctrinaire, magisterial, oracular ANT: unopinionated, wishy-washy
Ecstasy EK stuh see
Payton's essays were so awesome, they put Mr. Erickson into a state of ECSTASY.
extreme happiness SYN: rapture, transport ANT: wretchedness
Effrontery eh FRUN tuh ree
Not many people had the EFFRONTERY to ask Mr. Erickson a question on their essays.