In "The Nuclear Tourist," Johnson explains "the specter of nuclear meltdown." The word specter contains the Latin root -spec-, meaning "to see" or "to look." Work individually to complete the following activities. Then, discuss your responses with your group. Reread paragraph 22 of "The Nuclear Tourist." Identify a word that contains the root-spec- Look the word up in an online dictionary, and write its definition.
Add details to this paragraph, using parallel structures. Include one set of parallel adjectives or adjective phrases and one set of parallel adverbs or verb phrases. As night began to fall, the house prepared for dinner. Mechanical arms set the table while kitchen appliances cooked a three-course meal. The dining-room chairs stood empty while each dish was conveyed to the table. Finally, the meal was removed and thrown away.
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