As you read, please be vigilant for words with which you are unfamiliar. When you encounter them, write them down, look them up, and copy down the definition to share with the class. Also post your word and definition here, FOLLOWING MY EXAMPLE below by copying my entry,
pasting it in order alphabetically according to your word, then revising the information in it.
RHETORIC: The art of persuasion using any available means. ~Prof. Wendt

ABCESS: symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue. ~Christina Rann

ACCULTURATING: adopting the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture ~Christina Rann

uncertainty or fluctuation, esp. when caused by inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things. ~Chantell
Very eager or curious to hear or see something - Anna Armstrong
ALLEGORICAL: HAving hidden spiritual meaning that transcends the literal sense of a sacred text.-Liz O'Connor

AMPLE:fully sufficient or more than adequate for the purpose or needs; plentiful; enough. - Chantell BL

ANGLICISM: a word derived from English. - Emily VanDerKooi

ANOMALOUS: to be uncharacteristic, irregular, or abnormal. -Shelby Alexander

to individual will or judgment without restriction;contingent solely upon one's discretion - Anna Armstrong
ARCANE: known or understood
by very few; mysterious; secret; obscure;esoteric - Anna Armstrong

ARCHAISM: a thing that is very old or old-fashioned.
-Shelby Cook

ARGOT: a specialized idiomatic vocabulary peculiar to a particular class or group of people, esp. that of an underworld group, devised for private communication and identification. -Katie Meloche

ASSUAGE: To lessen the intensity of something that distresses or brings pain.- Shelby Alexander

AUTOCHTHONOUS: pertaining to autochthons; aboriginal; indigenous ~Christina RannAUTONOMOUS- having the right or power of self government-Kehoulani KrimbillBENISON: a spoken blessing ~ Karen MaxfieldAXIOMATIC: 1. Taken for granted: Self-evident. 2. Based on or involving an axiom or system of axioms. Liz O'ConnorBARMY: 1. containing or resembling barm; frothy. 2. British Slang . balmy. - Anna Armstrong BOLSTER: a structural part designed to eliminate friction or provide support or bearing. - Chantell BL
BOURGEOISIE: the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes. -Shelby Cook

n. A long narrow pillow or cushion.
tr.v. bol·stered, bol·ster·ing, bol·sters
1. To support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion.
Ashley Hoke

BURLESQUE: an artistic composition, esp. literary or dramatic, that, forthe sake of laughter, vulgarizes lofty material or treatsordinary material with mock dignity. --Katie Meloche

  • the capacity to understand a broad range of topics; "a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject"; "a man distinguished by the largeness and scope of his views"
  • width: the extent of something from side to side
Ashley Hoke

CHICANO: A term originally used by Americans in reference to U.S. citizens of Mexican descent. -Shelby Alexander

COFFERS: A strong box or small chest for holding valuables; The funds or financial reserves of a group or institution; A recessed panel in a ceiling.~Liz O'Connor

CONCEDES: too grant as a right or privilege.- Shaun Losinski

CONTIGUOUS: touching along a boundary or at a point. - Shaun Losinski

CORDITE: Is a family of smokeless propellants developed and produced in the U.K. from 1889 to replace gunpowder as a military propellant. Like gunpowder, cordite is classified as a low explosive. -Shelby Alexander

CRINOLINES: was originally a stiff fabric made of horse-hair and a warp of cotton or linen thread. The fabric was used by 1850 to made rigid skirt-shaped structures to support a woman's dress and then became known as a stiffened petticoats. -Shelby Alexander

CURVILINEAR: contained by or consisting of a curved line or lines. --Shelby Cook

DELICATESSENS: a store selling cold cuts, cheeses, and a variety of salads, as well as a selection of unusual or foreign prepared foods. -Jacob Poliskey

nounthe damaging lack of material benefits considered to be basic necessitiesin a society -Kelsey Merz
DIDACTIC: Designed or intended to teach. -Shelby Alexander

DIVISIVE: Forming or expressing division or distribution. Creating dissension or discord. -Katie MelocheDUNGAREE: work clothes, overalls, etc., of blue denim. - Chantell BL
ELEGIAC: Used in, suitable for, or resembling an elegy or expressing sorrow or lamentation. -Emily VanDerKooi

ELITISMS-leadership or rule by an elite- Kehoulani Krimbill

EMANATE: to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate ~Kelsey Merz

EPISTEMOLOGY: A branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods of knowledge.~Elizabeth O'Connor

ENRIQUECIMENTO: Spanish word meaning enrichment. -Shelby Alexander

EPISTLE: A poem or other literary work in the form of a letter or series of letters.

EPHEMERAL: lasting for a very short time, temporary. -Jacob Poliskey

ESOTERIC: intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest. -Shelby Cook

EXACERBATE: to increase severity or to embitter the feelings of a person. - Emily VanDerKooi

FACSIMILE: an exact copy ~Shaun Losinski

FERVENT: very hot / exhibiting or marked by great intensity of feeling. ~ Shaun Losinski

v.A past tense and a past participle of gild1.
adj.1. Covered with gold or gilt.
2. Resembling gold, as in color or luster.
1. A thin layer of gold or something simulating gold that is applied in gilding.
2. Superficial brilliance or gloss.
3. Slang Money

Ashley Hoke

HEGEMONIC: Leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation. - Josh Minshall

HOMINY: coarsely ground corn used to make grits. -Jacob Poliskey

IMPERILED: to bring into peril / endanger. ~Shaun Losinski

INCIPIENT: Beginning to come into being or to become apparent ~Katie Meloche
1. not substantial; flimsy, tenuous, or slight
2. imaginary; unreal insubstantiality n
insubstantially adv
~Karen Maxfield
INTERVOCALIC: a consonant immediately following a preceding vowel. - Emily VanDerKooiINTERNALIZING: to incorporate (the cultural values, mores, motives, etc., ofanother or of a group), as through learning, socialization, or identification. -Katie MelocheINVOLUTED: 1.complex: complicated or intricate 2. rolling inward: having petals or leaves that roll inward at the edges
3. tightly whorled: describes a shell whose axis is hidden by tight whorls ~ Karen Maxfield

JITNEY: a bus or other vehicle carrying passengers for a low fare. -Jacob Poliskey

LATH: (n) A thin flat strip of wood, one of a series forming a foundation for the plaster of a wall or the tiles of a roof, or made into a trellis or a fence. --Danielle Redilla

LEONINE: of or resembling a lion or lions -Jacob Poliskey

LIBEL: defamation by written or printed words, pictures, or in any form other than by spoken words or gestures. -Katie Meloche

LOTH- adjective
variant spelling of loath . --Ashley hoke

MESTIZO:a person of mixed blood; specifically : a person of mixed European and American Indian ancestry ~ Karen MaxfieldMETONYMICALLY: Using the name of one thing for that of another with which it is closely associated; to say "he spent the evening reading Shakespeare" is metonymic because it substitutes the author himself for the author's works. ~ Jacob Poliskey

a Puerto Rican dish of mashed fried plantains with pork cracklingsand garlic. - Anna ArmstrongMONADNOCK: an isolated hill or ridge or erosion-resistant rock rising above a sloped or flat plain. –Jacob Poliskey
MULLION: A vertical bar between the panes of glass or casements for a window. -Shelby Alexander

Nostalgic: a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time. -Emily VanDerKooi

a : an act or instance of mystifying b : an obscuring especially of capitalist or social dynamics (as by making them equivalent to natural laws) that is seen in Marxist thought as an impediment to critical consciousness ~ Karen Maxfield
OLIGARCHIC: of, relating to, or based on an oligarchy.

PACHUCO - a young Mexican-American having a taste for flashy clothes and a special jargon and usually belonging to a neighborhood gang

PACIFISM: Opposition to war or violence of any kind; refusal to engage in military activity because of one's principles or beliefs; the principle or policy that all differences among nations should should be adjusted without recourse to war.~ Elizabeth O'Connor

PARTITION: (N) dividing, subdivision, splitting up, breaking up. -Danielle Redilla

PATOIS:1 a : a dialect other than the standard or literary dialect b. : uneducated or provincial speech 2: the characteristic special language of an occupational or social group ~ Karen Maxfield

PATRIMONY: Property inherited from one's father or male ancestor. -Danielle Redilla

PENTACLOROPHENOL: A toxic white crystalline compound, C6Cl5OH, used in solution as a fungicide and wood preservative. ~Karen Maxfield

PERSPEX: used for an acrylic plastic. Chantell BL

PEREMPTORY: (esp. of a person's manner or actions) insisting on immediate attention or obedience, esp. in a brusquely imperious way. -Jacob Poliskey

PHRENOLOGIST: someone who claims to be able to read your character from the shape of your skull. ~ Karen Maxfield

PLODS: to walk heavily or move laboriously; trudge. - Chantell B.L.

PLURALISM: A theory that there is more than one basic substance or principle. - Josh Minshall

POSITIVISM: a theory that theology and metaphysics are earlier imperfect modes of knowledge and that positive knowledge is based on natural phenomena and their properties and relations as verified by the empirical sciences ~ Karen MaxfieldPROSPECT: anticipation; expectation; a looking forward(noun) in prospect, under consideration; expected; in view: He hadno other alternative in prospect. (verb)--Katie Meloche
PROFUNDITY: reconditeness: wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound ~Christina Rann

PROLIFERATION: to grow by rapid production of new parts, cells, buds, or offspring. -Shelby Cook

QUECHUA- a family of languages spoken by Indian peoples of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile and Argentine- Kehoulani Krimbill

REGENT: 1) members of a governing board; 2) someone who rules during the absence or incapacity or minority of the country's monarch ~Christina Rann
scalloped hem- dress with design like an edible bivalve mollusk with a ribbed fan-shaped shell. - Kelsey MerzSEINE: To fish for or catch with such (seine) a net. ~ Karen MaxfieldSHILLELAGH: a cudgel made of hardwood (usually oak or blackthorn) ~ Karen Maxfield
SISYPHEAN: Of or pertaining to Sisyphean; endless and unavailing, as labor or a task. ~ Elizabeth O'Connor

SOLIPSISM: a theory holding that the self can know nothing but its own modifications and that the self is the only existent thing; also : extreme egocentrism ~ Karen Maxfield

SUBVERSIVE: something or someone who is planning on overthrowing the order of society. - Emily VanDerKooi

SULTRY: 1(of the air or weather) hot and humid 2 (of a person, esp. a woman) attractive in a way that suggests apassionate nature. -Shelby Cook

SYNECDOCHE: A figure of speech in which a part is nade to represent the while or vice versa. ~Liz O'Connor

SYNERGY- The interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined affect greater than the sum of their separate effects. -Danielle Redilla

TEJANO:1: a Texan of Hispanic descent 2 [probably short for conjunto tejano, literally, Texan ensemble] : Tex-Mex popular music combining elements of traditional, rock, and country music and often featuring an accordion

TERMINUS:the end or extremity of anything. A boundary or limit.- Chantell B.L

THROES- A sharp attack of emotion. - Chantell B.L.

THWART: to oppose successfully or to frustrate or baffle. - Emily VanDerKooi

TOPOGRAPHY: the study of the earth's surface. -Emily VanDerKooi

TORSION: The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted. -Shelby Alexander

TRANSLITERATE: To represent or spell in characters of another alphabet. ~Liz O'Connor

UBIQUITOUS: Present, appearing, or found everywhere. -Danielle Redilla

UNREGENERATE: 1) stubborn: tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield. 2)not reformed morally or spiritually ~Christina Rann

VERACITY: Devotion to the truth. - Shelby Alexander

VERITABLE: Being in fact the thing named and not false, unreal, or imaginary —often used to stress the aptness of a metaphor. ~Katie Meloche

VERNACULAR :expressed or written in the native language of a place, as literary works ~Chantell B.L VERTIGINOUS: causing vertigo, esp. by being extremely high or steep --Jacob Poliskey VISIGOTH:a member of the westerly division of the Goths, which formed a monarchy about a.d. 418, maintaining it in southern France until 507 and in Spain until 711. - Chantell B.l
ZOOT: a man's suit of an exaggerated style, characterized by a long loose jacket with padded shoulders and high-waisted tapering trousers, popular in the 1940s.
-Jacob Poliskey