Why should we build up a Start-up vocabulary quickly?
Draft v1.1. August 4, 2002 Rob Waring
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This article will examine the reasons why it is important both linguistically and psychologically to bui
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abase v. To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade. abbess n.
Word list – A |
abase | lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect |
abash | embarrass |
abate | subside or moderate |
abbreviate | shorten |
abdicate | renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility) |
aberrant | abnormal or deviant |
Autism: False Words and False Hope
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Autism is a childhood disease where the child is in a private world of
their own. A description of an autistic child by her mother is:
We start with an image---a tiny, golden child on hand
As I Lay Dying: Character's Words And Insight To Underlying Meanings
Fulfilling a promise they had made to their mother, Addie, Cash, Darl,
Jewel, Dewey Dell, and Vardaman, in William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, journey
across the Mississippi countryside to bring her body to be buried in Jefferson
Eugene Ionesco's "Rhinoceros": True Means Resides in Action not Words
I awoke sweating. Breathing heavily, I glanced over at my clock and
read the time. 4:00 AM. I wasn't sure if this was reality or not so I ran my
palm over my scalp. No bump. A sigh of relief came over me. "Phew," I said,
Case for short word
1. Short, old words—like sun and grass and home, these words are present abstraction for some deeper meaning. They are also very simple and familiar for everyone. They are easy to understand and straight to the point.
2. In this essay, written to encourage the use of short wo
What is Capital punishment?
Capital punishment is the death penalty.
How many of you in this class believe that the death penalty should be enforced throughout the United States?
Today, capital punishment or the death penalty is one of the most debated issues in the Criminal Justice System we n
The Power of Words
Silvana Paternostro describes the difficult life of women in Cuba. For an audience of mostly women, her emotional tone and simplistic style lets the reader get a feel of what these poor young women are going through in the October 2002 issue of Glamour Magazine.
Just a thought on “Act Without Words I”
Act Without words is a very symbolic play or parable that is open to
many interpretations. Mark Twain once said, “Don't go around saying
the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here
first.” Act without words is very sim
In the novels, The Wars and Famous Last Words Timothy Findlay has used facts from history to write fictions which convey a message about life and war. The Wars is a story of World War I, but it actually depicts the life of a young sensitive man who has fought the battle not only in the fields but a
Words of Wisdom
Sometimes the strangest situations turn out to be miracles in disguise. That is
what happened to me. Who thought that someone who did not like English that
much would pick a career that deals with it every day? I sure did not. It must have
been something in the air at Kossut
Words and Their Implied Meanings
Would you rather belong to the "Apple Dumpling Gang" or the "Crypts"?
The connotation of the word gang reaches "hit an all time low" in the 1990's.
We envision today's gang members as drug lords who kill each other on street
corners. Society rejects and impriso
The Insignificance of Words
A man walks down a dimly lit street; the bright red lights above the hospital's exit are now just a faint glow behind him. As he staggers along the city blocks back to his quiet row home, he ponders the tragic news he has just received regarding his mother's failing h
In Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad presents the character of Kurtz as a man who is seen differently by all who know him depending on their individual experiences with him. His cousin knew him as a man with great musical talent, others knew him as a great leader, and his "Intended" fiance knew him
Chapter 6 Vocabulary words
1. Absolute exemption- where husbands are not prosecuted for spousal rape under any condition
2. Acquaintance rape- where the victim and offender know each other by acquaintances and a crime takes place (rape)
3. Anger rape- involves a conscious attempt to harm and hu
Animal Farm Essay
Topic 1: ‘The novel begins with Major’s speech and ends with one by Napoleon. Although both speeches were made by pigs they could hardly be more different in tone and content. Discuss the main differences between the visions of Major’s words and the grim reality of Napoleo
C: RELY ON GODS RESOURCES
I cor 3:16
Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?
I cor 2:12
We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.
The More Diverse Campus is the Better Things are for Everyone Affirmative Action in the University of Oregon Affirmative Action was created to give minorities a better chance of obtaining employment. That is the tradition definition of Affirmative Action, but the University of Oregon admissions
War is a horrific experience made worse by those who try to control it for their own advantage. In Famous Last Words, Timothy Findley creates a world of intrigue as he describes the tales of conspiracy and corruption for world domination. That made World War II far worse than it otherwise would h
Words on "To His Coy Mistress"
Either you have sex with me or you die. This is a very strong
statement which, when said, has to get someone's attention; and that is exactly
what Andrew Marvell intends for the read
Re: The Republican Party and Frank Luntz
I have recently came across a document which I think is of utmost importance for the upcoming election – and maybe even f
A Few Words on Dante's Inferno
Like in the Inferno, where the gates of Hell begin the journey to the bottom, so life is began by birth, and the journey to Eternity begins. Some lives are more easily lead than others, like some of the punishments in Dante's version of Hell are worse than others.
Are Educated People Happy?
Education is now essential to one's future career. People all over the world are seeking more and more knowledge every day. In consequence, parents do their outmost to give their children a proper education, no matter how difficult their circumstances may be.
Robert Frost was born on March 26th, 1874. Frost was the son of William
Prescott and Isabelle Moodie. His parents named him after the confederate general,
Robert E. Lee. (Encyclopedia of World Bio) Robert Frost began kindergarten in
1879; unfortunately he was struck with stomach pains on
The cost blowouts to the shared services include $7 million for renting floor space that is not being fully utilised. As part of the project a complete relocating of regional staff into the city area, about 4,000 staff from 56 government agencies will moving to a centralized location in the heart of
Affirmative Action in the words of Louis Fairykhan (humor) Affirmative Action is Necessary for Minorities to be Competitive in the Workplace The audience that I intend to attract are those that are minorities and agree with the idea of affirmative action. The persona that I chose is that of Louis Fa
After reading the chapter Shakespeare without all those Words, I have to agree with the arguments in it. Although I am no pro on Shakespeare or not even a repetitive reader of his works I tend to believe that what is said throughout the chapter to be true like many of the great masterpieces of our
Truth Disguised by Words
Throughout history people have used disguises to deceive others to hide their true identity. Hiding ones true identity is a predominant theme throughout King Lear for characters dress up to deceive their friends and family. Another use of disguise in this play is using wo
Words and Morphemes
In order to describe the form of the linguistic expressions (phrases, sentences, texts) in a language, we must describe how those complex expressions are built from smaller parts, until ultimately we which the atoms of linguistic form. The term morpheme is used to