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Mrs. Primack's English Class

UNIT 1
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NEW WORDS

Which of the new words do you already know?  Which words sound familiar to you? Can you think of a situation where you may have heard the word used?

Admonish

Chastise

Aloof

Compatible

Formidable

Disposition

Circumspect

Fortuitous

Forlorn

Read the short essay that uses each of the new words. Write a synonym for each word that would make the most sense in the context of the sentence.

My Dog, Sushi

I have a little black and white dog named Sushi.  My husband made a fortuitous visit to the CT Humane Society and he found this adorable little Japanese Chin/Spaniel.  Her family had abandoned her and she looked so forlorn.  However, her sweet and charming disposition convinced us that she was the dog for us! So we took her home.  Every day she is waiting to greet me at the door when I get home. 

When people first meet her they immediately want to pet her, but she can be a little aloof around people she doesn’t know.  Because she is a rescue dog she is sometimes circumspect of new faces. I usually admonish people to let her get used to them first.  She certainly is not a formidable dog; she only weighs 14 pounds. I will chastise her if she behaves in a frightening way. I want her to learn to be compatible with everyone.  She has been a welcome addition to our family.

Look up the meaning of each word. Complete a Word Map for each word. Write the definition in your own words.

 

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