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