1. His insatiable hunger for success was shown by all of his first place trophies.
2. After the student’s invective at graduation, he was not allowed to matriculate into the college he wanted to attend.
3. Rubber rulers are very malleable and fun to play with when you are bored.
4. I had a morose day after breaking up with my girlfriend.
5. Newton’s law is a maxim which is why it is taught in physics to everyone.
6. Bob showed nepotism when he gave his nephew the job at his business.
7. My great grandmother believes that Advil is a panacea.
8. Nuances of facial expressions can easily distinguish if a person is lying or not.
9. Everyone was annoyed with Kim’s officious behavior at the Student Council meetings.
The unit test will be as follows:
Three matching sections totaling 40 points
1 fill-in section worth 25 points
1 short answer section worth 15 points
1 long answer section (have to write a paragraph per question) worth 20 points
All together, that’s a total of 100 points.
Insatiable – adj. difficult to satisfy; greedy
Invective – n. insulting or abusive speech
Malleable – adj. easy to shape or bend
Matriculate – v. to enroll, especially at a college
Maxim – n. a fundamental principle
Morose – adj. gloomy; sullen
Nepotism – n. showing favoritism to friends or family in business or politics
Nuance – n. a subtle difference or distinction
Officious – adj. annoyingly eager to help or advise
Panacea – n. something that cures everything
Between 2700 BC and 2500 BC
Differences between epic and elegy
Anglo-Saxon values and literary conventions
Similarities/differences between Beowulf and Gilgamesh
Similarities/differences between “The Seafarer” and “Break, Break, Break”
Be able to answer questions about the plot events in each story/poem that we have read – Beowulf, Gilgamesh, “Seafarer,” and “Break, Break, Break”
1. Our dog was very frenetic as a puppy but grew to be more docile.
2. The convivial college student was often in trouble for staying our past curfew.
3. The conciliatory gift was given to the enemy to end the conflict.
4. Susan gets very gregarious at Lowell Catholic open houses.
5. The general decimated the city during wartime.
6. The math homework was very esoteric; the new equations did not make it easier to understand.
7. My threat was made in a facetious manner and everybody laughed.
8. The candidate impugned his opponent’s voting record.
9. The show Family Guy has an inane character named Peter Griffin.
Final drafts of your college essay are due. They must be in Times New Roman 12 point font, double spaced, printed, and stapled before class. You can look at the grading rubric on the post introducing the assignment.