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18 September 2005 @ 11:00 pm
When the student started making racial comments, the teacher pulled him aside and started castigating him on his behavior.

Castigate: v. to strongly criticize
17 September 2005 @ 10:58 am
Because Jem hated Joe, he made a tacit smirk every time Joe made a mistake in class.

Tacit: adj. done or make in silence; implied, but not expressed

Note: Hi, everyone. It's been quite a while, I know. Sorry! I got caught up with the start of school. And if I can't get things worked out, posts are going to be less frequent. Well, thanks so much for your patience!
04 September 2005 @ 02:09 pm
The warehouse had a severe paucity of grain over the drought season; many people starved.

Paucity: n. a lack of something

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03 September 2005 @ 10:37 am
The function of the vertical columns was to buttress the Greek-like building.

Buttress: v. to support or strengthen

Note: Out of couriosity, how did everyone here (with the exception of those who saw aurona's ad on apcentral a couple months ago) find this journal?
02 September 2005 @ 10:48 am
With school starting next week, it is incredibly inopportune for me to continue this journal.

Inopportune: adj. inconvenient; happening at the wrong time
01 September 2005 @ 10:51 am
When the knight's services remained unrequited for several years, the once patient knight bluntly asked for payment immediately.

Unrequited: adj. not repaid or returned

Note: Backdated on 9-2-05.
31 August 2005 @ 10:46 am
Karley's mother was cognizant of the stresses of being a teen; afterall, she was once a teen herself.

Cognizant: adj. aware; having knowledge of

Note: Backdated on 9-2-05.
30 August 2005 @ 06:30 pm
Though her father promised her a car for her sixteenth birthday, when Katie's big day came, her father decided against it and reneged on his promise.

Renege: v. to revoke; to turn back on (as a promise)
29 August 2005 @ 10:20 pm
I know why you got such a poor grade on your clearly awesome and flawless term paper, Tina. The teacher you have is a misogynist.

Mysogynist: n. a woman hater
28 August 2005 @ 03:20 pm
The bourgeois family owned an adequate amount of funds for their necessities but they felt that they had nothing compared to the aristocrats of the city.

Bourgeois: adj. characteristic of the middle class