This week has been pretty good, I would say. We started Monday with two periods of AEP and did our regular vocab test. After that, we did a seatwork that centered around writing and identifying trends. We actually touched up a bit of this topic during the first trimester, which of course, is something that made the topic a bit familiar.( familiar in a sense, that I’m still terrible at it. lol)
But practice is key. And practice is something I definetly need.
well moving on, on Wednesday we postponed our oral exam(I actually inwardly cried with joy) then proceeded to finish the rest of our seatwork during the last period of AEP for the week.
And that is it for this week. It’s been pretty chill and laid back in constrast to the heavy line-up of activities incoming. (*ehem* exams, the musical play, etc.)
Oh! And we were also assigned to listen to an audiobook of ‘wuthering heights’ and take note of certain words we just find interesting.
Ps. I don’t have any specific reason for choosing this set of words, but they were rather terms that I found cool and unsual, and definetly not used in our everyday lives. (At least in the Philippines)
wuthering: blustery and turbulent; often used to describe firce, noisy winds.
solitary: done or existing alone.
misanthrope: a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society.
desolation: a state of complete emptiness or destruction.
‘capital fellow’:a popular man.
solicit: to ask someone for something.
manifested: display or show(a quality or feeling) by one’s acts or apperance.
sinewy: consisting of or resembling sinews.(a tough fibrous uniting muscle)
soliloquised: a long speeech by one person.
peevish: easily irritated, especially by unimportant things.
(Comment: oh! So that’s where ‘pet peeve’ came from.)
vis-á-vis:’in relation to; with regard to.
flurried: (of a person) agitated, nervous, or anxious.
stalwart: loyal, reliable, and hardworking.
guttural:(of a speech sound) produced in the throat, harsh-sounding.
frothing: form or contain a rising or overflowing mass of small bubbles.
hearthstone: a flat stone forming a hearth, or part of a hearth.
pewter: a gray alloy of tin with copper and antinomony.
slovenly: (especially of a person or their apperance) messy and dirty.
And that’s about it of some of my favourite words. Their are plenty of more unusal and interesting words/phrases found in the book ‘Wuthering Heights’ by Emily Brontë, and other classic books, I can imagine, and by only reading the first chapter, I highly recommend you to give this book a try. (If you haven’t already! )
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