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The Secret Garden Research Project (Due March 13th) Research, create, and write about your choice of the following topics: England (customs, food, economy, history, physical features, and weather) India​ (customs, food, colonization, history, economy, physical features, weather) Cholera​ (symptoms, transmission, treatment, history) Students will create a poster on their chosen topic. Rubric will be given for this project. They will also create notes to use when they are giving their presentation to the class.

​Students will present their posters on March 13th ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Part One Vocabulary Test will be March 4th!

  1. perennial - a plant living for many many years

  2. languid - showing or having very little strength or energy

  3. contrary - unwilling to behave well or obey

  4. indignant - feeling or showing anger because of something that is unfair or wrong

  5. rambling - big and having many rooms that are arranged in an irregular shape

  6. burly - strong and heavy

  7. baffle - to confuse; puzzle

  8. torrent - a large amount of water that moves very quickly in one direction

  9. tendril - the thin stem of a climbing plant that attaches to walls, fences, etc...

  10. tyrannical - using power over people in a way that is cruel and unfair

  11. alcove - a small section of a room that is set back from the rest of it

  12. distinguish - to notice or recognize a difference between people or things

  13. pert - lively and spirited

  14. impudent - failing to show proper respect and courtesy

  15. appalling - very bad in a way that causes fear, shock, or disgust

  16. humiliate - to make someone feel ashamed or foolish

  17. sallow - slightly yellow in a way that does not look healthy

  18. bleak - not warm or friendly


Part Two Vocabulary Test will be March 12th!!

  1. asylum - a hospital where people who are mentally ill are cared for

  2. doleful - very sad

  3. tremulous - shaking slightly especially because of nervousness, weakness, or illness

  4. rouse - to cause someone who is tired to become active

  5. solemn - very serious or formal in manner, behavior, or expression

  6. reverent - showing a lot of respect

  7. brooch - a piece of jewelry that is held on clothing by a pin and worn by a woman at or near her neck

  8. venture - to do, say, or offer something such as a guess or an opinion even though you may not be sure about it

  9. waft - to move lightly through the air

  10. agate - a very hard stone used in jewelry that has colors arranged in stripes or in patches

  11. modify - to change some parts of something while not changing other parts

  12. flighty - not serious or dependable

  13. enrapture - to fill someone with delight

  14. condescend - to show that you believe you are more intelligent or better than other people

  15. rebellious - refusing to obey rules or authority

  16. appealing - having qualities that people like; pleasing or attractive

  17. rook - a large, black European bird that is related to the crow

  18. stifle - to not allow yourself to do or express

Part Three Vocabulary

Test will be March 21st!!

  1. bounteous - giving or providing many desired things

  2. rational - based on facts or reason and not on emotions or feelings

  3. rapturous - showing extreme pleasure, love, or enthusiasm for someone or something

  4. reign - used to say that a quality exists to such a degree in a place or situation that it affects everything about that place or situation

  5. persevere - to continue doing something or trying to do something even if it is difficult

  6. imposing - very large or impressive

  7. lenient - allowing a lot of freedom and not punishing bad behavior in a strong way

  8. recluse - a person who lives alone and avoids other people

  9. mystic - having a spiritual meaning that is difficult to see or understand

  10. restive - feeling bored or impatient while waiting for something to happen or change

  11. earnest - in an earnest or serious way

  12. excursion - a short trip especially for pleasure

  13. ruddy - having a healthy reddish color

  14. obstinate - refusing to change your behavior or your ideas

  15. stagnant - not flowing

  16. radiant - having or showing an attractive quality of happiness, love, and health

  17. salver - a tray that is used for serving food or drinks on formal occasions

  18. fluent - done in a smooth and easy way