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"Word Power" sessions 25-27

I'm back again. Don't I just love free periods. I wrote my earlier post during my first-period free. Today was an A-day. I only had 45 min, so I had to cut it short...

I also had Band this morning. Until today, I'd been using these 2 reeds, that I've been using for over 6 months. That's unhealthy, and besides, it makes my Saxophone sound bad. A couple of weekends back, my dad and I finally went shopping for new reeds, which I used today. And even though it was a new reed, my sound was so much better (new reeds usually aren't...)

I may not have mentioned this, but during the Physical Activity slot in my day, Tennis has been replaced with Walking (Mon, Weds, Fri) and Yoga/Tai Chi (Tues, Thurs). Sounds terribly interesting, huh? Just awfully, yeah? Walking may be boring, but it's great in it's own way. We take 4 different routes. Somedays, we'll go uphill, from where I can see the ocean (I know you're jealous ;P ), somedays we'll go downhill (when we go back up to the school, we walk on this old, overgrown road, that strongly resembles the ruins of an ancient civilization! Yeah, my imagination is a thing to be feared. In reality, it is simply a road to York School that isn't used anymore), somedays we'll walk around the track (boring takes on a new meaning on those days), and sometimes we'll walk along a road, which turns off into a small, forested area. And by small, I mean a few yards/meters, but it is so thickly overgrown, it's like a deciduous jungle. Anyway, on these walking trips, there's nothing to do but talk to my fellow walkers, and is a great opportunity to strengthen friendships.

Anyway, back to Word Power. I had my mom test me on the stuff, and realized that I knew a lot less than I should. So, here goes nothing:
SESSION 25:
ROOTS:
1.) taceo: to be silent
6.) re- : again
7.) loquor: to speak
8.) solus: alone
9.) -ist : one who
11.) venter; ventris: belly
14.) con-, col-, com-, cor- : with, together

1.) taciturnity- d.) unwillingness to engage in convo
2.) tacitness- f.) state of being understood, though not actually expressed
3.) reticence- a.) unwillingness to talk, or disclose, out of fear, shyness, reserve, etc.
4.) loquacity- h.) talkativeness
5.) soliloquy- b.) talking, or a speech, "to one-self"
6.) ventriloquism- c.) art of throwing one's voice
7.) colloquialism- e.) informal expression used in everyday convo
8.) circumlocution- g.) a talking around; method of talking indirectly, or in a roundabout way

1.) a tacit understanding is put into words. FALSE
2.) Inhibited people are seldom reticent about expressing anger. FALSE
3.) A soliloquist expresses his thoughts out loud. TRUE
4.) A ventriloquistic performance on stage involves a dummy who appears to be talking. TRUE
5.) A colloquial style of writing in ungrammatical. FALSE
6.) Circumlocutory speech is direct and forthright. FALSE
7.) Inarticulate people are generally given to loquaciousness. FALSE
8.) A soliloquy is a dialogue. FALSE

Can You Recall The Words?
1.) to speak to oneself: Soliloquize
2.) to throw one's voice: Ventriloquize
3.) unwillingness to engage in convo.: Taciturnity
4.) unspoken: Tacit
5.) referring to an indirect, roundabout style of expression: Circumlocutory

6.) suitable for informal convo.: colloquial
7.) talkativeness: Loquaciousness, or Loquacity
8.) reluctance to express one's feelings or thoughts: Reticence or Reticency
9.) a speech to oneself, especially in a play: Soliloquy
10.) an indirect, roundabout expression: Circumlocution

SESSION 26:
ROOTS:
1.) Laconia: Sparta (a city)
5.) e- (ex-) : out
8.) magnus: big
9.) grandis: grand
10.) verbum: word
11.) volvo, volutus: to roll
12.) garrio: to chatter
13.) animus: mind
14.) -fy: to make
16.) opus: work
17.) opero: to work
20.) re- : again, back
22.) in- : in

1.) laconicity- g.) great economy in speech
2.) eloquence- i.) great, artistic, or emotional expressiveness
3.) magniloquence- a.) floweriness, pompousness, or elegance in speech
4.) verbosity- j.) wordiness
5.) volubility- h.) fluency, ease, and/or rapidity of speech

6.) garrulity- b.) incessant chatter w/ little meaning
7.) magnum opus- d.) great artistic work; masterpiece
8.) magnate- c.) big wheel; important or influential person
9.) revolution- f.) "a rolling round"; radical change' political upheaval
10.) evolution- e.) a gradual unfolding or development; "a rolling out"
11.) cogency- k.) persuasiveness through logic; keen-mindedness in reasoning

1.) laconism- f.) pithiness or economy of expression; word or phrase packed with meaning
2.) verbiage- j.) wordiness; style or manner of using words; type of words
3.) verbalize- b.) to put into words
4.) verbal- h.) referring or pertaining to, or involving, words; oral, rather than written
5.) verbatim- a.) word for word

6.) revolutionary- c.) causing, or resulting from, radical change; new and totally different
7.) evolutionary- d.) resulting or developing gradually from (something)
8.) grandiloquent- i.) using flossy, flowery, elegant, or impressive phraseology
9.) eloquent- e.) expressive; emotionally moving
10.) magnanimous- g.) big-hearted; generous, forgiving

1.) Is laconicism characteristic of a verbose speaker? NO
2.) Does a magniloquent speaker use short, simple words? NO
3.) Does a frog evolve from a tadpole? YES
4.) Is an eloquent speaker interesting to listen to? YES
5.) Do verbose people use a lot of verbiage? YES

6.) Is volubility characteristic of an inarticulate person? NO
7.) Does verbosity show a careful and economical use of words? NO
8.) Is a verbal person usually inarticulate? NO
9.) Is a magnum opus one of the lesser works of a writer, artist, composer? NO
10.) Is a magnanimous person selfish and petty-minded? NO

SESSION 27:
ROOTS:
3.) auris: ear
4.) avunculus: uncle
5.) dorsum: back
6.) vox, vocis; voice
7.) fero: to bear, carry
8.) somnus: sleep
11.) ambulo: to walk
13.) per- : through
14.) pre- : before/hand
15.) sopor: sleep (bah. I like it not, when there's more'n 1 word...)
16.) fic- (facio-) : to make or do

1.) ventral- h.) referring to the front or belly
2.) dorsal- j.) referring to the back side
3.) somniferous- i.) sleep-inducing
4.) insomnious- a.) unable to fall asleep
5.) somnolent- c.) drowsy

6.) somnambulistic- b.) pertaining to sleepwalking
7.) ambulatory- d.) able to walk, after being bed-ridden
8.) articulate- e.) verbal, vocal
9.) ventricular, auricular- g.) pertaining to one of the chambers of the heart
10.) avuncular- f.) like an uncle; kindly; protective

1.) ventricle, auricle- e.) chamber of the heart
2.) endorsement- g.) support; approval
3.) vociferousness- k.) loudness; clamorousness
4.) insomnia- a.) inability to fall asleep
5.) somnolence- i.) drowsiness
6.) somnambulism- b.) sleepwalking

7.) perambulator- j.) baby buggy; stroller
8.) preamble- c.) intro; preliminary or introductory occurrence
9.) soporific- f.) sleeping pill
10.) inarticulateness- d.) incoherence; sputtering; inability to get words out
11.) banality- h.) lack of originality; lack of imagination

1.) endorse- e.) to sign on the back; support; approve of
2.) vociferate- g.) say loudly and with great vehemence
3.) insomniac- a.) one who cannot fall asleep
4.) somnolency- f.) drowsiness
5.) somnambulist- b.) sleepwalker

6.) perambulate- d.) stroll through; walk around
7.) amble- c.) walk aimlessly
8.) soporific- h.) causing sleep
9.) insomnious- i.) wakeful; unable to fall asleep

1.) Does an insomniac often need a soporific? YES
2.) Does a somnambulist always stay in bed when asleep? NO
3.) Are ambulatory patients bed-ridden? NO
4.) Does a preamble come after another event? NO
5.) Are articulate people verbal? YES

6.) Does banality show creativeness? NO
7.) Does an avuncular attitude indicate affection and protectiveness? YES
8.) Is vociferation habitual with quiet, shy people? NO
9.) Is a somnolent person wide awake? NO
10.) Is a somniferous speaker stimulating and exciting? NO

Do I still know all of these words? NO
Will I make a 100 on the quiz? NO ....I mean...erm.... we shall see......Till next time, then.....

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