Journal TopicsDecember 9-13, 2013 Amelia Cothran English
Monday, January 6, 2014 • Word of the Day:Deliberate • Meaning: to think over deeply • Usage: The jury took two days to deliberate the fate of the accused murderer. • Write: When is it a good time to deliberate?
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 • Word of the Day:Rotund • Meaning: round • Usage: Santa Claus is usually shown as a rotund man with rosy cheeks and a beard. • Write: Name some things that are rotund.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 • Word of the Day:Tranquil • Meaning: peaceful • Usage: The gentle breeze, warm sunshine, and soft music added to the tranquil mood at the pool. • Write: Describe a tranquil setting.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 • Word of the Day:Alibi • Meaning: an excuse that someone was not at a crime scene. • Usage: The man’s alibi didn’t check out, so the police began to think he was guilty. • Write: Describe a situation where you might need an alibi.
Friday, January 10, 2014 • Word of the Day:Evacuate • Meaning: vacate; empty; abandon. • Usage: Residents were ordered to evacuate their neighborhood due to gas leak. • Write: What are situations where people have to evacuate their homes or offices?