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  1. Shifting Perspectives Unit 6 Part 1 Vocabulary and Theme Light Reflections Mirrors

  2. perspective • View of something • Can change as your position or focus changes

  3. Energy • When energy moves through air, water and even solids, it creates waves.

  4. Electromagnetic waves • Light waves

  5. Radio waves • Carries information through radio and television

  6. Infrared waves • Carries heat from sun and fire • Used in heat lamps and remote controls

  7. Ultraviolet waves • Too short for humans to see • Cause sunburn and skin cancer

  8. X-rays • Can pass through the body • Used to photograph bones

  9. Gamma rays • Kill some cancer cells • Contain much energy; produced by nuclear explosions

  10. Learn Key Words

  11. absorbed • Part of speech: adjective • Definition: to take something in through, to retain without reflection or transmission • Synonym: consumed, immersed, soaked up • Antonym: dry, parched, dehydrated

  12. absorbed • Carolina absorbed the warmth of the sun.

  13. double • Alejandro led a double life as a PHS student and secret agent.

  14. double • Part of speech: adjective • Definition: twice as great or many • Synonym: paired, twin, twofold, duplicated • Antonym: lone, single

  15. range • Part of speech: noun • Definition: the full extent; the maximum distance • Synonym: selection, collection, assortment, variety • Antonym: no choice

  16. range • Mantas enjoys it when there is a wide range of prizes to choose from.

  17. reflected • Part of speech: verb • Definition: to throw or bend back (light) from a surface; to give back or show an image; to make apparent • Synonym: reproduced, mirrored, resonated • Antonym: absorbed

  18. reflected • When it was 12:45, we could see the joy reflected in Maritza‘s eyes.

  19. surface • Part of speech: noun • Definition: the outer or topmost boundary of an object. • Synonym: exterior, outside, peel • Antonym: core, inside, interior

  20. surface • On the surface, it appeared that Abrar was mean again to Laura, but he deep down, he really cared for her.

  21. transmitted • Part of speech: verb • Definition: to send a signal from one place to another, to communicate • Synonym: sent electronically, broadcasted, radioed • Antonym: got, received

  22. transmitted • Grace transmitted telepathic waves to Marta.

  23. strikes • Part of speech: verb • Definition: hits • Synonym: hits • Antonym: misses

  24. strikes • Adriana gets her homework done, when the mood strikes her.

  25. represent • Part of speech: verb • Definition: to stand for • Synonym: symbolize, personify, • Antonym: conceal, distort

  26. represent • Many students wear red on Fridays to represent the school.

  27. parallel • Part of speech: adjective • Definition: two lines that stay the same distance apart and never touch • Synonym: alongside, aligned • Antonym: intersecting

  28. parallel • Kathryn sits parallel to Alejandro.

  29. sheet • Part of speech: noun • Definition: thin piece • Synonym: piece, overlay • Antonym: NONE

  30. sheet • Mai has several sheets of paper in her backpack.

  31. appears • Part of speech: verb • Definition: looks like • Synonym: resembles • Antonym: NONE

  32. appears • Denis appears to have several friends, but does she really?

  33. assumes • Maritzaassumes that it will be hot again tomorrow.

  34. assumes • Part of speech: verb • Definition: thinks that something is true; imagines • Synonym: believes, imagines, thinks, expects • Antonym: doubts

  35. wealthy • Part of speech: adjective • Definition: rich • Synonym: rich • Antonym: poor

  36. wealthy • Marta is wealthy when it comes to love.

  37. record • Part of speech: noun • Definition: something written down so you can look at it later • Synonym: chronicle, document • Antonym: NONE

  38. record • Mai has a picture album that is a record of her time spent in the U.S.

  39. witnesses • Part of speech: noun • Definition: people who see something happen • Synonym: onlookers, viewers • Antonym: performers

  40. witnesses • Carolina, Maritza and Silvia are witnesses to Salim’s disappearance.

  41. landmarks • Part of speech: noun • Definition: familiar sights • Synonym: guides, markers • Antonym: NONE

  42. landmarks • When Abrar and Mantas become famous for their robberies, their houses will become landmarks in Palatine.

  43. namesake • Part of speech: noun • Definition: one having the same name as another

  44. namesake • Many people are named for someone but don’t know much about their namesake.

  45. quaint • Victor had some quaint hair styles.

  46. quaint • Part of speech: adjective • Definition: old-fashioned • Synonym: odd, peculiar, special, curious, bizarre • Antonym: normal, ordinary, modern

  47. kitschy • Part of speech: adjective • Definition: cheap or tacky • Synonym: flashy, cheap, tacky, gaudy • Antonym: drab

  48. kitschy • The teacher wore some kitschy clothes.

  49. self-absorbed • Part of speech: adjective • Definition: people who liked themselves very much • Synonym: selfish, egocentric, narcissistic, self-centered • Antonym: humble, giving, selfless

  50. self-absorbed • The pilot was so self-absorbed that he did not hear the Little Prince talking to him.