philistine-A person who is hostile or indifferent to culture and the arts, or who has no understanding of them.I found this word very interesting because I thought a "philistine" was only an ethnicity.Rebecca Patterson period 6
Why have there been so many French words?
abeyance - noun temporary cessation or suspensionambivalent - adj. uncertain or unable to decide about what course to followbeleaguer - verb surround so as to force to give up; annoy persistentlycataclysm - noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; a sudden violent change in the earth's surfacedebauch - noun a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity; verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensualityeclat - noun brilliant or conspicuous success or effect; ceremonial elegance and splendor; enthusiastic approvalfastidious - adj. giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial culturesgambol - noun gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; verb play boisterouslyimbue - verb suffuse with color; fill, soak, or imbue totally; spread or diffuse throughinchoate - adj. only partly in existence; imperfectly formedlampoon - noun a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way; verb ridicule with satiremalleable - adj. capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out; easily influencednemesis - noun (Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance; something causes misery or deathopt - verb select as an alternative; choose instead; prefer as an alternativephilistine - adj. of or relating to ancient Philistia or the culture of the Philistines; smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values; noun a member of an Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century BC; a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuitspicaresque - adj. involving clever rogues or adventurers especially as in a type of fictionqueasy - adj. causing or fraught with or showing anxiety; feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit; causing or able to cause nausearefractory - adj. temporarily unresponsive or not fully responsive to nervous or sexual stimuli; not responding to treatment; stubbornly resistant to authority or control; noun lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnacesavoir-faire - noun social skill*I'm missing carte blanche
^^do those seem correct?
I love when we have French vocab words ^^ I know I won't forget savoir-faire this week, because when I saw it on the list, I just started singing -.-'
Katie you are too kind
Dr. Preston, Debauch is a verb and noun, which would you like us to learn? Or will you answer, both?-Trevor
Thank you Katie for the vocabulary definitions! Kayla McCalliePeriod 2
I will Kayla's thanks with my own. Thank you Katie!Jon Hoffman Period 2