Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Section 6 Post A

cau·date (pg234)
–adjective Zoology.
having a tail or taillike appendage.

pu·ta·men (pg234)
–noun, plural -tam·i·na 1.
Botany. a hard or stony endocarp, as a peach stone.
a shell membrane.

Section 5 Post A

pro·fi·cient (pg176)
well-advanced or competent in any art, science, or subject; skilled: a proficient swimmer. –noun
an expert.

eu·pho·ri·a (pg191)
–noun Psychology.
a feeling of happiness, confidence, or well-being sometimes exaggerated in pathological states as mania.

Section 4 Post A

dove·cote (pg135)
a structure, usually at a height above the ground, for housing domestic pigeons.

van·quish (pg143)
–verb (used with object)
to conquer or subdue by superior force, as in battle.
to defeat in any contest or conflict; be victorious over: to vanquish one's opponent in an argument.
to overcome or overpower: He vanquished all his fears.

Section 3 Post A

1 To move clumsily or blindly.
2 To make a usually serious mistake.

inept:(pg 111)
without skill or aptitude for a particular task or assignment; maladroit: He is inept at mechanical tasks. She is inept at dealing with people.
generally awkward or clumsy; haplessly incompetent.
inappropriate; unsuitable; out of place.
absurd or foolish: an inept remark.

Section 2 Post B

So far the book has just been him explaining his day to day life. it gets confusing sometimes because i forget what he is acctually doing. he stops to think about something during the day and it will take up 4 pages for him to describe his thoughts and go into detail about what he is thinking. at first i didnt think the book was very interesting but now that i understand the style of writing it makes it easier to read and enjoy.