Sloan-Hendrix High School
2nd 9 Weeks - WORD OF THE DAY ARCHIVE 2012-2013

1st 9 Weeks / 2nd 9 Weeks / 3rd 9 Weeks
Annoy - to irritate somebody, or make them impatient or mildly angry  

October 22, 2012

 

Podcast by
Jonathan Alvarez and Bailey Bradley

Factor – something that contributes to or has an influence on the outcome of something  

October 23, 2012

 

Podcast by
Joseph Helms and Hannah Thatcher

Fiasco – deep failure or humiliating breakdown  

October 24, 2012

 

Podcast by
Tayha Taffar, David Propes, Phillip Carter

Juvenile – acting like an immature child  

October 25, 2012

 

Podcast by
Kyle Murphy and Alyssa Nichols

Variable – in mathematics a symbol that represents an unspecified or unknown quantity, e.g. “a,” “b,” or “x”  

October 26, 2012

 

Podcast by
Cody Anderson and Madison Luffman

analogy - a form of reasoning in which one thing is inferred to be similar to another thing in a certain respect, on the basis of the known similarity between the things in other respects.  

October 29, 2012

 

Podcast by
Caitlin Waddell, Katelin Puckett, and Billy McCune.

Crest – the top part of something that slopes or rises upwards, a wave or a hill; also a tuft or other growth on the top of the head of a bird or other animal.  

October 30, 2012

 

Podcast by
Megan Wicker, Logan McCain, and Clayton Thomason

Gross – disgusting or highly unpleasant; a total, especially a total amount of money made before any usual deductions are made; a quantity of 144 or 12 dozen  

October 31, 2012

 

Podcast by
Kierce Due, Ashley Chavez, and Brenda McCain

Isolate – to set apart from others  

November 1, 2012

 

Podcast by
Aley Thielemier, Karmyn Gray, Makenzie Rone, and Katie Gann

Lateral – relating to, located at, or affecting the side  

November 2, 2012

 

Podcast by
Tyler Murphy, Chasaty Malone,
and Colby Johnson

Mudslinging – an attempt to discredit one’s competitor or opponent by malicious or scandalous verbal attack  

November 5, 2012

 

Podcast by
Alexis Kulick and Dylan Smith

Electoral college  – an assembly, equal in members to the number of Congressional members, that casts the votes for the President and Vice President of the United States reflecting the popular votes of the state which each assembly member represents  

November 6, 2012

 

Podcast by
Paul Hein and Brandon Capps

Debate - a logical argument over a specific topic.  

November 7, 2012

 

Podcast by
Makayla O'Neal, Whitney Goforth, and Sarah Akers

Pork Barrel - appropriation of government spending for localized projects secured solely or primarily to bring money to a representatives district -  

November 8, 2012

 

Podcast by
DeWayne Helms, Tyler Johnston, Adam Gann

Stump Speech - a term used today to describe a candidate's standard speech   November 9, 2012  

Podcast by
Ashlyn Hayes and Ariel Malone

Social Media - forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content.  

November 13, 2012

 

Podcast by
Coach Scott Nichols

Tweet - a chirping note usually made by a bird; also refers to a post made on the Twitter online message service  

November 14, 2012

 

Podcast by
Coach Scott Nichols

Robocall - a telephone call from an automated source that delivers a prerecorded message to a large number of people  

November 15, 2012

 

Podcast by
Coach Scott Nichols

Boomerang Child - a young adult who returns to live at his or her family home especially for financial reasons  

November 16, 2012

 

Podcast by
Coach Scott Nichols

Dust Bowl - refers to a period of severe dust storms in the plains states during the 1930's.  

November 19, 2012

 

Podcast by
Keith Saylors

The Great Depression - a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade before World War II.  

November 20, 2012

 

Podcast by
Ivory Wells

Conservation

- The action of conserving something; in particular preservation, protection or restoration of the natural environment, natural ecosystems, vegetation, and wildlife.

 

November 26, 2012

 

Podcast by
Landon O'Reilly
and Houston Pfeffer

Drought

- A drought is a period of dry weather, especially a long one that is harmful to crops.

 

November 27, 2012

 

Podcast by
Ashley Evers

Dust Pneumonia Dust pneumonia describes the disorder affecting the lungs of people during the Dust Bowl caused by breathing so much dust.  Symptoms included high fever, chest pain, difficulty in breathing, and coughing.  

November 28, 2012

 

Podcast by
Christian Capps

Migrant Worker -somebody who moves from one place to another, often for employment or economic improvement.  

November 29, 2012

 

Podcast by
Sarah Lamb

Okie - The severe economic depression of the Dust Bowl period forced many people from their homes in search of a better life.  Because a large number of the people were from Oklahoma, the term “Okie” soon came to identify those on the move.  

November 30, 2012

 

Podcast by
Christian Holland

Anterior or Ventral – means “front” or “in front of.” For example, the knees are located on the anterior surface of the human body.  

December 3, 2012

 

Podcast by
Tyler Booth and Austin Clark

Caudal means “tail end.”  An example would be caudal anesthesia is injected in the lower spine.  

December 4, 2012

 

Podcast by
Meghan Griffin

Cranial refers to direction: Cranial means “skull or head” of the body. For example, a blow to the skull may increase cranial pressure and cause headaches.  

December 5, 2012

 

Podcast by
Hunter Oswald

Superior and Inferior  – superior means “upper” or “above another.” Inferior refers to “lower” or “below another.” For example, the heart and lungs are superior to the diaphragm, while the intestines are inferior to it.  

December 6, 2012

 

Podcast by
Megan Welch

Posterior and Dorsal

1.    – means “back” or “in back of.”  For example, human shoulder blades are found on the posterior surface of the body.

 

December 7, 2012

 

Podcast by
Dustin Bywater

Abscond

– run away secretly often to avoid arrest of criminal charges, and hide yourself. 

 

December 10, 2012

 

Podcast by
Joshua Winkley
and Kristen Henson

Bedraggled – wet, dirty, unkempt, or in a general condition of disarray.  

December 11, 2012

 

Podcast by
Bailey Medley and Simon Decker-Perez

Embellish

– to exaggerate the facts of a matter

 

December 12, 2012

 

Podcast by
Dakota Hamilton
and Hannah Thatcher

Delectable – something delicious, absolutely delightful, pleasing, or attractive.  

December 13, 2012

 

Podcast by
Breanna Gosha and
Natalie Gipson

Discrete – consisting of or characterized by distinct or individual parts. In math it means defined only for an isolate set of points  

December 14, 2012

 

Podcast by
 Paul Hein and Zach Anderson

           

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