3rd Nine Weeks Vocabulary
9. A. resolution -the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter. (re-solution(end))
B. John set a resolution when his friends were fighting
C. Many people get payed to figure out resolutions to problems
8. A. conventional - based on or in accordance with what is generally done or believed.
B. Albert Einstein wasn't a conventional mathematician.
C. Although Napoleon Bonaparte is conventionally thought as short, he was the average height for people of his age at that time.
7. A. mediate - intervene between people in a dispute in order to bring about an agreement or reconciliation.
B. John was the mediate between Tyler and Skyler when they began to fight
C. Diplomacy can act as a mediate between countries for the better of the world.
6. A. ensue - to occur as a result
B. President Washington knew that what he did in office could ensue the rise or fall of America.
C. Almost every country in the world wants to avoid a WWIII, because of the danger that would ensue to the human race.
5. A. Appease (verb) - pacify or placate (someone) by acceding to their demands.
B. If you love your job, you try to appease the people you work for, no matter what.
C. Good governments try to Appease the people in which they rule in order to stay in power.
4. A. Reciprocal (Adj.)- (of an agreement or obligation) bearing on or binding each of two parties equally.
B. A Reciprocal is an agreement that binds both parties equally.
C. The United States created a Republic, where the power is mutual between the people and the government, as the people elect other people to rule them. The people vote for laws and among others.
3. A. Tedious (Adj.)- too long, slow, or dull: tiresome or monotonous.
B. Many people refer to a constant noise, usually ticking or clacking, as monotonous, or Tedious.
C. Mr. Bedingfield's vocabulary is Tedious, but has it's benefits.
2. A. Waver (Verb)- Be Undecided (Which Side of the Fence)
B. If you are indecisive, you constantly Waver.
C. Mr. Bedingfield doesn't like people who are undecided, he says that you need to know which side of the fence you are on.
1. A. Adversity (Noun)- difficulties; misfortune.
B. Everyone has to overcome adversity in some point of their lives.
C. The United States is fortunate to only have slight disease and money Adversity, instead of many of the problems the world now faces.
Can Fame Make You Happy?
Can Fame Make you Happy? Scholastic Scope Article 5 paragraph Essay using scope help sheet
Have you ever watched a tv show like "Keeping up with the Kardashians" or watched a movie with your favorite actor and wonder what it would be like to be them? Well, being a celebrity is not as easy as it would seem. Take that movie for instance, do you know how often they repeated even the shortest line during a scene, or even the scene itself? Pressure and stress is always present when stars are involved. According to Scope’s Can Fame Make You Happy? article "Lawrence said that simply stepping outside her front door gives her anxiety." and "Beyoncé has said that though she likes attention when she’s onstage, she’d be happier if she could “cut it off” when she isn’t performing and just enjoy her life.". Despite their fame and fortune, many celebrities may not be as happy as they seem. According to recent studies, from the University of Rochester true happiness derives from having close relationships, time to focus on personal growth, and connections to your community. The celebrity lifestyle can make these things extremely difficult.
According to Scholastic scope, Stars have trouble making and keeping friends because "Stars have to wonder if their ‘friends’ like them for who they are or for what they have.". Some people may say that "not all celebrities are crumbling under the pressure..." but the point is that some are, and it's not easy to deal with all the pressure and drama that are forever current with the celebrity lifestyle. "Indeed, famous people can’t so much as walk their dogs or tie their shoes without being gawked at, photographed, tweeted about, or Instagrammed.", says scholastic scope, you will be criticized and judged for EVERYTHING that you do. People who have become famous and fortunate, and kept their fame and fortune, have cut people out of their lives, including friends and family to help better their career and so that they wouldn’t get in trouble because their “friend” used their money and popularity to get themselves out of trouble. Just because the top rising stars aren’t crumbling under the pressure doesn’t mean that you won’t in some way. Being a celebrity can be exhausting for many different reasons, some being the ever-present media, spreading rumors, and everything that happens in your life being blown up exponentially, no matter what it is.
A lot of people think that fame and fortune comes easy, and don't realize that there is a lot of stress and pressure that celebrities have to deal with. Some people think that it's all fun and games being a celebrity. Some people think that being famous or being rich automatically brings happiness, after all, most celebrities don’t just break down. Most stars refrain from breaking down in public for numerous reasons, but mostly because of their reputation, and the ever looking, and criticizing eye of the media.
A lot of people may think that being a celebrity is easy, but It’s far from easy. Celebrities lead very stressful lives, in which they can’t do anything, including sneeze, without the media blowing it up and creating rumors about it. The media will create rumors without anything to go on. Everyone thinks that fame and fortune comes easy, and that there's nothing to being a celebrity, but they couldn’t be more wrong. Stress is always a big issue for almost every reason possible. Many people are famous, but for different reasons. Such as Albert Einstein and his founding of the atom, or Bear Grylls, who made himself known by teaching wilderness survival tips and, what he is now commonly know for, drinking his own urine.
Despite their fame and fortune, many celebrities may not be as happy as they seem. According to recent studies, from the University of Rochester true happiness derives from having close relationships, time to focus on personal growth, and connections to your community. The celebrity lifestyle can make those things extremely difficult. Because of the media, many celebrities experience a ton of pressure and stress, and many different sources, such as reality shows, the celebrities themselves, and just simply being at a loss of knowledge, we really don’t get the inside story of how they really, personally feel. True friends, family, and happiness are all fortunes that money can’t buy.
My Winter Break 2016-2017
Although my Winter Break was very uneventful, there are a couple things that my family does every year. Every year around December 20th, my mom's side of the family gets together for dinner and a white elephant at my great aunt and great uncle's house. During this get-together, I get to see members of my family that I hardly ever see.
Around December 23rd, my mom's direct family (Her Sisters/Brothers/Mom/Dad) comes over to our house for a brunch and a gift exchange. Earlier this day my brothers and I go down into our basement, where candy and a present await us in our stockings. This year, I got a skee Ball table from my Grandpa.
Another yearly Christmas I have is with my Dad's side of the family. This is at my grandparent's house, and they try to move the date around the rest of the family's schedules. Everyone has to bring a dish, and once most people show up, everyone eats. After everyone is done eating, we wait at least a half an hour before opening presents. I got a South Central Trojans duffle bag from my Grandma and Grandpa during this Christmas party.
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