• Wrap some new words around your tongue - scintillating words such as ephemeral and preposterous
     -Keep a word journal of new and interesting words and phrases you come across in your reading
     -Read a news article just to find new words (fun right?!) - add these to your word journal
     -Study Words at the sites below:
                SATs list of the most difficult SAT words 
                Online Graphical Dictionary 

    my words/phrases/ideas that I picked up from listening and reading...
    • insidious: proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects. (for example: Disease, propaganda) 
    • apostate: a person who renounces a religious or political belief or principle. (DISSENTER, DEFECTOR, TURNCOAT)
    • solipsistic - (as in solipsistic monologue) : the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist (EGOCENTRIC)
    • pejorative - having a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect or force
    • "ephemerality of things" - lasting for a very brief, fleeting, time (i.e. HIGH SCHOOL)
    • "how we are shaped by what we see" - hmmmm, food for thought!
    • omnipresent - present everywhere at the same time (think google, facebook...)
    • Locus of control - the extent to which individuals believe that they can control events that affect them
    • importune - demand with urgency or persistence (i.e. The teachers importune the students, begging them to read daily.)
    • unfettered - To set free or keep free from restrictions or bonds; not tied down or shackled.
    • sanguine - - optimistic or positive, esp. in an apparently bad or difficult situation
    • ineffable - too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words
    • bifurcate - to cause to divide into two branches or parts

    "Those who control the wires of information, have the power." Consider:

    • "The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people." Tom Clancy - Can you defend, challenge, or qualify?