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In the Time of the Butterflies Vocabulary Activity

You will be responsible for learning the following vocabulary found in Julia Alvarez's novel In the Time of Butterflies. You will have a summative assessment on these terms at the end of our novel unit. To begin learning the terms, you will create frayer models to present to class. 1. Posthumous 6. Circumscribed 11. Bemoan 16. Disillusioned 21. Admonish 2. Obligatory 7. Transcending 12. Extol 17. Contraband 22. Subjugate 3. Impertinent 8. Ubiquitous 13. Volition 18. Invariably 23. Implicate 4. Veritable 9 . Immaculate 14. Titter 19. Desecrating 24. Marytr 5. Compromised 10. Coax 15. Subversive 20. Pittance 25. Usurp

In groups of 2-3, you will create frayer model posters for two terms (to be assigned). Your poster must do the following:
1. Identify the vocabulary term. 3. Provide a root AND a dictionary definition. 5. Provide a sentence using the term correctly. 2. Identify and define the roots in your term. 4. Identify synonyms and antonyms. 6. Provide a picture cue for the term.

Example: Root Definition: Stood down Dictionary Definition: To cease or stop Synonyms: stop, refrain from Antonyms: continue, go on

down stand

Shamus desisted in his efforts to woo Alexis after she began dating his best friend.

For help with roots, consult the Word within the Word book or the following website: https://www.msu.edu/~defores1/gre/roots/gre_rts_afx2.htm. For help with definitions, synonyms & antonyms please consult http://dictionary.reference.com/. Be prepared to present your posters in class.