Sporadically - “Then he became extremely inconsistent, sometimes not only supporting the cover-up of Stalin’s crimes, but sporadically whitewashing the man he had called a murderer” (Solzhenitsyn x).
Ingenuously - “He smiled ingenuously, revealing the gaps in his teeth, the result of a touch of scurvy at Ust-Izhma in 1943” (Solzhenitsyn 13).
Commiseration - “ “You shouldn’t have shown your pride so much,” he said, shaking his head in commiseration” (Solzhenitsyn 49).
1) malicious - having the nature of threatening evil novel sentence: “...announcing to no one in particular but with a sort of malicious glee: ‘Well, sailors, grit your teeth. It’s twenty below, for sure’” (Solzhenitsyn 7). stand-alone sentence: He turned around with a malicious look in his eye, and it was then I knew I wouldn't live through another day. In-Text sentence: He, the bastard that life can be, surrounded Shukhov with barbed wire, numbing cold, and guards who served malicious tasks to the prisoners.
2) oust - remove from a position or office novel sentence: “Shukhov’s job now was to wedge himself in behind a table, oust two loafers, politely ask another prisoner to move...” (Solzhenitsyn 72). stand-alone sentence: The teacher ousted me from the classroom, because I couldn't stop laughing. In-Text sentence: Lifedeliberatelyputs you in strenuous situations, cornering you, until the idea of escape is oustedfrom your thoughts. In-Text sentence #2: If we’re bad, we’re ousted, if we’re nice, we’re included. (Digital Portfolio Assignment)
3) bawl - cry loudly novel sentence: Tiurin was bawling out someone else down below” (Solzhenitsyn 96). stand-alone sentence: The toddler bawled his way out of eating his vegetables. In-Text sentence: We all have our dark days where we just want to collapse on the ground and bawl till our eyes can produce no more tears, because Life just doesn’t seem to be in our favor.
4) sporadically - in an irregular or unpredictable manner novel sentence: "Then he became extremely inconsistent, sometimes not only supporting the cover-up of Stalin’s crimes, but sporadically whitewashing the man he had called a murderer” (Solzhenitsyn x). stand-alone sentence: Sporadically, he would run up to the net and beautifully smash the ball out of the air. In-Text sentence: I sporadically question what sparked the need for sublimity; was it to please my parents, or to stand out, or to surpass my older brothers?
5) ingenuous - lacking in sophistication or wordliness / (of a person or action) innocent and unsuspecting. novel sentence: “He smiled ingenuously, revealing the gaps in his teeth, the result of a touch of scurvy at Ust-Izhma in 1943” (Solzhenitsyn 13). Stand-alone sentence: The delinquent might seem very ingenuous, but looks are deceiving. In-Text sentence: The Gulag was an extremely harsh environment filled with toadies, corrupted staff,ingenuousguards and tyrannical commanders. In-Text sentence #2: He doesn’t believe that Hamlet’s “offers” of affection to Ophelia are true and says “you speak like a green girl” (Hamlet, 46) to Ophelia as if she was ingenuous, naive and dumb. (FW)
6) commiseration - feeling sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others novel sentence: "You shouldn’t have shown your pride so much,' he said, shaking his head in commiseration” (Solzhenitsyn 49). Stand-alone sentence: The woman worked at the Soup Kitchen twice a week in commiseration. In-Text sentence: Yet, as we read his story and commiserate with the protagonist, we are still able to relate to him.
7) neglect - leave undone or leave out novel sentence: “Without neglecting a single fish scale or particle of flesh on the brittle skeleton, Shukov went on chomping his teeth and sucking the bones, spitting the remains on the table” (Solzhenitsyn 17). stand-alone sentence: I read one boy a bedtime story and neglected the other one who wouldn't listen to one word I said. In-Text sentence: Weneglectour surroundings, because we are so absorbed in our thoughts that we completely forget what’s truly important.
8) deliberate - carefully thought out in advance novel sentence: “Waiting for work to start, or turned in for the night, they went on talking to each other in their quiet, deliberate manner” (Solzhenitsyn 48). stand-alone sentence: Simba deliberately disobeyed his father, when he went to the forbidden area. In-Text sentence: Life deliberatelyputs you in strenuous situations, cornering you, until the idea of escape is oustedfrom your thoughts. In-Text sentence #2: The deliberate build-up of her essay, the order in which she told her story, had a big influence on the flow of the essay, but surely an effective influence. (Digital Portfolio Assignment)
9) imperturbable - marked by extreme calm and composure novel sentence: "His crumpled, hairless face was imperturbable” (Solzhenitsyn 8). stand-alone sentence: The man imperturbably gave his speech, and was simultaneously very persuasive. In-Text sentence: Therefore, we can use Shukhov’simperturbableoptimism as an inspiration for ourselves, and be incredibly grateful for what Life did give us.
10) forbid - command against novel sentence: ”Until all the towers were manned the site was forbidden territory. ” (Solzhenitsyn 42). stand-alone sentence: My mother never forbid anything, but she would be very disappointed if I started smoking. In-Text sentence: It was a place where something as simple as walking back to your bunk alone was forbidden.
11) begrudge - be envious of novel sentence: “...who wouldn't begrudge the loss of that sweet day?” (Solzhenitsyn 129). stand-alone sentence: The poor begrudged the nobility as they rode past them on their horses. In-Text sentence: Claudius begrudgesthe love people have for Hamlet. (FW)
12) haggard - showing the wearing effects of of overwork or care of suffering novel sentence: “He had grown haggard during the past month, but he kept his bearing” (Solzhenitsyn 62). stand-alone sentence: After working on his dad's farm all day, my friend would always come home haggard. In-Text sentence: He seemed haggard, as if he had a sleepless night of fighting.
13) murder - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being novel sentence: "In denouncing Stalin as a murderer in 1956 at the Twentieth Party Congress, Khrushchev did not find the courage to repent for his own role in the repressions" (Yevtushenko ix). stand-alone sentence: He was sentenced for life for the murder on his 47-year-old spouse. In-Text sentence: he prayed for forgiveness for the foulmurder he committed. (FW) In-Text sentence #2: Murder is a sin, but killing is a righteous act. (FW) In-Text sentence #3: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern were Hamlet’s childhood friends, but Hamlet being so vengeful and fixated on revenge, wasn’t able to see past their actions and understand that Guildenstern and Rosencrantz really had nothing to do with Claudius’ plan of having Hamlet murdered. (FW) In-Text sentence #4: Claudius ordered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to accompany Hamlet to England, but they were not aware of the fact that he was sent there to bemurdered. 14) contradictory - unable to be both true at the same time novel sentence: "His hero was not a rebel against the camp regime, someone who considered that regime to be abnormal and contradictory to common sense." --> no in-text citation given stand-alone sentence: The paradox with the tortoise and the rabbit is a contradictory statement that asserts that the rabbit would never be able to overtake the tortoise. In-Text sentence: Contradictoryto what some might believe, I think Shakespeare subtly and sometimes really directly showed the audience that Hamlet really loved Ophelia in the play. (FW) In-Text sentence #2: Polonius’ actions contradict everything that Polonius previously advised to Laertes and displays his lack of integrity and honesty.
15) toady - a person who tries to please someone to gain an advantage novel sentence: “...on a marble staircase covered with a red carpet that recalled a toadying version of the red banner” (Solzhenitsyn vii). stand-alone sentence: My brother would toady himself out of detention. (true story) In-Text sentence: The Gulag was an extremely harsh environment filled withtoadies, corrupted staff, ingenuous guards and tyrannical commanders.
16) resentful - full of or marked by indignant ill will novel sentence: “Had Shukhov been punished for something he deserved he wouldn’t have felt so resentful” (Solzhenitsyn 8). stand-alone sentence: The lower class grew resentful of the upper class, thus starting a rebellion. In-Text sentence: He grows resentful of his mother who married his uncle just a few weeks after his father’s death. (FW).
17) dexterous - skillfull in physical movements; especially of the hands novel sentence: “He dexterously pulled his feet out of the valenki, put the valenki in the corner…” (Solzhenitsyn 13). stand-alone sentence: She dexterously danced a contemporary dance and made it to the final of SYTYD. In-Text sentence: He penetrated the mind of the human species, and beautifully, dexterouslyand accurately portrayed human struggles in his plays, which is what makes his work so timeless. (FW) 18) conspicuous - obvious to the eye or mind novel sentence: “Anyway, you should never be conspicuous. The main thing was never to be seen by a campguard on your own, only in a group” (Solzhenitsyn 18). stand-alone sentence: Sarah was very conspicuous when she leaned over to cheat on a test, and got an F as a result. In-Text sentence: Conspicuously through Hamlet’s words and his actions. (FW)
19) ostensibly - from appearance alone novel sentence: “And so we have One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - ostensibly one day in the life of a gulag prisoner” (Solzhenitsyn 174). stand-alone sentence: Ostensibly, she was a sweet, persuasive banker, but then turned out to be a highly-intelligent con-artist. In-Text sentence: The climate was freezing cold and, ostensibly, work was what kept you warm and alive; “That was your only salvation” (Solzhenitsyn 6).
20) addle - mix up or confuse novel sentence: “'Thy head is as full of quarrels as an egg is full of meat; and yet thy head hath been beaten as addle as an egg for quarreling'"(Shakespeare Act 3, Scene 1). stand-alone sentence: When my mom explains her perspective, it addles me more than an algebra problem. (And believe me, algebra is my kryptonite). In-Text sentence: He gives you bruises and scars, and he very occasionallyaddlesyou.
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