Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Funny Vocabulary Sentences

My son has vocabulary words to define each week for his composition class. Somehow he came up with the idea of linking together the sentences to create a (very, very funny) story. Today I am posting his latest assignment. Enjoy:


UNCOUTH adj: lacking good manners, refinement, or grace. The uncouth slime mold never seemed to care about his personal appearance in public.
SUBPOENA n: a writ ordering a person to attend a court. The pigeon lawyer repeatedly refused to hand a subpoena to the slime mold, afraid of his effect on the rest of the jury.
ELUCIDATE v: make (something) clear; explain. The lawyer, upon reporting to the High Mammal Justices, refused to elucidate about his situation.
ACRIMONIOUS adj: (typically of speech or a debate) angry and bitter. The pigeon received a highly acrimonious, nineteen-page memo the next day, firing him from Fowl Play law firm.
STEALTHY adj: behaving, done, or made in a cautious and surreptitious manner, so as not to be seen or heard. The stealthy lawyer stealthily entered the head office of the law firm.
BRASH adj: self-assertive in a rude, noisy, or overbearing way. The brash, rude, overbearing slime-mold-alarm deployed, asserting itself wetly on the pigeon’s feathers.
IMPUDENT adj: not showing due respect for another person; impertinent. The impudent alarm sucked the pigeon in with alarming speed, pulling him toward the furnace.
TEMERITY n: excessive confidence or boldness; audacity. The pigeon found the temerity to activate his Pocket Handi-Vac™ and began to suck up the egregious slime.
MOLLIFIED v past tense: appeased the anger or anxiety of (someone). The vacuum’s overambitious action mollified the slimy alarm, which began to retract into itself.
UNMITIGATED adj: absolute; unqualified. The unmitigated slime disaster soon resolved itself: the pigeon sucked up the uncouth slime mold and soon fulfilled his subpoena limit for the week.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

What clever children you have! :)