To Learn more about word walls you can link to the web site that discusses Cunningham's 4 blocks including "Working with Words".
adj. sweetly or smoothly flowing - (It was in a song I sang in choir in high school: Emily Watts)
"George C. Scott was said to be a 'bellicose' drinker."
"Most days my office is a gallimaufry - especially my desk! Come to think of it - so is my life!"
"Those scurrilous monsters stole my purse!"
"After doing the dastardly deed, I felt a great sense of compunction."
"Tammy shows alacrity in adjusting to new situations."
"It's important to have a flashlight if you are in the umbra."
"This is the penultimate assignment for the semester." OR "You can be the penultimate person in line."
pejorative (this wasn't the word I talked about in class - but is is kind of interesting don't you think?)
"Please don't treat your students in pejoratively!"
"Go get your battledore so we can play some badminton."
"I have been totally otiose all weekend."
"I don't think that is a glass bead, it looks more like obsidian."
"That was a very perspicacious observation you made in class today!"
"You don't have to act like such a curmudgeon just because spring semester has started!"
Pneumonultraomicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (yes, this IS a real word)
"I have a bad case of pneumonultraomicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis thanks to Mt. St. Helen's eruption"
You can look up the meaning to these and any other words in the dictionary or find some of the meanings on my cheat sheet of Meanings and Stuff. :-)
To add a new word to the Word Wall - email it to Prof. Pickel!