Vocabulary Activity (7-12)
Updated: 1/30/2020
Vocabulary Activity (7-12)
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  • Noblesse Oblige - When people are RICH and use their money to HELP others
  • Peccadillo - Any LITTLE thing that is WRONG
  • Peter, get up here and fix this lamp NOW!
  • Poltergeist - A GHOST that likes to MOVE THINGS around
  • The wealthy citizens perform a noblesse oblige by generously donating 10% of their money to the local church, which will then deliver it to the poor.
  • Pro Rata - Comparing a NUMBER of something with ANOTHER NUMBER of something
  • Although Peter views the tilted lamp cover as just a small misplacement, his grandmother, who is bothered by the smallest of peccadillos, yells at him to fix it.
  • Realpolitik - IDEAS relating to the LEADERS of a country that ARE NOT well thought out
  • You say you love children, but what you don't understand is that I am in charge here, and I say that you may NOT give birth to more than one child.
  • Every single morning at 3:00 A.M., Patrick wakes up to the sounds of boxes being thrown around in the attic, and he can only assume that it's a poltergeist that's haunting him.
  • Wunderbar - HAPPY and WONDERFUL
  • Max packages gumballs pro rata, making sure that each box has no more of one color than any other color.
  • There are many women in China who ideally would like to raise multiple children, but the government has limited most of them to having a single child, resulting in what the women view as controlling realpolitik.
  • The wunderbar sunshine and cool temperatures make for such wonderful conditions to play basketball in.
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