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Halloween Vocabulary Assignment

“One Hundred Vocabulary Words” Horror/Mystery Story Assignment

 

Write a story using all of the vocabulary words assigned so far this semester, in a short story that is of the HORROR / MYSTERY / GHOST-STORY / SPOOKY-SCARY / or  SUSPENSE genre.  The words you must include (and underline) are:

 


Biped

Centipede

Impediment

Millipede

Pedal

Peddler

Pedestrian

Pedicure

Quadruped

Tripod

Emancipate

Manacles

Manager

Mandate

Maneuver

Manicure

Manipulate

Manual

Manufacture

Manuscript

Circumspect

Inspect

Introspection

Perspective

Respect

Retrospective

Spectacle

Spectacles

Spectator

Speculate

Contradict

Dictation

Dictator

Diction

Dictionary

Dictum

Edict

Indictment

Predict

Verdict

Dejected

Eject

Injection

Interjection

Jettison

Projectile

Projector

Reject

Subject

Trajectory

Bisect

Dissect

Insect

Intersection

Section

Sectional

Sector

Transect

Trisect

Vivisection

Deport

Export

Import

Portable

Portage

Porter

Portfolio

Report

Support

Transport

Admit

Dismiss

Emit

Intermission

Missile

Mission

Omit

Remit

Submit

Transmit

Autobiography

Autograph

Bibliography

Biography

Cartography

Homograph

Paragraph

Phonograph

Photography

Seismograph

Describe

Inscription

Manuscript

Postscript

Prescription

Scribble

Scribe

Script

Subscription

Transcribe


 

Please use the following check-list to make sure you include each of the following in your short story, in order to receive maximum credit on this assignment:

 

q       Foreshadowing

q       Idiomatic expressions (three, does not have to be one learned in class)

q       Idiomatic expressions (three, does not have to be one learned in class)

q       Idiomatic expressions (three, really – try one NOT learned in class)

q       Alliteration (consonant repetition, two examples)

q       Alliteration (consonant repetition, two examples)

q       Repetition of words for effect (two separate instances)

q       Repetition of words for effect (two separate instances)

q       Humor (up to twenty percent bonus if you make me laugh)

q       PLOT – Really, your story has to have an interesting plot

q       At least one important main character (protagonist)

q       An antagonist (at least one, unless it’s an unusual story

 

Additional rules:

 

1.  This story can be as long or short as you like, as long as it’s to the point and does not ramble.

2.  It may be type-written according to format (1” margins, double-spaced, 12 pt Times Roman) for up to 10% bonus extra credit!

OR ….

3.  It may be hand-written, double-spaced (skip lines), in dark-blue or black ink, on white paper, one-side only, no smudges or cross-outs.

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