Here are some new words from Memrise:

· Sham-a trick that deludes

· Copious-plentiful in number

· Acerbic-sharply or bitingly critical, sarcastic, or ironic in temper, mood, or tone

· Haughty-having or showing an attitude of superiority and contempt for people or things perceived to be inferior

· Milieu- the physical or social setting in which something occurs or develops

Words from my pleasure-reading book:

· thumb through- to turn the pages of (a book, magazine, etc.) quickly

· disheveled- marked by disorder or disarray

· riffle- to manipulate (small objects) idly between the fingers

--

--

Studying any foreign language presupposes creating a foreign linguistic personality. It is impossible to be profoundly engaged in the language and competent without knowing momentous facts about the country and its culture. Although I am a bit knowledgeable about the American culture, there is still room for enhancing my awareness.

Here is the list of things that I don´t know yet:

1. White privilege

2. War on Drugs

3. The Trail of Tears

4. Police brutality

5. Gettysburg Address

6. Rosa Parks

7. Animal rights

8. Manifest Destiny

9. Pearl Harbor

10.Voting Rights Act of 1965

11.Japanese-American Internment

12.Brown v. Board of Education

13.Pledge of Allegiance

--

--

While sharing my new words with my group mates, the idea came to my mind that my words were not sophisticated enough. Thus I took another course on Memrise called “Hard words for GRE”. There I came across a word “dogged”. It actually means “determined, stubborn”. I like it. This is word that perfectly describes my little brother, because I constantly struggle with his dogged determinations to do something that he is not supposed to do.

--

--

Despite my affection to Quizlet I registered on Memrise and picked the IELTS 8.5 course. Here is my achievement so far:

Besides, I feel like sharing some new vocabulary:

· Fluctuate-To vary irregularly.

Vegetable prices fluctuate according to the season.

· Benevolent- Characterized by or suggestive of doing good.

--

--