While Reading Activities: Word Inference
- immersion |iˈmərZHən, -SHən| noun-deep mental involvement: his immersion in Puerto Rican culture.
- interject |ˌintərˈjekt| verb- [ with obj. ] say (something) abruptly, esp. as an aside or interruption: she interjected the odd question here and there
- ancillary |ˈansəˌlerē| adjective-additional; subsidiary: paragraph 19 was merely ancillary to paragraph 16.
- frenzy |ˈfrenzē| noun (pl. frenzies) [ usu. in sing. ]a state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behavior: Doreen worked herself into a frenzy of rage.
- publicity |pəˈblisətē| noun-the notice or attention given to someone or something by the media: the case attracted wide publicity in the press.
- prequel |ˈprēkwəl, -kwil| noun-a story or movie containing events that precede those of an existing work: the film is a prequel to the cult TV series.
- trilogy|ˈtriləjē| noun (pl. trilogies) a group of three related novels, plays, films, operas, or albums.
- transports verb |transˈpôrt| [ with obj. ] take or carry (people or goods) from one place to another by means of a vehicle, aircraft, or ship: the bulk of freight traffic was transported by truck.
- dilemma |diˈlemə| noun a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, esp. equally undesirable ones: the people often face the dilemma of feeding themselves or their cattle.
- elaborate adjective |iˈlab(ə)rit| involving many carefully arranged parts or details; detailed and complicated in design and planning: elaborate security precautions | elaborate wrought-iron gates.
Source: New Oxford American Dictionary
Reading Comprehension: Word -Recognition
Both Philip Pullman, author of the “Dark Materials” series, and Stephenie Meyer, author of the “Twilight” series, have spoken about further books to come, years after those stories were apparently put to rest. On the other extreme, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle grew so weary of Sherlock Holmes that he killed him off, only to resurrect him years later in response to widespread public unhappiness.
Grammar Focus: Prepositions
What’s an author to do when she once seemed to be done?
Performances, at least for the first of the two parts are sold out.
Author of the “Shiver” and “Raven” series, spoke of the temptation to revisit characters she thought she had finished with.
Characters with unfinished business inveigle themselves into his head, he said in a telephone interview.