II. While Reading Activities
- episode |ˈepəˌsōd| noun-each of the separate installments into which a serialized story or radio or television program is divided
- blowback |ˈblōbak| nounchiefly US the unintended adverse results of a political action or situation: this is the blowback from all those aggressive public health campaigns.
- engaged|inˈɡājdenˈɡājd| adjective 1 [predicative] busy; occupied: I told him I was otherwise engaged.
- grapple |ˈɡrapəl| verb- (grapple with) struggle with or work hard to deal with or overcome (a difficulty or challenge): other towns are still grappling with the problem.
- debut|dāˈbyo͞o| noun- a person’s first appearance or performance in a particular capacity or role: the film marked his debut as a director.
- decade |ˈdekād| noun 1 a period of ten years: he taught at the university for nearly a decade.
- allay |əˈlā| verb [with object] diminish or put at rest (fear, suspicion, or worry): the report attempted to educate the public and allay fears.
- intuitive |inˈt(y)o͞oədiv| adjective using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning; instinctive: I had an intuitive conviction that there was something unsound in him.
- destructive • tending to refute or disparage; negative and unhelpful: destructive criticism.
- profound |prəˈfound| adjective- (profounder, profoundest)1 (of a state, quality, or emotion) very great or intense: profound social changes | profound feelings of disquiet.
Source: New Oxford American Dictionary
Reading Comprehension: Fill-ins
He realized that television was going to be this device that was going to be transformative and also that there were going to be generations of children being raised by this device and somebody had to use television to do something more than just sell sugar and toys to kids.