Vocabulary Log #20

1. Threadbare (adjective)
   -having the nap worn down so that the filling or warp thread show through (lusuh)
   e.g : I love to wear threadbare shirt but I think this is the time to throw it away .

   -stale (basi)
   e.g : That novel is not so interesting but threadbare cliche

2. Trepidation (noun)
   - a feeling of fear that causes you to hesitate because you think something bad or unpleasant is going to happen . (kebimbangan)
   e.g : Shaking with trepidation, i stepped into the old abandoned house.

3. Malevolent (adjective)
   -having or showing a desire to cause harm to another person (berniat jahat)
   e.g : The malevolent villains try to rob her jewelery  .

4. Visage (noun)
   -a person's face (wajah)
   e.g : There's something hidden behind his visage of happiness

5. Hauteur (noun)
   -arrogance (sikap sombong)
   e.g : She walks into the hotel with hauteur .

Vocabulary log #19

1. Blistering (adjective)
   -very harsh or powerful
   e.g : Her blistering criticism makes everyone in the hall surprise .

   -scorching (panas terik)
   e.g : In Hawaii , the blistering sun gave me sunburn .

2.Wince (verb)
   - to have an expression on your face for a very short time which shows that you are embarrassed or in pain .
   e.g : He winced as the hammer struck his thumb.

3. Limp (verb)
   -to walk in a slow and awkward way because of an injury to a leg or foot
   e.g : After the accident, he limped heavily as he moved

4. Incredulous (adjective)
   -feeling or showing a lack of belief (seolah-olah tidak percaya)
   e.g : After I give her an explanation about the incident, she just give me an incredulous smile.

5. Subtle (adjective)
   -hard to analyse or described
   e.g : The language use in SAT English question expresses esoteric and subtle meaning

Vocabulary log #18

1. Gruesome (adjective)
   -causing horror or disgust (mengerikan)
   e.g : The gruesome massacre was a nightmare for me.

2. Tacit (adjective)
   -expressed or understood without being directly stated or written down (tanpa kata-kata / tanpa bertulis )
   e.g : We have a tacit agreement that if I wash the dishes , she will dries them and put them away

3. Infuriate (verb)
   -to make someone very angry (membuatkan seseorang marah)
   e.g : Her refusal to cooperate make them infuriated.

4. Enliven (verb)
   -to make something more interesting (merancakkan)
   e.g : His arrival enliven our party last night .

5. Inane (adjective)
   -very silly or stupid (bodoh)
   e.g : " Don't badger people with inane question" , said his sister .

Vocabulary log #17

1. Inept (adjective)
   -lacking skill or ability (tidak cekap)
   e.g : She is such an inept secretary who can't seem to keep her boss's appointments straight.

   -not suitable to the time ,place , or occasion (tidak sesuai pada tempatnya)
   e.g : The inept comment can make someone offended .

2. Flee (verb)
   -to run away from danger (lari)
   e.g : The villagers fled from the rising water since this morning .

3. Eccentricity (noun)
  -an act or habit that is strange or unusual (kelakuan aneh)
   e.g : She showed astonishing eccentricity in her dress last prom night .

4. Ginormous (adjective)
   -extremely large (sangat besar)
   e.g : That boy with a ginormous hazelnut eyes really fascinates me .

5. Statuesque (adjective)
   -tall and beautiful (tinggi menawan)
   e.g : The woman of a statuesque proportions over there such a perfect one with her politeness

Vocabulary log #16

1. Torment (noun)
   -something that causes extreme physical or mental pain (seksaan)
   e.g : Sitting still was a torment to me and caused a stressful life .

2. Scepticism (noun)
   -an attitude of doubting the truth of something (sikap ragu ragu)
   e.g : The teacher nodded with scepticism when listened to his excuses .

3. Remonstrate (verb)
   -to disagree and argue or complain about something (membantah)
   e.g : She always remonstrate every time I give my opinion .

4. Plausible (adjective)
   -possibly true (munasabah)
   e.g : The story is plausible enough but they still didn't believe it .

5. Presumptuous (adjective)
   -too confident especially in a way that is rude (terlalu berani)
   e.g : It's a little presumptuous of you to assume that I'm your new best friend just because I invited you along

Vocabulary #15

1. Confer (verb)
   -to discuss something important in order to make a decision (berbincang)
   e.g : I am trying to confer with my parents about the sponsor .

2. Amble (verb)
   -to walk slowly in a free and relaxed way (jalan yang perlahan)
   e.g : She is ambling along the beach alone .

3. Exhilarating (adjective)
   -to cause someone feel very happy and excited (sangat menggembirakan)
   e.g : It was an exhilarating experience during the vacation.

4. Mirth (noun)
   -happiness and laughter (keriangan)
   e.g : Her clumsy attempt to cut the cake was cause of much mirth 

5. Maquillage (noun)
   e.g : the aging actress's thick maquillage make her look like a parody of herself

Reading log #1


3 interesting words :

1. Demeanor (noun)
   - behavior towards others (sikap)
   e.g : Her calm demeanor put me at ease in my first class here.

2. Unnerving (verb)
   - to make someone feel afraid or upset and unable to think clearly (menggetarkan)
   e.g : The riding accident so unnerved me that for a while i was afraid to get back on a horse

3. Sporadic (adjective)
   -happening often but not regularly (sekali-sekala)
   e.g : Sporadic loud noise kept startling everyone

Short Response : 

     I like the novel because it tells the reader that there will be a way to settle any problem and move on . So do for the couple who had breakup . Kira do has the breakup formula and willing to help Joey to move on and obliterate his memory with his ex-girlfriend , Fiona. She tried her best so that Joey will continue his day as usual - not being a taciturn one. But at the same time, no one knew that Kira also help herself on her breakup . By advising others, we will automatically advise ourselves . Be good to others, and the good will come to you . Just live your life happily because every problems have their own medicine . Feel free to help other people in their problem because maybe there will be one time that we need someone desperately to settle our own problem.


Film Review #2


3 interesting words :

1. Defiance (noun)
   -a refusal to obey something or someone (keingkaran)
   e.g : He shows his defiance by not taking out the trash

2. Quaint (adjective)
   -unusual quality or appearance that is usually attractive or appealing (pelik tetapi menarik)
   e.g : The writer talks about the quaint customs of the natives

3. Taciturn (adjective)
   -tending to be quite (diam)
   e.g : That taciturn man almost never initiates a conversation

Short response :

     One lesson I learned from this movie is alliances are important even if they are temporary . Katniss is always well-aware of the fact that there will be only one victor of the Hunger Games . However, she keeps forming alliances with fellow competitor Rue . So in life, we are going to face variety of situations that may be better navigated with others. As usual, people come and go in life, that's just a cycle of life . The people you meet maybe can simply serve a purpose for the time they are there . Do take people for what they are worth and what they can offer in any particular situations.

Vocabulary log #14

1. Villain (noun)
   -a person who does bad things (orang jahat)
   e.g : All of the villains in my housing area have been caught.

2. Skive (verb)
   -to avoid school or work by staying away or by leaving without permission (mengelat)
   e.g : He always skives when working at his mother's restaurant.

3. Ponder (verb)
   -to think about something carefully (berfikir-fikir)
   e.g : He always take a long time on pondering his next move when playing chess.

4. Crucify (verb)
   -to criticize someone or something very harshly (mengkritik dgn kasar)
   e.g : She crucify my work without feeling guilty

   -put to death on the cross (menyalib)
   e.g : The villain has been crucified last day.

5. Pushy (adjective)
   -using forceful methods to make others do what you want them to do (mendesak)
   e.g : Everyone annoyed with her pushy action.

Vocabulary log #13

1. Stride (verb)
   -to walk with very long step (langkah)
   e.g : He crossed the ditch in one effortlessly stride

2. Waddle (verb)
   -to walk with short steps while moving from side to side like duck (terkedek-kedek)
   e.g : They're giggling when seeing a fat man walks with a waddle .

3. Witless ( adjective)
   -very foolish or stupid (bodoh)
   e.g : There's no one can answer that witless question.

4. Impersonate (verb)
   -to pretend to be another person (menyamar)
   e.g : She impersonates her mother when gets a phone call from anonymous.

5. Rapture (noun)
   -a state or feeling of great happiness,pleasure or love (rasa sangat gembira)
   e.g : She is in rapture when being announced as the best student in her school for this year.

Vocabulary log #12

1. Befuddled (adjective)
   -perplexed (kebingungan)
   e.g : He had a befuddled expression on his face

2. Vulnerable (adjective)
   -"of person" easily harmed (mudah terdedah pada bahaya)
   e.g : Since babies are vulnerable, all of the parents are advised to look after theirs every single time.

3. Aghast (adjective)
   -filled with horror or shock (terkejut,tergamam)
  e.g : She stands aghast when there's a lot of birthday present on her bed

4. Glimpse (noun)
  -momentary , incomplete view (sekali imbas)
   e.g : As we stand far away from her, we just can have a glimpse of her.

   -flash (bayangan sekilas)
   e.g: I get a better glimpse of Joey's relationship with Fiona.

5. Dreary (adjective)
   -gloomy,dismal (suram,muram)
   e.g : The dreary afternoon makes me sleepy

Vocabulary Log #11

1. Sophisticated (adjective)
   -having, revealing or involving a great deal of worldly experience and knowledge of fashion and culture
   e.g : Mary becomes sophisticated after she went abroad

   -(of a machine,system, or technique) developed to a high degree complexity (canggih)
   e.g : They have their own sophisticated electronic equipment .

2. Stupor (noun)
   - a state of near-unconsciousness or insensibility (hampir pengsan)
   e.g : The woman stupor when she knew that her youngest children passed away.

3. Assuage (verb)
   -make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense (meredakan)
   e.g : He send a bouquet of roses to his girlfriend's house to assuage the guilt over his promises that would never happened.

4. Maneuver (verb)
   -to move in a skillful way
   e.g : I maneuvered my way around the corner

5. Precarious (adjective)
   -dangerous,likely to fail (berbahaya)
   e.g : The new playground looks precarious , so my mother doesn't allow any of us playing there