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Lesson 0.2 Objective Words (Level 8A)

treason['tree-zuhn] noun - a violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state. Several men plotted to overthrow the national government, but their evil plan was soon discovered. The men were eventually tried in court for high treason.
devotion[di-'voh-shuhn] noun - profound dedication; consecration. Isabella’s devotion for her religion is indisputable. Every night, she kneels down at her bedside and prays. Then, she crawls into bed and falls fast asleep.
intergalactic[in-ter-guh-'lak-tik] adj - of, existing, or occurring in the space between galaxies. Carson is very interested in astronomy, which is the scientific study of matter in outer space. He is amazed that the Milky Way travels through intergalactic space.
bemoan[bi-'mohn] verb - to express distress or grief over; lament. A cultural and musical icon, Michael Jackson changed the very landscape of music. Adrian and Kimberly were big fans of his work and bemoaned his unexpected death.
wane[weyn] verb - to decrease in strength, intensity, etc. The amount of assigned homework, essays, and projects waned toward the end of the semester. Teachers and students were counting down the days until summer break.
malaria[muh-'lair-ee-uh] noun - any of a group of diseases, usually intermittent or remittent, characterized by attacks of chills, fever, and sweating. A mosquito infected with malaria could easily pass on this fatal disease with just one bite. Living in the tropics, Mary wears bug spray and long-sleeve shirts to prevent getting bit by an infected mosquito.
hysterical[hi-'ster-i-kuhl] adj - causing unrestrained laughter; very funny. Since Felix was feeling a bit down, Annabelle wanted to cheer him up with a funny joke. Felix thought the joke was so hysterical and started rolling on the floor laughing!
appoint[uh-'point] verb - to name or assign to a position, an office, or the like; designate. During the meeting Wednesday morning, the members appointed Sarah as president, Michael as vice president, Mila as treasurer, and Janine as secretary of the school’s student council.

The Adventure of Gabe and Dylan

This was going to end up being the adventure of a lifetime! Although Gabe and Dylan were somewhat skeptical, they still held out hope that the whole thing was real. The boys were breathless with anticipation as they waited in front of the historic theater building on the very edge of town. After about twenty minutes of silent waiting, both were beginning to feel a little bit absurd, but the promise of ____ 1 ____ adventure had a strong hold on both of them.

The whole situation had begun late the previous night as the two friends stayed up watching old science fiction movies at Gabe's house, discussing the need for some type of adventure in their own lives. They had been ____ 2 ____ the dull lifestyle in their serene little town; both were longing for anything to happen that was out of the ordinary, when suddenly the unbelievable began to unfold before their eyes.

The movie had just ended; Gabe had nodded off, and Dylan was reaching to rewind the video when a face emerged on the screen. Dylan nudged Gabe to wake him and gestured frantically toward the TV. They both stared intently at the figure as it materialized. It was unlike anyone or anything they had ever laid eyes on. The figure wore a crimson robe with an ornate medallion. The hood of his robe shadowed his face. As the static dissipated, the figure began to speak in a low and commanding voice. And what he said was even more improbable than his appearance.

A.  ornate
B.  hysterical
C.  intergalactic
D.  absurd

A.  bemoaning
B.  waning
C.  appointing
D.  beginning

A planet in another galaxy was in a dire situation and needed to add to their reserve force to defend themselves. The general was searching planets from neighboring galaxies to locate individuals willing to leave their home and join the defense force. The boys were invited to an informational meeting aboard the general's vessel the next day and were instructed to meet the ship outside the old theater near Ninth Street. Then the screen went black.

As Gabe and Dylan continued to wait their courage began to ____ 3 ____. They began to question their own intelligence; it was pretty silly, waiting for a spaceship outside of an abandoned building in the dark. They were ready to leave in disappointment when they saw a flash of silver down the street. The shape came closer, obscured by huge clouds of smoke, which caused the two boys to cough uncontrollably, staring wide-eyed at one another. Gradually, the smoke cleared and the boys peered into the fog, straining their eyes for a glimpse of the general. Instead, they saw only Gabe's older brother, Bryan, collapsed in a fit of ____ 4 ____ laughter. The fog machine spewed the last of the dry ice out of the side of the silver mini-van as Bryan gasped, "April Fool's!"

A.  bemoan
B.  wane
C.  appoint
D.  cough

A.  abandoned
B.  intergalactic
C.  informational
D.  hysterical

5. Where is the theater located?
A.  at the edge of town
B.  in the town center
C.  next door to Gabe's house
D.  outside of town

The Life of Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis was the tenth child of Samuel Davis, a planter in Kentucky. Jefferson's oldest brother, Joseph, supported him by sending him to academies in Kentucky and Mississippi.

In 1821, Davis entered Transylvania University in Kentucky. He was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point three years later. From there, he began his career as an officer in the U.S. Army.

Jefferson Davis's life was filled with highs and lows. In 1835, Davis married his first wife, Sarah Taylor, who was the daughter of his commander. Within three months, Sarah contracted ____ 6 ____ and died. Heartbroken over her death, Davis moved to an isolated plantation in Mississippi. There he spent the next ten years farming and studying.

In 1845, Davis remarried and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a democrat. He left that position in 1846 to command troops in the Mexican War. Following the war, Davis became a senator for Mississippi. Davis resigned from the senate to pursue the position of governor of Mississippi, but he lost the election. He was later ____ 7 ____ Secretary of War and soon after returned to the senate.

A.  malaria
B.  plantation
C.  treason
D.  devotion

A.  appointed
B.  devoted
C.  bemoaned
D.  waned

In 1861, much to his surprise, Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. For the next four years, he served with complete ____ 8 ____. Unfortunately, Davis was in poor health. He also had difficulty dealing with people and criticism. Eventually, the Confederate Army collapsed.

On May 10, 1865, Davis was captured by Federal troops and imprisoned for two years. Davis was released on bond, but never pardoned for crimes of ____ 9 ____. He was now ineligible for public office. He retired to Mississippi and died in 1889.

A.  criticism
B.  malaria
C.  devotion
D.  treason

A.  devotion
B.  treason
C.  malaria
D.  crime

10. What happened after Davis was captured by Federal troops?
A.  He was imprisoned for two years.
B.  He was reappointed president.
C.  He died in prison.
D.  He escaped and lived in hiding until his death.

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