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Caesar's English: Lesson 14

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Jennifer McMillian

on 9 February 2017

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Transcript of Caesar's English: Lesson 14

meaning: wisdom
sagacity
meaning: yearning
wistful
meaning: slight
subtle
meaning: to object or agrue repeatedly over something
Remonstrate
Meaning: boring
Tedious
Caesar's English: Lesson 14
Literary Connection: In
The Secret Garden
, we read, "'Could I ever get there?' asked Mary
wistfully
, looking through her window at the far off blue.
Literary Connection: In the
Red Badge of Courage
, the young boy receives a "
subtle
suggestion to touch the corpse."
Literary Connection: In Jonathan Swift's
Gulliver's Travels
, someone is described as "below the
sagacity
of a common hound."
Literary Connection: In
Peter Pan
, "'Wendy,"
remonstrated
Michael, "I'm too big for a cradle.'"

Do you see how Michael is pleading in protest against having to sleep in a cradle?
Literary Connection: Tedious was one of Shakespeare's favorite words. Shakespeare wrote in
Romeo and Juliet
, "So
tedious
is this day" and described "a
tedious
tale."
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