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Transcript of Caesar's English
Meaning: disturbance; suddenly swells up, sudden uproar and clamor.
Martin Luther King Jr. recalled, "the erupting tumult and catastrophe in the streets of the city."
Meaning: traditional or conventional in your views, to believe what society expects you to, to your opinion (dox) straight (ortho) in the eyes of others.
In John F. Kennedy's, Profiles in Courage, "any unpopular or unorthodox course arouses a storm of protests."
Why do you think an unorthodox course of action lends itself to a "storm of protests"?
Does this happen in our society today?
Frederick Douglass, in his famous
, says that Mr. Plummer was "a profane swearer and a savage monster."
Meaning: ambiguous, or to say or suggest two things at the same time
Have you ever experienced a time when you were equivocal or unequivocal in a discussion?
Meaning: Vegetation or greenery
Literary Connection: In
, Herman Melville observed the "spring verdure peeping forth through the February snow."
The opposite of equivocal is unequivocal in which
you do not take a stand.