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25 moods

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We are going to be working with words for the next little while. Your task will be to select one of the words from the list and find a definition of the word and write this as a comment on this blog post. Make sure that you cite your source and paste the link where you got the definition from in your answer.

Good places to find definitions for words are:

Once you have this you need to find a picture which represents the word and create it into a presentation zen style poster.

25 moods – original photo & adaptation of photo

Here are the words:

  • Haunting
  • Hostile
  • Effervescent
  • Gloomy
  • Lush
  • Merciless
  • Bleak
  • Tropical
  • Playful
  • Evil
  • Filthy
  • Ancient
  • Peaceful
  • Cruel
  • Sedate
  • Unexpected
  • Vivacious
  • Creepy
  • Magnificent
  • Calm
  • Harmonious
  • Glamorous
  • Silly
  • Freezing

Two places where you can look for images:



Make sure you use images that you can modify, adapt and build upon.

Idea taken from this blog

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  1. September 1, 2011 at 9:58 am


    adjective /ˈmərsiləs/ 

    Showing no mercy or pity
    – a merciless attack with a blunt instrument
    – the merciless summer heat

  2. 19yukit
    September 1, 2011 at 9:59 am


    adjective /ˈānCHənt/ 

    Belonging to the very distant past and no longer in existence
    – the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean

    Having been in existence for a very long time
    – an ancient gateway
    – ancient forests

    Showing or feeling signs of age or wear
    – an ancient pair of jeans
    – you make me feel ancient


  3. aryan
    September 1, 2011 at 9:59 am

    1. Of, typical of, or peculiar to the tropics: “tropical countries”; “a tropical rain forest”.
    2. Resembling the tropics, esp. in being very hot and humid: “last year’s tropical summer heat”.

  4. madhav
    September 1, 2011 at 10:00 am


    adjective /härˈmōnēəs/ 

    Tuneful; not discordant
    – harmonious music

    Forming a pleasing or consistent whole
    – the decor is a harmonious blend of traditional and modern

    Free from disagreement or dissent
    – harmonious relationships



  5. 19williammlly
    September 1, 2011 at 10:00 am

    bleaks, plural

    1.A small silvery shoaling fish of the minnow family, found in Eurasian rivers

    adjective /blēk/ 
    bleaker, comparative; bleakest, superlative

    1.(of an area of land) Lacking vegetation and exposed to the elements
    – a bleak and barren moor

    2.(of a building or room) Charmless and inhospitable; dreary
    – he looked around the bleak little room in despair

    3.(of the weather) Cold and miserable
    – a bleak midwinter’s day

    4.(of a situation or future prospect) Not hopeful or encouraging; unlikely to have a favorable outcome
    – he paints a bleak picture of a company that has lost its way

    5.(of a person or a person’s expression) Cold and forbidding
    – his bleak, near vacant eyes grew remote




  6. September 1, 2011 at 10:00 am


    adjective /ˈfrēziNG/ 

    Below 32°F (0°C)
    – strong winds and freezing temperatures

    (used hyperbolically) Very cold
    – he was freezing and miserable
    – it was freezing cold outside

    (of fog or rain) Consisting of droplets that freeze rapidly on contact with a surface to form ice

    noun /ˈfrēziNG/ 
    freezings, plural


  7. Zola
    September 1, 2011 at 10:01 am

    1. Of, typical of, or peculiar to the tropics: “tropical countries”; “a tropical rain forest”.
    2. Resembling the tropics, esp. in being very hot and humid: “last year’s tropical summer


  8. Pan
    September 1, 2011 at 10:01 am

    peace·fuladjective /ˈpēsfəl/ 

    1.Free from disturbance; tranquil
    – everything was so quiet and peaceful in the early morning

    2.Not involving war or violence
    – a soldier was shot and seriously wounded at an otherwise peaceful demonstration

    3.(of a person) Inclined to avoid conflict; not aggressive
    – Dad was a peaceful, law-abiding citizen

  9. Andrea
    September 1, 2011 at 10:01 am

    haunt·ingadjective /ˈhôntiNG/  /ˈhän-/ 

    1.Poignant and evocative; difficult to ignore or forget
    – the melodies were elaborate and of haunting beauty


  10. Mara
    September 1, 2011 at 10:02 am


    adjective /magˈnifəsənt/ 

    Impressively beautiful, elaborate, or extravagant; striking
    – a dramatic landscape of magnificent mountains
    – the interior layout is magnificent

    Very good; excellent
    – she paid tribute to their magnificent efforts


  11. Pat
    September 1, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Search Resultsmag·nif·i·centAdjective/magˈnifəsənt/1. Impressively beautiful, elaborate, or extravagant; striking.
    2. Very good; excellent. More »
    Dictionary.com – Answers.com – Merriam-Webster – The Free Dictionary

  12. September 1, 2011 at 10:03 am

    1 Tuneful; not discordant
    – harmonious music

    2 Forming a pleasing or consistent whole
    – the decor is a harmonious blend of traditional and modern

    3 Free from disagreement or dissent
    – harmonious relationships


    • September 1, 2011 at 10:44 am

      Plus, my word is:Harmonious

  13. caitie
    September 1, 2011 at 10:05 am

    cru·eladjective /ˈkro͞oəl/ 
    crueler, comparative; cruelest, superlative; crueller, comparative; cruellest, superlative

    1.Causing pain or suffering
    – I can’t stand people who are cruel to animals

    2.Having or showing a sadistic disregard for the pain or suffering of others
    – the girl had a cruel face


  14. September 1, 2011 at 10:05 am

    creep·y/ˈkrēpē/Adjective: Causing fear or unease: “creepy feelings in a strange house”. More »
    Wikipedia – Dictionary.com – Answers.com – Merriam-Webster

  15. Melis
    September 1, 2011 at 10:06 am


    adjective /härˈmōnēəs/ 

    Tuneful; not discordant
    – harmonious music

    Forming a pleasing or consistent whole
    – the decor is a harmonious blend of traditional and modern

    Free from disagreement or dissent
    – harmonious relationships


  16. Petanque
    September 1, 2011 at 10:06 am

    – Lively and animated; full of life and energy; Long-lived; Difficult to kill

    – (vivacity) liveliness and high-spiritedness


  17. yasmin
    September 1, 2011 at 10:06 am


    noun /ˈsilē/ 
    sillies, plural

    A foolish person (often used as a form of address)
    – Come on, silly

  18. Tammy
    September 1, 2011 at 10:06 am


    adjective /ˈglo͞omē/ 
    gloomier, comparative; gloomiest, superlative

    Dark or poorly lit, esp. so as to appear depressing or frightening
    – a gloomy corridor

    Feeling distressed or pessimistic
    – I am by no means gloomy about the prospects for domestic industry

    Causing distress or depression
    – a gloomy atmosphere


  19. September 1, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Adjective: Belonging to the very distant past and no longer in existence.
    Noun: An old person.

  20. Hannah
    September 1, 2011 at 10:19 am


    adjective /ˈglamərəs/ 

    Having glamour
    – one of the world’s most glamorous women


  21. Mari
    September 1, 2011 at 10:19 am


    adjective /ˌefərˈvesənt/ 

    (of a liquid) Giving off bubbles; fizzy


  22. 19vickyh
    September 1, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Definition of SEDATE
    : keeping a quiet steady attitude or pace : unruffled
    — se·date·ly adverb
    — se·date·ness noun


  23. Tamanna
    September 1, 2011 at 10:32 am

    play·fuladjective /ˈplāfəl/ 

    1.Fond of games and amusement; lighthearted
    – a playful tomboy who loves to dress up

    2.Intended for one’s own or others’ amusement rather than seriously
    – he gave me a playful punch on the arm

    3.Giving or expressing pleasure and amusement
    – the ballet accents the playful use of movement


  24. September 1, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Awesome work today guys.
    Nice to see the great photos that you guys choose.

    Next week we will continue and add our pictures to Flickr.

    Mr. Jago

    • Mr. Sam
      September 2, 2011 at 9:37 am

      Excellent lesson, thanks Mr. Jago.

  25. madhav
    September 5, 2011 at 7:57 am


    adjective /kä(l)m/ 
    calmer, comparative; calmest, superlative

    (of a person, action, or manner) Not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other emotions
    – keep calm, she told herself
    – his voice was calm

    (of a place) Peaceful, esp. in contrast to recent violent activity
    – the city was reported to be calm, but army patrols remained

    (of the weather) Pleasantly free from wind
    – the night was clear and calm

    (of the sea) Not disturbed by large waves

    Here is the link

  26. Tamanna
    September 5, 2011 at 8:15 am


    adjective /ˈhôntid/  /ˈhän-/ 

    (of a place) Frequented by a ghost
    – it looked like a classic haunted mansion

    Having or showing signs of mental anguish or torment
    – the hollow cheeks, the haunted eyes


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