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- crimson /KRIM-zuhn/
- engulf /en-GUHLF/
- orbit /AWR-bit/
- congregate /KONG-gri-geyt/
- connotation /kon-uh-TEY-shuhn/
[adjective] – having a dark, deep red color
Leaves turn crimson in the fall season.
[verb] – to surround and cover something or someone completely
According to the reports, the fire engulfed nearly the entire neighborhood.
[noun] – the curved path through which objects in space move around a planet or star
The spaceship will enter orbit around the Earth once it has reached space.
[verb] – to gather together into a large group
Many cats congregate in the park near my house.
[noun] – a feeling or idea that is suggested by a particular word although it need not be a part of the word’s meaning, or something suggested by an object or situation
The word “proud” can have a negative connotation.
Although total lunar eclipses occur only twice a year, the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts seven more full moons in 2022:
June 14: Strawberry moon
July 13: Buck moon
August 11: Sturgeon moon
September 10: Harvest moon
October 9: Hunter’s moon
November 8: Beaver moon
December 7: Cold moon
These are Native American tribes’ names for the monthly full moons that have become prominent. Because a full moon has varied connotations for different ethnic groups month to month or season to season, the names differ from tribe to tribe.
- How often do you see eclipses?
- How do the moon cycles affect you? (e.g., your mood, your routine, etc.)
- How would you feel if you witnessed the super blood moon?
- Does your country have festivals or holidays based on the moon cycles?
- In your opinion, why do people enjoy watching phenomena in the sky?