Reading assignments for Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich Form groups of two. Each group researches 10 items and 10 words about their selection. For the assignment with the reading selection: Find 10 significant things, such as characters, events, Barbara’s observations and experiences, comments on working conditions. For the assignment with vocabulary: First find the word as it appears in the book and copy the sentence in which it appears. Define the word. Write your own illustrative sentence. _________________________________________________________________ Section 1 has 31 students who research #1-15. The unpaired student answers any 10 of the study questions found on pages 241-244. Section 3 has 26 students who research assignment #3-16. __________________________________________________________________ Here are the reading selections and their vocabulary. All page numbers are from the paperback edition. 1) 1-10 sumptuous, neophyte, proletarian, plausible, Ph.D., Marxist, illiterate, penury, proposition, diligently. 2) 11-21 stammer, diversion, anthropologically, indigent, chagrin, dapper, plurality, finicky, transgression, perennial. 3) 22-39 ruefully, consolidate, incurring, orthopedic, rebukes, funk, culprit, sidling, solipsism, mélange. 4) 42-49 banal, arresting, appointed, bedraggled, broods (verb), mottled, alleged, invincible, akimbo, vindication 5) 51-69 bantering, calibrated, harrowing, ramshackle, putative, nonchalant, opine, hierarchy, ergonomically, postprandial 6) 69-86 oafish, decorum, harried, freelancing, constrained, antagonists, prima facie evidence, grimacing, infraction, insurrection. 7) 86-101 fecklessness, juxtaposition, elation, infirmity, flouting, surveillance, spectrum, bulk, curtail, bereavement. 8) 101-119 mitigating, frivolous, voucher, wizened, autonomy, discretion, vaulting, nonattachment, squeamish, inordinately 9) 121-134 deciduous, pretentious, altruism, wince, perky, diuretic, dementedly, shamanistic, tribulations, pallid 10) 134-150 gurneys, denunciation, euphemistic, vehemence, disdainful, covert, extortionists, nostalgic, gentrified, unnerved 11) 150-169 scandalously, congenitally, sinuous, bodice, query, depredations, daunting, gaunt, lull, svelte 12) 169-191 exorbitantly, unconscionable, cursory, bemoaning, interdependence, supplication, appalling, canny, hortatory, abasement 13) 193-207 extract, sociological, desisted, splint, inculcate, carousing, dilapidated, complacency, subsistence, munificent 14) 207-221 dissertation, euphemisms, unilaterally, plethora, authoritarianism, austere, chronic, stratum, sojourn, affluent 15) 223-235 sassy, Marxist, modicum, pariah, capped, foreclosures, solidarity, feckless, oxymoron, reflexively 16) Study questions pages 241-244.