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Here is what a previous student did for the Maclean's
Vocabulary Assignment in order to create the definition and examples sentences
She opened a new document in Microsoft Word.
She opened up a window in Internet Explorer and went to one
of the online dictionary websites.
She searched for the vocabulary word. The dictionary
will usually bring back the simple or base form of the word. For
example, if you search for vulnerability, the dictionary will bring
Using the mouse, she selected the word, the meaning, the
origin, examples, etc. and copied it
She then switched to Word and pasted what she had copied.
She opened another window in Explorer and went to the Maclean's
She searched for the several variations of the vocabulary
word. She looked through several of the articles and chose examples
that showed different ways the word was used. When she found a good
example, she copied several sentences surrounding the word, copied them,
and pasted them in Word
Definition Copied from an On-line
Main Entry: vul·ner·a·ble
1 : capable of being physically wounded
2 : open to attack or damage : ASSAILABLE
3 : liable to increased penalties but entitled to increased
bonuses after winning a game in contract bridge
/'v&l-n(&-)r&-b&l-n&s, 'v&l-n&r-b&l-/ noun
- vul·ner·a·bly /-blE/ adverb
Sentences Copied from On-line Maclean's
1.There may be no simple
defence against being spied on by your near and dear. But tools are emerging
to reduce the vulnerability of private
e-mail, and to help solve the flip side of the "lurer" problem: how to
prove you really are who you say you are online.
2.For investors, 2000 began
amid euphoria for high-technology stocks. But the bubble burst in March,
and lost more air as the year progressed. As if to drive home the vulnerability
of the New Economy, a rash of hacker attacks immobilized computers belonging
to top Web sites .
3.And there can be no doubt
she was abused in other ways as well. After Henry's death, the vulnerable
13-year-old went to live with the last of her father's six wives.