The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Twenty-Four – Vocabulary

The sense of sight is a powerful thing. Do you have any powerful images from a long time ago that still stick in your mind? Our vocab word for The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 24 focuses on all the wonderful things we see. The vocab word is…

SPECTACLE

Keep reading or watch the video below see how the word ‘spectacle’ is used in The Prince and the Pauper.

SPECTACLE

DEFINITION

(n.) a public show/display
FACTS/CHARACTERISTICS

especially things that are impressive or large
EXAMPLES

fireworks show
parade
impressive skyline
NON-EXAMPLES

nap
ordinary scenes
ordinariness

Etymology

  • Language of Origin: Latin
  • spectaculum (from spectare) = “to watch”

Sentences/Additional Forms

  • Straightforward sentence: The teachers put on quite a spectacle at the all-school assembly.
  • Sentence from the chapter: “Edward the Sixth wondered if the spectacle of a king on his way to jail had ever encountered such marvellous indifference before.” (p. 147)
  • Other forms: spectacles (n.), spectacular (adj.)

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References

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spectacle

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/macy-s-thanksgiving-day-parade-going-virtual-fall-due-coronavirus-n1240024

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