Part 3 of After The Show’s “Using Music to Learn Vocabulary” has arrived!
1. Vagrancy: “Difference is Time” by Jason Boesel / Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
Vagrancy is the state of wandering the land of an itinerant person without a home or regular employment.
2. Apocryphal: “Smarter” by Eisley
Apocryphal means erroneous or fictitious; of questionable authorship or authenticity; false.
3. Jonestown: “Highs and Lows of Being Number 1″ by Jenny and Johnny
Jonestown, or the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project, was a cult led by Jim Jones. In November 1978, 918 people in Jonestown died in a mass-suicide / mass-murder.
4. Garish: “Get Well” by Noise Addict
Garish means obtrusively bright and showy, loud, or gaudy.
5. Watershed: “Watershed” (an unfinished, unreleased demo) by Hanson
A watershed is a ridge of high land dividing two areas that are drained by different river systems; a critical point that marks a division or a change of course; a turning point.