WORL 201: American Sign Language

Non-targeted Vocabulary

Most commonly noted words by semester:
Fall 2019
Spring 2019

The lists below are of signs that came up during class discussions or games (during the most recent term the class was offered), terms that the student who was acting as scribe felt were worth noting for later review.

Specific vocabulary terms, lists, categories, or themes were not targeted.

Working in pairs, students briefly reviewed noted signs at the beginning of the next class meeting. Students had opportunity to ask for clarification on noted signs.

Online ASL Dictionaries

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Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
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Week 15

Week 1:
Monday:

  1. last (in the past)
  2. semester
  3. still
  4. vocabulary
  5. today
  6. just, only
  7. write
  8. scribe
  9. volunteer
  10. random
  11. many
  12. every day
  13. name
  14. paper
  15. first name
  16. summer
  17. highlight
  18. fly
  19. London
  20. California
  21. vacation
  22. girlfriend
  23. job
  24. work
  25. new
  26. house
  27. finish
  28. degree, diploma
  29. grandparents
  30. visit
  31. Alaska
  32. from
  33. past
  34. summer
  35. hiking
  36. moutain
  37. next
  38. ice cream
  39. review
  40. myself
  41. easy
  42. simple
  43. basic
  44. hearing
  45. hard of hearing
  46. compelling
  47. moving
  48. candy bar
  49. Seattle
  50. college
  51. senior
  52. freshman
  53. sophomore
  54. junior
  55. disabled
  56. brother
  57. sister

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Week 1:
Wednesday:

  1. remember
  2. partner
  3. travel
  4. sports
  5. cupcake, muffin
  6. imagine, suppose
  7. rest, relax
  8. alone
  9. shopping, store, sell
  10. internet
  11. surfing
  12. television
  13. watch
  14. meditate
  15. outside
  16. nature
  17. forest, jungle
  18. tan
  19. try
  20. improve
  21. enjoy, appreciate, pleasure, entertain
  22. secret
  23. guess
  24. so far, since
  25. actual, true, real
  26. answer
  27. reading
  28. off topic
  29. fed up
  30. quiz, test
  31. percent
  32. story
  33. young
  34. hyper
  35. sometimes
  36. mischevious
  37. chat, hang out
  38. sneak

Week 1:
Friday:

  1. social
  2. jealous
  3. to take care of
  4. accomplish, achieve
  5. surgery
  6. always
  7. difficult, hard
  8. alone
  9. lonely
  10. another, other
  11. leave behind, leftover, abandon
  12. later
  13. bad, suitcase
  14. ignore
  15. pineapple
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Week 2:
Monday:
(Labor Day)

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Week 2:
Wednesday:

  1. recent
  2. doctor
  3. injury, hurt, pain
  4. infection
  5. sick
  6. military, army
  7. football
  8. birthday
  9. December
  10. history
  11. search
  12. find
  13. picture, photograph
  14. print, newspaper
  15. card
  16. gullible
  17. invent, come up with
  18. lose, lost
  19. full, whole
  20. burden
  21. responsibility
  22. not my problem
  23. plants
  24. clash, conflict
  25. empty, lacking
  26. feel
  27. idea
  28. remember
  29. English
  30. mix, cloud
  31. concept
  32. middle


Week 2:
Friday:

  1. injury
  2. infection
  3. history
  4. gullible
  5. invent
  6. remember
  7. steal
  8. farmer
  9. soil, dirt, sand, dust
  10. raise children, grow up
  11. engaged to be married
  12. break up
  13. decide
  14. upset
  15. attire
  16. clash, conflict
  17. empty, lack
  18. still
  19. vampire
  20. business, busy
  21. figure out
  22. geometry
  23. careful
  24. English poetry
  25. ASL poetry
  26. pharmacy
  27. perfect
  28. fault
  29. not my problem
  30. delegate
  31. burden

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Week 3:
Monday:

  1. chocolate
  2. chip
  3. dessert
  4. general
  5. exact, precise, specific
  6. vanilla
  7. king
  8. mean
  9. strict, stern, austere
  10. wild
  11. struggle
  12. contension
  13. friendly
  14. no more
  15. giant, huge, enormous, gigantic
  16. monster
  17. heaven
  18. defeat
  19. sad
  20. attention
  21. know
  22. show
  23. fix
  24. glue
  25. hand
  26. become
  27. ghost
  28. joke
  29. then


Week 3:
Wednesday:

  1. yesterday
  2. every week
  3. every other week
  4. awesome
  5. annual
  6. meeting
  7. invite, welcome, hire
  8. more
  9. most
  10. behind
  11. run over (classifiers)
  12. fight
  13. radio
  14. break down
  15. up till now, so far, since
  16. parked
  17. bat
  18. defeat
  19. autism
  20. let's
  21. insurance
  22. advertize
  23. met
  24. sticky
  25. tape, bandaid
  26. ability, able, capable, potential
  27. real
  28. each other, social
  29. cute
  30. finally


Week 3:
Friday:

  1. silly
  2. Internet, online
  3. game
  4. tomorrow
  5. danger, dangerous, hazard
  6. awful, terrible
  7. roommate
  8. happen
  9. surprise
  10. fancy, formal, official
  11. rich, wealthy, affluent
  12. nursery
  13. soft
  14. difficult
  15. advocate, support
  16. community


Week 4:
Monday:

  1. five years ago
  2. mountain
  3. for sure
  4. maybe
  5. twice
  6. pay
  7. interpeted
  8. we'll see
  9. schedule
  10. brown
  11. fast
  12. small
  13. herself
  14. box, room, container
  15. anyway, whatever, doesn't matter, even though, despite
  16. captions, sentence, phrase
  17. language
  18. character
  19. building, build, construction
  20. parking
  21. complain
  22. employment
  23. enough
  24. suggest, recommend
  25. watermelon
  26. bow tie
  27. boat

 


Week 4:
Wednesday:

  1. performance
  2. kitchen
  3. study
  4. wine
  5. developing
  6. dark room
  7. newspaper, print
  8. corn
  9. employment
  10. about
  11. Scotland
  12. Vietnam
  13. human
  14. outside
  15. allergy
  16. not yet, late, have not
  17. play
  18. eat
  19. guess, miss

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Week 4:
Friday:

  1. lead
  2. to conduct, manage, control
  3. vegetables
  4. remind
  5. routine
  6. war, battle
  7. sneak
  8. union, united, unified
  9. north
  10. south
  11. defend
  12. attack
  13. behind
  14. retreat
  15. can't
  16. stay
  17. capture, arrest, kidnap, catch
  18. skyscraper, tower
  19. envision, dream
  20. phone
  21. GPS
  22. action, active, do, deeds

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Week 5:

Monday:

  1. finally
  2. lost
  3. skiing
  4. so, very, really
  5. stern strict
  6. ugly
  7. handsome
  8. lenient
  9. crush (like on a person) = precious + obsess
  10. stalk
  11. does not mind
  12. personal, personality
  13. wait
  14. note
  15. married
  16. single
  17. short
  18. story
  19. lead actor
  20. conversation
  21. hyper
  22. casually
  23. themselves
  24. hobby
  25. favorite

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Week 5:

Wednesday:

  1. improve
  2. hope
  3. show up
  4. hour
  5. confidential, private, secret
  6. mentor
  7. soon
  8. weapon, sword
  9. poison
  10. squirt gun
  11. light saber
  12. battle axe
  13. charm, friendly
  14. wonder
  15. Denmark
  16. king
  17. prince
  18. uncle
  19. kill
  20. run away, escape, flee
  21. revenge, vengeance
  22. justice
  23. ponder, consider
  24. Shakespeare
  25. parallel
  26. elope


Week 5:

Friday:

  1. reunion, gather
  2. catch up
  3. alcoholic drink
  4. keep, retain
  5. keep going, continue
  6. identity, identify, identification
  7. credit card
  8. back up, behind
  9. information
  10. concerned
  11. cow, cattle
  12. ranch, farm
  13. imperfect
  14. must
  15. rule
  16. establish, set up, to found
  17. naked, available
  18. rude
  19. frustrated
  20. contact
  21. medicine
  22. soda
  23. Internet
  24. bald
  25. desolate
  26. phrase, sentence, captions
  27. free
  28. stick, diploma, degree
  29. soon
  30. trade, exchange, swap, atone
  31. clueless
  32. ear piercings, earrings
  33. spirit, ghost
  34. find
  35. marijuana
  36. meat, steak, flesh, carnal
  37. guess, miss
  38. car
  39. communicate

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Week 6:

Monday:

  1. suggestion, recommend
  2. refreshments
  3. normal
  4. simple
  5. easy
  6. event
  7. talk to yourself
  8. bright, light, clear, obvious
  9. ask, question
  10. ask, request
  11. appropriate
  12. right, correct
  13. thing
  14. opposite
  15. day off, holiday, vacation
  16. assignment, assign
  17. about (as in a topic)
  18. professional
  19. qualified, quality
  20. somber, serious, bitter, miss
  21. funeral
  22. half hour
  23. relay operator
  24. confidential, private, secret
  25. ethical, ethics
  26. use
  27. skill, talent, skilled

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Week 6:

Wednesday:

  1. while, during
  2. roar, yell, shout, scream
  3. either
  4. agree
  5. sun, sunny
  6. wind, windy
  7. discuss, debate
  8. competition, contest, race, sports
  9. measure, size
  10. strong, strength, healthy, brave, courage
  11. coat
  12. hood
  13. cloud, fog, mist, storm
  14. behind
  15. win
  16. rocky road
  17. flavor, taste
  18. strawberry
  19. satisfied, content
  20. annoyed
  21. lacking
  22. love
  23. cold
  24. telepathy
  25. choose, choice
  26. surgery
  27. advocate, support
  28. accept
  29. consequence
  30. result
  31. end
  32. pineapple


Week 6:

Friday:
(no class)


Week 7:

Monday:

  1. scared, afraid
  2. snake
  3. spider
  4. happy, jolly
  5. foster child
  6. adopt
  7. sad, melancholy
  8. to miss a loved one
  9. impossible
  10. worst
  11. part, piece, some
  12. run out
  13. awful, terrible
  14. suffer
  15. fortunately
  16. without
  17. eclipse
  18. freeway
  19. traffic
  20. road, street
  21. pee pee dance
  22. include
  23. hate
  24. nut
  25. lesson
  26. spoon
  27. try
  28. only, just

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Week 7:
Wednesday:

  1. news
  2. Russia
  3. president
  4. instead
  5. reason, rational
  6. irrational
  7. fear
  8. big word
  9. ignore
  10. pass, to go past
  11. man
  12. straw, grass
  13. metal
  14. lion
  15. lousy
  16. each
  17. relates to, connected to
  18. join
  19. judge
  20. summon, call upon, a calling
  21. discrimination
  22. advice, counsel, influence

 


Week 7:
Friday:
(no class)

 

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Week 8:

Monday:

  1. unskilled
  2. apple
  3. Halloween
  4. refresh ( = new + again )
  5. upload, post online
  6. download
  7. baptism, baptize
  8. focused
  9. distracted
  10. pain
  11. star
  12. cute (which can mean small in ASL)
  13. flag
  14. tree
  15. glasses
  16. bed
  17. bunk bed
  18. fly (bird, not airplane)
  19. exchange, trade
  20. describe, explain, instructions
  21. furniture
  22. wolf
  23. beach

 


Week 8:

Wednesday:

  1. Social Studies
  2. Home Economics
  3. Trigonomitry
  4. lunch
  5. study hall
  6. know that
  7. political
  8. inventor
  9. creative
  10. famous
  11. himself
  12. represent
  13. symbol
  14. fail
  15. mixed
  16. result
  17. success, finally
  18. surrounded
  19. dental, dentis
  20. cleaning
  21. don't, not
  22. stick, degree, diploma
  23. squirrel
  24. navy
  25. beat up, abuse
  26. offended
  27. offer, recommend, suggest

 


Week 8:

Friday:

  1. lose, lost, loss
  2. lecture, speech, address
  3. kind, type
  4. insane, crazy
  5. fast, quick
  6. compare
  7. looks like

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Week 9:
Monday

  1. sleep in
  2. function
  3. East Coast Time
  4. I don't know
  5. half hour
  6. runner
  7. kick
  8. race, sports
  9. until
  10. save, conserve
  11. energy
  12. 4 months
  13. move
  14. finish
  15. strong
  16. left, leftover, remaining, abandon
  17. challenge
  18. no one
  19. too big
  20. black hole
  21. astronomy
  22. fence
  23. warn

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Week 9:
Wednesday

  1. willing
  2. move away
  3. fort
  4. gate
  5. sea, ocean
  6. head
  7. hammer
  8. dolphin
  9. angel
  10. jellyfish
  11. crab
  12. octopus
  13. theme, quote, subject, topic
  14. sheep
  15. shepherd
  16. inheritance
  17. celebrate, rejoice, anniversary
  18. stray
  19. coin
  20. safe, safety
  21. run out
  22. struggling financially
  23. broke (no money)
  24. waste
  25. relate, connected to


Week 9:
Friday

  1. reminds me
  2. serious
  3. around the world
  4. include
  5. nothing
  6. future
  7. grammar
  8. know
  9. unconsciously know
  10. intuition
  11. willing

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Monday

  1. around the world
  2. stage
  3. rehearsal
  4. Halloween
  5. costume
  6. early
  7. every night
  8. pounds, weight
  9. extremely knowledgeable
  10. genius
  11. only, just
  12. cheap
  13. dollar
  14. cost, price, charge, fee, a fine
  15. professional
  16. install, set up, establish
  17. expensive
  18. renovate, remodel
  19. improve
  20. back up, back track
  21. tears
  22. heaven
  23. often
  24. next
  25. individually
  26. unwind, relax, rest
  27. free
  28. finger
  29. painting, art
  30. pity, mercy, compassion, poor you
  31. fiery
  32. poop
  33. teenage
  34. pregnancy
  35. roller skates
  36. hot
  37. instead
  38. Santa
  39. Boy Scouts of America
  40. bio-engineered
  41. care
  42. bear
  43. stare
  44. museum
  45. lunch
  46. against
  47. fear
  48. itself
  49. science
  50. guy
  51. tiger
  52. romantic
  53. candle


Weeks 10:

Wednesday

  1. photo
  2. share
  3. lake
  4. allow, let
  5. dead
  6. man
  7. thin
  8. skinny
  9. struggle
  10. required
  11. give up, surrender
  12. at the same time
  13. endure, patience
  14. success
  15. accomplish, achieve
  16. experience
  17. eventually, someday
  18. soccer
  19. long
  20. miles
  21. grow up, raise (children)
  22. congratulations
  23. Spanish
  24. pizza
  25. popcorn
  26. cookie
  27. animal
  28. skunk, lion
  29. penguin
  30. date
  31. moon
  32. hobby, interest
  33. bake, oven
  34. technically
  35. cartoon
  36. star
  37. war


Weeks 10:

Friday

  1. skunk, lion
  2. hungry
  3. shark
  4. blood
  5. thirsty, thirst
  6. chase
  7. run away, escape, flee
  8. lost
  9. to run out of
  10. remind
  11. melt, fade, dissolve
  12. international
  13. space station
  14. washing machine
  15. wash
  16. leave behind, abandon, leftover
  17. running (machine)
  18. buy

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Week 11:

Monday

  1. go
  2. dragon
  3. microwave
  4. dating
  5. casual
  6. picnic
  7. electricity, electric, battery
  8. worth, worthy, important
  9. misunderstand
  10. ice
  11. refuse
  12. far away
  13. fall in love
  14. therapy
  15. counseling
  16. alert, alarm, bell
  17. normal, regular, usual, natural
  18. ambivalent, on the fence


Week 11:

Wednesday


Week 11:

Friday

  1. veteran
  2. celebrate
  3. realize, reason, rational
  4. silver tongued (skilled speaking)
  5. convince
  6. flatter
  7. prone, tendancy
  8. fame, famous
  9. license
  10. permit
  11. certificate
  12. certified
  13. unicorn
  14. memorize
  15. colorful
  16. mystical, mystery, complex, complicated
  17. unique, special
  18. negotiate
  19. empathy
  20. possible, able, capable, potential
  21. avoid
  22. responsibility

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Week 12:

Monday

  1. accommodation
  2. self advocate
  3. diversity, diverse, variety, various, random
  4. analyze, analysis
  5. hire, invite, welcome, you're welcome
  6. skilled, talent
  7. certified
  8. inspect, check
  9. control, handle
  10. sparkle, glow, shine, glory
  11. always
  12. energy
  13. share
  14. enough
  15. full, whole
  16. distract
  17. magical
  18. bag, luggage, suitcase
  19. things, stuff
  20. song, music, sing
  21. choir
  22. enemy
  23. personality, personal
  24. faster


Week 12:
Wednesday

  1. blessing
  2. promise, confirm
  3. common
  4. recognize, notice, detect, acknowledge
  5. leftover, abandon, the rest of
  6. used to, habit, custom
  7. stealth, sneak
  8. hide
  9. turtle
  10. escape, flee, run away
  11. selfish, greedy
  12. lead, guide
  13. rude
  14. naked
  15. early
  16. sweet, sugar, honey

 


Week 12:
Friday

  1. panda bear
  2. eraser
  3. water park
  4. zipper
  5. hippopotamus
  6. sleepover
  7. cozy, comfortable
  8. blueberries
  9. winter
  10. camping
  11. artist
  12. simple
  13. dictionary
  14. ski
  15. best
  16. beach ball
  17. pillow
  18. earth
  19. Martin Luther King
  20. gigantic
  21. dirty
  22. dish, plate
  23. peacock
  24. bald eagle
  25. wide
  26. magic trick
  27. mouse
  28. during, while
  29. gross, disgusting
  30. enemy
  31. look like
  32. farmer
  33. entertain, enjoy, pleasure, appreciate
  34. bug, insect
  35. lizard
  36. between
  37. disguise, costume

 


Week 13:

Monday

  1. technically
  2. someone
  3. guess
  4. roommate
  5. skyscraper, tower
  6. curious
  7. Montana
  8. psychology
  9. memory, review
  10. important, worth
  11. assign
  12. entertain, enjoy, pleasure, appreciate
  13. that's all, that's is, already
  14. borrow
  15. throw
  16. heads
  17. tails
  18. tendency
  19. agree
  20. twice
  21. arrive
  22. graduate
  23. goal
  24. achieve, accomplish

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Week 13:
Wednesday

  1. looking forward to
  2. 4th floor
  3. contest, compete, sports
  4. fiction, fake, false
  5. character
  6. prize
  7. double
  8. first
  9. appear, show up
  10. overwhelmed
  11. until, till
  12. figure out
  13. input, feedback
  14. accept
  15. no matter, whatever, anyway, despite, in spite of
  16. negotiators
  17. willing
  18. convince
  19. dialogue
  20. interact, social, each other

 


Week 13:

Friday

  1. after
  2. smooth
  3. update, catch up
  4. represent
  5. resurrect
  6. wonder
  7. busy
  8. poison
  9. take control
  10. success
  11. receive
  12. unified, united


Week 14:

Monday

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Week 14:

Wednesday

(Thanksgiving)


Week 14:

Friday

(Thanksgiving)


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