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Vital Vocab Final

Quarter 1 Vocab Final

context Noun. The parts of written or spoken statement that precede or follow a specific word or passage. Backround
literal (adj.) In accordance with, involving, or being the primary or strict meaning of the word or words. (Accurate)
figurative (Adj.) Of the nature of or involving a figure of speech. (Metaphorical)
subtext Noun. The underlying or implicit meaning, as of a literary work. (Connotation)
Vernacular (Adj.) Using plain, everyday, ordinary language. (Natural Langue)
archaic (Adj.) Marked by the characteristics of an earlier period. (Ancient)
anecdote Noun. A short account of a particular event. (Short story)
amiable (Adj.) Having or showing good natured personality. (NIce person)
abhor (Verb) To regard with extreme repugnance or aversion. (Hate or Despise)
audacious (Adj.) Extremely bold or daring. (Adventurous)
acumen Noun. The ability to make good judgments. (Cunning)
advocate (v) To speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly. (Speaker)
allege Verb. To assert with out proof. (Declare)
ambiguous (Adj.) Open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; equivocal. (Cryptic)
ascertain Verb. To find out definitely. (Confirm)
arbitrary (Adj.) Subject to individual will or judgment without restriction. (irrational)
antithesis Noun. The direct opposite.
aesthetic (adj) Pertaining to a sense of the beautiful. (Gorgeous)
accentuate Verb. To give emphasis or prominence to. (Emphasize)
abridge Verb. To shorten
bias (n) A particular tendency or inclination, especially one that prevents unprejudiced consideration of a question. (Prejudice)
beguile Verb. To influence by trickery. (Deceive)
benign (Adj.) Have a kindly disposition. (Friendly)
behemoth (n) any creature or thing of monstrous size or power. (Beast)
bane (n) A person or thing that ruins or spoils. (Pest)
compelling (Adj.) Tending to compel. (fascinating)
criteria Noun. A standard of judgment or criticism. (Benchmark)
contradict Verb. To assert the contrary or opposite of. (Conter)
coherent (Adj.) Logically connected. (Comprehensible)
concede Verb. To acknowledge as true. (Accept)
concise (Adj.) Expressing or covering much in few words. (Brief)
construe Verb. To give the meaning or intention.(Define)
cumulative (Adj,) Increase or grow. (Increase)
coalesce (verb) To grow together or into one body. (fuse)
caustic (adj) Capable of burning, corroding, or destroying living tissue. (abrasive)
cursory (adj.) Going rapidly over something, without noticing details. (superficial)
cogent (adj.) convincing or believable by virtue of forcible, clear or incisive presentation. (compelling)
chronological (adj.) Arranged in the order of time. (sequential)
cerebral (adj.) Of or pertaining to the cerebrum or the brain. (analytical)
complacent (adj.) Pleased, especially with oneself or one's merits. (confident)
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