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Hersey Vocab CW IR

Creative Writing & Independent Reading: Quiz # 1

Word/RootDefinition
mutation: noun change; state of condition; the act or process of being changed or altered
nocturnal: adjective active at night; of, concerning or occurring at night
noct night
deduction: noun to take something away; the act of subtracting; the process of reaching a conclusion by reasoning; to make a judgement about something based on the information you have
muta change
tion state of
de down
duct lead
despondent: adjective feeling depression of spirits from loss of hope, confidence, or courage; dejected
spond promise/pledge
parasite-noun An organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host; žOne who habitually takes advantage of someone else’s generosity without making any useful return.
para alongside
sit food
omnivore: noun an animal whose diet includes both animals and plants
omni all
vore eat
symbiosis: noun A close association, usually a mutually beneficial relationship, between two dissimilar organisms.
sym together
bio life
osis condition
inference: noun to form an opinion/hypothesis that something is probably true because of other information that you already know.
in in
fer carry
metaphor: noun A figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them.
meta change
phor carry
Created by: susan.casper