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11-12 Academic Vocab

GHHS Academic Vocabuary by grade level

advocate/advocacy one who supports a cause or person; the act of supporting a cause or person
aesthetic pleasing in appearance, appreciative of, responsive to or appreciative of what is pleasurable to the senses
ambiguity/ambiguous having more than one interpretation; unclear; undefined
articulation/articulate clear expression of ideas; to speak or write clearly or effectively; to connect small pieces together; to be an effective speaker
assumption assuming that something is true; a fact or statement taken for granted; the taking over of another's debts
bias/biased prejudice or personal preference; a tendency or inclination; on an angle
civil of or relating to the people who live in a country; of or relating to the regular business of the people in a city, town, state, etc.not connected to the military or to a religion; polite but not friendly
concede to say that you accept or do not deny the truth or existence of (something); to admit that you have been defeated and stop trying to win
connotation an idea or quality that a word makes you think about in addition to its meaning
contest to make (something) the subject of an argument or a legal case: to say that you do not agree or accept
credibility/credible believable; reliable; supported with sufficient evidence
denotation the literal meaning of a word or phrase
discrepancy a difference between two things that should be the same; a divergence or difference from the expected result
dissent disagreement; divergence from accepted beliefs
effective producing a result that is wanted : having an intended effect
evaluation/evaluate an opinion about a subject’s worth; to judge the value of someone or something; to solve (math)
fallacy a false or mistaken idea; the quality of being wrong
formal register speech or writing that avoids colloquialisms (slang, swearing) and contractions, uses subject-specific vocabulary, and (usually) uses third-person pronouns
imply/implication to suggest or express indirectly (in speech or writing); a suggestion or hinted meaning, not directly stated
infer/inference to conclude or guess; something that is not directly stated
integrate/integration to make something a part of another larger thing; finding a function whose differential is known; the operation of solving a differential equation; incorporation as equals into society or an organization of individuals of different groups
interact/interaction to talk or do things with other people; mutual action or influence
irony the use of words that mean the opposite of what you really think especially in order to be funny
poignant causing a strong feeling of sadness; being to the point
power the ability or right to control people or things; legal or official authority, capacity, or right; the number of times as indicated by an exponent that a number occurs as a factor in a product; a source or means of supplying energy
premise a statement or idea that is accepted as being true and that is used as the basis of an argument; premises : a building and the area of land that it is on
quantitative of or relating to how much there is of something : of or relating to the quantity or amount of something
refute/rebut to counter the argument made by another; to disprove an argument using evidence
reliable able to be trusted to do or provide what is needed; able to be relied on; able to be believed; likely to be true or correct
rhetoric the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, which often involves appeals to logic (logos), character (ethos), or emotion (pathos), as well as figurative language and other compositional techniques
scrutinize/scrutiny to read or look at very closely and carefully; to analyze thoroughly
sarcasm the use of words that mean the opposite of what you really want to say especially in order to insult someone, to show irritation, or to be funny
scrutiny the act of carefully examining something especially in a critical way : the act of scrutinizing something
seminal having a strong influence on ideas, works, events, etc., that come later; very important and influential
style a particular way in which something is done, written, created, or performed; a particular form or design of something
syntax the structure of written and oral communication; the format through which information is conveyed (can include sentence types, simple versus compound or complex sentences, etc.)
synthesis/synthesize the combination of ideas to form a theory or system; to combine information from various sources in order to make an argument; to combine simpler materials to make a more complex compound using a chemical reaction
understatement to say that (something) is smaller, less important, etc., than it really is
value the amount of money that something is worth : usefulness or importance
voice the ability to speak; the ability to sing; the power or ability to produce musical tones ; wish, choice, or opinion openly or formally expressed; an instrument or medium of expression
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