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Vocabulary Week 1

TermDefinition
Acquisition (Noun) An asset or object bought or obtained, typically by a library or museum. The learning or developing of a skill, habit, or quality. The museum acquired a sunken ship from the ocean, and placed it on display for the guests to learn about.
Candor (Noun) The quality of being open and honest in expression; frankness. It’s very important for history books to have candor, and non bias stories so, that we get the frank and honest truth.
Galvanize (Verb) Shock or excite (someone) into taking an action. The football coach gave the team a galvanizing pep talk, and now everybody is hyped and ready to take the win!
Flourish (Verb) Grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly favorable environment. My social media account was originally at 500 followers but, in the past few days it has flourished to 10,000!
Yield (Verb) Produce or provide (a natural, agricultural, or industrial product). Give way to arguments, demands, or pressure. On a good day at the corn farm, we could yield in about one whole acre of corn and, get it ready to sell.
Gender (Noun) The state of being male or female. Typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones. Her gender is a socially constructed role that she fits into in life, apart from her being male or female.
Sex (Noun) Either of the two main categories, male and female, which divide humans and other living things on the basis of their reproductive (biological) functions. Shiela’s sex is biologically female because she was born into the body of a female.
Feminism (Noun) Fighting for women’s rights on the basis of the equality of sexes. “Men and women should have equal rights together, and we should not be treated differently based on the body’s we are in!” said the feminist.
Suffrage (Noun) The right to vote in political elections. By allowing employees to leave work early during the elections, the company president is encouraging each employee to use their right of suffrage, and vote.
Idiosyncratic (Adjective) Quirky, peculiar, or unique to an individual. My idiosyncratic sister is always doing something unique or something that may seem crazy to the average person.
Created by: emilynewlandd