Semester Exam Vocab Workshop Words

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Bibliography

n. a list of books or essays on a particular subject or by a particular author

Biographical

adj. having to do with a person's life; giving the story of a person's life

Priority

n. precedence; something that is first in time, order, or importance

Skeptical

adj. inclined to doubt; not easily convinced; showing doubt; doubtful

Reluctant

adj. not eager; unwilling

Denounce

v. to condemn openly; to accuse formally; to inform against

Trivial

adj. not important; insignificant

Wary

adj. on guard against danger or deception; cautious; susicious

Perspective

n. point of view; the effects of distance or depth on the appearance of objects; adj. drawn to produce this effect

Paramount

adj. chief in importance; supreme; dominant

Applicable

adj. appropriate; suitable to be applied

Depict

v. to picture in words; to represent in picture or sculpture; to describe

Optimistic

adj. expecting the best; inclined to look on thr bright side; cheerful; hopeful

Acclaim

n. loud applause; paise; v. to applaud; to approve strongly

Susceptible

adj. easily influenced or affected; unresistant; sensitive and impressionable

Essence

n. the fundamental nature of something; a defining feature; an extract of a substance

Expend

v. to use up; to spend

Virtual

adj. pertaining to something that exists in effect, though not in name or fact

Liability

n. something for which someone is legally responsible; a disadvantage or drawback; a debt

Premature

adj. too soon; too early; before the proper time

Incandescent

adj. glowing with intense heat; very bright; shining; brilliant; describing a light bulb that produces light with a filament in a vaccum

Benign

adj. not harmful; gentle; good-natured

Reconcile

v. to bring together; to bring into harmony; to make friends again

Irreducible

adj. not capable of being made smaller or simpler

Metaphor

n. a figure of speech that contains an implied comparison

Simile

n. a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using like or as

Encore

n. a further performance given on demand; a demand for further performance

Ovation

n. an enthusiastic and prolonged applause; an enthusiastic reception or tribute

Orthodox

adj. adhering to accepted beliefs, especially in religion; approves or conventional

Asterisk

n. a starlike mark (*) used in printing (often to indicate a footnote)

Chronological

adj. arranged in the order in which things happen

Satirical

adj. using irony and wit to attack ideas, people, or customs; sarcastic

Tentative

adj. subject to change; uncertain

Perennial

adj. perpetual; enduring;n. a plant that lasts through all the seasons for many years

Volatile

adj. explosive; changeable; fickle

Autonomous

adj. self-governing; independent

Collaborate

v. to work together; to cooperate with the enemy

Connive

v. to cooperate secretly; to scheme; to join secretly in another's wrongdoing

Raucous

adj. rough sounding and harsh; rowdy

Promenade

n. a leisurely walk or stroll; a public walkway, v. to take a leisurely walk or stroll

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