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Vocabulary for the week 3/15/10

console

give moral or emotional strength to

conviction

strong belief

fortitude

bravery; courage; strength of mind

gall

nerve

infallible

free from error

mobilize

make ready for action or use

paraphrase

express the same message in different words

optimist

person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism

persevere

to refuse to give up despite difficulties

manipulate

control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage

obstacle

something that gets in the way

appreciate

recognize with gratitude

resilient

quick to recover

zealous

eager, earnest, devoted

imagery

language that appeals to the senses

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