November Comprehensive Word Discovery Quiz

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Slope

Change in Y (vertical change) -OVER- Change in X (horizontal change)

Parallel

Lines that are the same distance apart and do not intersect; have the same slope.

Depth Perception

The ability to convert a flattened image from the retina into a 3-D image.

Binocular Vision

Use of both eyes for vision.

Optical Illusion

Pictures/drawings that trick us into perceiving something that isn't true.

Mood

The feeling or atmosphere the writer creates for the reader; such as gloomy, cheerful, or anxious.

Imagery

Descriptions that appeal to the reader's senses--used to help create a story's mood.

Cavalry

The part of a military force composed of troops that serve on horseback.

Artillery

An army unit that uses big guns.

Confluence

The place where streams meet.

-ion

Suffix meaning "belonging to".

Bi-

Prefix meaning "two".

Perpendicular

Two lines that intersect to form four equal adjacent angles of 90 degrees each. Perpendicular lines have slopes that are negative reciprocals.

Negative reciprocal

The result of taking the reciprocal of a number and then changing the sign. Lines that have slopes that are negative reciprocals are perpendicular.

Association

The connection of ideas, feelings, etc. to previous knowledge.

Property

Something that is true for an object.

Peripheral Vision

Vision to the side.

Premeditation

Carefully planned; deliberate act committed in cold blood.

Suspense

The way writer's "hook" readers by creating a sense of excitement, tension, dread, or fear about what will happen next (Edgar Allan Poe was a master of this).

Conservative

Political party in favor of preserving the status quo, traditional values and customs, and against abrupt change.

Liberal

Political party whose views favor more government involvemnt in business, social welfare, minority rights, & increased government spending.

Moderate

A person who takes a position in the political center.

Pre-

Prefix meaning "before"

-al

Suffix meaning "relating to"

-ive

Suffix meaning "performing"

Foreshadow

When a writer provides hints that suggest future events in a story; creates suspense and makes readers eager to find out what will happen.

Radio Play

A drama written specifically to be breoadcast over the radio (sound effects are used to help listeners imagine the setting and the action).

Current

Amount of charge moving past a point in a conductor in a unit of time.

Circuit

A conductive path through which an electric current flows.

Pythagorean Theorem

a²+b²=c²

Hypotenuse

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle (longest side).

Impeach

The act of removing an elected official from office.

Unconstitutional

Something that contradicts the law of the Constitution as ruled by the Supreme Court.

Federal

Government at a national level.

Main Idea

The central or more important idea about a topic that a writer conveys. It is often expressed in a topic sentence and is typically supported by details.

Inference

A logical guess that is made based on facts and one's own knowledge and experience.

Context Clues

Words or phrases surrounding the word that provide hints about the word's meaning.

Conductor

A material capable of transmitting energy, particularly in the forms of heat and electricity.

Insulator

A material or device that prevents or reduces the transmission of heat, electricity or sound.

Leg

The sides of a right triangle that are adjacent to the right angle.

Real Numbers

Numbers which can be written as decimals or all the rational and irrational numbers.

Precendent

An action or decision that serves as an example for the future.

Alien

A citizen from another country, foreign.

Agrarian

A society that is based on agriculture as its main occupation.

Con

Root word meaning "with, together"

Agri

Root word meaning "field"

Experimental Probability

A probability that is determined through experimentation.

Theoretical Probability

A probability obtained by analyzing a situation.

Resistance

Force working against the flow of electricity.

Resistor

A component of an electric circuit that resists the flow of electricity and is used to control the flow of current.

Prefix

A letter or group of letters that comes at the beginning of a word and has a meaning of its own.

Suffix

A letter or group of letters that comes at the end of a word and has a meaning of its own.

Embargo

A ban on trade.

Nationalism

A strong feeling of pride in and devotion to one's country.

Sectionalism

When a citizen has loyalty to a state or section rather than to the whole country.

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