Language Arts Exam Vocabulary

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These are the vocabulary words that are on the study guide sheet for our exam on Monday, January 11, 2011.

energetic

possessing or exhibiting energy, especially in abundance; vigorous:

agitate

to disturb or excite emotionally

agile

quick and well-coordinated in movement, lithe

vigorous

strong; active; robust

composure

serene, self-controlled state of mind; calmness; tranquility

instantaneous

occurring, done, or completed in an instant

synthesize

to form (a material or abstract entity) by combining parts or elements

hypothesis

a proposition, or set of propositions, set forth as an explanation for the occurrence of some specified group of phenomena, either asserted merely as a provisional conjecture to guide investigation (working hypothesis) or accepted as highly probable in the light of established facts

participant

a person or group that participates

non - traditional

not in accordance with tradition

donor

a person who gives or donates

deity

a god or goddess

polytheism

the doctrine of or belief in more than one god or in many gods

sanctum

a sacred or holy place

chastise

to criticize severely

exhume

to dig (something buried, esp. a dead body) out of the earth; disinter

astronomical

extremely large; exceedingly great; enormous

nebulous

hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused

terrestrial

pertaining to, consisting of, or representing the earth as distinct from other planets

inter

to bury

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