50 Word Test 9/3/11

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Admission

right or permission to enter, the act of admitting someone to enter

Applicant

a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission

application

a formal and usually written request for something such as a job, a grant of money, or admission to a school or college

Brevity

the attribute of being brief or fleeting

Coherence

the quality of being logical, orderly, and clearly connected

Discriminatory

being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand, capable of making fine distinction

Extracurricular

outside the regular curriculum or course of study

Preliminary

something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows

Reflective

persistently or morbidly thoughtful

Undergraduate

a university student who has not yet received a first degree

Clarity

free from obscurity and easy to understand

Concise

short and to the point

Dexterity

physical or mental skill, ability

Essence

the most important element or feature of something

Essential

absolutely necessary

Implicate

impose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result

Implication

a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred

Persist

continue to exist (v)

Persistence

continuance of an effect after its cause has ceased or been removed (n)

Sincerity

the quality of being open and truthful

Accentuate

to stress; emphasize; highlight

Atrocity

the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane

Collective

done by or characteristic of individuals acting together

Eerie

weird; mysterious; strange and frightening

Facetious

humorous, not meant seriously (sarcastic)

Inexplicable

incapable of being explained or accounted for

Inhumane

lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion

Mesmerize

To fascinate or hypnotize

Momentum

the power to increase or develop at an ever-growing pace

Slaughter

kill a large number of people indiscriminately

Glib

fluent in an insincere manner; offhand; casual

Glibly

in a manner of smooth ease and fluency, without hesitation

Insinuate

to suggest or hint slyly; to edge into something indirectly

Maneuver

a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

Motto

brief statement used to express a principle

Regime

a government in power; a form or system of rule or management; a period of rule

Sanctuary

a shelter from danger or hardship

Scrutinize

to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail

Scrutiny

careful observation

Tentative

not fully worked out or final; hesitating or uncertain

Deportment

The formal way in which you are standing or walking; How you carry yourself; behavior

Rhetoric

The ability to speak well and affectedly

Vague

lacking clarity or distinctness

Articulate

speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

Trepidation

fear; nervous apprehension

Poised

balanced, suspended; calm, controlled; ready for action

Vehement

Expressed with or showing conviction or intense feeling

Fidget

to behave or move nervously or restlessly

Constraints

restrictions; limits

Dissuade

to persuade not to do something

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