All 100 of the 100 Words Every Freshman Should Know!

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accentuate

to bring out the best in

alliteration

repetiton of the same sounds

analogy

comparing 2 things that are not alike

antibody

a protein in blood or tissues that protect you against certain germs

aspire

to have a great ambition

bamboozle

to trick

bizarre

very strange or odd

boisterous

noisy, violent

boycott

to refuse to use or buy from

camouflage

a method of concealing or hiding military troops

chronology

order of events. sequence of events.

commemorate

to honor memory of

cower

to crouch back in fear

decorum

proper behavior or conduct

deduction

to subtract.

deign

to be willing to do something that one considers beneath one's dignity

despondent

depression

dialogue

conversation

divulge

to reveal private information; to spread something (like a secret)

eclectic

random. all over the place (like having all different types of music on an ipod)

ellipse

Oval shaped.

embargo

To refuse trade with a country

enthusiastic

showing great excitment or interest

exponent

math matic symbol for multipling a number by itself as many times the little number says (example: 3⁴ , 2⁵, 6⁷)

exult

to rejoice.

fallacy

not true. false. lie.

flourish

to do well. to grow and develop

formidable

difficult to defeat

gargoyle

a statue some people use to "scare bad sprits away"

guerrilla

military force that is not a part of a regular army and operates in small bands

guru

very talented at one thing.

heritage

tradition. something passed down.

hieroglyphic

picture writing.

hologram

3d image.

hypocrisy

The act of claiming to have a belief that one does not really have, like a hypocrite

immune

protected from getting a disease.

impertinent

rude

inference

making a guess. hypothesis.

introspection

quiet. thinks deeply to themselves.

jaunty

stylish.

jovial

jolly

kilometer

1000 meters

labyrinth

maze

laconic

short answers

lichen

fungi

light-year

The astronomical measurement of the distance light travels in a year

maneuver

move around

marsupial

mammal with a pouch

metaphor

things compaired without like or as

mosaic

small pieces put to together to make a picture

mutation

change in gene or chromosome

nebula

cloud of gas or dust in space

nocturnal

sleep in day, play at night

nuisance

annoying

omnivore

organism that eats plants and animals

outrageous

exceeding all bounds of what is right

ozone

poisonous gas layer

parasite

organism that gets it nourishment from another

participle

A verb used as a noun: Working women

phloem

plant tissue that conducts food

plateau

an elevated piece of land

polygon

a flat close shape with 3 or more sides

protagonist

main character in play

pulverize

to pound, crush, or grind

quandary

condition of uncertainty or doubt; confusion

quarantine

isolation for a amount of time for an animal or person

quota

a specified amount of something

rain forest

evergreen trees with regular rainfall

random

no pattern

recede

to draw back from

renaissance

The time period from the 14th or 16th century where there was a revival of the arts

renegade

outlaw

repose

peace, relax, calmness

sacrifice

the act of giving up something valued

silhouette

outline of body

solstice

twice-yearly point at which the Sun reaches its greatest distance north or south of the equator

spectrum

a band of colors(rainbow), broad range of related values or qualities or ideas or activities. Also a band of colors

stereotype

a generalized belief about a group of people

strategy

plan

suffrage

the right to vote

symbiosis

mutual helpfulness, specifically the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent

tariff

a tax or duty imposed by the government

technique

method, way of doing something

tempo

beat of music

toxin

a poisonous substance

tranquility

peaceful, quiet, rest

tumult

noisy loud, opposite of tranquility

tundra

an extremely cold, dry biome

ultraviolet

harmful rays from sun, one kind of electromagnetic radiation produced by the Sun.

unanimous

everybody agrees

undulate

to move in waves or with a wavelike motion; to have a wavelike appearance or form

vaccine

shot that protects you from not getting something, a substance that stimulates the body to produce chemicals that destroy viruses or bacteria

vacillate

to swing indecisively from one idea or course of action to another; to waver weakly in mind or will

vertebrate

an animal that has a backbone

virtuoso

a person highly skilled in music or another artistic pursuit

voracious

having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous; excessively eager

wretched

characterized by physical misery

xylem

the vascular tissue through which water and nutrients move in some plants

yacht

boat, an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power and used for cruising or racing

zoology

the branch of biology that studies animals

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