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Vocabulary from Ch. 1, Lingua franca and Mongolian essays.

Lingua franca

a common language used by speakers of different languages

immersion

teaching 100% in only one language (English), a method

policy

a plan of action or governmental law

resident

someone who lives (resides) at a particular place

shocked

surprised; stunned

model

the act of representing something; a good example of it

embody

represent or stand for something (v)

fueled

promoted; pushed forward; ex. gas propels a car.

fine-tuned

polished; honed; improved

catching up

come closer, to be at same place as others.

easing the way

making things easier for others; trying something first

penetrating

entering; piercing

debating

discussing or arguing

emerging

becoming; showing itself

generation

a group of offspring (children) produced every 30 years. (n)

imposed

forced ideas or laws upon another (adj.)

virtual

basically total or a complete state of something.

distill

reduce, compress, shrink to smaller size

inclusive

including all; not excluding anyone; or an all-inclusive price

laissez-faire

idea that government should play a small role in economic affairs; a 'laid back' management syle

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