Noun- The assertion made in the paper was clear.
something declared or stated positively
Noun- the exertion of the engine made the car move faster.
the use of power and of strength
Noun- She finished her dissertation on childhood obesity.
a formal and long paper, written for a degree in college
Verb- The outburst from the student disconcerted the teacher.
to upset and confuse
Noun- With certitude, the teacher gave her account of the student cheating.
Verb- It took a while for the students to ascertain the level of noise the teacher would allow in her classroom.
to discover; find out
Verb- The smaller country was annexed by the larger one to the north.
to attach oneself; take over
Noun- The gym is located at the nexus of the school.
the core or center
Noun- The government used its political liaison to work out the intricacies of the treaty.
a go between- person who is the middle man
Adj.- The students had to give their obligatory speeches for the graduation requirements.
expected or required
Noun- In order to stop the bleeding, the nurse applied a ligature to the cut.
a binding or joining (something that binds or joins)
Noun- The rebels in Southern Somalia committed sedition when they attempted to defeat the north's army.
Noun- The ambiance of the restaurant did not match the dress of the couple.
atmosphere- the environment surrounding something
Verb.- The circuitous nature of the teacher's explanation confused the students.
roundabout or lengthy
Adj.- The transitory nature of high school is a blessing.
short-lived or temporary
Verb- With the constant whining of the child, the parent acceded to the purchase of a candy bar.
to agree, often at the urging of another
Noun- The insulting glance was the antecedent to the slap across the face that his wife gave him.
one that precedes another (the one that comes before)
Noun- The court case set a precedent for all future immigration cases.
tradition; an act or decision that is used as a model for future acts or decisions
Verb- The theft committed by the member of the church contravened the commandments he had pledged to live by.
to violate or go against
Adj.- The adventitious portion of the submitted essay resulted in a grade of an F.
artificial; acquired (fake)
Noun- The old money people on the Titanic did not welcome Mary, the parvenu.
someone newly wealthy