Clinton-Massie Killen Voc. 11 & 12
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|