alll 100 in the 100 words every high school 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 spread something (like a secret)

eclectic

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

ellipse

cone shape.

embargo

have to stay. like a government making ll ships stay in and not letting new ships come in.

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. (example: he will ****** over the teams win.)

fallacy

not true. false. lie.

flourish

to do well. to grow and develoup.

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 pasted down.

hieroglyphic

picture writing.

hologram

3d image.

hypocrisy

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

speed of sound light travel

maneuver

move around

marsupial

mammal with a pouch

metaphor

things compaired with like or as

mosaic

small pieces put to together to make a picture

mutation

change in gene or chromosome

nebula

cloud or gas or dust

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 form that is used with auxiliary verbs to indicate certain tenses

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

quarantine

isolation for a amount of time for an animal or person

quota

amount of something assigned

rain forest

evergreen trees with regular rainfall

random

no pattern

recede

to draw back from

renaissance

any kind of language from the 14th or 16th century

renegade

outlaw

repose

peace, relax, calmness

sacrifice

give

silhouette

outline of body

solstice

the time of year when the earth is closest of farthest fro the sun

spectrum

a band of colors(rainbow)

stereotype

a conventional or oversimplified idea or image

strategy

plan

suffrage

the right to vote

symbiosis

2 things that live off each other

tariff

a tax or duty imposed by the government

technique

method, way of doing something

tempo

beat of music

toxin

poisonous

tranquility

peaceful, quiet, rest

tumult

noisy loud, opposite of tranquility

tundra

cold area

ultraviolet

harmful rays from sun

unanimous

everybody agrees

undulate

waves, up and down

vaccine

shot that protects you from not getting something

vacillate

change mind

vertebrate

having a backbone

virtuoso

learn by listening

voracious

a large amount of food

wretched

very unhapppy

xylem

plant tissue

yacht

boat

zoology

study of animals

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