25 terms

Quarter 2 Vocabulary

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Fallacy
a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
Flourish
grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
Formidable
extremely impressive in strength or excellence
Gargoyle
an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
Guerrilla
a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
Guru
a Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacher
Heritage
practices that are handed down from the past by tradition
Hieroglyphic
a writing system using picture symbols
Hologram
the intermediate photograph (or photographic record) that contains information for reproducing a three-dimensional image by holography
Hypocrisy
insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have
Impertinent
not pertinent to the matter under consideration
Inference
logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experience
Introspection
the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
Jaunty
having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
Jovial
full of or showing high-spirited merriment
Kilometer
a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters (or 0.621371 miles)
Labyrinth
complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost
Laconic
brief and to the point
Lichen
plant composed of a fungus and alga, growing on rocks, tree trunks
Light-Year
light distance travels in one year (9.5 trillion km)
Maneuver
an action aimed at evading an opponent
Marsupial
mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried
Metaphor
a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
Mosaic
art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass
Immune
(usually followed by 'to') not affected by a given influence