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Reading Vocabulary Final Exam

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Characterize
To describe someone or something.
Intensity
To have a lot of feeling or strength.
Lucid
Sane; sensible
Obscure
To conceal or hide.
Pathetic
Miserable; sad; pitiful
Perspective
Point of view or opinions about something.
Pretense
The act of pretending.
Stigmatize
To label a person as bad and hurt their reputation; shame.
Accusation
A claim that someone did something wrong.
Ambitious
Determined to succeed.
Assert
To declare that something is true.
Discordant
An unpleasant sound.
Expectation
A belief that something will happen.
Inevitable
Something that is certain to happen.
Prodigy
Child genius.
Reproach
Disappointment; not perfect.
Authenticity
Real.
Compel
To persuade.
Discriminate
To treat people differently because of prejudice.
Eliminate
To remove.
Potential
To have natural ability.
Predominate
Something that occurs most often.
Racism
The belief that people of certain ancestry are better than others.
Tension
Stress
Contemplate
To consider something.
Designate
To name something; to point something out.
Disciplined
Careful; self-controlled.
Implement
To perform something; to do something.
Innovative
Creative; original
Perpetually
To always do something.
Procrastinate
To delay something.
Spontaneously
Impulsively; suddenly without planning.
Consequence
An effect of something that happens.
Contend
To argue that something is true.
Conviction
A strong belief.
Dictate
To control.
Endeavor
A serious attempt or effort.
Momentous
Extremely important.
Profound
Filled with deep meaning.
Transition
A slow change.