Freshman Assessment Words
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the action of signing or giving formal consent to a treaty, contract, or agreement, making it officially valid
the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions
a private school where girls are prepared for entry into fashionable society.
a state of low spirits caused by loss of hope or courage
make certain that (something) shall occur or be the case
not openly acknowledged or displayed
(of a nation or its affairs) acting or done independently and without outside interference
disagreement that leads to conflict among the people involved
is a brief introductory statement of the Constitution's fundamental purposes and guiding principles.
all future generations of people
a woman admired or idealized for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities
(of an officer in the armed forces) ranking below warrant officer, as sergeant or petty officer
a regular payment made during a person's retirement from an investment fund to which that person or their employer has contributed during their working life
obtain something from (a specified source):
extremely unpleasant; repulsive
the highest class in certain societies, especially those holding hereditary titles
a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution
a member of a Germanic people that inhabited parts of central and northern Germany from Roman times, many of whom conquered and settled in southern England in the 5th-6th centuries.
order or decree (something) officially
deprive (someone) of a right or privilege such as voting
the forfeiture of land and civil rights suffered as a consequence of a sentence of death for treason or felo
Ex Post Facto
with retroactive effect or force
shorten (a book, movie, speech, or other text) without losing the sense, or limit something
protection or exemption from something, especially an obligation or penalty
keeping the peace within the nation. It means preventing domestic terrorism at the hands of citizens and outsiders and controlling rebellious behavior that threatens to undermine national security.
A type of writing that conveys information accurately. The writer's purpose is to increase the reader's knowledge, to help the reader better understand a procedure or process, or to increase the reader's comprehension of a concept.
writing that seeks to explain, illuminate or 'expose' (which is where the word 'expository' comes from).
pattern of behaviour, personality traits and attitudes defining masculinity or femininity in a certain culture
a short statement, usually one sentence, that summarizes the main point or claim of an essay, research paper,
An opinion that must be backed up by evidence in order to convince another person
Point of View
is the perspective from which a speaker or writer recounts a narrative or presents information. Also known as viewpoint.
A style of writing that does not include casual language such as contractions, slang, etc. It is written in third person
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