6th Grade Academic Vocabulary Assessment

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Clarify
To make something easier to understand. To make something clear.
Fragment
A part that is broken off or detached.
Summarize
To give a short description of the main facts or ideas.
Specific
Detailed or exact
General
Not detailed
Support
To help someone or something
Verb
A word used to describe an action
Subject
The person or thing that is being talked about
Gist
The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
Category
A group of people or things that are similar in some way
Impact
To have a strong influence on something
Compare
To examine two (2) or more things and find what is similar and what is different about them
Emphasize
To give special importance to something (in speaking or writing)
Cycle
A set of events that repeat over and over again
Especially
Is used to show that something is more important that other things; for emphasis
Persuade
To cause someone to do something through reasoning or argument
Relationship
The way in which two or more things are connected and affect each other
Except
To not include something or to show that something is not true
Illustrate
To show the meaning or truth about something more clearly, especially by giving examples
Consequently
As a result; therefore
Therefore
For that reason or cause
Previous
To happen before or at an earlier time
Perspective
A way of thinking about something that is influenced by the type of person who you are or by your experiences
Valid
A reason or document that is acceptable and reasonable
Analyze
To study something is detail so you can learn (discover) more about it
Hypothesis
To have an idea based on facts that you haven't proved yet
Result(s) in/As a result
To cause or lead to
Accept
To agree to receive something, or to think of something as true
Reject
To refuse to believe, accept, or consider
Effect
A change that results when something is done or happens: an event, condition, or state of affairs produced by a cause
Relevant/Irrelevant
Directly related to what is being discussed/not related to what is being discussed
Assess
To look at something carefully so you can judge or evaluate it
Influence
To have an effect on something (a person or a thing can affect something)
Inquire
To ask for information
Infer
To make a guess based on clues
Method
A way of doing something
Instead
A substitute or in place of
Crucial
Extremely important; necessary
Justify
To give a good reason for something
Refer
To talk about or mention something
Whether
Talking about a choice or something that is uncertain
Equivalent
Something that has the same amount or value as something else
Convey
To communicate or express something with or without words
Discuss
To talk about something with another person or group of people
Evaluate
To judge the importance or value of something
Express
To show or demonstrate
Indicate
To show, point out, or make something clear
Contrast
To compare things to show how different they are
Vary
To be different in some way
Determine
To decide something based on evidence and facts
Address
To speak to a person or group of people in a formal way
Significant
Important or noteworthy
Additional (ly)
Extra, or more than what is expected
Particular (ly)
Used to describe something specific
Interpret
To explain the meaning of something
Synonym
Word with the same meaning
Reluctant
Not willing to do something; hesitant
Primary
Most important or main
Essential
Extremely important and necessary
Intention
A plan or desire to do something
Reveal
To make something known that was previously a secret or unknown
Structure
The way that the parts of something are connected and form something or something that has been built
Excerpt
A short part of a film, music, or writing
Occur
To happen
Origin
The point or place where something begins, or where your family comes from
Depict
To show or represent by drawing, writing, painting, or other art forms
Encounter
To experience something
Adjust
To change or move something slightly
Critical
Something that is very important or serious