15 terms

Hyperbole

an over-exaggeration (He is as big as a house.)

Imagery

descriptive language used to create images using sensory experiences and make writing vivid

Inference

a conclusion derived from facts or premises

Foreshadowing

writer's use of hints or clues to indicate what will occur later in a text

Genre

a category or type of literature based on style, form, and content (fantasy, science fiction, adventure, mystery)

Judicial review

Established in the 1803 case of Marbury v. Madison, the power of the courts to determine the constitutionality of legislative and executive branch actions.

Litigation

the act or process of law suits

Amendment

changes in, or additions to, a constitution.

Heterozygous

having dissimilar pairs of genes for any heredity characteristic

Homozygous

having identical pairs of genes for any given pair of heredity characteristics

Interval

a set of all real numbers between two given numbers

Matrix

a rectangular or square array of numbers

Average Rate of Change

the change in the value of a quantity divided by the elapsed time. For a function, this is the change in the y-value divided by the change in the x-value for two distinct points on the graph

Zero

a value of x which makes a function f(x) equal 0. A zero may be real or complex.

Estimate

an educated guess based on facts available