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2017 Southern High School SLO#8

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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