GED READING LESSON 1
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What the passage is mostly about (like the topic). The most important point that the author is trying to make.
a sentence, most often appearing at the beginning of a paragraph or the end of the paragraph that announces the paragraph's idea and often unites it with the work's thesis
Facts and ideas that prove or explain the main idea of a paragraph.
to find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought; to hint, suggest, imply
a type of literature that tells about real-life people, places, events, things, etc.
enclosures, usually of fencing materials, used to confine livestock
something that may increase or decrease (like the tides of the sea)
a low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat
throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball
the author's attitude toward the subject
move or stir about violently
to break as a law or a promise
securely fixed in place
the picturing in words of something or someone through detailed observation of color, motion, sound, taste, smell, and touch
a passage selected from a larger work
give information or notice to
something or someone turned to for assistance or security
a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)
educated people who think deeply about things
faced boldly; opposed
filled with action, emotion, or exciting qualities; vivid, striking
relation to the matter at hand
acknowledgement of facts in a case
Give or let have unwillingly.
bright, distinct, and clear
permission to do something
important in effect or meaning
Excelled, went beyond
the means by which something is accomplished
controlled or ruled by superior authority or power
separation resulting from hostility
given a completely different form or appearance
an understanding that is gained through experience or study
being very close and familiar, as in relationships involving private and personal sharing
a protective coating consisting of a resin, cellulose ester, or both, dissolved in a volatile solvent, sometimes with pigment added.
to ridicule; to imitate or mimic; to defy
something done for a particular purpose; a law.
to develop gradually by process of growth and change
being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts
an article giving opinions or perspectives
extremely sharp or intense
an occurrence of something
overeat or eat immodestly
the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question
covered with a thick, rough mass of hair; hairy
argumentative; quarrelsome; causing controversy or disagreement
able to accomplish a purpose
Writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid.
the way an author presents his ideas (ex. sequence of events, cause and effect, compare and contrast, problem and solution)