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emphasize
give special importance to something; make something more clearly defined; stress something
convey
show; communicate it
evaluate
judge; decide if something is good or bad or right or wrong
infer
read between the lines; figure out; come to a conclusion based on evidence
compare
all the ways that things are the same or alike
contrast
all the ways that things are different
predict
what will happen next; forecast; foresee; foretell
organize/organization
to arrange or order things so they can be found or used easily and quickly
summarize
give the short version; sum up; to tell the most important information with few words
explain
to define something or make it clear; describe
utilize
use what you have or what is available
describe
to write or tell about someone or something
formulate
create; prepare; develop
trace
outline; list in steps; to follow something closely
highlight
an outstanding part of an event or period of time; high point
comparison
compares or contrasts two people, places, things, or ideas
similar
looking or being almost the same
conclude
decide; figure out
purpose
the reason for which something is done
difference
a way in which people or things are NOT the same
benefit
an advantage or profit gained from something
demonstrate
show or express by one's actions
suggest
hint; propose; recommend
motivation
ambition; determination; drive
contribute
give; donate; provide
develop
cause to grow and become more advanced
imagery
describing something so that it appeals to our smell, sight, taste, touch, and hearing
resolved
find an answer or solution
intended
planned; deliberate; meant; purposeful
express
say what one thinks or means
included
added
presents
shows, describes, or gives something
illustrates
explains or makes something clear by using examples, charts, pictures
supports
helps; aids; assists
analyze
look closely at each of its parts and see if they fit together in a way that makes sense