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100 Words All 9th Graders Should Know
Terms in this set (100)
the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others
a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person usually told to illustrate a point to give an example
a recurrent (seen many times / repeated) symbol or motif in literature, art, or mythology.
severe or strict in manner, attitude, or appearance
conducive to success; favorable
so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring
demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight
the act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk
having informal and unconventional social habits often used of writers and artists
the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial or legal purpose
long-lasting and difficult to eradicate persisting for a long time or constantly recurring used mostly regarding illnesses or problems
a mutual relationship or connection between two or more things
a gradual increase in loudness in a piece of music / v: increase in loudness or intensity
a severe flood / v: overwhelm with a great quantity of something.
a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument
a forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something
deprive(someone) of a right or privilege
deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources
make (something) clear; explain
the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something
a long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the history of a nation.
a person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type.
intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest
treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.
a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound argument. / faulty reasoning; misleading or unsound argument.
an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization
the heavens or the sky, especially when regarded as a tangible thing
leave of absence, especially that granted to a member of the armed services
a system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction
the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particularethnic group or nation
relevant to a subject under consideration
fond of company; sociable / growing in open clusters or in loosely organized communities
a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another announces the coming of something: flowers to spring...fog to autumn...a sneeze to an illness
a half of a sphere
Excessive pride or self-confidence.
a person who engages in the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform.
exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.
the action of inflating something or the condition of being inflated / (economics) a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.
not harmful or offensive
happening in the opposite way to what is expected, and typically causing wry amusement because of this
special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand
danger of loss, harm or failure
having, showing, or done with good judgment or sense
the official power and extent of the power to make legal decisions and judgments
put an end to; dispose of decisively
using very few words
lose or lack vitality; grow weak or feeble / suffer from being forced to remain in an unpleasant place or situation
generosity specifically in giving money or gifts
scope for freedom of action or thought
a lack of energy and enthusiasm
tending to talk a great deal; talkative
having or showing a wish to do evil to others
(of a disease) very virulent or infections / malevolent
an official order or commission to do something
an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation.
not telling the truth; lying
a long speech by one actor in a play or movie, or as part of a theatrical or broadcast program
the lowest point in fortunes (luck - not money)
wicked or criminal
the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs
a difficult or intricate point, situation, or plot
make (someone) legally or morally bound to an action or course of action / do as (someone) asks or desires in order to help or please them / be indebted or grateful
annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand
involving an amount of effort and difficulty that is oppressively burdensome
next to last in a series of things; second to the last
to take the work or idea of someone else and pass it off as one's own.
evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret
an accepted or professed rule of conduct or action
recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources
eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight
relating to, measuring, or measured by the quantity of something rather than its quality
exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical
bitterness or resentfulness, especially when long-standing
a period of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activity are reduced
remedy or set right (an undesirable or unfair situation)
a person who returns, even as a ghost or spirit after death
the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional (writing) techniques.
an optimistic or positive attitude especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation
preposition : without
pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune
having or showing sharp powers of judgment
an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play
supreme power or authority
a person advocating the extension of suffrage, especially to women
87. Status Quo
the existing state of affairs, especially regarding social or political issues
reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little
a completely different line of thought or action
tending to keep a firm hold of something, clinging or adhering closely: not willing to change or give-up a position, principle, or course of action: determined
a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen.
present, appearing, or found everywhere.
difficult to carry or move because of its size, shape, or weight
take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force
having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless
showing strong feeling; forceful, passionate, or intense
a person's face or facial expression
to indulge in an unrestrained way in (something that creates a pleasurable sensation)
great energy(excitement) or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective
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