42 terms

Unit #17 Combined Set-2017-18


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Tentative (Adj)
Not definite; not certain
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Avid (adj)
Having or a showing a keen interest or enthusiasm for something
Affiliation (noun)
to be associated with an organization or group
impartial (adj)
fair and just; not biased
punctual (v/adj)
on time; happening or doing something on time
Bias (v)
cause to feel or show inclination or prejudice for or against someone or something.
Secession (n)
the action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state.
feasible (adj)
possible to do easily or conveniently
famished (adj)
extremely hungry
Diversity (noun)
the fact that very different people or things exist within a group or place
Exonerated (verb)
to officially state or prove that someone is not to be blamed for something; to release someone from a duty or an obligation
deceitful (adj)
guilty of involving the misleading of others; behaving dishonestly to trick others
surmise (v)
to guess that something is true when you do not have enough information to prove that it is true
Connotation (n.)
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
Demeanor (n.)
outward behavior or bearing
conscientious (adj)
characterized by extreme care and great effort; guided by conscience (sense of right from wrong)
prevalent (adj)
most frequent or common
Ambiguous (Adjective)
not clear and therefore capable of being understood in more than one way
Resilient (Adjective)
able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions
Imminent (Adj)
About to happen
Evoke (V)
To bring or recall to the conscious mind (such as a memory, feeling or image)
Derogatory (Adj)
showing that you have a bad opinion of someone or something; generally in an insulting way
Irrelevant (Adj)
Not important or there is no connection to what is being done or discussed
Relinquish (V)
to part with a possession or right; to give it up
Omit (V)
to prevent from being included; to leave out
Infer (or Make an Inference) (V)
To determine meaning from clues or information provided by the author
Interpret (V)
To understand or determine the meaning of information, words or actions
Deduce (V)
To arrive at a logical explanation or conclusion
Describe (V)
To present a clear picture of a person, place, thing or idea
Demonstrate (V)
To provide a step-by-step procedure; to clearly show the existence of something by providing proof or evidence
Summarize (V)
To give the meaning in a concise way with few words
Contrast (V or N)
To provide the examples or information that is not alike; to show the differences
Compare (V)
Identifying how things are alike or similar
Persuade (V)
To cause someone to do or believe something based on a convincing argument
Analyze (V)
To discover or reveal something through detailed examination; to explain how each part fits into the whole
Synthesize (V)
Combine (a number of things) into a whole
Naive (Adj)
A person or action showing a lack of experience, wisdom or judgement
Inevitable (Adj)
certain to happen; unavoidable
Perceive (V)
to understand or think about something in a certain way; to notice or realize something
Articulate (V)
to speak and pronounce with clarity
Emphasize (V)
to give particular importance or attention to something