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25 terms

Term 1 Midterm Vocabulary Review

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conjecture
a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence); to guess
affluent
having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
infer
conclude by reasoning
assertion
a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
vivaciousness
full of spirit and animation; liveliness
comely
very pleasing to the eye; attractive
reciprocated
v. to give or receive; interchange; returned
finality
the quality of being final or definitely settled; conclusiveness
brevity
the attribute of being brief or fleeting; briefness
erroneous
containing or characterized by error; false
forte
an asset of special worth or utility; strong point
inexplicably
in a way that is difficult or impossible to explain
novice
someone new to a field or activity; beginner
misanthrope
someone who dislikes people in general; person hater
intangible
assets that are sale-able though not material or physical; non-material; lacking substance or reality
lucid
(of language) transparently clear, capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
introspective
examining own sensory and perceptual experiences, inward looking, reflective
terse
brief and to the point, concise
bantering
cleverly amusing in tone, joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter
embellishments
decorations, trimmings; added extras
emendations
A correction; a change in a written text; alterations
scrutinize
to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail, to examine closely
intricacy
marked by elaborately complex detail, complexity
foreshadows
when a writer gives hints that suggest future events in a story, a suggestion of what is to come later in the story
ambiguous
having more than one possible meaning; unclear