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November Comprehensive Word Discovery Quiz

Use this set to help study for November's Word Discovery Quiz
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Slope
Change in Y (vertical change) -OVER- Change in X (horizontal change)
Parallel
Lines that are the same distance apart and do not intersect; have the same slope.
Depth Perception
The ability to convert a flattened image from the retina into a 3-D image.
Binocular Vision
Use of both eyes for vision.
Optical Illusion
Pictures/drawings that trick us into perceiving something that isn't true.
Mood
The feeling or atmosphere the writer creates for the reader; such as gloomy, cheerful, or anxious.
Imagery
Descriptions that appeal to the reader's senses--used to help create a story's mood.
Cavalry
The part of a military force composed of troops that serve on horseback.
Artillery
An army unit that uses big guns.
Confluence
The place where streams meet.
-ion
Suffix meaning "belonging to".
Bi-
Prefix meaning "two".
Perpendicular
Two lines that intersect to form four equal adjacent angles of 90 degrees each. Perpendicular lines have slopes that are negative reciprocals.
Negative reciprocal
The result of taking the reciprocal of a number and then changing the sign. Lines that have slopes that are negative reciprocals are perpendicular.
Association
The connection of ideas, feelings, etc. to previous knowledge.
Property
Something that is true for an object.
Peripheral Vision
Vision to the side.
Premeditation
Carefully planned; deliberate act committed in cold blood.
Suspense
The way writer's "hook" readers by creating a sense of excitement, tension, dread, or fear about what will happen next (Edgar Allan Poe was a master of this).
Conservative
Political party in favor of preserving the status quo, traditional values and customs, and against abrupt change.
Liberal
Political party whose views favor more government involvemnt in business, social welfare, minority rights, & increased government spending.
Moderate
A person who takes a position in the political center.
Pre-
Prefix meaning "before"
-al
Suffix meaning "relating to"
-ive
Suffix meaning "performing"
Foreshadow
When a writer provides hints that suggest future events in a story; creates suspense and makes readers eager to find out what will happen.
Radio Play
A drama written specifically to be breoadcast over the radio (sound effects are used to help listeners imagine the setting and the action).
Current
Amount of charge moving past a point in a conductor in a unit of time.
Circuit
A conductive path through which an electric current flows.
Pythagorean Theorem
a²+b²=c²
Hypotenuse
The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle (longest side).
Impeach
The act of removing an elected official from office.
Unconstitutional
Something that contradicts the law of the Constitution as ruled by the Supreme Court.
Federal
Government at a national level.
Main Idea
The central or more important idea about a topic that a writer conveys. It is often expressed in a topic sentence and is typically supported by details.
Inference
A logical guess that is made based on facts and one's own knowledge and experience.
Context Clues
Words or phrases surrounding the word that provide hints about the word's meaning.
Conductor
A material capable of transmitting energy, particularly in the forms of heat and electricity.
Insulator
A material or device that prevents or reduces the transmission of heat, electricity or sound.
Leg
The sides of a right triangle that are adjacent to the right angle.
Real Numbers
Numbers which can be written as decimals or all the rational and irrational numbers.
Precendent
An action or decision that serves as an example for the future.
Alien
A citizen from another country, foreign.
Agrarian
A society that is based on agriculture as its main occupation.
Con
Root word meaning "with, together"
Agri
Root word meaning "field"
Experimental Probability
A probability that is determined through experimentation.
Theoretical Probability
A probability obtained by analyzing a situation.
Resistance
Force working against the flow of electricity.
Resistor
A component of an electric circuit that resists the flow of electricity and is used to control the flow of current.
Prefix
A letter or group of letters that comes at the beginning of a word and has a meaning of its own.
Suffix
A letter or group of letters that comes at the end of a word and has a meaning of its own.
Embargo
A ban on trade.
Nationalism
A strong feeling of pride in and devotion to one's country.
Sectionalism
When a citizen has loyalty to a state or section rather than to the whole country.