English 9 Tier 2 Words
Terms in this set (66)
Something that appears to be one way but is actually another. Connotation: negative
Sad, without hope, discouraged. Connotation: negative
Lacking knowledge or awareness. Connotation: negative
Drew back suddenly, especially in fear, surprise, or disgust.
Used to. In the habit of doing something.
Unclear; open to more than one interpretation. Connotation: negative
To annoy or provoke to anger. Connotation: negative
Exactly true; the way things really are. Connotation: neutral
Changeable or able to be different in different situations.
To find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought; to hint, suggest, imply.
A rebirth or renewal of thinking. Coming up with new ways of viewing the world. Has a positive connotation.
A strong supporter of a party, cause, or person. It can also be used as an adjective to describe a one-sided opinion. Has a negative connotation.
Difficult to see. Partially or completely hidden.
Average, ordinary, undistinguished. It has a negative connotation.
An enemy or opponent.
Humorous or joking.
To come before something else. Can apply to time, order, or rank.
Definitely going to happen. Unavoidable.
To occupy, attract, or involve someone's interest or attention. To participate.
It has a positive connotation.
determine (definition 1)
To cause something to occur in a particular way. To be the deciding factor in something.
Innocent. Lacking knowledge and experience. Negative connotation.
To leave out or exclude. Has a negative connotation.
Connected with or related to the matter at hand.
A specific/distinguishing characteristic of an individual.
Passing quickly. Lasting only a short time. It generally (but not always) has a negative connotation.
Serious and immediate danger. It has a negative connotation (you don't want to be in peril).
To correspond. To be related to.
A completely empty space or place.
Tending to cause conflict or fire. The connotation is negative.
To expect. Usually has a positive connotation.
A person's natural, inborn qualities - especially those related to character.
To think deeply or carefully about. To ponder.
To endure an ordeal or difficulty.
To rise above or beyond. To grow past or exceed. It has a positive connotation.
Extremely small. Tiny.
To prove something to be right. It can also mean to make something right.
To evaluate or estimate the quality of something.
To recognize how something is different; or to make something different.
To fairly analyze something in order to reach a judgment about it.
To establish exactly - usually as the result of research.
To write or create.
A deficiency or lack of something. This word has a negative connotation.
Characterized by constant change, activity, or progress.
To become apparent (obvious), important, or prominent (outstanding).
Existing, but not yet developed. Like a natural talent that is not yet obvious, or a problem that hasn't been noticed yet.
Of little value or importance. This word has a negative connotation.
Consternation and distress, typically that caused by something unexpected.
Something logical and consistent (it makes sense with itself when all of its parts are considered together).
The feeling of longing or love of the past.
Fearful or anxious, especially about the future. It has a negative connotation.
Having or showing a feeling of superiority. It has a negative connotation.
To cause a severe loss in the dignity of and respect for someone or something. Connotation: negative.
Doubtful or not believing.
Not moving; not making progress; staying still.
Out-of-date; no longer in use. It has a negative connotation.
Having a sharply strong taste or smell.
A short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.
Engaged in or involving deep thought.
To leave the main subject temporarily.
A conception of or belief about something.
To think carefully about something.
About to happen; likely to occur in the very near future.
To state or express firmly.
To regard something as being caused by someone or something.
Entirely lacking or without something.
To be completely absorbed by an activity, idea, etc.
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