20 terms

Superior 9th Grade Vocabulary Word List 14


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Critical (adjective)
expressing adverse or disapproving comments or judgments
Critical (adjective)
expressing or involving an analysis of the merits and faults of a work of literature, music, or art
Critical (adjective)
(of a situation or problem) having the potential to become disastrous; at a point of crisis
Estrange (verb)
cause (someone) to be no longer close or affectionate to someone; alienate
Foible (noun)
a minor weakness or eccentricity in someone's character
Comprehensive (adjective)
complete; including all or nearly all elements or aspects of something
Congregate (verb)
gather into a crowd or mass
Congregate (adjective)
Transparent (adjective)
(of a material or article) allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be distinctly seen
Transparent (adjective)
easy to perceive or detect
Rapport (noun)
a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other's feelings or ideas and communicate well
Rampart (noun)
a defensive wall of a castle or walled city, having a broad top with a walkway and typically a stone parapet
Rampart (verb)
fortify or surround with or as if with a rampart
Cynic (noun)
a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honorable or unselfish reasons.
Narrative (noun)
a spoken or written account of connected events; a story
Narrative (noun)
a representation of a particular situation or process in such a way as to reflect or conform to an overarching set of aims or values
Narrative (adjective)
in the form of or concerned with narration
Rhapsody (noun)
an effusively enthusiastic or ecstatic expression of feeling
Rhapsody (noun)
(in ancient Greece) an epic poem, or part of it, of a suitable length for recitation at one time
Rejuvenate (verb)
make (someone or something) look or feel younger, fresher, or more lively