35 terms

North Star Unit 2

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average
a number expressing the central or typical value in a set of data
buckle down
tackle a task with determination.
devastated
cause (someone) severe and overwhelming shock or grief.
diagnosis
the identification of the nature of an illness or other problem by examination of the symptoms.
get going
leave a place in order to go somewhere else.
go far beyond
going beyond the expected limits or scope
grief
intense sorrow, especially caused by someone's death.
hardship
severe suffering or privation
inspirational
providing or showing creative or spiritual inspiration
make something look cool
to make something appear attractive, fashionable or interesting
no small task
an impressive achievement that was difficult to complete
overcome great odds
do or achieve something although there were a lot of problems and you were not likely to succeed
persevere
continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no indication of success
stereotypical
relating to a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.
that was it
that was the end (informal)
tough
strong enough to withstand adverse conditions or rough handling
what keeps me going
what gives me hope or encouragement
misconceptions
a view or opinion that is incorrect because based on faulty thinking or understanding
spinal cord
the cylindrical bundle of nerve fibers and associated tissue which is enclosed in the spine and connects nearly all parts of the body to the brain
blindness
the state or condition of being unable to see
sculptor
clay
a stiff, sticky fine-grained earth that can be moulded when wet, and is dried and baked to make bricks, pottery, and ceramics
figurative
departing from a literal use of words; metaphorical.
literal
taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or exaggeration.
vibrating
move continuously and rapidly to and fro
summit
the highest point of a hill or mountain
Kilimanjaro
the highest mountain in the African continent
expedition
a journey undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration, research, or war.
altitude
the height of an object or point in relation to sea level or ground level
thin air
Air that lacks the adequate amount of oxygen
obstacle
a thing that blocks one's way or prevents or hinders progress.
severe
very great; intense.
autism
a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.
Asperger's syndrome
a developmental disorder related to autism and characterized by awkwardness in social interaction, pedantry in speech, and preoccupation with very narrow interests.
vulnerable
capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt

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