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Superior 9th Grade Vocabulary Word List 15

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Conflate (verb)
combine (two or more texts, ideas, etc.) into one
Confront (verb)
meet (someone) face to face with hostile or argumentative intent
Confront (verb)
face up to and deal with (a problem or difficult situation)
Confront (verb)
(of a problem, difficulty, etc.) present itself to (someone) so that dealing with it cannot be avoided
Cursory (adjective)
hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed
Dearth (noun)
a scarcity or lack of something
Coherent (adjective)
(of an argument, theory, or policy) logical and consistent
Coherent (adjective)
united as or forming a whole
Dissent (noun)
the expression or holding of opinions at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially held
Dissent (verb)
hold or express opinions that are at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially expressed
Microcosm (noun)
a community, place, or situation regarded as encapsulating in miniature the characteristic qualities or features of something much larger
Encapsulate (verb)
express the essential features of (something) succinctly
Encapsulate (verb)
enclose (something) in or as if in a capsule
Adore (verb)
love and respect (someone) deeply
Adore (verb)
worship; venerate
Preemptive (adjective)
serving or intended to preempt or forestall something, especially to prevent attack by disabling the enemy
Gambit (noun)
a device, action, or opening remark, typically one entailing a degree of risk, that is calculated to gain an advantage
Paramount (adjective)
more important than anything else; supreme
Folly (noun)
lack of good sense; foolishness
Folly (noun)
a costly ornamental building with no practical purpose, especially a tower or mock-Gothic ruin built in a large garden or park