18 terms

ELI Core Vocabulary Level 6 weeks 5-7

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demographic
a part of the population that is considered as a group for some kind of scientific analysis or business study. Examples: men aged 18 to 25; families earning less than $30,000 per year; women who do not smoke
pensive
thinking a lot about something, especially because you are worried or sad
tenacious
determined to do something and unwilling to stop trying even when the situation becomes difficult
mediocre
of only moderate quality; not very good
contradict
assert the opposite of a statement made by (someone)
compelling
strong and forceful : causing you to feel that you must do something
waver
to not make a decision because you have doubts
exude
if you ______ a particular quality, it is easy to see that you have a lot of it
mandate
to tell someone that they must do a particular thing
analogy
something that seems similar between two situations, processes
scrutiny
careful and thorough examination of someone or something
advocate
a person who argues for or supports a cause or policy
partial
liking or supporting something very much
poignant
making you feel sad or full of pity
unilateral
a(n) ______ action or decision is done by only one of the groups involved in a situation
adversity
a state, condition, or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune
diminish
to make less or cause to appear less
stringent
very strict or severe