20 terms

Superior 9th Grade Vocabulary Word List 17


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Engender (verb)
cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition)
Resource (noun)
a stock or supply of money, materials, staff, and other assets that can be drawn on by a person or organization in order to function effectively
Resource (noun)
an action or strategy which may be adopted in adverse circumstances
Resource (verb)
provide (a person or organization) with materials, money, staff, and other assets necessary for effective operation
Ransom (noun)
a sum of money or other payment demanded or paid for the release of a prisoner
Ransom (verb)
obtain the release of (a prisoner) by making a payment demanded
Succinct (adjective)
(especially of something written or spoken) briefly and clearly expressed
Sentence (noun)
a set of words that is complete in itself, typically containing a subject and predicate, conveying a statement, question, exclamation, or command, and consisting of a main clause and sometimes one or more subordinate clauses
Sentence (noun)
the punishment assigned to a defendant found guilty by a court, or fixed by law for a particular offense
Sentence (verb)
declare the punishment decided for (an offender)
Premiere (noun)
the first performance of a musical or theatrical work or the first showing of a movie
Premiere (verb)
give the first performance of
Premier (adjective)
first in importance, order, or position; leading
Premier (noun)
a prime minister or other head of government
Primer (noun)
an elementary textbook that serves as an introduction to a subject of study or is used for teaching children to read
Primer (noun)
a substance used as a preparatory coat on previously unpainted wood, metal, or canvas, especially to prevent the absorption of subsequent layers of paint or the development of rust
Cavalier (adjective)
showing a lack of proper concern; offhand
Cavalry (noun)
(in the past) soldiers who fought on horseback
Cavalry (noun)
used to refer to a source of help or rescue in an emergency, especially as a last resort
Rampant (adjective)
(especially of something unwelcome or unpleasant) flourishing or spreading unchecked