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English Vocab Semester 2 List 11-12
English Vocab Semester 2 List 11-12
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Someone who is very passionate about a certain subject or activity.
When Chris goes fishing, he is a passionate ____; he fishes everyday.
1. Unusual and risky ideas, especially in art. 2. Supporting or introducing new ideas.
They needed to reinvent his career he decided to go with an ____ approach.
Not surprised or impressed by something because it has already been seen or experienced.
The child was ____ about the Jack-in-a-box; he had already played with it for five years.
1. Referring to the materialistic or orthodox values of the middle class. 2. A middle class person.
The family lived in a house with a yard and a mailbox; it was quite ____.
(Synonym) Common / materialistic
1. An overused phrase or opinion. 2. A stereotype.
The boy loved to share ____(s); "In the nick of time" was his favorite.
(Synonym) Old Story
1. A person's first appearance to a place or in a role. 2. To perform in public for the first time.
Zach Parise made his ____ with the Wild on September 28th; he scored two goals.
Passion, style, and enthusiasm.
The choir sang with much ____; they had never sang for the Pope before.
One who takes on financial risks to start and operate a business.
The ____ put all of her savings into a new business; she wanted to open a bakery.
1. A person or thing that represents a quality or type perfectly. 2. A summary of a written piece.
A 4.0 GPA is an ____ of good grades; we all strive for good grades.
Something that has already happened and all that one can do is accept it.
The worker told him that the drawings had already closed; the worker told him that as a ____.
(Synonym) Done deal
Simple and socially awkward, without ease or grace.
It was Tim's first time ever skating; his stride looked very ____.
A situation that is very confusing, complicated, or embarrassing.
Jake realized that he only had two extra tickets and he had asked three friends to go; he was definitely in an ____.
A young woman that is unsophisticated and innocent.
The teenage girl was looked at like a ____; nevertheless she was quite smart and mature.
The policy of letting things unfold themselves, without interference.
The government concluded that the best option in this situation is to practice ____; they would let everything play out.
(Synonym) Free enterprise / Do-nothing policy
A sick or uncomfortable feeling whose source is tough to identify.
He had a ____ in his upper body; sadly he didn't know how to treat it because he couldn't identify the source.
(of a person/action) showing a lack of wisdom, knowledge, or understanding.
They all recognized that the new guy was ____; but in their business it wasn't hard to learn the practice.
(Synonym) Young / Fresh
A conclusion that does not match up with the previous statement.
In "Twelve Angry Men" the Jury was completely swayed to a ____ decision; the decision changed from "guilty" to "not guilty"
(Synonym) Inconsistency / Deception
1. A meeting at a predetermined place and time, usually between two people. 2. To meet at a predetermined place and time.
The two secret agents had a ____ at the arch tree at 3:00; they were to talk of their next mission.
A situation in which the family of a murdered person seeks to avenge by going after the murderer or his/her family.
The brothers of Michael were pursuing a ____ against his murderer; they made sure to accomplish this secretly.
(Synonym) Grudge / Revenge
1. A brief, powerful description, account, or episode. 2. A small photograph that fades into it's background without a clear border. 3. To represent someone in style of a ____ piece.
The famous artist captured the ____ with great precision; he had put a lot of time into his piece.
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