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20 terms

VOCABULARY: Chapters 16-17

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Charisma/noun
the quality of a leader which captures great popular devotion; personal magnetism; charm

(charm---CHARisma)
Contemporary/adjective
Modern; up-to-date

(conTEMPORARY...)
Contend/verb
To state to be so; claim; affirm

(conTEND)
Conversely/adjective
in an opposite manner; in an altogether different way.

(Converses are all diff nowadays, yet they all sorta fit in the same category/manner.)
Extrovert/noun
an outgoing, sociable person

[Extrovert.. expert (sorta rhyme); an expert is usually outgoing and sociable..]
Poignant/adjective
emotionally moving; touching.

[Poignant makes me think of pigs. (the word itself.) so, pigs are highly unemotional and don't move. Also, don't have a reaction to a touch... (not that i would know..)]
Prevalent/adjective
widespread; common

(prevalent.. sorta sounds like RELEVANT.. relevant=same..ish. )
Proponent/ noun
someone who supports a cause.

(PROponent...pro makes me think of people who like to help/support.)
Quest/noun
a search; pursuit
(when you have a QUESTion; you FIND it..)
Traumatic/adjective
causing painful emotions, with possible long-lasting psychological effects

(TRAUMA.)
Congenial/adjective
agreeable or pleasant in character; friendly.

(conGENIal; a "geni" will always appear to be very ..congenial:) )
Flippant/adjective
Disrespectful and not serious enough

(Those mean girls that FLIP their hair.. and walk with their PANTs. )

[Bibliography: Mrs.Balint]
Impasse/noun
a situation with no way out; dead end.

( 'IM' means the direct opposite, so imPASSe, is like you canNOT PASS in this sorta situation...)
Perception/noun
insight or understanding gained through observation

(PERfect people always know others' perceptions.)
Prompt/verb
to urge into action

(the writing prompt.? it urges you into writing an essay regarding a specific topic.)
Prone/verb
having a tendency ; inclined.

(you're a PRO at inclining to things..)
Rapport/noun
relationship, especially one that that is close, trusting, or sympathetic.

( in RAP songs they always show weird relationships toward one another bc they're always yelling...)
Rationale/noun
the underlying reasons for something; logical basis

(logical- ration? )
Relentless/adjective
persistent; continuous

(Relentless makes the though of paying rent, and how it's continuing, like rather than owning your own property? )
Reprisal/noun
the paying back of one injury or bad deed with another

(reprisal... sounds like referral, which reminds me of a student whom has committed an irresponsible action that will win him a referral to the principal's office)