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50 terms

50 Word Test 9/3/11

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Admission
right or permission to enter, the act of admitting someone to enter
Applicant
a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
application
a formal and usually written request for something such as a job, a grant of money, or admission to a school or college
Brevity
the attribute of being brief or fleeting
Coherence
the quality of being logical, orderly, and clearly connected
Discriminatory
being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand, capable of making fine distinction
Extracurricular
outside the regular curriculum or course of study
Preliminary
something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
Reflective
persistently or morbidly thoughtful
Undergraduate
a university student who has not yet received a first degree
Clarity
free from obscurity and easy to understand
Concise
short and to the point
Dexterity
physical or mental skill, ability
Essence
the most important element or feature of something
Essential
absolutely necessary
Implicate
impose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result
Implication
a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
Persist
continue to exist (v)
Persistence
continuance of an effect after its cause has ceased or been removed (n)
Sincerity
the quality of being open and truthful
Accentuate
to stress; emphasize; highlight
Atrocity
the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
Collective
done by or characteristic of individuals acting together
Eerie
weird; mysterious; strange and frightening
Facetious
humorous, not meant seriously (sarcastic)
Inexplicable
incapable of being explained or accounted for
Inhumane
lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion
Mesmerize
To fascinate or hypnotize
Momentum
the power to increase or develop at an ever-growing pace
Slaughter
kill a large number of people indiscriminately
Glib
fluent in an insincere manner; offhand; casual
Glibly
in a manner of smooth ease and fluency, without hesitation
Insinuate
to suggest or hint slyly; to edge into something indirectly
Maneuver
a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
Motto
brief statement used to express a principle
Regime
a government in power; a form or system of rule or management; a period of rule
Sanctuary
a shelter from danger or hardship
Scrutinize
to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
Scrutiny
careful observation
Tentative
not fully worked out or final; hesitating or uncertain
Deportment
The formal way in which you are standing or walking; How you carry yourself; behavior
Rhetoric
The ability to speak well and affectedly
Vague
lacking clarity or distinctness
Articulate
speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
Trepidation
fear; nervous apprehension
Poised
balanced, suspended; calm, controlled; ready for action
Vehement
Expressed with or showing conviction or intense feeling
Fidget
to behave or move nervously or restlessly
Constraints
restrictions; limits
Dissuade
to persuade not to do something