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DesCartes Vocabulary Words 181-190

These vocabulary words will help you read, understand and answer the questions on many of your tests in all subjects. PERSEVERE!
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ADVERTISE
To give information about something that you want to sell.
ALMANAC
A book published once a year with facts and statistics about a large variety of subjects.
ANTONYM
A word that means the opposite of another word.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
A list of writings on a subject.
CAUSE AND EFFECT
A relationship in which change in one variable causes change in another.
CHARACTERISTICS
A typical quality or feature.
CLASSIFY
To put things into groups according to their characteristics.
CONCLUSION
A summary based on evidence or facts.
CONFLICT
A serious disagreement.
DEFINITION
An explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase.
DESCRIBE
To create a picture of something in words.
ENCYCLOPEDIA
A book or set of books with information about many different subjects, usually arranged in alphabetical order.
FICTION
Stories about characters and events that are not real.
GENRE
A category or type of literature.
GLOSSARY
A place in the back of the book that gives the definitions or tells the meaning of certain words in the book.
HISTORICAL FICTION
A fictional story that takes place in a particular time period in the past. Often the setting is real, but the characters are made up from the author's imagination.
INSTRUCTIONS
Directions on how to do something, or orders on what to do.
INVITATION
A written or spoken request to come to an event such as a party, a meal, or a meeting.
LEGEND
A story handed down from earlier times. Or the words written beneath or beside a map or chart to explain it.
MAGAZINE
A publication that contains news, articles, photographs, and advertisements.
MANUAL
Operated or done by hand rather than automatically.
MOOD
How you are feeling.
MORAL
To do with right and wrong.
MULTISYLLABIC
Having more than one syllable.
ORDER OF EVENTS
Arrangement of events according to a particular sequence or method.
PHRASE
A group of words that have a meaning but do not form a sentence.
PLAY
To take part in a game or other enjoyable activity.
PLOT
The main story or a novel, movie, play, or any work of fiction.
POET
Someone who writes poetry.
POETRY
Literary work in the form of poems.
POINT OF VIEW
The perspective from which a story is told.
PREDICT
To say what you think will happen in the future.
REFERENCE BOOK
A book of facts. Some examples are atlas, encyclopedia, dictionary.
RESOURCE
Something valuable or useful to a place or a person.
SOURCE
The place, person, or thing from which something comes from.
SUMMARIZE
To make a summary of; state briefly.
TEXT
The main section of writing in a book, other than the pictures or index.
THEME
The main subject or idea of a piece of writing or a talk.
THESAURUS
A book containing lists of synonyms and antonyms.
TOPIC SENTENCE
A sentence that expresses the main idea of the paragraph in which it occurs.
VENN DIAGRAM
A diagram that uses circles to display elements of different sets. Overlapping circles show common elements.