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Vocabulary Words DP 11
Words I am learning in my readings or great words I want to remember. Words for my students to steal if their reading is not meaty enough.
refusal to moderate a position or to compromise
cruel; harsh; severe; ironhanded
Sets of strategies, rather than strict rules, that act as guidelines for discovery-oriented problem solving.
The art of analyzing literary texts or human experience, understood as fundamentally ambiguous, by interpreting levels of meaning.
nearness in place or time; kinship
someone who tries to destroy traditional ideas or institutions
logical and methodical reasoning
the state of being in action or exerting power
an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come.
adj. pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious
the wide part of a river where it nears the sea
more than is needed, desired, or required
a wet swampy bog; figuratively, something that traps and confuses
a state of extreme poverty or destitution
after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
- A circular prison in which each inmate is constantly under surveillance from a central watchtower
- Michael Foucault
not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive
restraint in speech, reluctance to speak
humorous, not meant seriously
deep, extensive learning
a group of people attractively arranged (as if in a painting)
urge on or encourage especially by shouts
worthless material that should be removed
a bottle with a stopper
move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
misgivings about something one feels is wrong; morals and values
strong feelings of embarrassment
a state of extreme poverty
have an effect for good or ill
to increase in power, influence, and reputation
a stingy hoarder of money and possessions (often living miserably)
a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
the branch of Christian theology devoted to the refutation of errors
the act of determining that something is false
displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity