Speaking & Listening Standard 4. Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow
Speaking & Listening Standard 5. Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data
Language Standard 3. [[#|external image arrow-10x10.png]] knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts.
Language Standard 4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words
Language Standard 5. Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meaning.
Language Standard 6. Acquire and use accurately a range of general [[#|academic]] and domain-specific words and phrases; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary [[#|knowledge]]

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fiscal (adj) of or relating to government revenue, especially taxes

empathy (noun) the ability to understand the feelings of another

unctuous( adj.) excessively or ingratiatingly flattering; oily.

delineate (v.) describe or portray (something) precisely.

bombast (noun) high-sounding language with little meaning, used to impress people

desultory (adj) lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm

upbraid (v.) to criticize or scold severely

livid (adj) furiously angry

elicit (v.) to draw or bring out or forth

mendacious (adj) not telling the truth; lying

denouement (n.) the resolution of a chain of events

effulgent (adj.)radiant, splendorous

hiatus (n) a pause or gap in a sequence, series, or process

demeanor (n.) conduct, behavior, deportment

luminous (adj) full of or shedding light; bright or shining, especially in the dark

antithesis (n.) a contrast or opposition between two things

expiate (v.) to make amends for; atone

epitome (n.) a person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type

bauble (n.) a small, showy trinket or decoration

cessation (n.) the fact or process of ending or being brought to an end

censure (n.) an expression of formal disapproval or harsh criticism

replete (adj) full, abundant

heterogeneous (adj.) diverse in character or content

deviate (verb) to turn aside, as from a route, way, course, etc.


quagmire (n.) an awkward, complex, or hazardous situation

bedlam (n.) a scene of uproar and confusion

verdant (adj.) green in tint or color

elicit (v.) to evoke from someone in reaction to one's own actions or questions.

juxtapose (v.) place or deal with close together for contrasting effect

boor (n.) a rude or insensitive person; a peasant

debauchery (n.) excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures

malevolent (adj.) having a wish to do evil to others

recant (v.) say that one no longer holds an opinion or belief, especially one considered heretical

cataract (n.) a large waterfall

paleontology (noun) the branch of science concerned with fossil animals and plants

debacle (n.) a sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco.

precocious(adj.) advanced, developing ahead of time

affinity (n.) a spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something

malapropism (n.) an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound

blanch (verb) make white or pale by extracting color

antipathy (n.) a deep-seated feeling of dislike

impetuous (adj.) rash; hastily done

delineate (verb) describe or portray something precisely

carcinogen (n.) a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue

ambiguous (adj.) open to more than one interpretation

fastidious (adj.) very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail.

arrogate (v.) to take without justification

opulent (adj.) ostentatiously rich and luxurious or lavish

affluence (n.) abundance of money, property, and other material goods; riches; wealth

fetish (noun) a strong or unusual desire for something

coalesce (v.) to come together and form one mass or whole.

querulous (adj.) whiny, complaining

ignoble (adj.) not honorable in character or person

brevity (n.) shortness of time or duration

bestial (adj.) of or like animal or animals

adventitious (adj) happening or carried on according to chance rather than design or inherent nature

intransigent (adj.) refusing to compromise, often on an extreme opinion

deviate (v.) depart from an established course

bona fide (adj.) genuine; real

labyrinth (noun) a complicated irregular way of paths in which it is difficult to find a way out

glower (verb) to have an angry or sullen look on one's face

fetid (adj.) having a foul odor

empirical (adj.) verifiable by observation or experience rather than theocracy or pure logic

despicable (adj.) deserving to be despised

amoral (adj.) neither moral nor immoral

peccadillo (n.) a small, relatively unimportant sin or offense

puerile (adj.) juvenile, immature

catharsis (n.) the process of releasing and thereby providing relief from strong emotions.

animosity (n.) strong hostility

elixir (noun) a magical or medicinal potion

ratiocinate (v.) form judgments by a process of logic; reason

extol (v.) to praise highly
affinity (n.) a spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something

juxtapose (v.) place or deal with close together for contrasting effect