This is a list of some noteworthy vocabulary you'll find in this unit! Some are related to the unit topic, and others are generally useful academic words.
You'll know some of the words already, and some may be new. Take some time to familiarize yourself with them all before you get started on the passages and exercises in the unit.
- Definition: to get rid of, wipe out, or erase something
- Sentence: The governor eliminated the sales tax on pet food to encourage more people to adopt animals from the shelter.
- Definition: to come into view; to come out of concealment
- Sentence: A dark figure emerged from the shadows; it was an old man with a wooden leg and a parrot on his shoulder.
- Definition: requiring total obedience to laws and rules
- Sentence: The small country lived under authoritarian rule, in which all laws and decisions were made by the emperor alone.
- Definition: to provide an introduction
- Sentence: The senator’s short speech prefaced the presidential speech that followed.
- Definition: to stay, remain, or reside
- Sentence: Some religions abide by the same customs and traditions as they did hundreds of years ago.
- Definition: to start; to get (something) going
- Sentence: Little did Conchita know that her efforts in developing biodegradable plastics would initiate a worldwide movement for sustainability.
- Definition: very extensive; very severe
- Sentence: Drastic new measures were drawn up by the king to decrease the county's crime rate.
- Definition: being better than someone or something else (or being "superior")
- Sentence: The leader of the battalion felt that his intelligence far exceeded everyone around him; this sense of superiority helped him justify the evil things he did.
- Definition: the amount by which something grows
- Sentence: The fine for the parking meter is fifty cents for every half hour increment of time.
- Definition: a signal that indicates (shows) something
- Sentence: Don’t judge a book by its cover, because the cover is rarely an indication of how good a book is.
- Definition: to manage; to be responsible for
- Sentence: The magistrate administered the final exam for all initiates.
- Definition: to draw out a response from someone
- Sentence: The first clanging of the bell didn’t elicit a response from the villagers, but when the clanging continued, they all entered Center Square.
- Definition: to do what you've been asked or told to do
- Sentence: The experiment required that all test subjects comply with the tester’s guidelines so that the results were accurate.
- Definition: to an obvious extent; clearly
- Sentence: It was patently obvious that the prisoner wasn’t really a feeble old man when he did a double backflip and kicked the keys out of the guard’s hand.
- Definition: relating to the foundation or underlying basis of something
- Sentence: There are many fundamental theories in the scientific community that are commonly accepted as fact, like the theory of gravity.
- Definition: coming to a conclusion or opinion without enough evidence
- Sentence: The scientist made wild conjectures relating the use of toothpaste to hair loss, but he had only conducted one tiny study.
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- why is everyone questioning about life(14 votes)
- As sentient beings, humans have an innate curiosity about the world around them, including the nature of existence and the purpose of life. Philosophers, theologians, scientists, and everyday people have grappled with these questions for centuries, and they remain a fundamental aspect of human inquiry and reflection.
Additionally, questioning the nature of life can help individuals gain insight into their own values, beliefs, and goals. It can also inspire them to seek out meaning and purpose in their lives, which can lead to personal growth and fulfillment.
Ultimately, the search for understanding and meaning is a fundamental aspect of the human experience, and it is natural for people to question the nature of life and their place in it.
Lol we're getting so deep--(0 votes)
- Is there a perfect life(7 votes)
- why can life be so hard(11 votes)
- To be or not to be, that is the question,...
Many like their quantum physics loopy some may like it stringy, I prefer the loop effect its more productive and current in todays times. How do you prefer it?(6 votes)
- Why are the bad things in life so much more powerful than the good things?(5 votes)
- Our brain tends to fixate itself onto negative things, because the good things feel deserved or that you earned them. When you feel that you did not deserve something bad that happened to you, your brain will magnify it and make it feel ten times worse.(1 vote)