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Vocabulary

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Transcript of Vocabulary

Vocabulary #1
Preclude
To prevent; make impossible.
Epiphany
Sudden understanding, insight, or revelation about an underlying truth
Fortuitous
occurring by chance, accidental; lucky, fortunate
Lament
to mourn or express sorrow
Assimilate
absorb or be absorbed (often by another culture); make similar.
Ex: Their secret opinion of one another didn't
preclude
them from being polite.
Ex: Just as I was about to fail the exam, I had an
epiphany
and remembered the facts I had learned.
Ex: It is
fortuitous
that you have Miss T. as your English I teacher.
Ex: When the secret had been told, there was no doing any thing, but to
lament
and hope she never found out.
It doesn't take long to
assimilate
at Vista Murrieta; everyone wants you to feel welcome.
Ambivalent
mixed or constricting feelings; simultaneous conflicting feelings.
Ex: Miss T. is
ambivalent
toward students who don't do their homework.
Analogous
Audacious
two or more items that are similar
Ex: The human heart is
analogous
to a pump.
bold or daring; not restrained.
Ex: Although April is an
audacious
athlete, she does not participate in any dangerous sports.
Fortitude
strength to face adversity
Ex: The small boy's
fortitude
allowed him to stand up to the school bully.
Resilient
able to survive and rebound from difficult circumstances
Ex: Brick houses are more
resilient
to wind damage than mobile homes.
Conviction
belief
The words lacked the
conviction
she intended.
Adversity
misfortune or hard luck
Ex: There's a difference between expecting students to overcome
adversity
in a tough curriculum and making things pointlessly painful.
Vocabulary test!
Vocabulary 1 List & Literary Terms (SIFT & Plot)
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