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The phrases were selected with a variety of standards in brain. a few characterize key innovations in vital parts of the curriculum, whereas others are extra customary in which means yet current demanding situations of spelling or utilization. All are phrases that scholars can count on to work out on a regular basis of their highschool analyzing and past. and every notice is absolutely outlined in addition to proven in commonplace contexts with instance sentences and quotations, a lot of that are taken from award-winning authors equivalent to Harper Lee, George Orwell, Katherine Paterson, and John Knowles.
Together, those a hundred phrases characterize the more and more refined and complicated vocabulary that newcomers needs to grasp as they proceed their schooling on the subsequent point. to benefit them isn't just to realize beneficial wisdom — it truly is to step right into a broader world.
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100 words every high school freshman should know 19 28 for·mi·da·ble (fôr*mV-dN-bNl or fôr-mVd*N-bNl) adjective 1. Arousing fear, dread, alarm, or great concern: “The men wish to purchase straw field hats to protect themselves from your formidable Arkansas sun” (Bette Greene, The Summer of My German Soldier). 2. Admirable; awe-inspiring: a formidable musical talent. 3. Difficult to surmount, defeat, or undertake: The new assignment was a formidable challenge for the young reporter. ” Reiker didn’t look quite so tall or strong as the others.
Stylish or smart in appearance: a jaunty hat. related words: adverb — jaun*ti·ly noun — jaun*ti·ness 41 jo·vi·al (jo*vK-Nl) adjective Full of fun and good cheer; jolly: a jovial host. 62 of a mile. The metric system is a system of measurement that is based on the number 10. Because 12 inches make a foot, and 3 feet make a yard, calculating the number of inches in a given number of yards or miles can often be cumbersome. In the metric system, multiplication is easy. Kilo- is a prefix meaning “a thousand,” so one kilometer is equal to a thousand meters, and one kilogram is equal to a thousand grams.
A picture or symbol used in hieroglyphic writing; a hieroglyph. 2. often hieroglyphics Hieroglyphic writing, especially that of the ancient Egyptians. ” Although the Egyptians wrote hieroglyphs on papyrus and painted them on walls, the Greeks who visited Egypt must have been more impressed by the stately carvings on the stones of immense temples and tombs. ” You could pronounce this (mHd*u nHch*Hr). The Egyptians thought the gods themselves used these symbols, which possessed great power. When they wrote hieroglyphs showing dangerous animals, such as snakes, on the walls of their tombs, they would sometimes leave the symbols unfinished — or even damage them intentionally.