1. Argument(noun) A. an exchange of diverging or opposite views, typically a heated or angry one.
B. Jonathan gave him no argument, but he took the book with him.
C. Argument Fighting over who's right
2. Cite(verb) A. quote (a passage, book, or author) as evidence for or justification of an argument or statement, especially in a scholar.
B. The priest cited a passage from the Bible to illustrate his point, and prove wrong the whole church.
3. Passive voice() A. a grammatical construction (specifically, a "voice"). The noun or noun phrase that would be the object of an active sentence
C. Passive voice
4. Personification(noun) A. the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
B. She is the personification of the earth suffering from drought, on which the fertilizing rain
descends from heaven.
5. Point of view(noun) A. A particular attitude or way of considering a matter.
B. I said to bill that to look at it in my point of view, but he didn't listen.
C. Point of view
6. Collaborate(verb) A. Work jointly on an activity, especially to produce or create something.
B. He had no way to collaborate with scientists in other places, no Internet, and no library.
7. Articulate(adjective) A. (of a person or a person's words) having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently.
B. A polished speaker, Jenna was able to articulate her points during any discussion.
8. Evolve(verb) A. Develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complex form.
B. Are company has evolved into a million dollar project, but it has dropped since are best worker quit.
9. Meticulous(adjective) A. Showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise.
B. I'm usually so meticulous, and check and re-check all the knots I tie.
10. Agile(adjective) A. Able to move quickly and easily.
B. They climb with great facility, and are agile and graceful in their movements.
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11. Hypotenuse(noun) A. the longest side of a right triangle, opposite the right angle.
B. It is roughly triangular in shape, with its hypotenuse 12 m.
12. Converse(verb) A. Engage in conversation.
B. They rode close by continuing to converse, and Andrew involuntarily heard strange noises.
13. Irrational number A. A real number that cannot be expressed as a ratio of integers, i.e. as a fraction.
B. We are learning Irrational number, and Rational numbers in math class.
C. Irrational number
14. Rational number A. any number that can be expressed as the quotient or fraction p/q of two integers
B. We learned Rational numbers, and whole numbers.
C. Rational number
15. Square root(noun) A. A number that produces a specified quantity when multiplied by itself.
B. I learned that square root can be used in a lot of math questions, but not often it is used.
C. Square root
16. Elastic potential energy A. Energy stored in any object or material that is bent, stretched, or compressed.
B. We just learned elastic potential energy, and atoms in science class.
C. Elastic potential energy
17. Newton A. The unit in the metric system used to measure force.
B. A scientist used newtons to measure the force of a rock, and a ruler to measure the width.
18. Force Field A. An area around an object where an object can influence another object with out touching it. A magnetic field is an example of this.
B. We do not have strong enough force fields to block missiles yet, but we might in the near future.
C. Force field
19. Inertia A. How hard it is to get something moving, stop a moving object, or change the direction of a moving object.
B. I showed the class an example of Inertia with a penny, but it took me a couple tries to show them.
20. Normal force A. A equal but opposite force that pushes back when you stand, sit, or push on a surface so you do not sink through that surface.
B. When we learned Normal force in class today my friends were so confused on how it worked, but the teacher explained briefly and they still didn't understand.
C. Normal force
21. Accept(verb) A.Consent to receive (a thing offered).
B. This man seemed to accept her freakish powers, until he spoke again.
22. Except(verb) A. Not including; other than.
B. The next day, every person in class except one had written a complex and compound sentence.
23. Affect(verb) A. Have an effect on; make a difference to.
B. Eden braced herself, uncertain how the first spell would affect him.
24. Effect(noun) A. A change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause.
B. Self-conscious of the effect her gift had on people, she moved deeper into the booth.
25. Principle(noun) A. A fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning.
B.In the early 1800s, fertilizer companies sprang up using bone meal as the principle agent.
26. Allusion(noun) A. An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
B. Even though the students in the class were all very bright, they had a hard time understanding the allusion made by their teacher.
27. Onomatopoeia(noun) A. The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g., cuckoo, sizzle ).
B. My class assignment involves writing a poem that contains onomatopoeia, a word that sounds exactly like its pronunciation.
28. Alliteration(noun) A. The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
B. Frankly, I am stunned that there isn't more alliteration.
29. Irony(noun) A. The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
B. In an irony of war, they were shelled by their own artillery.
30. Figurative(noun) A. Departing from a literal use of words; metaphorical.
B. When John talks in a figurative way and says he’s hungry enough to eat a horse, he is simply exaggerating his craving.
31. Naive(adjective) A. (of a person or action) showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment.
B. When she was young and naive, she had dreamed of such a job.
32. Niche(noun) A. A shallow recess, especially one in a wall to display a statue or other ornament.
B. The niche at the entrance, which is rarely wanting, served, no doubt, for the sentry on guard AA FIG.