Francis Lewis HS Grade 10 Summer Assignment Vocabulary List

Activities for this list:

definitions & notes only words
  1. voice
    a means by which something is expressed or communicated
  2. equality
    the quality of being the same in quantity, value, or status
  3. discrimination
    unfair treatment of a person or group based on prejudice
  4. genocide
    systematic killing of a racial or cultural group
  5. evolution
    sequence of events involved in the development of a species
  6. reliability
    the quality of being dependable
  7. empathy
    understanding and entering into another's feelings
  8. outreach
    the act of reaching out
  9. refute
    overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof
  10. claim
    assert or affirm strongly
  11. counterclaim
    a claim filed in opposition to another claim in a legal action
  12. persuasion
    communication intended to induce belief or action
  13. rhetoric
    study of the technique for using language effectively
  14. propaganda
    information that is spread to promote some cause
  15. beneficial
    promoting or enhancing well-being
  16. relevant
    having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue
  17. progress
    the act of moving forward, as toward a goal
  18. inevitable
    incapable of being avoided or prevented
  19. manipulate
    influence or control shrewdly or deviously
  20. inhibit
    limit the range or extent of
  21. innovation
    a creation resulting from study and experimentation
  22. inflation
    a general and progressive increase in prices
  23. sovereignty
    the authority of a state to govern another state
  24. secession
    formal separation from an alliance or federation
  25. suffrage
    a legal right to vote
  26. appeasement
    the act of acceding to demands
  27. coup d'etat
    a sudden and decisive change of government by force
  28. embargo
    a government order imposing a trade barrier
  29. import
    bring in from abroad
  30. export
    sell or transfer abroad
  31. unification
    the act of making or becoming a single entity
  32. liberal
    having political views favoring reform and progress
  33. conservative
    a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
  34. revolution
    the overthrow of a government by those who are governed
  35. infer
    conclude by reasoning
  36. clarify
    make clear and comprehensible
  37. characterize
    describe or portray the qualities or peculiarities of
  38. establish
    set up or lay the groundwork for

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