Francis Lewis HS Grade 12 Summer Assignment Vocabulary List

Activities for this list:

definitions & notes only words
  1. passion
    a strong feeling or emotion
  2. romantic
    of a movement in arts emphasizing the importance of feelings
  3. legacy
    a gift of personal property by will
  4. heritage
    that which is inherited
  5. globalization
    growth to a worldwide scale
  6. assimilate
    make alike
  7. philanthropy
    the act of donating money or time to promote human welfare
  8. charity
    an institution set up to provide help to the needy
  9. collective
    done by or characteristic of individuals acting together
  10. unity
    an undivided or unbroken completeness with nothing wanting
  11. demographic
    a statistic characterizing human populations
  12. credibility
    the quality of being believable or trustworthy
  13. multicultural
    relating to or including diverse nationalities or customs
  14. multinational
    involving or operating in several nations or nationalities
  15. contemporary
    occurring in the same period of time
  16. reprehensible
    bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
  17. documentary
    a film presenting the facts about a person or event
  18. accommodation
    making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
  19. morality
    the quality of being in accord with right or good conduct
  20. humanitarian
    marked by devotion to popular welfare
  21. success
    an attainment that achieves a favorable outcome
  22. argument
    a methodical process of logical reasoning
  23. claim
    assert or affirm strongly
  24. counterclaim
    set up a claim in opposition to a previous claim
  25. syntax
    the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
  26. diction
    the manner in which something is expressed in words
  27. philosophy
    the rational investigation of existence and knowledge
  28. theory
    a belief that can guide behavior
  29. economics
    science dealing with the circulation of goods and services
  30. republic
    a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch

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