By Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
The phrases were selected with a variety of standards in brain. a few characterize key thoughts in very important parts of the curriculum, whereas others are extra popular in which means yet current demanding situations of spelling or utilization. All are phrases that scholars can anticipate to work out on a regular basis of their highschool examining and past. and every notice is totally outlined in addition to proven in commonplace contexts with instance sentences and quotations, lots of that are taken from award-winning authors comparable to Harper Lee, George Orwell, Katherine Paterson, and John Knowles.
Together, those a hundred phrases characterize the more and more refined and intricate vocabulary that newcomers needs to grasp as they proceed their schooling on the subsequent point. to profit them isn't just to achieve beneficial wisdom — it really is to step right into a broader world.
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To be actively working, especially in a period of great accomplishment: a writer who flourished in the later 1600s. transitive verb To wave (something) vigorously or dramatically: The athletes on the winning team flourished their medals in front of the cameras. noun 1. A dramatic action or gesture: The teacher waved the report with a flourish. 2. An added decorative touch; an embellishment: handwriting with many graceful flourishes. 3. In music, a showy passage or a fanfare: Trumpets played a flourish before the king entered.
Something that is decided or concluded by reasoning from evidence; a conclusion: The evidence is too scanty to draw any inferences from it. When we say that a speaker or sentence makes an implication or implies something, we mean that it is indicated or suggested without being stated outright: Even though you say you like sports, your lack of enthusiasm implies that you don’t. To make an inference about something or infer something, on the other hand, is to draw conclusions that are not stated openly in what is said: I infer from your lack of enthusiasm that you don’t like sports.
Related word: noun — hyp*o·crite+ (hVp*N-krVt+) 36 im·mune (V-myun*) adjective 1. Protected from disease naturally or by vaccination or inoculation: I’m immune to chickenpox because I had it when I was young. 2. Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt: As a diplomat, he is immune from criminal prosecution. 3. Not affected by a given influence; unresponsive: “I am immune to emotion. I have been ever since I can remember. Which is helpful when people appeal to my sympathy. I don’t seem to have any” (Ellen Wittlinger, Hard Love).
100 Words Every High School Freshman Should Know by Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries