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1 Vocabulary 16 Using Context Clues

2 Abyss Bottomless gulf; anything too deep to measure

3 Agenda A list or program of things to be done or considered

4 Ephemeral Short-lived; lasting for a markedly brief time

5 Equilibrium A state of balance between opposing forces

6 Expend To lay out or use up

7 Fortuitous Happening by chance or accident

8 Grapple To try to cope with

9 Ideology A set of beliefs of an individual or a group

10 Palpable Easily perceived by the senses; obvious; touchable

11 Transient Temporary; passing with time

12 Vocabulary 17 Using definitions

13 Fraught Involving; full of; accompanied by

14 Frivolous Of little or no worth or importance; not worthy of serious notice; characterized by lack of seriousness or sense; trifling, petty, paltry, silly, foolish

15 gratify To give pleasure to by satisfying desires or humoring inclinations or feelings; to satisfy; indulge; humor, as one’s desires or appetites

16 Momentum Force or speed of movement; impetus

17 Narrate To give an account or tell the story of; to relate or recount events, experiences, etc. in speech or writing

18 Serendipity An aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident

19 Torrid Subject to parching or burning heat from the sun; oppressively hot, parching, burning; ardent; passionate; tropical, scorching, fiery

20 Ultimate Last; furthest or farthest; ending a process or series; maximum; decisive or conclusive; highest; extreme, remotest, uttermost

21 Vigilant Keenly watchful to detect danger or trouble; ever awake and alert; sleeplessly watchful

22 Wend To pursue or direct one’s way

23 Vocabulary 18 Prefixes That Tell Where

24 Circumlocution The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language; evasion in speech or writing; roundabout expression

25 Circumstance Condition or fact attending an event and having some bearing on it; a determining or modifying factor

26 Interact To act upon one another

27 Intersperse To distribute among other things at intervals

28 Intervention The act of coming between to modify, settle, or hinder some action

29 Midcontinent Located in the center of a land mass

30 Midlife Located in the middle of one’s period of existence

31 Subconscious Part of the mind below the level of awareness

32 Submerge To place under water; cover from view; obscure

33 Substandard Failing to meet a criterion or requirement

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