Capable and qualified Competency A competent student knows how to study and prepare for tests.
A type of special attention or importance To emphasize, emphasizes, emphasized, emphasizing Teachers repeatedly make an emphasis on the importance of reading.
To do something or behave in the same way as someone else, mimic, imitate Emulates, emulated, emulating, emulation (n), emulative (adj) Children like to emulate parents’ actions.
To make better or improve Enhances, enhancing, enhanced, enhancement (n) What can you do to enhance your college opportunities?
Exactness or accuracy Precise (adj), precisively (adv) Math problems should be done with precision so mistakes are not made.
Hard to notice, not obvious Subtler, subtlest, subtlety (n), subtleties (n), subtly (adv) Although the students were subtle when they were cheating, they got caught.
To be different, not the same Varies, varied, varying, variety/ varieties (n),varietal (adj) All children vary in their personalities and likes.
To imagine in your head what it looks like Visualizes/ visualized/ visualizing, visual/s (n & adj), visually (adv), visualization (n) Descriptive words help the reader to visualize the story.
Something made shorter, shortened, smaller in length To abbreviate/ abbreviates/ abbreviated/ abbreviating, abbreviation (n.) We read the abbreviated story because we only had a 30 minutes to read. Doctor= Dr. Arizona= AZ
The feeling or mood associated with a place or thing Ambiance, ambient (adj.) The restaurant had a nice ambience with it’s soft music, comfortable chairs and friendly staff.
Expressing ideas clearly and effectively when speaking To articulate/ articulates/ articulated/ articulating, articulation(s) Articulate students are able to tell the teacher their exact answers.
A feeling of shame and embarrassment To humiliate/ humiliates/ humiliated/ humiliating (v&adj.), humiliatingly The boy felt humiliation when his date left him for another guy at the dance.
Situations to make people feel nervous, scared or frightened To intimidate/ intimidates/ intimidated/ intimidating, intimidatingly (adv.), intimidation Sometimes it’s intimidating to talk to a person you like if they are talking to someone else.
A duty or responsibility you have because your conscience, family, or society demands it Obligatory (adj.), to obligate (v) As a US citizen, I have an obligation to vote in every election.
Interesting, exciting, thought- provoking, or full of new ideas To stimulate (v), stimulation (n.), stimulatingly (adv.) Pres. Obama’s stimulating speech makes me believe he will be a great president.
To become better or greater than before, go beyond, to pass, exceed Unsurpass (v.), Surpassable/ unsurpassable (adj.), Each time a students takes AIMs they hope to surpass their previous score.
Make something more noticeable Accentuates/ accentuated/ accentuating, accent (n) Most people like to accentuate their best qualities.
To remove someone or something completely and not be allowed back Banishes/ banished/ banishing, banishment (n) When students are expelled they are banished from Hamilton forever!
The look on your face, or your expression Countenances People try to hide their feelings but most of the time their countenance gives it away.
Having the ability to make good judgments about someone or something To discern, discernment The discerning high school teacher was able to identify the troubled student.
Treat someone or something in an insulting way, no respect To disrespect, respect, respectful Talking back to a teacher is rude and disrespectful, always!!!
to convince someone to help or give support Enlistment, enlisted (adj) Mrs. Bevill enlists students to hand out papers for her.
To name or list things one by one Enumeration It would be boring to listen to someone enumerate their favorite 20 foods.
Without ending, long Interminable, intermittent The boy cried interminably when his girlfriend broke up with him.