10th Grade Words for Hyde Park, New York

Words for 10th Grade students of Hyde Park Central School District.
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 10th Grade Words for Hyde Park Central School District
abstract
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a. theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
admonish
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v. warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
advocate
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v. speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
alternative
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a. one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice
ambiguous
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a. unclear or doubtful in meaning
analogy
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n. similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
anarchy
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n. absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
assiduous
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a. constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
assimilate
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v. incorporate and absorb into mind; make similar; cause to resemble
augment
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v. make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
authentic
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a. not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
belligerent
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a. inclined or eager to fight; aggressive
bolster
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v. support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion
bureaucratic
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a. relating to structure and regulations in place to control activities in a large organization or a government
circumvent
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v. surround an enemy; enclose or entrap; beat by cleverness and wit
coalition
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n. partnership; league; state of being combined into one body
cohesive
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a. cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated
collaborate
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v. work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort
comply
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v. yield assent; accord; agree, or acquiesce; adapt one's self; fulfill; accomplish
concurrent
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a. simultaneous; coincident; occurring or operating at the same time
connotation
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n. an idea that is implied or suggested
constituent
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n. component or part; citizen, voter
contingent
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a. possible, or liable, but not certain, to occur; incidental; casual.
criteria
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n. standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based
demeanor
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n. conduct; management; way in which a person behaves
deplore
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v. feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn; express sorrow or grief over; regret
derogatory
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a. expressing low opinion; disparaging; belittling
disparity
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n. difference; condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree
disseminate
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v. distribute; spread; scatter like seeds
dissident
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a. disagreeing, especially with a majority; rebellious
distraught
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a. deeply agitated, as from emotional conflict; mad; insane
divert
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v. distract; withdraw money and move into a different location
docile
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a. obedient; ready and willing to be taught; easily managed or handled
dormant
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a. sleeping; not active but capable of becoming active
egocentric
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a. caring only about oneself; selfish; self-centered
elusive
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a. difficult to describe; difficult to detect or grasp by mind
emulate
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v. be a match or counterpart for; eager to equal or excel
equitable
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a. marked by or having equity; just and impartial
eradicate
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v. completely destroy; eliminate; exterminate
estrange
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v. arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
exacerbate
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v. increase severity, violence, or bitterness of; aggravate
expedite
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v. process fast and efficiently; execute quickly and efficiently
fabricate
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v. build; put together out of components or parts
facilitate
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v. help bring about; make less difficult
fortuitous
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a. accidental; by chance; coming or occurring without any cause
fraudulent
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a. cheating; deceitful; planning or using fraud; given to practice of fraud
heinous
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a. grossly wicked; abominable; hateful; infamous
hypothetical
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a. based on assumptions; supposed
illicit
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a. illegal; unlawful; not authorized or permitted
imminent
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a. near at hand; close in time; about to occur
impetuous
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a. marked by sudden and violent force; hasty; impulsive and passionate
incongruous
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a. not fitting; lacking in harmony or compatibility
indigenous
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a. native; originating where it is found
indiscriminate
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a. choosing at random; not marked by fine distinctions
inherent
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a. firmly established by nature or habit
jurisdiction
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n. authority; right and power to interpret and apply the law
lax
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a. loose and not easily controlled; lacking in rigor or strictness
meticulous
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a. excessively careful; marked by extreme care in treatment of details
negligent
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a. careless; inattentive
nonchalant
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a. behaving in a calm manner, often in a way that suggests you are not interested or do not care
oblivious
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a. inattentive or unmindful; lacking all memory; forgetful
obscure
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v. darken; make dim or indistinct; conceal in obscurity
omnipotent
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a. all-powerful; having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force
opportune
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a. timely; just in time; suited or right for a particular purpose
oppose
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v. place in front of, or over against; set opposite; exhibit; confront; resist; withstand
panacea
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n. remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all
perfunctory
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a. done routinely and with little interest or care; acting with indifference; showing little interest or care
precarious
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a. uncertain; risky; dangerously lacking in security or stability
precipitate
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v. fall from clouds; hurl or throw violently; fall vertically, sharply, or headlong
preclude
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v. make impossible, as by action taken in advance; prevent; eliminate
preposterous
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a. contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; very silly or stupid; ridiculous
proficient
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a. skilled; expert; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
propensity
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n. natural inclination; tendency or preference; predilection
qualitative
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a. relating to quality; having the character of quality
quantitative
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a. expressed or expressible as a quantity; relating to measurement of quantity
recalcitrant
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a. obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority
redeem
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v. purchase back; regain possession of by payment; ransom or rescue from captivity; pay penalty; make amends for
rejuvenate
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v. make young again; restore to youthful vigor or appearance
relegate
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v. assign to obscure place, position, or condition; delegate; assign
relinquish
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v. give up something with reluctance; retire from; give up or abandon
repugnant
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a. arousing disgust or aversion; offensive or repulsive; hateful
resilient
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a. elastic; having power of springing back or recover readily
retrospect
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n. review; look back upon; remember
sanction
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v. give authorization or approval to something; penalize a state, especially for violating international law
spontaneous
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a. arising without external cause; growing without cultivation or human labor
static
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a. having no motion; being at rest; fixed; stationary
stringent
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a. demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; binding; rigid
subordinate
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a. occupying lower rank; inferior; submissive
subsidize
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v. support through finance; fund
tenuous
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a. long and thin; slender; having little substance
travesty
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n. comedy characterized by improbable situations; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous
tumult
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n. noise, as made by a crowd; riot or uprising
unilateral
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a. being on one side only; affecting but one side; one-sided.
validate
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v. confirm; ratify; declare or make legally valid
vindicate
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v. clear from blame; exonerate; maintain, uphold, or defend
zealot
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n. fanatically committed person; person who shows excessive zeal