By Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
The phrases were selected with quite a few standards in brain. a few characterize key innovations in vital parts of the curriculum, whereas others are extra primary in that means yet current demanding situations of spelling or utilization. All are phrases that scholars can count on to determine on a regular basis of their highschool studying and past. and every notice is totally outlined in addition to proven in ordinary 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 symbolize the more and more refined and complicated vocabulary that inexperienced persons needs to grasp as they proceed their schooling on the subsequent point. to profit them isn't just to achieve valuable wisdom — it truly is to step right into a broader world.
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Gargoyle / heritage 22 31 gu·ru (gtr*u) noun Plural: gu·rus 1. A Hindu spiritual teacher. 2. A person who is followed as a leader or teacher. 32 her·i·tage (hHr*V-tVj) noun 1. , Letter from Birmingham Jail). 2. Property that is or can be inherited. 100 words every high school freshman should know 23 33 hi·er·o·glyph·ic (hX+Nr-N-glVf*Vk or hX+rN-glVf*Vk) adjective Of or related to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictures or symbols are used to represent words or sounds: The ancient tombs of the Pharaohs are marked with hieroglyphic writing.
Light-year / maneuver 34 verb Past participle and past tense: ma·neu·vered Present participle: ma·neu·ver·ing Third person singular present tense: ma·neu·vers intransitive verb 1. To change tactics or approach; plan skillfully: Our lawyer maneuvered in order to get the trial postponed. 2. To carry out a military maneuver. 3. To make controlled changes in movement or direction: The ship had to maneuver carefully to avoid the icebergs. transitive verb 1. To cause (troops or warships) to carry out a military maneuver.
100 Words Every High School Freshman Should Know by Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries