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REA 0002 . Vocabulary Chapters 9 and 10. bolster. You can bolster your grade by doing some extra credit. To support To hold up Strengthen or reinforce Support with a rigid object. depreciate. The value of your car will depreciate the moment you drive it off the lot.

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Rea 0002

REA 0002

Vocabulary

Chapters 9 and 10


Bolster

bolster

  • You can bolster your grade by doing some extra credit.

  • To support

  • To hold up

  • Strengthen or reinforce

  • Support with a rigid object


Depreciate

depreciate

  • The value of your car will depreciate the moment you drive it off the lot.

  • To become less valuable

  • To fall or decrease in value or price

  • To lower the value of


Indiscriminate

indiscriminate

  • I made too many indiscriminate choices when I went shopping last week.

  • Not selective

  • Not chosen carefully

  • Not based on careful selection


Inquisitive

inquisitive

  • Inquisitive students do much better than those who are less curious.

  • Questioning

  • Curious

  • Eager to learn


Nebulous

nebulous

  • The student gave me a nebulous reason about his absence.

  • Indefinite

  • Vague

  • unclear


Relegate

relegate

  • When you had family dinners, did your parents relegate the younger children to eat in the kitchen.

  • To send

  • To assign to a less important or less satisfying position, place or condition


Replete

replete

  • The Thanksgiving table was replete with all my favorite foods.

  • Filled

  • Plentifully supplied

  • Well filled


Sedentary

sedentary

  • My job is very sedentary. I do not get much exercise.

  • Involving much sitting

  • Marked by much sitting

  • Requiring or taking little exercise


Tenet

tenet

  • One tenet of the Christian religion is to do unto others as you want them to do to you.

  • A principle

  • A belief or principle held to be true by an individual or group


Terse

terse

  • This is an example of a terse sentence.

  • Short

  • Brief and clear

  • Effectively concise


Autonomy

autonomy

  • We all want autonomy. But we cannot always do just what we want.

  • Freedom from control

  • Independence

  • Self-government


Bureaucratic

bureaucratic

  • MCC is an example of a bureaucratic system.

  • Over-regulated

  • Insisting on strict rules and routine often to the point of hindering effectiveness


Mandate

mandate

  • George W. Bush felt he had a mandate from the people when he won the election.

  • An authorization

  • A group’s expressed wishes

  • Clear Signal to act

  • Voter’s wish


Ostracize

ostracize

  • We did not want to ostracize John from the class. But, his behavior required it.

  • To reject

  • To expel or exclude from a group


Raucous

raucous

  • The class became raucous when the teacher announced the surprise test.

  • Disorderly

  • Noisy and disorderly

  • boisterous


Recourse

recourse

  • I had no recourse but to sue him for my injuries.

  • A way to get help

  • A source of help, security or strength

  • Something to turn to


Reiterate

reiterate

  • Let me reiterate. The test will be on Friday.

  • To repeat

  • To state again or repeatedly


Tantamount

tantamount

  • Buying coffee at Starbucks is tantamount to robbery.

  • Just like

  • Equal in effect or value

  • The same as


Tenacious

tenacious

  • The hero had a tenacious grasp on the side of the mountain.

  • grasping strongly

  • Holding firm

  • Persistent

  • stubborn


Utopia

utopia

  • It might be nice to live in utopia.

  • A paradise

  • An ideal or perfect place or state

  • A place achieving social or political perfection


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