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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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