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Testing Vocabulary

Anecdote-a short account of an event

Analyze-to study carefully; to learn the nature and relationship of the parts of by close examination

Argue-to give reasons for or against something

Cite-to write or say the words of; to mention especially as an example

Clarify-to make something easier to understand

Coherent-logical and well-organized; easy to understand

Collaborate-to work together

Concise-using few words; not including unnecessary information

Conclusion-a final decision or judgment; an opinion formed after a period of thought or research

Conditional-provisional; dependent

Delineate-to clearly show or describe

Determine-to officially decide something especially because of evidence or facts

Diverse-different from each other

Epiphany-a moment of sudden understanding

Euphemism-a milder expression used in place of something considered unpleasant, harsh, or blunt Evaluate-to judge the value or condition of something or someone in a careful and thoughtful way

Evidence-a visible sign of something; something which shows another thing exists or is true

Expedite-to speed up the progress of; to facilitate

Explicit-very clear and complete; leaving no doubt about the meaning

Facilitate-to make easier; to be of use

Genre-a type of literary or artistic work

Hypothesize-to suggest an idea; an assumption

Identify-establish or indicate who or what someone or something is; to associate closely with

Incite-to provoke

Inference-a conclusion drawn from evidence or observation

Informative-educational; providing information

Invalid-not useable; not effective

Intuition-instinctive knowing; gut instinct

Justify-to provide a good reason for something; to prove something to be right or reasonable

Motivation-a force or influence which causes something or someone to act

Nuance-a subtle difference or distinction in meaning, expression, sound, etc.

Perspective-a way of thinking about and understanding something

Precise-sharply exact or accurate

Reasoning-the process of thinking about something logically in order to form a conclusion

Relevant-relating to a subject in an appropriate way

Rhetoric-the art of using language effectively to please or persuade

Sequence-the order in which things happen or should happen

Specify-to decide upon for fix indefinitely; be specific about

Subtle-hard to notice or see; faint and difficult to analyze

Summary-a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form

Synthesize-to make something new by combining different things

Valid-fair or reasonable; logically correct or justifiable

Verify-to prove, show, find out, or state that something is true or correct


Vivid-producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind