Lesson 2 ELA Vocab

Astute

Clever and sharp-minded; Showing a thorough and deep understanding

Bias

n. A strong leaning for or against something that is based on personal preference or a set idea; v. To cause to look favorably or unfavorably on; to create bias

Compile

1. To gather together and put in order; 2. To create something by collecting materials from a variety of sources

Destitute

Extremely poor; Without basic necessities

Enhance

To make greater or heighten; To add to in a way that improves

Extraneous

Not needed or not related to what is being considered or dealt with

Fabricate

1. To make or manufacture; 2. To make up; to create something untrue

Flaunt

To show off

Heyday

The time of greatest success or strength

Illegible

Impossible to read due to sloppy or faint writing or printing

Intuition

An understanding or knowledge of something without the use of reasoning

Lush

1. Growing thickly or heavily; 2. Luxurious

Renown

Fame; Good reputation

Sedate

ad. Calm, serious, and proper; v. To calm with medication

Vigil

A period of watch, usually during a time when one would normally be asleep; The act of staying awake to watch over