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The phrases were selected with a number of standards in brain. a few characterize key techniques in vital components of the curriculum, whereas others are extra customary in that means yet current demanding situations of spelling or utilization. All are phrases that scholars can anticipate to determine on a regular basis of their highschool interpreting and past. and every notice is totally outlined in addition to proven in usual contexts with instance sentences and quotations, a lot of that are taken from award-winning authors resembling Harper Lee, George Orwell, Katherine Paterson, and John Knowles.
Together, those a hundred phrases signify the more and more subtle and intricate vocabulary that learners needs to grasp as they proceed their schooling on the subsequent point. to benefit them isn't just to realize valuable wisdom — it's to step right into a broader world.
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NOTE: parasite / plateau 42 60 phlo·em (flo*Hm+) noun A plant tissue that conducts food from the leaves to the other plant parts. Phloem consists primarily of tubelike cells that have porous openings. In mature woody plants it forms a sheathlike layer of tissue in the stem, just inside the bark. 61 pla·teau (pl4-to*) noun Plural: pla·teaus or pla·teaux (pl4-toz*) 1. An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land. 2. A relatively stable level or stage of growth or development: The economy has reached a new plateau.
4. To become fainter or more distant: Over the years his memory of that summer receded.
An organism that lives in or on a different kind of organism from which it gets nourishment and to which it is sometimes harmful. Lice and tapeworms are parasites. 2. A person who takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return. 59 par·ti·ci·ple (pär*tV-sVp+Nl) noun A verb form that is used with auxiliary verbs to indicate certain tenses and that can also function as an adjective. The present participle is indicated by –ing, as in running and sleeping. The past participle is usually indicated by –ed, as in walked and nailed, but many English verbs have irregular past participles, such as fought, sung, and known.