Fiske 250 Words Every High School Freshman Needs to Know, by Edward Fiske, Jane Mallison, Dave Hatcher

By Edward Fiske, Jane Mallison, Dave Hatcher

Listed here are the 250 most crucial phrases scholars want to know to achieve success in highschool and past, from the previous schooling editor of the hot York occasions and a number one academic authority. every one access includes a whole definition, notice foundation, and instance sentences, making it either the ideal present for 8th grade commencement and an efficient instrument for increasing a student's vocabulary, getting ready them for standardized exams, and lengthening their writing abilities. this is often the correct booklet for giving scholars who're coming into highschool a transparent virtue prior to they start.

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Plutocracy (plu-TOCK-ruh-see) A plutocracy is rule by the rich and powerful. It’s another power structure that is often hidden beneath a more benign type of rule, as when the wealthiest people gain the controlling power in a democracy or republic. ) • Some social scientists believe that the very rich have gained so much power that we are in danger of living in a virtual plutocracy. • In the early twentieth century, plutocrats wielded immense power, and it appeared for a while that we might be on the road to becoming a plutocracy.

5. ” The noun form is caprice. • Capricious by nature, Samantha was warm to her friends on Monday morning but quite aloof in the afternoon. • Ruled by caprice, Professor Mason was sometimes an easy grader and other times quite strict, frustrating his ambitious students and amusing the indolent ones. The fact that there are eighty extant manuscripts of Chaucer’s poetry from the early fifteenth century testifies to his popularity. indd 25 25 6/15/11 8:13 AM 6. Constituent (kon-STIT-u-ent) Politically speaking, a constituent is a resident of a region represented by a certain elected official.

Nepotism (NEP-o-tizm) This noun refers to favoritism shown to relatives in practices such as business matters. While it comes from the Latin word for “nephew,” it now refers to any family member. • “My sister is better qualified for this job than anyone I know,” lamented Edwina. ” • Colleges that give preference in admissions to children of alumni practice an open form of nepotism, which is outlawed in some companies. 8. Anarchy (AN-ark-ee) Confusion takes a political turn with this word. indd 52 6/15/11 8:13 AM noun anarchism means something slightly different; it is a theory that all forms of government are oppressive and should be abolished.

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