Elementary Academic Words

Words for students from kindergarten to grade 8, each grade has 4 lists: art, math, science, and social. They are essential vocabulary for elementary academic classes.

Grade 7: Word List - Language Art

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anecdote  Read Word
short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography
argue  Read Word
invent and offer reasons to support or overthrow a proposition, opinion, or measure; debate
assume  Read Word
suppose; presume; take on; bear
assumption  Read Word
a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; the act of taking possession of or power over something
clarification  Read Word
process of making things clearer or easier to understand
connotation  Read Word
an idea that is implied or suggested; what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression
convention  Read Word
social or moral custom; formal meeting of members, representatives, or delegates; agreement between states
debate  Read Word
discussion; dispute; discussion involving opposing points
denotation  Read Word
meaning or indication; distinguishing by name; something, such as a sign or symbol, that denotes
description  Read Word
act of describing; sketch or account of anything in words
explicit  Read Word
precisely and clearly expressed; definite; outspoken
expository  Read Word
explanatory; serving to explain
figurative  Read Word
not literal, but metaphorical; using figure of speech
fluency  Read Word
quality of smoothness of flow; quality of being fluent in language
illogical  Read Word
lacking orderly continuity; lacking in correct logical relation
implicit  Read Word
implied or understood though not directly expressed
inconsistency  Read Word
state of being self-contradictory; lack of uniformity or steadiness
infinitive  Read Word
the uninflected form of the verb
irony  Read Word
expression by deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning; witty language used to insult
logical  Read Word
reasonable; based on known statements or events or conditions
nominative  Read Word
serving as or indicating the subject of a verb and words identified with the subject of a copular verb
objective  Read Word
not influenced by emotions; having actual existence or reality
parallel structure  Read Word
balance within one or more sentences of similar phrases or clauses that have the same grammatical structure
prose  Read Word
essay; ordinary speech or writing; commonplace expression or quality
revision  Read Word
modification; correction; act of altering