2/2/15 “Ten” “Tin” “Tent” hold, keep impertinent(adj) rude or showing a lack of respect Sentence: The impertinent child had a smart answer for everything. Apply It: What are the characteristics of an impertinent child? 2/3/15 tenacious(adj) very determined to do something Sentence: The tenacious student went to tutoring every day to bring up her grades. Apply It: What are some synonyms for the word “tenacious”? 2/4/15 tenet(n) principle, belief or doctrine generally held to be true Sentence: Freedom of speech is one of the tenets of democracy. Apply It: What are the central tenets of teamwork? 2/5/15 untenable(adj) not able to be defended against attack or criticism Sentence: Bill Belichick was faced with an untenable situation when the Patriots were caught playing with deflated footballs. Apply It: Can you describe an untenable situation? 2/6/15 tenure(v) the right to keep a job for as long as you want to have it Sentence: During his tenure as head coach, the team won the championship six times. Apply It: Where have you heard the term “tenure” used? 2/9/15 “cred” “credit” believe credence(n) acceptance, support or belief that something is true Sentence: I’ve heard rumors over the years, but I never gave them any credence whatsoever. Apply It: Why is it important not to give credence to rumors? 2/10/15 credentials(n) a quality, skill or experience that makes a person suited to do a job Sentence: His credentials as an auto-mechanic made him suitable for the job. Apply It: Are there programs in your school that allow you to get credentialed in a specific career? 2/11/15 credible(adj) capable of being believed Sentence: The report came from a credible source. Apply It: What do you consider to be a credible source? 2/12/15 credulous(adj)willing to believe or trust to readily, especially without proper evidence; gullible Sentence: Credulous consumers will often buy products of little or no real value. Apply It: Describe a credulous consumer. 2/13/15 creed(n) an idea or set of beliefs that guides the actions of a person or group Sentence: The Amish live by a strict creed that rejects many of the values and practices of modern society. Apply It: “Giving back to the community” has become a guiding creed for many religious groups. What are some guiding creeds that you live by?
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